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The final assault against polio
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, Nov 5 — Lakhs of children of Ludhiana were vaccinated today against the much dreaded disease of polio. This was claimed to be the final assault all over the country. People had started arriving in the morning itself with their small children at the polio centres set up at different places of the city and in the villages.

A pulse polio camp was organised in Ambedkar Nagar in which 1,150 children were given polio drops. Dr Surjeet Singh said this camp got the first position in Ludhiana city for giving polio drops to the children.

Probably, the days are not far when the name of polio will be found in history books, claimed the organisers of the camps who were participating in the camps. A number of social workers were seen bringing the children from their houses for vaccination. A few organisations had even arranged for the distribution of toffees and sweets to the children.

Dr Rajpal Singh, zonal chairman of Rotary International, in a press note has claimed that Rotary International was spending $ 5 million every year for polio vaccine in India. Till date more than $300 million have been spent by Rotary International on polio through out the world.

Dr Rajinder Kaur in a interview with TNS said 1954 booths had been set up in the district to vaccinate about 4,35,000 children. Out of these 2,47,000 were in the urban and 1,91,000 are in the rural area.

About 100 teams were arranged to vaccinate the children on the bus stands, railway stations and in the slums and 74 roadside campaigns had been launched. The help from the traffic police, schools, NGOs had been ensured to make the campaign 100 per cent successful. After each phase of vaccination teams of health workers will also make a door to door survey to check the vaccinated children and polio drops would be given to the children who may be left during the campaign. The bus conductors and drivers had been asked to stop their buses at the pulse polio centres to ensure the vaccination of children, she said.

Dr Harwinder Singh, District Immunisation Officer further said, evaluation of the campaign would be undertaken by independent organisations appointed by WTO who is the major funding agency of the project.


High school athletics meet concludes
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Nov 5 — Government High School(GHS), Gill, stole the show here today, on the third and concluding day of the Ludhiana District High School Athletics Meet. Pritpal Singh, Jagdeep Singh and Deepinder Singh bagged a gold each in triple jump, 400 metre hurdles and 110 metre hurdles, respectively. The GHS, Gill also clinched two golds in the 4x100 metre and 4x400 metre relay.

The other results are as follows:

Hammer throw — In the senior boys’ category, Jasveer Singh 1, Hardeep Singh 2; in the junior boys’ category, Jagdeep Singh 1, Parminder Singh 2, Bhupinder Singh 3; in senior girls’ category , Gurpreet Kaur 1, Harpreet Kaur 2, Baljinder Kaur 3.

Discus throw — In the under-19 boys’ category, Balwinder Singh 1, Mandeep Kumar 2, Jasbeer Singh 3; in the under-17 boys’ category, Harjoot Singh 1, Parminder Singh 2, Amandeep Singh 3; in the under-19 girls’ category, Gurpreet Kaur 1, Sarabjoot Kaur 2, Rajdeep Kaur 3, in the under-17 girls’ category, Gagandeep Kaur 1, Ramandeep Kaur 2, Nirveer Kaur 3.

Triple jump — In the senior girls’ category, Rupinder Kaur 1, Sukhdeep Kaur 2, Manjeet Kaur 3; in the senior boys’ category, Balwinder Singh 1, Balwinder Singh, Harjeet Singh 3; in junior boys’ category, Pritpal Singh 2, Gurpreet Singh 2, Beenu 3.

Pole vault — In the senior boys’ category, Harwinder Singh 1, Satbir Singh 2, Balwinder Singh 3.

110 metre hurdles — In the senior boys’ category, Deepinder Singh 1, Sukhwinder Singh 2, Sukhdev Singh 3.

400 metre hurdles — In the senior boys’ category, Jagdeep Singh Gill 1, Harmanjoot Singh 2, Harpreet Singh 3.

1500 metre — in the senior boys’ category, Harpreet Singh 1, Sandeep Singh 2, Jagdeep Singh 3; in the senior girls’ category, Rajinder Kaur 1, Sarabjeet Kaur 2, Ranveer Kaur 3.

200 metre — In the senior boys’ category, Tejparkash Singh 1,Balwinder Singh 2, Manpreet Singh 3.

4x100 metre relay — In the senior boys’ category, GHS, Gill 1, GYH, Manupur 2, Guru Tegh Bahadur School, Khanna 3; in the under-19 girls’ category, GHS, Ghungrali Rajputa 1, GHS, Dholon Kalan 2, GHS, Mallan 3.

4x400 metre relay — GHS, Gill 1, GHS, Karhiyawan 2, GHS, Manupur 3; in the senior girls’ category, GHS, Dholon Kalan 1, GHS, Ghungrali Rajputa 2, GHS, Mallan 3.

School games

The Inter-District School Games which are scheduled to be held in Ludhiana are as follows.

Badminton (under-17 and under-19) boys and girls will be held from November 29 to December 2 at Bhaini Sahib; yoga under-19 (boys and girls) from November 29 to December 2 at Bhaini Sahib; hockey under-17 (girls and boys) from November 29 to December 2; and cricket under-19 (boys) from November 13 to 16 at Ludhiana.


Fencing championship
The Punjab State Junior Fencing Championship (under-18) will be held at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, between November 13 and 14. Nearly 350 players are expected to take part in it.Back

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