Monday, July 17, 2000,
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Ludhiana cricketers honoured
From Our Sports Reporter

LUDHIANA, July 16 — The members of the Ludhiana Cricket team (u-16), which won the inter-district cricket tournament for M.L. Markan Trophy, organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, were honoured by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at a function held here yesterday evening.

The Ludhiana team comprising Tarun Kanish (Captain), Varun Gupta, Tavish Gupta, Prabhjot Khatra, Amit Sharma, Jimmy Shankar, Karan Goel, Bharat Batra, Mohit Mangal, Ashish Vinayak, Sandeep Dhand, Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Sanjeev Bahl, Karan Puri and Sachin Sharma along with three other players who brought laurels to the city were felicitated at this function.

The other three players are pacer Gagandeep Singh, who gave an excellent performance in the Ranji Trophy league matches. In his debut match, Gagan grabbed four wickets and in all scalped 18 victims in the four matches Punjab played.

Batsman Ankur Kakkar, representing Punjab in the Wills Trophy, was the highest scorer with 45 runs. Another local lad Rajan Singh made this city proud by attending the camp for India u-16 at Kanpur recently.

The players were presented mementoes by the Ludhiana Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal. Earlier, Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, former Punjab Ranji Captain and present Chairman, selection Committee, Punjab while congratulating the players on their achievement demanded a cricket stadium for Ludhiana. The Mayor Mr Grewal in his speech promised that he would ensure that the proposal for the stadium in the city was accepted in the next general house meeting of the Municipal Corporation. Both Mr Grewal and Mr Malhotra advised the youngsters to play with discipline, dedication and apply themselves completely to achieve more success.

Lala Lajpat Rai, Member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr M.M. Vyas, Chairman Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, Mr H.S.Bhullar, Assistant Director, Physical Education, Punjab Agricultural University and Mr Satish Goswami, Secretary to Vice-Chancellor, PAU, also attended the felicitation function.Back


Bhullar likely to be new ADGP
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, July 16 — Mr. D.S. Bhullar, Inspector General of Police, is likely to be promoted as Additional Director General of Police next month.

According to sources in the Police Department, the Director-General of Police (Vigilance), Mr Sube Singh had retired last month and the retirement of the Director-General (Home Guards), Mr K.K. Sharma and the Director-General, (Rules), Mr R.K. Sharma, OSD, is due next month. It is learnt that though there will be three vacancies, there will be only one post as the posts of DG (Rules) and DG (Vigilance) had been specially created to adjust the last incumbents.

DIG Rajan Gupta is also likely to be promoted as IG Police.Back


Welfare schemes for cops at police lines
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, July 16 — Recognising the efforts of the police personnel for maintaining law and order and for the safety of the public, the district police has started a number of welfare schemes for them at the Ludhiana police lines.

The police lines here boast of a gymnasium, a library with almost 1000 books in Hindi, English and Punjabi, a recreation room, a conference hall, a mess for gazetted police officers, a gas agency, a general store run by a cooperative society and a dispensary with two qualified doctors and state- of–the-art medical facilities — all for the welfare of the over 5000 police personnel stationed in the megacity.

Says the Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Kuldeep Singh, “The idea is to give recognition in one form or the other for the relentless efforts that the force makes during the performance of their every day duties. All these exercises in the police lines initiated for the welfare of the force also ensure that they relax and enjoy life in their free time .”

He also informed that it was now being planned to develop some area in the police lines as children’s park for the benefit of the children of those personnel residing in the quarters there.

But life in the police lines is also serious business and not just recreation and relaxation. Every Monday morning at 6.50 a.m. sharp, the police lines is abuzz with activity for the Monday morning general parade. While the Senior Superintendent of Police presides over the parade, all Superintendents of Personnel, Deputy Superintendents of Police, Station House Officers, the female staff and a fixed number of persons from each police station participate in the parade. The three reserve forces stationed at the police lines, the dog squad, the mounted staff, the tear smoke squads and the anti -riot gun squad also participate in the general parade, informs the Line Officer, Inspector, Tarsem Kumar .

Informs the Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), Dr Utpal Joshi, “The idea behind the Monday parade is to maintain the discipline in the force and to ensure that they do not forget the compliance of orders.” The SP informs that around 300 to 400 police personnel participate in this parade turn by turn and each one gets a rotation once in three months.”

After the parade, the SSP presides over the ‘orderly room’, wherein the personnel come to him with their official problems. “Problems like absenteeism for a long duration, posting, leave etc are presented before the head of the district unit of the force and he gives the suitable instructions” informs the SP Headquarters.

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