Tuesday, December 5, 2000,
Chandigarh, India

L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


ADC’s plea to charitable institutions
Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — Mr S.R. Kaler, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, has called upon the charitable institutions to come forward to provide better medical facilities at affordable rates to the weaker sections of society, as the treatment for various diseases was becoming unaffordable in private hospitals.

Mr Kaler was addressing a function, after inaugurating a free medical check-up camp organised as a part of observation of martyrdom day of 9th Guru Shri Guru Teg Bahadur at Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital, here last evening.

He appreciated the medical services being rendered by the hospital for the public, particularly weaker sections. He assured that the district administration would provide every kind of cooperation to the voluntary organisations for carrying out activities.

On this occasion, Mr Kaler also honoured members of the medical staff of the hospital for their services in the medical profession. In the camp 525 patients were examined and provided free medical and diagnoses services.

Mr Mohinder Singh Bakshi, president of the trust, apprised of the super-speciality services being provided in the hospital at affordable prices to the weaker sections of society. Earlier in the morning, a kirtan was organised.


Librarians to focus on information-sharing
From Our Correspondent

LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — The national convention of Medical Library Association of India was inaugurated at Dumra Auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today. The three-day convention will focus on ‘New approaches for sharing information among the health science libraries: prospects and retrospect’.

More than 100 delegates from all over the country read their papers, exchanged information through discussions to set standards for resource sharing among the libraries and information centers for the future. Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal, DMCH said 21st century was the age of Internet and digital technology, although, the libraries of developed countries had gone for it but India was still lagging behind.

He said that DMCH’s library would be connected to Internet and all universities of the world very soon. Dr S.K. Reddy, vice-president, MLAI said the association had opted a systematic plan of action for the development of libraries in India.

Dr Raju Singh Chinna read report on the modern library set up by DMCH and said it was started in 1965. Till date, it had a collection of more than 14,000 books and 250 national and international journals.

Mr S.J. Kulkarni Award for the best librarian was given to Ms Naina Pandit of National Informatics Centre, Delhi. Mr Prem Nath Gupta, secretary, managing society in his address said that UGC scale should be given to the librarians in all medical institutions. Mr I.P. Arora, organising secretary, gave a vote of thanks.


Kamal, Jaswinder get titles at Mr Ludhiana 2000
From Our Corespondent

LUDHIANA, Dec 4 — Kamal Bains and Jaswinder Singh were crowned as 4th Junior Mr Ludhiana and 7th Senior Mr Ludhiana in the Mr Ludhiana 2000 Competition organised by the Ludhiana Amateur Body-Building Association here on Sunday. Nearly 175 youths participated in the competition.

The other results are as follows: In the junior category below 60 kg — Johny Dumra 1, Daljit Singh 2 and Gurpreet Singh 3; 60-65 kg — Charanjit Singh 1, Baljinder Singh 2 and Gagandeep Singh 3; 65-70 kg — Kamal Kumar 1, Joy Prince 2 and Rupinder Singh 3; 70-75 kg — Jagtar Singh 1, Harpreet Singh 2 and Rupinder Singh 3; above 75 kg — Iqbal Singh 1, Amritpal Singh 2 and Jagjit Singh 3.

In the senior category below 60 kg — Johny Dumra 1, Rajan 2 and Amandeep Singh 3; 60-65 kg — Charanjit Singh 1, Baljit Singh 2 and Rahul Sharma 3; 65-70 kg — Kamal Kumar 1, Joy Prince 2 and Amandeep Singh 3; 70-75 kg — Inderjit Singh 1, Sukhdev Singh 2 and Jagtar Singh 3; 75-80 kg — Iqbal Singh 1, Munish Kumar 2 and Amritpal Singh 3; above 80 kg — Jaswinder Singh 1, Naveen 2 and Rashpal Singh 3.

Handball championship
The Punjab Senior Handball Championship for men and women will be held from December 9 to 11 at Hoshiarpur. Disclosing this here on Monday, Mr S.S. Channy, president, Punjab Handball Association, said teams for the National Handball Championship for men and women would be selected on basis of players' performance in this championship which will be held in January at Bhillai and Chandigarh. The entries will be closed on December 8.

Basketball meet
The 51st Senior National Basketball Championship for men and women will be held from January 5 to 12 in Bangalore. This was disclosed in a press note issued here on Monday by Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, secretary, Punjab Basketball Association.

The 17th National Basketball Championship (under-16) for boys and girls will be held from December 25 to January 1 in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

The Asian Junior Basketball Championship will be held from December 16 to 22 at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. Nearly 11 countries will play in the championship.

Athletics tourney
The 77th Punjab State Junior Annual Athletics Championship (under-8, 16 and 20) for boys and girls will be held from December 15 to 17 at Bathinda. According to a press note issued here on Monday by Mr Isher Singh Deol, general secretary, Punjab Amateur Athletic Association, nearly 1,000 athletes would participate. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the function. The 60- member Punjab team for the 12th Junior Inter-State National Athletics Championship will be selected on the basis of players’ performance in the meet. This championship will be held from January 17 to 20 at Bangalore.

City cagers win
City cagers won the 51st Punjab Basketball Championship held at Dehra Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district in men’s and women’s categories. In the men’s section, the Ludhiana team defeated Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala in the league matches. In the women’s section, the team defeated Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Jalandhar in the league matches.

Football tournament
The 8th Nirapjeet Singh Kaur Gill Memorial Football Tournament will be held from December 28 to 30 at Shaeed Bhagat Singh Stadium, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana.

According to a press note issued here on Monday by Mr R.P.Singh, secretary, Sheed Bhagat Singh Sports and Cultural Club, the cash prize of Rs 10,000 will be given to the winner, while Rs 8,000 to the Ist runners-up. 


Census rehearsal
From Our Correspondent

KHAMANO, Dec 4 — The first rehearsal of census for 2001 was held at Government Senior Secondary School here today, in which officers of Khamano tehsil were present.

The Director of Census Department, Punjab, Mr Inderjit Singh, expressed his satisfaction over the rehearsal. The master planner of this rehearsal, Mr Didar Singh, told reporters that 149 blocks had been constituted in the rural area and 15 blocks in the city. In villages, 147 workers and 15 supervisors would undertake the census work and 15 workers and two supervisors would carry it out in the city.

A two-day function for census staff also began on the school premises, in which about 96 trainees including school teachers, coaches, persons from various departments and 16 supervisors participated. Mr Bhandari said the trainees would be educated with the help of a projector.

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