Sunday, December 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Pulse polio campaign begins today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
All is set for the pulse polio campaign 2000-2001, which starts in the city tomorrow. Ms Neeru Nanda, Adviser to the UT Administrator, formally launched the campaign from her residence by administering the polio vaccine drops to children here today.

Ms Nanda has appealed to citizens of the city to get their children between the ages of 0 to 5 years for polio vaccine and lend a hand in eradicating the disease from the country.

Ms Nanda also flagged off a rally organised by Rotary Club of Chandigarh with the school children of Government Model Middle School, Bapu Dham colony. More than 300 students carrying placards participated in the rally.

Dr S.B.S. Mann, director principal, GMCH-32 flagged off another rally organised by Dr Rama Sharma, In charge Government Homeopathic Dispensary Sector 27, here today to create awareness about the pulse polio programme.

The hospital staff, along with students of Moti Ram Arya High School Sector 27, participated in the rally.


St Stephen’s teams win carrom trophies
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 1
St Stephen’s School, Panchkula, lifted both boys’ and girls’ trophies in the Ist Saupin’s Inter-School Carrom Tournament held today on the school premises.

In the final, St Stephen’s (Team ‘A’) beat DAV Senior Secondary school, Sector 8 (Team A), 2-1. In the girls team championship, St Stephen’s, Panchkula, thrashed Saupin’s ‘Team A’, 3-0. The finals of the singles events, will be held tomorrow.

Skaters honoured

Panchkula skaters who participated in the 15th Sushil Kumar Memorial Haryana Roller Skating Championship held at Kurukshetra were honoured today at a function at Blue Bird School, Panchkula. The roller hockey teams of sub-junior girls, junior girls and senior boys remained at the first place in the meet. The sub-junior girls team bagged the trophy by defeating Sirsa team, 9-0, and then Panipat, 11-0. Chandita Kamboj, Karishma Ahuja, Naveeta, Renuka Sharma, Joshita Grover, Samreeti Chandel were the members of the team.

The junior girls’ team bagged the trophy by overpowering Faridabad at 9-1 and Sirsa at 4-1. Priyanka Sharma, Amrita Singh, Geetika Anand, Suruchi Chandel, Rajni Vashisht and Anuradha Garg were the members of the team. Geetika Anand and Nourin Midha were awarded the state speed champion trophies in their respective age groups. Both have bagged gold medals in speed events.

Badminton meet

The Amar Ujala (B) team represented by Sunil Dutta and Bhupinder Singh on Saturday became the first team to qualify for the last four of the First Chandigarh Inter-Media Kelvinator Badminton Tournament which began here on the Chandigarh Press club premises.

In other group league matches, the UNI team, represented by Ramesh and Prabhjit Singh, defeated the Desh Sewak team. The Times of India team consisting of Ajay Bhardwaj and Anupam, had a tough opening but managed to overcome stiff challenge from Rajinder Chawla and Rakesh Patial. The Chandigarh Press Club team of Rajesh Deol and Manmohan Singh won their group encounter against the Financial Express team. The Amar Ujala ‘B’ team outplayed the Indian Express team comprising S.S. Verma and Charanjit Ahuja. The team also outclassed The Tribune team of Vikas Ghai and Vikas Malik.

The Tribune team represented by Harish Lakhanpal, Raman Khanna & Gopi Chand also qualified for semifinal, defeating Amar Ujala ‘A’ comprising Ajay Gautam and Nitiu in their second group tie.

Sports meet

The 20th Inter-Region Sports Meet of Punjab National Bank, Northern Zone, Chandigarh, will begin here tomorrow at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 23. The two-day meet will be inaugurated by Mr U.S. Bhargava, general manager, PNB. About 200 participants from 10 regions of the zone, comprising Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh will take part in the meet. Competitions will be held in all athletic events and indoor sports like badminton, table tennis, carrom and chess.

The trials for basketball, kabaddi, kho-kho, volleyball and cricket will be held soon. A contingent will be selected during this meet to represent north zone in the All-India PNB Inter-Zone Meet to be held in Delhi from December 22 to 29.

Cricket meet

Government Model High School, Sector 43, surged ahead when they outscored Nav Bal Niketan, Sector -20, by a huge margin of 188 runs in the UT Inter-School Cricket Tournament played at the Cricket stadium, Sector 16, here on Saturday.

Brief scores: GMHS-43: 238 runs all out in 34.5 overs (Ravi Kumar 42 n.o., Amit Sachdev 41, Lalit Mehra 30, Arun Kumar 28, Manpreet Singh 4 for 40, Sahil Saini 3 for 45 and Dheeraj Kohli 3 for 35). Nav Bal Niketan-20: 50 runs all out in 15.5 overs (Naresh Kumar 3 for 15, Gurinder Singh two for one and Amit Sachdev 2 for five).


SAS Nagar

Cross-country meet

The inter-school cross country competition of ICSE schools in the Chandigarh region was held at YPS school here today. Among the four participating schools, the host school scored 3,565 points followed by St Stephens School which scored 2,651 points. St Kabir School and Tender Heart scored 2,254 and 1,258 points, respectively. Though the running trophy was won by YPS School, being the host it passed the trophy on to St Stephens school. The principal of the school, Dr Harish Dhillon gave away the prizes.

Results: The groupwise pointwise position: group A — YPS SAS Nagar: first, (3565); St Stephen’s-45 percent: second, (2651); St Kabir-26: third, (2254); Tender Heart-33 fourth, (1258).

Group B — YPS, SAS Nagar first, (2861) St Stephen’s-45 second (2357), St Kabir-26 third (2015), Tender Heart-33 fourth (1220).

Group C- YPS first (1236), ST Kabir second (970), St Stephens’-45 third (658), Tender Heart -33 fourth (539).

For sport lovers

The Marine Sports, Mumbai, India’s only sports bookseller and publisher, is here at SAS Nagar for the first test between England- India beginning at PCA Stadium from Monday. Besides the entire range of cricket books, autobiographies, biographies, history, statistics annuals and books on match fixing will also be on display near the main gate of the stadium. It will also have autograph books, bats, special India England ‘T’ shirts, posters, picture post cards. A special souvenir on the said England tour to India is also available. The bookstall will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all the days of the match, so as to enable outsiders and cricket fans to avail themselves of this facility. This was disclosed by Mr T. Braganza of the company.

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