Sunday, September 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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‘Over 350 doctors to be recruited’
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, Sept 1
Over 350 dental and medical doctors would be recruited within a few days at various government hospitals in Punjab. Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, Health Minister, Punjab, stated this while inaugurating Dr Vaninder Singh Bakshi Memorial Dental Health Check-up Camp at Swami Roop Chand Jain Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, yesterday.

According to a press note, the camp was jointly organised by the Indian Dental Association, Punjab, the Dental Research Institute of Versatile Education (DRIVE), the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, and the Lions Club, Mid Town, Jagraon.

Dr Puneet Girdhar, president of DRIVE, said the project was dedicated to Dr Vaninder Singh Bakshi, a dental surgeon who expired two years ago at the age of 28 years.

Dr Chawla in his address said awareness about dental health had increased manifold over the past five years. He said the government was releasing funds to the government institutions for improvement of dental and medical care.

Dr Rajinder Kaur, Civil Surgeon explained about the importance of dental health. She said brushing teeth twice a day helped in the prevention of various dental problems and ailments. She added everybody should go for a regular dental check-up by a qualified doctor.

Dr Girdhar said over 50,000 schoolchildren will be covered under this project. 



GMFS win tournament
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, Sept 1
Government Model High School, Cemetry Road, Ludhiana has won the under-17 district-level Summer School Tournament. The students of school stood first in both boys and girls categories in lawn tennis, fencing, swimming and water polo. In cricket and table tennis their teams stood second.

According to a press note, the Headmistress, Ms Joginder Kaur said in the under-14 age group of the zonal-level tournament the boys team of the school stood first in badminton and second in lawn tennis.

Athletics meet

Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, bagged the overall trophy in the zonal athletics championship organised by the district education office at R.S. Model School, Model Town, here on Thursday. Deepak Kumar, Gautam and Priya Bawa, students of the Class VIII were declared the ‘best athletes’ in Ludhiana zone in their respective categories. More than 200 students from 22 schools participated in the meet.

Sports meet

A one-day Ludhiana District High Schools Sports Meet will be held here at the Sargodha National Public School, Jail Road, on September 7, according to a press note issued by Mr Paramjit Singh, secretary of the organising committee. Competition in three disciplines, throwball, chess and carrom, will be conducted. Ties will be finalised the same day at 9 am, the note said.


The Ludhiana District Amateur Body-Building Association (LDABA) will organise one-day District Body-Building Championship here at the Mai Nand Kaur Gurdwara Dharmshala, Ghumar Mandi, on September 2, according to Mr Ravi Prashar, general secretary of the association.

Competitions will be held under four categories, 'Sub-Junior Body Builder’, ‘Mr District Beginner’, ‘Handicap Body Builder’ and ‘Muscle Man of Ludhiana’.

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