Thursday, July 20, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

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City doctors are also health conscious

DR K.N. Dogra, a child specialist in Tagore Nagar, is a regular visitor to Nehru Rose Garden. He has been coming for a morning walk for the past twentyfive years.

Dr Kewal Sood, a physician, running his clinic on Chauri Sarak, has been residing in Rose Enclave for the past 15 years. He is also a regular morning walker at the Rose Garden. Earlier he used to have a morning walk in a park near his residence in the city.

Both of them look active, alert, smart, and have flat bellies. They love to take a brisk walk and spend at least an hour in the morning, at the Rose Garden. Both of them are proud grandfathers, but look much younger than their age. They admit their regular walk has helped them to remain active and agile.

Dr Surinder Likhi, a child specialist in Ghumar Mandi, has been regularly visiting the Nehru Rose Garden in the morning for the past 3 months. He calls one of his friends and the duo jointly goes for a walk. He believes that once you have a company, your walk is ensured. If you go alone, one tends to get lethargic at times. Initially, he used to walk slowly, but now he has joined the club of brisk-walkers. He is extremely happy with the results of his morning walk. It has helped him to shed extra weight and made his tummy flat. He admits that morning walk helps him to improve his concentration. The day he misses his morning walk, he feels something is missing.

Dr Mandip Sethi and Dr Narottam Dewan, both surgical specialists are also regular visitors to Rose Garden. They find morning walk extremely helpful in maintaining their mental alertness, which is essential during surgeries.

Dr Ashok Gupta, a reputed plastic surgeon, and Dr Rajiv Bali, a dental surgeon in PAU, are very fond of morning walk. Dr Ashok Gupta comes to Rose Garden along with his wife.

Dr Amita Gupta, a pathologist in Tagore Nagar and Dr Kheema Sethi, SMO in ESI, are regular visitors to PAU. They do brisk walking for one and a half hour in the evening. In between Dr Simran Wander, working in PCMS also joins them. Dr Atima considers regular walk far better than joining slimming centre. She feels that it helps her to avoid excessive fats and prevents illness. She has not gained any weight during the past 5 years. Dr Kheema says a morning walk is quite useful in overcoming fatigue resulting from work and other mundane activities.

Dr V.K. Sood, famous skin specialist and his wife, Dr Mohini Sood, Professor of Anatomy, prefer cycling in the morning. They find regular cycling highly helpful in keeping them fit. Dr Sood, who is about 60, does not feel tired even after cycling for more than an hour. Dr J.R. Sofat, a senior Dental Surgeon in the city, does not have any extra ounce of fat on his body. He regularly plays badminton. He has maintained the routine for the past 20 years. Even at the age of 59, he claims to have more stamina than any youngster.

Dr Satish Ohri, a physician in Ghumar Mandi, loves yoga and does regular yogic exercises in Rose Garden. He feels that yoga helps to tune both mind and body.

— Dr Rajeev Gupta


Anti-drug training camp for teachers
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, July 19 — As part of the ongoing campaign against drugs launched by the District Administration early this week , an anti-drug training camp for teachers was organised at the Naurian Mal Jain Senior Secondary Public School here today.

Nearly 300 teachers from different schools participated in the camp. Many social service organisations, NGO’s, the Health and Education Departments also took part in the camp under the presidentship of Mr S.R.Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner.

Addressing the camp, Mr Kaler, stressed on the role of the teachers in controlling the drug menace in the district. He said teachers have a more friendly approach towards students and the latter can open out to them easily. Due to this factor the teachers can help better in curbing the evil of drugs.

The training camp aims to train the teachers on the ill effects of drugs on the health of the addicts. It calls upon them to start a movement against drugs by teaching the students about its ill effects during the morning prayer meetings in the schools. The teachers have also been trained to organise declamation contests, painting and poster-making competitions on the anti-drug theme. The next camp in the series would be held at a school in Ludhiana (west).

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