Friday, September 8, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


‘1 lakh donor eyes needed annually’
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Eye Bank Society, Chandigarh, today organised a lecture on eye donation in the auditorium of the Income Tax Department, UT, Sector 17.

Dr Ashok Sharma, Associate Professor, PGI, and the honorary secretary of the society, informed that the rising disparity between the need and availability of the donor eyes should be checked. He pointed out that the country needed nearly one lakh donor eyes per year to take care of corneal blindness.

He stated that eye donation has been made easy in the City Beautiful and all you need is to make a phone call on mobile phone number 98140-14464.

Mr Ashwani Luthra, Commissioner, Income Tax, stressed that all employees must pledge to donate eyes.


Nutrition week
Tribune News Service

PANCHKULA, Sept 7 — A block-level function was held in the office of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Barwala, today to observe a nutrition week. The Medical Officer and the CDPO, Mrs Joginder Kaur, spoke on ''Malnutrition — an obstacle to national development''.

Low-cost recipe and quiz competitions were organised for anganwadi workers. A baby show and a slogan competition were also held. The winners were given prizes.


Eye camp held at Kusht Ashram
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Rotary Club (Midtown) in collaboration with District Leprosy Society, organised a free eye camp at the Kusht Ashram, Sector 47, here today. Out of 65 inmates of the ashram, 21 were reported to be having eye problems. The patients were told various methods of self eye care.

Dr Vanita Gupta, District Leprosy Officer, said the patients requiring cataract surgery would be operated and would be provided with intra-occular lens implants. The doctors who attended to the patients were Dr K.S. Rana, Dr R. Garg and Dr Jawahar Luthra.


Smooth sailing for seeds
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Sept 7 — The Chandigarh state badminton championship began here today, with seeds having smooth sailing, at the Sector 42 Indoor Hall.

Samridhi beat Neha Sethi to make her way to the last four of the under-13 girls event. In women’s singles matches, Sarda Devi defeated Bhawna in straight games. Isha Sharma downed Parnita Verma in straight games.

Results: Men’s singles — Akash Sethi b Taman Parmar 15-13, 15-6; Deepak Sidhu b Rudra Kaushik 15-5, 15-6; Varun Sharma b Arun Tomar 15-4, 11-5, 15-3; women’s singles — Sarda Devi b Bhawna 11-7,11-2; Isha Sharma b Parnita 11-8, 11-6; boys under-19 — Akash Sethi b Pankaj 15-2, 15-2; Puneet Bansal b Nitin 15-4, 15-0; Vivek b Anurag 15-2, 15-2; Ishan b Ajay Kant Sehgal 15-3, 15-0; under-16 — Puneet Bansal b Rahul 15-3, 15-1; girls under-13 — Harleen Kaur b Parnita 11-0, 11-3; Seema b Anshika 11-1, 11-0; Samridhi b Neha Sethi 11-9, 7-11, 11-3; Mehak Sethi b Aastha 11-3, 11-0; under-13 — boys — Hardip Singh b Aman Sethi 15-10, 15-5; Anurag b Puneet Singh 15-5, 15-13; Sunil Mahela b Gundeep Singh 15-3,15-7; Rajinder b Ishwinder 15-6, 15-2; Rishab Dhingra b Bhuvan 15-0, 15-2;Oscar Bansal b Mohinder Singh 15-0, 15-4; Anurag b Rajinder 15-0, 15-4; Gurkirandeep b Harinder Singh 15-2, 15-5; Abhimanyu b Rishab Dhingra 15-9, 15-4; Muneesh Bansal b Ruheet Singh 15-0, 15-0; Sunil Mahela b Abhinav Gautam 15-8,15-9.

Kabaddi tourney
Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas, won the rural kabaddi tournament in under-48 kg organised by Rural Sports Club.

Wrestling meet
The Panjab University inter-college wrestling championship will be held on September 22 at Gymnasium Hall.



MC employee reinstated
From Our Correspondent

SAS NAGAR, Sept 7 — A municipal council employee, Mr K.L. Saini, who was suspended yesterday for allegedly allowing a truck to pass without paying octroi was reinstated today.

The council administrator and SDM, Mr Jaipal Singh, said the employee stated that the truck was not charged octroi because the documents with the truck driver showed a Chandigarh address. However, a composition fee of 10 times the octroi amount had been levied as the truck, which was carrying about 10 tonnes of wood, was caught operating in the SAS Nagar area.

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