Monday, November 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Disability detection camp organised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
About 84 persons were screened at a disability detection camp organised at Khuda Lahora village by the State Resource Centre for Disabilities to mark the beginning of World Disability Week here today. Out of these, 36 were screened for locomotor disabilities, 34 for visual and 14 for speech and hearing disabilities.

The camp was inaugurated by Prof S.B.S. Mann, Director Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Mann stated that with the State Resource Centre at GMCH fully functional, the message of disability prevention and rehabilitation had taken the shape of a movement. He appreciated the role of community-based rehabilitation programmes. He congratulated Prof Raj Bahadur, Medical Superintendent, GMCH, and also nodal officer of the State Resource Centre, for taking up the cause of the disabled so successfully.

Prof Raj Bahadur, stressed the need to prevent various causes that lead to locomotor disabilities. He highlighted the role of such outreach services in providing requisite medical care at the doorstep of the patients specially in a country where more than 80 per cent of the population lives in villages.


Radiation oncologists focus on cancer
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
Incidence and cure of various types of cancer among women were focussed upon during discussions on the concluding day of the 23rd National Conference of Association of Radiation Oncologists at the PGI here today.

Talking to TNS, Dr Peter Blake, a specialist in cancer of cervix, womb and ovaries, stated that Indian women suffered the most from cancer of the cervix. Though smoking and promiscuity were its largest known causes, women without these too could suffer from this type of cancer, he warned. He said women should be made aware of its initial symptoms for early detection. He added that rate of cure at early stages was high.

Dr John Yarnold, an expert in cancer of the breast, stated that the number of women suffering from this type of cancer was increasing in India. It was a highly sensitive cancer since it involved disfiguration at times, specially when women had to go through a breast removal operation in some advanced stages, he said. ‘‘But now, 80 per cent of the patients we are treating in the UK are being successfully treated with radiotherapy and do not need this operation,’’ he added.


Medical camp at Press Club
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
The Chandigarh Press Club will organise an orthopaedic medical check-up camp for the benefit of its members tomorrow. Prominent orthopaedic surgeons will diagnose members who come for a medical check-up.

Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu, president of the club, said the camp would begin at 9 a.m. and will continue till lunch.


School celebrates sports day
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 25
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, celebrated its annual sports day here today at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, with chief guest Mr M. Ramsekhar, Deputy Commissioner, UT, giving away the prizes.

Various events such as drill, gymnastics and aerobic display were organised on the occasion. Children dressed in white uniform took part in frog race, caterpillar race, pumpkin race, potato race and sack race. The function began with a dance performed by girls from various classes followed by the flag hoisting ceremony. Senior students of all four houses, Iqbal, Shakespeare, Tagore and Einstein, participated in the march past. Krity Kamboj, head girl, pledged on behalf of the participants. The students of Class VI mesmerised the audience by presenting a ‘peacock drill’. They also formed ‘Swastika’, symbolising the spirit of happiness and prosperity.

Tiny tots looked gay and enthusiastic in their colourful attires. The two hockey stalwarts of Chandigarh, Inderjeet Singh and Raj Pal Singh, were presented with Rs 5,100 each.

Ball badminton meet

The Shivalik Coaching Centre, Sector 41 and Government Model High School, Sector 36, bagged titles in the boys’ and girls’ sections of the 3rd Chandigarh Mini State Ball Badminton Championship played here on Sunday at MRA Senior Secondary School, Sector 27.

Results: Shivalik CC-41 b Guru Harkishan Public School-40, 21-15, 21-10; Manav Mangal-21 b GMHS-36, 21-9,21-5. girls: final-GMHS-36 b MRASSS-27, 21-9,21-8. IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School-21 beat Government High School-41, 12-21,21-20,21-11.

Abhineet, Sidharth and Akash (all SCC-41), Gautam and Amrit Pal (GHPS-40), were declared best players of the tournament.

In the girls’ section, Amrita, Swati and Sandeep (GMHS-36), Swati Kapoor (ISDSSS-21) and Chaman (MRASS-27) were decalared best players.

Meanwhile, eight boys and an equal number of girls have been selected by the Chandigarh Ball Badminton Association for the 21st Sub-Junior National Bal badminton meet to be held at Birur( Karnataka) from December 1 to 5. The team is: Chetan Suri, Abhishek, Sidharth, Gurteshwar, Kamaljit Singh, Abhineet, Munish, Neeraj Kumar; girls: K Smiti, Swati Kapoor, Amrita Rana, Swati, Shivani, Seema, Kuljeet and Santosh Verma.

Shivalik Trophy

The Stadium Coaching Centre, Sector 16, defeated Government Model High School, Sector 38, by eight wickets in the inaugural match of the ‘Shivalik Trophy’ played here on Sunday. GMHS-38 were all out for 107 runs with Hardip Singh scoring 36 runs. SCC scored 109 runs for two wickets with Nitin scoring 62 runs.


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