Thursday, October 26, 2000,
Chandigarh, India
C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Health club, flood-lit driving range
Golf Club to acquire new look soon
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The Chandigarh Golf Club will soon wear a new look. Yes, the club will have a modern health club, complete with a sauna bath and steam exercise and also a full-fledged gymnasium. And these latest additions should be functional by this month-end. This is the promise held out by the new President of the club, Mr Gurinderjeet Singh Sandhu.

And as a follow-up of the brief talk with The Tribune, Mr Sandhu took the Tribune team around to have a look at the new facilities coming up. Work was going on in full swing. Sitting next to the President, was Dr Ravinder Chadha, a former official doctor for the Indian cricket team. Mr Sandhu said the health club would benefit all — those seeking leisure and those needing stronger muscles.

And next in line is a flood-lit driving range. Although such a range has been promised earlier, but this time the work on it would be completed, said Mr Sandhu. He was also hopeful of a squash court coming up by November-end. It will have glass walls. These new facilities will be the millennium gift to the club members.

The flood-lit driving range will enable the club members to hone their skills even after sunset. “If all goes according to the schedule, the club should be equipped with these facilities by February,” said Mr Sandhu, who also talked about the emphasis being laid on the course. He said even at the height of summer the fairways presented a lush green look.

He said the fourth green had been relaid. Steps were being made to have bermuda grass on the entire course. And by March he was hopeful of the course standing out as the best in the country.

Mr Sandhu did not wish to be drawn into the controversy about the new Chandigarh Golf Range. “That is a separate entity,” he said.

He said the membership of the Golf Club had gone up and it was very difficult to add more members. He said on an average 400 golfers practised at the club daily.


Athletics championship from Oct 28
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — The 12th North Zone Junior Athletic championship will be held on October 28 and 29 at Panjab University Grounds, Sector 14, according to Mr Ravinder Chaudhary, Secretary of the Amateur Athletic Association, Chandigarh. The prominent athletes from states like Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and parts of UP will participate in the two-day meet. On the opening day, the events will begin at 7 am with 10000 metre walk.

Women’s football:
MCM College for Girls, Sector 36 defeated Government College for Girls, Sector 11, 3-0 in the last league match of the Chandigarh Women Football Championship for ‘Deepak Kapania’ memorial trophy played here today at Football Stadium, Sector 17. At half time, score was 1-0 in favour of winners. The tournament is being organised by Chandigarh Football Association.

Cycling competitions:
The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association will hold road races on October 29 for boys and girls. These races will start from the Lake Club, Sector 6 at 6.30 a.m.The competitions will be held in senior and junior sections, according to Mr Rakish Mohindra. Those interested may contact at C-80, Sector 14, Chandigarh (Phone-778182).

Kho-kho championship:
The Chandigarh Kho-kho Association will organise UT Sub-Junior Kho-kho Championship on October 28 and 29 at Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22. According to Mr Ram Sharan. The boys and girls below 14 years as on December 31, 2000 will be eligible to take part in this two day meet.

Triathlon meet:
Chandigarh Triathlon Association will hold VIIth UT State senior, junior and sub-junior triathlon championships at the PU Swimming pool, on October 29 at 7 am. The selected players will represent Chandigarh in the senior, junior and sub-junior national triathlon championships to be organised by the Indian Triathlon Federation. The participants must report at 6 am., said Mr HC Sharma, secretary of the association.

Inter-school meets:
The UT Education Department will conduct inter-school meets in various sport disciplines including, kho-kho, karate, cricket, softball, throwball, yoga, archery for boys and girls in under-14, 17 and under-19 while cricket for under 19 girls. The boy’s events will be held from November 6 to 11 while girls’ events from November 13 to 17.


Voters’ list revision from Nov 2
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Oct 25 — From November 2, persons living in the city can apply for inclusion in the voters’ list. Those who want to get corrections made in the photo identity cards can also apply. The drive will carry on till November 30.

The work will be carried out at designated polling stations on November 11, 12, 25 and 26. Voters are required to submit documents like the proof of age (whether 18 years or more as on January 1, 2001) and the proof of residence in Chandigarh along with the claim. The forms for filing the claims will be available free of cost at the polling stations. The claims will be settled by the Assistant Electoral Registration Officers in special camps.

“All eligible voters whose names have not been included in the electoral rolls and those who want to get certain entries corrected in the list or the photo identity cards may submit their claims on scheduled days,” said a spokesperson of the Chandigarh Administration.

This has been done following the orders of the Election Commission of India seeking a special revision of the electoral rolls of the Chandigarh Parliamentary constituency. A draft roll will be available for inspection in the office of the Election Department from November 2 to 30. The draft roll will also be available for inspection at all polling stations on November 11, 12, 25 and 26 from 9 am to 5 pm. Eligible voters can also file their claims in the Sector 17 office of the Election Department on all working days.

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