Saturday, August 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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American cardiac team to visit local hospital
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 24
A six-member cardiac surgery team from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA, one of the leading teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School, is visiting Mohali for a week starting tomorrow.

The focus of the team is to work with the doctors and nurses at the Fortis Heart Institute so as to help in the implementation of the standards of care being followed by US hospitals.

The team is led by Dr Sary F. Arnaki and consists of experts in their respective field of cardiac care like patient education, cardiac surgery, OT nursing, perfusion during cardiac surgery, ICU care of patient and intra-aortic balloon pump. He would also be carrying out surgery at the Fortis Heart Institute along with their senior doctors.

Dr Sary F. Arnaki is a leading surgeon at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is a senior faculty member at the Harvard Medical School. The hospital is rated amongst the top 10 hospitals by US news and world reports. His clinical interest lies in congenital cardiac surgery, advanced cardiac diseases including complex valve repairs, thoracic aortic surgery and coronary surgery. He is an expert in stendess valves, hornogralts, transmyocardial laser resvascularisation (TMR) caronary edarterectomy, cardiac and cardio-pulmonary transplantation.

The visit of the team is a part of the Fortis Heart Institute’s affiliation with the Partners Healthcare System for US clinical Protocols & Quality Assurances Standards, which this team will be focussing on.

Dr Aranki is an MD and is the Director of Clinical Research and Associate Professor of Surgery. He earned his fellowship from the Harefield Hospital, England, in cardiothoracic surgery in 1988 and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Boston, in cardiac surgery in 1990. The doctor did his MRCS and LRCP degree from the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians, England, in the year 1979. In 1986, the doctor got the board certifications from fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow (FRCS).


NGOs to be involved in AIDS control
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 24
The Haryana AIDS Control Society, Panchkula, has decided to invite proposals from interested voluntary organisations that want to work in the state for implementing various AIDS control programmes. A spokesman of the society said here today that the interested non-government organisations (NGOs) should send their proposals on generating AIDS awareness, intervention programmes among vulnerable groups such as sex workers, migrant labourers, transport workers and street children. 



Anshul in under-12 tennis final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 24
The Satluj Open Lawn Tennis Tournament began at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, here today.

In the matches played today, Anshul Kadian of Hansraj Public school, Sector 6, outplayed Arpit Sharma of CL DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 11, to enter the final of the under-12 section. In under-14, category, Simarveer Singh of St Stephen’s school, Sector 45, Harkamal of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, and Kamaldeep of Satluj Public School, Sector 4 entered the last eight of the meet. Digvijay Singh of Eicher School, Parwanoo, reached under-12 semifinal.

Deepika shines

Deepika of Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 41, shone on the first day of the 29th Chandigarh State Gymnastics Championship, which began at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. About 200 gymnasts, both boys and girls, drawn from 23 teams of various schools and colleges took part. Deepika bagged first place in floor exercises, uneven bas, beam and vault events.

Nazma of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, clinched first place in junior girls’ section in uneven bars and balancing beam. In floor exercises and pommel horse event for sub-junior section, Navjot bagged first place in each section while in Roman rings and vault events, Sumit bagged first place.

Results : sub-junior boys: Navjot 1, Dhanbahadur 1, Govind 2, Sumit 3; pommel horse: Navjot 1, Gurpreet 2, Harmeet 3; Roman rings: Sumit 1, Dhanbahadur 2, Navjot 2. Govind 3; vault: Sumit 1, Navjot 1, Govind 2, Amit 3; sub-junior girls: Deepika 1, Tripti Singh 2, Prabhjot 3; uneven bas: Deepika 1, Tripti Singh 2, Kamani 2, Gagan 3; beam : Deepika 1, Kusum 2, Tripti Singh 3; junior girls: Nazma 1, Harjeet Kaur 2, Neelu Bhardwaj 3; balancing beam: Nazma 1, Harjeet 2, Neelu 3.

Yoga prodigy

Rudra Mukherjee, a student of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula has been selected in the Indian yoga team for the Xth Olympic Yoga Sports World Cup, VII Artistic Yoga Sport World Cup, first Rhythmic Yoga Sport World Cup. Rudra had earlier won gold medal in 8-11 years age group at the 25th National Yoga Championship 2000-2001 held at Palani in Tamil Nadu in December. He had also won various medals at the 16th Haryana State Yoga Championship last year and at the 15th Haryana State Yoga Meet in 1999.

Cricket tourney

Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Air Force Station High Grounds, Chandigarh and KV RCF Hussainpura , Kapurthala, will meet in the final of the KVS Regional Cricket Meet for under-19 section.

In the first semi-final, KV AFS outplayed KV No 3 Ambala Cantt by 33 runs while in the second semi-final, KV RCF Kapurthala beat KV No I Ferozepur by 28 runs.

TT tournament

The fifth CBSE Table Tennis Tournament, Cluster XI( Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and parts of Punjab) will be held from September 30 to October 2. The schools affiliated to CBSE in above cluster can participate in the tournament.

Powerlifting team

Nirmaljit Singh, an international powerlifter, will lead the UT Powerlifting team (senior) in the XXVIII Senior Men and Women National Powerlifting championship to be held at Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) from August 28 to September 1. According to a press release of the Chandigarh Powerlifting Association, the 11-member team includes, Iqbal Singh, Romesh Kumar, Suraj, Ashok Kumar, Satinder Singh, Jatinder, Jagdish Singh, Hari Chand, Nirmaljit Singh (captain), Vijay Kumar and Naresh Puri.

Inter-school meet

The Inter-School Cricket Tournament for St Kabir Trophy will be organised in under-12 section and not under-14 section, said Mr S.S. Bawa, general secretary of the UT Cricket Association. There will be no entry fee and last date to receive entries is August 29.

Ball badminton

Is Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21, defeated Guru Harkishan Public School, Sector 40, 29-23, 29-9 in the opening tie of the Chandigarh State Ball Badminton Championships at Dev Samaj School. In boy’s section matches of the day, Manav Mangal School-21 lost to GHPS 40 6-29, 8-29 while GMSSS-33 defeated MRASS-27 29-18, 28-4. In yet another match, DAV College, Sector 10, defeated SGSSS-35 29-5, 29-8 and GCM-46 beat GSSS-38 25-29, 29-13, 29-11.

Cricket meet

The second Dilawari Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament will be held at Gursagar Grounds from September 16. According to Surinder Singh, organising secretary, the matches will be played on league-cum-knockout basis.



Ramanpreet, Varun win TT titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 24
Ramanpreet Kaur of Ajit Karam Singh International School, Sector 41, and Varun Kassal of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged the junior girls’ and boys’ singles titles, respectively, in Bhavan Hawks seventh Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis tournament played here today.

In girls’ final, Ramanpreet outplayed Deepinder Kaur of IS Dev Samaj girls school, Sector 21, 11-3, 7-11, 12-14, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7. In boys’ final, Varun was involved in a fierce battle against Aditya Puri of Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, whom he defeated 11-3, 5-11, 11-7, 12-14, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.

In girls’ section, third place went to Arshdeep Kaur of Manav Mangal-21, who got the better of Taranpreet Kaur of AKSIPS-41. In boys’ section, Sajal Kaushal downed Ramit Singla of DAVSSS-8 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 to secure third place.


Development estimates for pocket 6 passed
Tribune News Service

Meaningless, says Shahi

Two BJP councillors, Ms Ranjana Shahi and Mr O.P. Goel, did not attend today’s meeting.

Ms Ranjana, when contacted said all this was meaningless at this stage now because whatever had been passed today would remain only on paper. Since the remaining term of the F and CC was only two-and-a-half months, none of these passed items were likely to be implemented. 

Chandigarh, August 24
The Finance and Contract Committee (F and CC) of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh, at its meeting held today under the chairmanship of the Mayor, Ms Harjinder Kaur, passed several estimates amounting to Rs 109.32 lakh for the development of Pocket No. 6 on the Chandigarh-Kalka road. The said area falls in the ward of the former Congress acting Mayor, Mr Gurcharan Dass Kala.

All the decisions in the vital F and CC meeting were taken by the Mayor along with two nominated councillors. For maintaining adequate water supply to Pocket No. 6, an estimate of Rs 50.09 lakh was approved for providing an independent tubewell along with booster arrangement. The members also approved Rs 17.59 lakh for the construction of internal roads.

With a view to check the erosion of land and increase the carrying capacity of the nullah, Rs 14.55 lakh was passed for desilting and channelising it by providing stone pitching in the bed and sideslopes. Estimates of Rs 11.67 lakh and Rs 15.42 lakh were approved by the F and CC for provision of sewer lines and storm water drainage scheme of the pocket, respectively.

The members also deliberated on the issue of fixation of reserve price of 136 commercial and built-up sites worth Rs 13.52 crore to be auctioned on leasehold basis. The sites and built-up booths are situated in Sectors 17, 22, 31, 32, 36 and 39 and Mauli Jagran.

Regarding the supply of livery items to the eligible employees working under the Medical Officer of Health (MoH), the committee decided to provide summer unform to all 46 drivers and woollen jerseys and black boots to all the Class IV employees , which comes to a total number of 178 personnel, including 96 female staff. For the purchase of these items, the F and CC approved of Rs 4.40 lakh.

Taking into account the problem of low water pressure in the residential area of Sector 33-A, the committee gave its nod to install and bore a new tubewell at a cost of Rs 14.04 lakh so as to improve the water supply in the area.

An estimate of Rs 8.97 lakh was passed to augment the drainage system of two underground parking areas of Sector 17. The amount was made available to the Public Health Circle to provide an additional underground drain to both the parking areas, one opposite the 30 Bays Building and another opposite the Godrej showroom.They would be connected with the trunk storm drains on V-3 road near the bus stand.

The committee also approved a revised estimate of Rs 15.15 lakh for strengthening and recarpeting of roads from the Chandigarh-Kalka road to Mansa Devi. Similarly, the revised estimate of Rs 13.64 lakh for recarpeting the V-6 roads of Sector 30-A and C was also approved by the members.

The members also decided to allot the first floor of the Raen Basera building in Mani Majra to M/s Sadhna Vocational Training Institute for mentally retarded children for running vocational and educational training centre for disadvantaged and challenged children. 

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