Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S



115 examined
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, October 22
About 115 patients were examined by experts at a free Osteoporosis detection camp organised by the Lion Club Chandigarh Vishal at Advance Orthopedics Clinic in Sector 33 here today.

The camp was organised to detect bone strength, to prevent fractures and other bone and joint arthritis. Consultation was offered to patients suffering from spine and knee disorders.

The camp was conducted in collaboration with Panacea Biotac Pharmaceutical Company. The Region Chairman, Mr S.P. Singh, inaugurated the camp.


Plea for psychiatric hospital
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 22
The State Legal Services Authority has asked the state government to ensure that a psychiatric hospital is set up in the state.

He said that earlier all mentally challenged persons were referred to the hospital in Amritsar, but the number of patients there had shown a decline.

The state government owed this hospital over Rs 26 lakh till 1999.

It is learnt that if a mentally challenged person is found on the roads, the Act stipulates that he be arrested on a preventive measure by the area Station House Officer and referred to a psychiatric clinic after being examined by a board of doctors.


Tushar, Aman move ahead in tennis meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 22
Tushar Liberhan and Amanpreet Kaur of Chandigarh moved ahead in the boys and girls under-16 section, respectively, in the AITA Ranking Tennis Tournament, the main rounds of which began here today at the Tennis Stadium, Sector 10. In the under-14 section, Karan Patnaik and Isha Toor in boys and girls section, respectively, emerged winners in the first round matches.

Results: boys (u-14) — Honey Rana b Kuldeep Chugh; VS Shrihary b Ashish Gaur; Janamali b Shikhar Gaddh; Karan b Pneroze; Jaishel Patel b Avnish Tiwari; Sumit b Vipul; H Javed b Sidharth; Harkamal Preet b Lakshit Sood; Uday Punia b Inderjot; Sanjog Kapoor b Viraj Gandhi; Arjun Chaudhary b Gajinder; Aswin R b Jai Vinod; Akshay b Mohak; Parvesh Kumar b Chandril Sood; Mohak b Akshay; Kinshuk b Rajkanwar.

Girls (u-14) — Gungeet Bains b Nikunj Kamal; Isha Toor b Hana Kumar; Sanjana Kapoor b Priyanka Tohan; Neha b Tanya ; Kanika b Hena; Shilpa b Sonia; Devanshi b Jilke; Sandhya b Kruti; Anukriti; Kanimozi b Garima; Simmer b Kareena; Alipt Sandhu b Amrita Seth; Kamalpreet Bhullar b Shivika; Inayat Khosla b Chandni; Gayatri b Taskeen;

Boys (u-14) — Tushar b Ardaman Sidhu; Manjit b Marlon; Jitinder b Pravesh; Sidharth b Gurdit Singh; Nakul b Ashish; Chhatwinder b Gursher; V Sunder b Nitish Raj; Pratik b Karanvir; M. Vinod b Sidharth; Sahil b Shikhar; Mahinder b Rachel; S Bose b Aditya; Sanam K. Singh b Kuldeep; Paras Thakur b Rajiv; Krishna b Ashish; Dilpreet b Karan; Tushar b Vijit; Rupesh b Harneet; Jitin Bishnoi b Puneet; Jawamali b Pritam Jassi;

Girls (u-16) — Parul Goswami b Jlke Nelord; Isha Toor b Sanjna Kapoor; Sandhya Nagraj; Tanya Ahuja; Priyanka Tohan b Nikunj Kamal; Amanpreet Kaur b Hena Ahuja; S Gangotri b Versha; Shilpa Dalmiya b Gazal Verma.


Defending champions MCM DAV College, Sector 36, won the Chandigarh Senior Women Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Memorial Trophy played here today at Football Stadium, Sector 17. The MCM were declared winners by being on the top of the table by scoring maximum number of goals in the league matches. The St Stephen’s Club got the second place. The following five players were declared best players of the meet: Jasdeep Kaur (St Stephen’s Club), Gursharan Kaur (MCM DAV-36), Pinki Sharma (Deepak Club), Anju (Dev Samaj-36) and Aman (GCG-11).

City score 224

Chandigarh were all out for 224 runs in 40 overs on the first day of the first tie of the PCA Inter-district under-16 cricket tournament played here at DAV SSS-8.

Brief scores: (Ankur Kansal 47, Akashdeep 36, Sumeet 34, Deepak Gatta 5 for 65, Gagandeep 3 for 29). Minor Distt team scored 15 runs for the loss of one wicket in 14 overs at the end of today’s play.

Volleyball title

Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, bagged under-19 boys section volleyball title in the UT Inter-School Sports Meet here at Chandigarh. In the final, they defeated PML SD Public School-32 at 25-18,25-19,25-16 while third place went to DAVSSS-8. In the khokho event, SGGSS-35 bagged the under-19 and under-14 section titles.

Cricket tourney

St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, and YPS, SAS Nagar, surged ahead to move into the last four of the under-12 section of the fourth Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament played here today at St John’s High School, Sector 26. St Anne’s defeated Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, by seven wickets while YPS got the better of Mount Carmel School-47 by 165 runs. St Kabir’s School-26 outplayed St Joseph’s-44by seven wickets to enter the semifinal. In a under-16 semifinal match, St John’s School-26 entered the final by defeating St Joseph-44 by 107 runs.


Palwinder wins wrestling title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 22
Dara Wrestling Centre, SAS Nagar, was full of activities as over 5,000 persons drawn from nearby towns like Kharar, Kurali, converged on the venue to watch wrestling. Today’s wrestling was a departure from traditional akhara wrestling and was held on mats.

Palwinder Cheema, junior world champion, from Patiala won the above 90 kg bout and was awarded Rs 50,000. The bout drew cheers from among the crowd. Palwinder is the grandson of Olympian Kesar Singh.

The mood at the venue was upbeat due to the presence of international wrestlers, like Ramesh Kumar, Jagdish Kaliraman, Surjit Mann, Shamsher Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Amandeep Sondhi and Ombir among others.

The dignitaries present on the occasion included Rustame-e Zamma Dara Singh, cinestar and former wrestlers, Mr Rana Gurjit Singh, an industrialist. Mr Nusrat Ali Khan, State Sports Minister, Punjab, too graced the occasion. The trainees under R.S. Kundu, chief wrestling coach, SAI, also took part.

Gulzar Singh organiser, said such wrestling events would promote the game in this part of the country.


Sanitation drive begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 22
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh will here tomorrow launch a month-long joint sanitation drive involving the Chandigarh Administration and residents welfare associations.

The formal launch of the drive which began on October 18 in Sector 44 without the Administration joining it, was required as the reserved land of the Administration had become an ‘’eyesore’’, an official release of the MCC said here today. To be launched by the UT Administrator, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), the drive will begin from Government Model High School, Sector-34-C, and will cover Sectors 44 and 45A.

Under the drive, the Sanitation, Engineering and Public Health Departments of the corporation will be involved. Focus of the drive will be on reserved areas of the Administration, the release said.

The Residents Welfare Association of Sector 34 will be on the forefront of tomorrow’s show sending a signal that the residents’ welfare associations will have to play a key role to keep the city clean.

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