Sunday, January 7, 2001,
Chandigarh, India

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Panchkula girls excel in roller hockey
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Jan 6— Roller hockey is quite popular in Punjab, Chandigarh and Haryana and this region has become the hub of activities in this event. Recently, roller hockey skaters from Panchkula who practice at various skating rinks of Panchkula, excelled at the two major national meets, 38th Senior National skating meet held at Faridabad and at 46th National School Games held at Panchkula last month, as part of the Haryana team. In both the events, girls bagged the maximum number of gold medals.

Girls of Panchkula who excelled in both these national level meets were: Karishma Ahuja , Amrita Singh, Reetika Sharma, Priyanka Sharma, Meenakshi Kohli, Shweta, Suparna Bhatia (all from Hansraj Public School); Chandila Kamboj (St Stephen’s); Geetika Anand (Blue Bird School); Anuja Chauhan (Satluj Public), boys. The boys won kudos were : Varinder Pal Singh, Arjun Gadi, Vikhil Gupta (all from Hansraj Public School).

In sub-junior category (under 12) girls of Haryana won a gold medal at the 38th National Meet when they overpowered Delhi at 9-0. The maximum number of players were from Haryana as, Renuka Sharma and Amber (Bhavan Vidyalya), Krishma Ahuja (HPS), Chandila (St Stephen’s), Geetika Anand and Namita Anand (both Blue Bird).

In junior (under 16) girls category of Haryana again bagged the gold medal winning the final tie with 7-0 against Punjab, with the maximum number of skaters from Panchkula — Amrita and Reetika Sharma (both from Hansraj Public School), Pallavi and Rajni ( from Blue Bird) and Anuja Chauhan (from Satluj Public School).

Panchkula skaters did Haryana proud by winning the final tie at 7-0 with Punjab. These were, Priyanka Sharma, Meenakshi Kohli, Shweta and Suparna( all Hansraj Public School), Raysna Rajput and Heena Ahuja.

In sub-junior boys section, Haryana won the final match against Madhya Pradesh with three boys from Hans Raj Public School, Varinder Singh, Arjun Gadi and Vikhil Gupta. Balwinder Singh, the coach at Hansraj Skating club, said that now the skating rinks at HPS, Blue Bird, Satluj School, Manav Mangal school and Bhavan Vidyalya school were giving more emphasis to the skating, as a result, more students were coming forward.

Those who won the gold medal as a member of Haryana schools team at the 46th National School Games for roller skating held at Panchkula were (under 14) — Karishma, Rajni, Geetika, Anuradha, Chandila and Sumedha. In under 17 girls, were Shreya, Abhilasha, Gurpreet, Deepika, Shalik, Esha Sapra, Pallavi, Neha, Samriti and Suruchi.


‘Nominated councillors favoured’
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Jan 6 — Mr Rajender Kumar, Councillor of Ward No. 15 has strongly condemned the Mayor, Mr Raj Kumar Goel, for the manner in which he has nominated four councillors to various sub-committees of the Corporation.

He has alleged that this also brought under shadow the elections of mayor and senior deputy mayor, which could have been biased. He has further stated that the elected councillors were the real representatives of the public in the MC and were answerable to the public for the deeds and misdeeds of the Corporation whereas the nominated councillors had nothing to do with the interests of the public. 


Special team for speedy disposal of cases
Tribune News Service

SAS NAGAR, Jan 6 — To speed up the disposal of over 150 cases under investigation under the jurisdiction of the SAS Nagar police sub-division, a special team headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) will be constituted. Disclosing this, Superintendent of Police, Gumeet Singh Chauhan said the DSP would regularly monitor the progress made in the important cases. He said the Station House Officers (SHO) had also been asked to monitor the progress of the cases. Instructions to register First Information Report (FIRs) have also been communicated to the police stations.

Another important area the local police was looking into was the cases of unclaimed vehicles. It had also been observed that in the past the vehicles impounded under traffic violations were kept on lying in the police stations as their owners failed to turn up. Mr Chauhan said that the in charge of the police station concerned had been asked to find out such cases and file application before the court for the disposal of such vehicles.

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