Monday, May 14, 2001,  Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


800 kids examined at dental camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Sector 40-C, Chandigarh organised a dental care and dental awareness camp yesterday, sponsored by the Rotary Shivalik, Chandigarh, on its premises.

Dr Sandeep Arora, an MS orthodontist from the USA, with his team of nine doctors, examined up teeth of about 800 students.

He delivered an awareness lecture on general care and health of teeth. Mr V.K. Sachdeva, secretary, Shivalik Chandigarh Club, observed the camp with Ms Karamjeet Kaur, Principal of the school.

Ms Shuchita, wife of Mr Sandeep Luthra, president of the club, presented mementos to Dr Sandeep Arora and Dr Nagpal.

Principal Karamjeet Kaur thanked the team and expressed her desire to Dr Sandeep Arora to hold such camps in the future also. She assured them of cooperation and support to the club for socially useful work.

The school would start Class XI in commerce and arts from July 2001.

She also assured them that the school would have a full-fledged dispensary from July 2001.

Dr Sandeep Arora in his appreciated the students and staff for their discipline and cooperation and thanked the school management and the principal.


A date with new-age dental restorative techniques
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 13
To impart know how about the latest techniques about the variety of newer material for the restoration of fractured and decayed teeth, to the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Dental Officers of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC), Department of Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGI, today organised a one-day CME on current status of dental restorative techniques.

According to the Head, Department of Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGI, Prof. H.S. Chawla, dentists, at times, are in a dilemma whether to use conventional silver amalgam or a toothcoloured restoration, particularly in posterior teeth. Confusion multiplies with newer techniques and different materials available in the market , said Prof Chawla while adding that CME aims to dispel these doubts and improve the clinical techniques of the delegates.

The CME was inaugurated by the PGI Director, Prof S.K. Sharma while Mr Anurag Agarwal, Managing Director, PHSC, was the guest of honour. More than 100 PCMS Dental Officers and dentists from the city attended the upgradation programme.

Deliberating on diagnosis of dental caries and role of pit and fissure sealants in prevention, PGI Assistant Professor, Dr Vidya Rattan, stressed that its onset can be prevented by the regular use of fluoridated tooth paste and sealing the sticky grooves and fissures on the chewing surface of the teeth with fissure sealants. Early detection and effective management of carious lesions can help institute appropriate preventive measures, he added.

Dr Ashima Goyal, Associate Professor, PGI, highlighted the technique of building the broken parts of the teeth with newer materials, and mimicking natural broken part without damaging the healthy parts in a single sitting. She said mixing and matching colours on the teeth was just like the job of an artist as a single tooth can have different shades.

A live demonstration of this technique was given by a team of PGI doctors headed by Prof. H.S, Chawla, Dr Ajay Juneja and Dr B.N. Dutta.

Dispelling the common belief that silver amalgam fillings can have harmful side effects, Dr Ashok Utreja stressed, “it is the best choice, till date, for restoration especially on the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth. In those cases, however, when the tooth is visible while talking or where colour of the filling is posing a problem, the new tooth coloured material available in the market can be used”.

The wide variety of materials available, however, pose a confusing proposition for the dentists to make a correct choice. Dr K. Gauba, categorised materials available into different types to suit the needs of specific patients.

Prof H.K. Chawla and Dr S.P. Singh also elaborated on extended use of tooth-coloured materials for improving aesthetic looks of the patients. It is now possible to present a natural shape to the conical teeth without cutting the surface, in a single sitting, they said.

With latest techniques, it is also possible to cover the discoloured teeth using modern composite restorative materials. However, compositor material like resins and glass inomers are extremely technique sensitive and have to be used precisely.


258 examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

SAS Nagar, May 13
A medical camp was organised by the Punjab Health Systems Corporation in cooperation with voluntary organisations, including the Rotary Club and the Lions Club, in Guru Nanak Colony in Phase X here yesterday.


Yoga camp held at Yavanika
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 13
As many as 500 persons attended the annual yoga camp-cum-training interaction organised by the Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan, Delhi (Panchkula unit) at Yavanika, Sector 5, Panchkula today. Acharya Som Vedlankar of Swastik Yog Mandir, Pehowa, was the chief guest and appealed to the people to consider yoga as the gift of nature. He said yoga was like a mother whose guidance and advice was vital for a child and an essential part of one’s life.

Men and women had gathered at the garden to practice and listen to Acharya Som. They also asked the Acharya about chronic ailments and whether any cure was possible through yoga.

Surinder Verma in charge of the Panchkula unit said various centres, all free of cost, were being run in Panchkula at various open spaces and in some institutions. Mr R.S. Bhalla, a retired Chief Engineer and in charge of one of the centres in Sector 15 said the main idea of their sansthan was to advocate practice of yoga for everyone and that was the reason.

Basketball camp:
Harminder Singh of Chandigarh has been selected as one of the probables for the national camp in preparation of Indian men’s team for the forthcoming Asian Basketball Championship to be held at Shanghai (China) from July 20 to 28. The camp will be held at Visakhapatnam and Harminder is among 18 probables selected from entire India. This camp will conclude on May 30 and a second camp will begin from June 10 at Delhi. This was stated by Mr K.S. Bharti, secretary of the Chandigarh Basketball Association.

F.C. Mittal trophy:
Mohali Cricket Association has selected 16 boys to represent Mohali in the forthcoming PCA Summer Inter-District Cricket Tournament for FC Mittal Trophy beginning May 27 at SAS Nagar. According to Mr G.S. Walia, secretary of the association, the team is: Kailash Samwal (Captain), Amrinder Singh, R.P. Singh, Kamal Walia, Raghu, Rajesh Patha, Parminder Tony, Harneet Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Ravi Verma, Gauravjit, Bharat, Babloo, Harnek Singh and Viney. Meanwhile, MHA will also hold under-14 summer cricket tournament from May 15. The tournament will be of 40 overs and 11 teams, including teams from various schools and clubs from Chandigarh, Panchkula, Delhi will take part in the tournament.

Jacob’s visit:
The Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today paid surprise visits to the Shooting Range in Sector 25 and the Football Academy in Sector 42.

In the shooting range, the Administrator saw the shooting practice of commandos of Close Protection Team of the Punjab Raj Bhavan. He also did some shooting practice himself with AK 47 and 9 MM pistol.

Later, the Governor visited the academy and asked them about their problems. It was decided to hold an exhibition match between the UT team and the young trainees just before the finals of the Under-21 National Football Championship to be held on Tuesday.


Monthly checking of ration depots ordered
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 13
The officers of the district administration have been directed to check ration depots of the public distribution system every month to ensure that the public gets rations well in time. Directions to this effect were issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, at the grievances meeting held here today.

She further directed the officers of the Agriculture Department to set up a kisan club involving progressive farmers of the district. She added that an action plan for development of Morni be prepared by the agriculture, horticulture, health, public health and UHVPN departments to promote the area and generate employment avenues.

Addressing a complaint of mining in Ramgarh, Ms Arora directed the SDM to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in this regard immediately. She stated that orders on demarcation of mining area in the district had already been issued.

Taking up a complaint of electricity lines passing over residential and commercial areas, the DC ordered the XEN, UHVPN, to visit the site along with the non-official member, Mr Ram Gopal Mehta, on May 19 to attend to the grievances of the residents of Pinjore.

Ms Arora also directed the Health Department to take effective steps to curb diseases during summer. She directed them to carry out sprays in Barwala near poultry farms to check the spread of flies and mosquitoes.

At the meeting, nine of the 15 cases were disposed of on the spot and the Deputy Commissioner attended to individual complaints, besides reviewing the ongoing schemes in the district.

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