Monday, April 16, 2001,
Chandigarh, India


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Seminar on mental health
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, April 15
The Mental Health Forum of the Servants of the People Society organised a seminar at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Sector 15, here today.

Prof K.N. Pathak in his presidential address highlighted the widespread incidence of mental health problems in the world and directed the attention of the audience to detailed study and application of the teaching of Bhagwadgita.

Prof N.N. Wig, Professor Emeritus, PGI, in his keynote addressed explained why the WHO’s focus was on the mental health. He sited three reasons for it; one is that mental disorder constitute very large part of the total burden of health. The second reason he gave was that recent research in medical field has given more information about the mental disorders. According to Prof Wig the third reason was that the cost effective methods for the treatment of such diseases were available.

Earlier, Mr Onkar Chand, secretary of the society welcomed the chief guest and the various speakers. Vote of thanks was presented by Captain P.S. Soni. 


Fine batting by Arun Tuli
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 15
It was a superb show by Arun Tuli who scored 71 runs and claimed three wickets for 37 runs thus enabled the Pace Cricket Club, Panchkula, in overpowering the City Cricket Club, Panchkula, by 57 runs in the second semifinals of the Girish Nayyar Memorial Cash Prize Cricket Trophy organised by the Panchkula District Cricket Association at DAV College, Sector 10, here today.

The Pace club were able to score 217 runs in 33.5 overs with fine batting by Arun, Dharamvir and G. Saini.

Chasing the target of 218 runs to win, the City club could not face the onslaught of Arun Tuli, a former Ranji player, Aman and Manpreet.

Brief scores: PCC: 217 all out in 33.5 overs (G. Saini 38, Arun Tuli 71, Narender Walia 27, Ravinder Nain 3 for 41, Major Singh 2 for 29). CCC: 160 all out in 30 overs (Umesh 23, Ashwani 34, Ravinder Nain 45 no, Arun Tuli 3 for 37, Aman Kumar 2 for 32 and Manpreet 2 for 26).

Cricket meet

A fine batting by Pradeep Joshi, who scored 52 runs, helped the City Cricket Club, Chandigarh, in defeating 3 BRD XI by five wickets in the Vth UT Summer Cricket League Tournament played at the CSIO grounds here today.

In another match, Eleven Star XI beat the PGI Cricket Club by 11 runs.

Brief scores: 3 BRD: 149 all out in 29.3 overs (Ravi Tomar 29, Atul Anand 24, Ravinder Singh 20, Vikas Kansal 3 for 25 and Aslam 2 for 39). City CC: 150 for five wickets in 19.5 overs (Pardeep Joshi 52, Madan Joshi 43 no, Sanjeev Rawat 28 and Atul Anand 4 for 25).

Eleven star XI: 155 all out in 30 overs (Pushpinder Rana 48, Lalit Mohan 23, Madhusudan 2 for 33 and Vikas Adarsh 2 for 28). PGI CC: 144 all out in 28.4 overs (Arvind Gautam 35, Madhusudan 23, Manmohan 3 for 29 and Kanwar Singh 3 for 33).

Due to rain in the afternoon matches scheduled for the rest of the day were not held and accordingly Victorious CC, Seventeen CC, CNS CC and Sports Promoters Club got one point each in their pools.

Seminar for coaches

The UT Sports Department will hold a series of seminar beginning from Monday to upgrade the knowledge of coaches of the department under the Youth Affairs and Sports scheme. The seminar will be conducted twice a week for a month. Dr Ajmer Singh, Arjuna awardee in athletics, will speak on “Training and coaching methods”. As per Mr K.S. Bharti, in charge of YAS, the seminar is open to sports enthusiasts of the city also.

Tennis coach bereaved

Mrs Kanwal Kapoor, 94-year-old mother of Mr L.D. Kapoor, a well-known tennis coach of Chandigarh, died at Panipat on Saturday.

She is survived by two daughters and four sons. One of her grandsons, Pawan Kapoor, is an international tennis player having represented the country for several years, while a great grandson, Karan Patnaik, is also a promising name among tennis juniors. 


Sethia is adviser of industry body
Our Correspondent

Dera Bassi, April 15
Mr Kewal Garg was elected as president of the Dera Bassi Industries Association for the fourth time in an election held here yesterday.

The other office-bearers of the association are: senior vice-president — Mr Ashok Goyal; vice-president — Mr H.K.L. Sehgal; general secretary — Mr Rakesh Rattan Aggarwal; joint secretary — Mr Vivek Gupta; and treasurer — Mr Rajiv Aggarwal.

While Mr Shanti Lal Sethia has been elected as chairman of the advisory board of the association, informed the general secretary of the association.

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