Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S



“Protect patients’ rights while nursing”
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 10
More than 60 nurses from General Hospital Sector 16, Government Medical College, Sector 32, the PGI and INSCOL participated in a panel discussion and lecture session organised by the Trained Nurses Association of India, Chandigarh branch, at the GMCH here today.

Delivering the keynote address, the association president, Mrs Rajinder Dadda, highlighted that while nursing the rights of patients should always be protected. The lecture was followed by a panel discussion on “Protection of clients through standards in Nursing”.

The panellists included Mrs Rita Sikand, Mrs Baljit Kaur, and Ms Santosh Kaushal from the GMCH and Mrs Sushma Saini from the College of Nursing, PGI. Mrs Rajinder Dadda also gave a lecture on legal issues in nursing and emphasised that along with a complete knowledge of the legal aspects of their profession, the nurses should also keep themselves updated of the latest techniques in nursing care. Mrs Rita Sikand talked on ethical issues in nursing at the end of the session.


Spreading the sunshine of health

Healthy is beautiful and only a physically fit person can have a sound mind, feels Shikha Goyal of Personal Point (Chandigarh, Panchkula and Ludhiana). Increasing health consciousness among people is good, she says, however, a right approach to good health is more important.

However, it is not only her approach to good health that makes Shikha outstanding in her field, but it is her sharp business acumen that has made her successful in a very short time span. She decided to enter into this venture merely four years after completing her graduation and her she is today. Three centres with plans to open a few more shortly.

About fat loss centres that are mushrooming in the city and around, she says. A right centre is the one that helps you building a healthy lifestyle apart from the scientific weight loss, she says. That incudes fatloss without water loss and increasing of Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) .

A fitness freak herself, the right nutritious diet alongwith exercise is her fitness mantra, which she strictly follows.

More expansion is on the cards for Shikha who is shortly going to introduce Glam Points to her already existing slimming centres, where natural beauty treatments including massage, face lifting, skin peeling etc will in her centres.Back


Oriental Insurance badminton meet begins
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 10
The 5th All India Oriental Insurance Badminton tournament began here with team championships being held today. As many as five zonal teams are taking part in this three-day meet. Earlier, Wg Cdr Satish Bhatia, former international badminton player, inaugurated the meet while Mr A.K. Dass, President Oriental Insurance Sports and Recreational club, Chandigarh welcomed the players and officials.

The results are: women: South Zone b North Zone 2-0; West Zone b North Zone 2-0.

Men: South Zone b North Zone 3-1;West Zone b East Zone 3-0; South Zone b Central zone 3-0; North Zone b East Zone 3-1;West Zone b Central zone 3-1.The finals of the team championship will be held tomorrow alongwith league matches of the various individual events.

Cricket tournament

The North Zone Audit and Accounts Cricket Tournament will be held at Chandigarh from December 12 to 14. The tournament will see the participation of six teams drawn from the entire North Zone such as AG, Himachal Pradesh, CAG, Delhi, AG (Punjab), AG (J&K), AG (UP) and hosts AG (Haryana). The teams have been divided into two pools comprising of three teams each with AG (Delhi) and AG (UP) given the bye in their respective pool. The matches will be held at DAV College, Sector 10 and DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8. On December 12, the opening day, AG, (HP) to play against CAG, Delhi at DAVC-10 while AG (Pb) will vie with AG (J&K) at DAVSSS-8. The winners of CAG, Delhi- AG, HP will play with AG, (Haryana) on December 13 while winner of AG (Punjab) and AG (J&K) will cross swords with AG, (UP) on the same day.

The finals will be played on December 14. The prominent cricketers who will be seen in action include, Parveen Sharma, Surinder (AG, Haryana), Raju Sharma (AG, Delhi), Arun Tuli, Navdeep Singh and Jaswant Rai( AG, Punjab), Ashwani Gupta and Sanjay Sharma (J&K).

Mr T.R. Arora, President of the AG Sports and Recreation club, AG (A&E) Haryana, said they will play host to the cricket meet for the first time. Earlier, they had organised North Zone and All-India Inter AG badminton tournament.

The secretary of the club, Mr A.P. Malik said Ms Mahua Chatterjee, Principal Accountant General Punjab, Haryana and UT will inaugurate the meet at DAVSSS-8 while Mr M.P. Singh Commissioner, Municipal Corporation,Chandigarh would preside over the closing function on December 14.

The following is the hosts AG (A&E) Haryana team- Aman Kumar (Captain), Suraj Salhotra, Gulab Rubbani, Surender Singh, Parveen Sharma, Didar Singh, Raman Kumar, Rupen Songra, Ashok Kumar, Jitender, Rashpal Singh, Satnam Singh, Anil Kumar, Mahender Singh, Om Prakash. team manager- PN Pandey.

Badminton team

A five-member Chandigarh badminton team including three girls along with its coach-cum-manager left for Bhopal today to play in the 61st Junior National (Under19) badminton championships to be held there from December 12 to 16. According to Mr T.P.S. Puri, secretary of the Chandigarh Badminton Association, the team is: boys- Akash Sethi and Gurjeet Bajwa. girls- Mala Gaba, Isha Sharma and Parnita Verma.

Weightlifting trophy

Public Sports Club, SAS Nagar captured the Junior trophy for the tenth time in a row by securing 97 points while Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 30, claimed second place by obtaining 36 points in the Xth Junior Men Chandigarh Powerlifting Championships played here at Gymnasium hall, PU Campus.

Earlier, Mr V.K. Bhalla, president, Chandigarh Powerlifting Association gave away the prizes and cash prizes also to those who brought laurels to city by winning various medals in the just concluded national games. The gold medal winners got Rs 3,000 each, silver medallist, Rs 2,000 and bronze medallist Rs 1000 each. Those awarded were, Paramjit Singh, Hussanlal, Hari Chand, Vijay Verma, Jagdish Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, Sherpratap Singh, Inderpal Singh and Devinder Singh.

In 75 kg class, Harjit Singh created a new record in bench press by lifting from 132.5 kg to 150 kg. In 82.5 kg class, Hussan lal created three records in squat from 245 kg to 260 kg, bench press from 150 kg to 152.5kg, in total weight from 660 kg to 672.5 kg. In 90 kg class, he created a new record in squat from 235 to 275 kg, bench press from 157.5 kg to 170 kg and in total from 680 to 730 kg. Hari Chand also created new four records in squat from 260 kg to 285 kg, bench press from 159 kg to 170 kg, deadlift from 270 kg to 300 kg and in total from 675 kg to 755 kg.

Jatinder Singh smashed four state records in squat from 240 kg to 260 kg, bench press from 142.5 kg to 150 kg, deadlift from 230 kg to 280 kg and in total from 607.5 kg to 725 kg.

Bodybuilding meet

Pardeep Kumar of Bon Sante, Chandigarh, was declared the Junior ‘Mr Ropar’ and Mr Jaswinder Singh also of Bon Sante adjudged the Senior ‘Mr Ropar’ in the bodybuilding meet organised today by Ropar Amateur bodybuilding Association at Ramakant’s Ripped Rock Gym, SAS Nagar. The other winners were, ‘Junior Mr Ropar’: below 60 kg- Tejinder Singh; 65 kg-Pardeep Kumar; 70 kg-Raghubir Singh; 75 kg-Joginder. Senior Mr Ropar: below 60 kg- Tejinder Singh; 65 kg- Pardeep Kumar; 70 kg- Raghubir Singh; 75 kg- Jaswinder Singh.

Snooker championship

Aman Bhasin clinched the junior snooker title in the Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Championship played here at Sector 26. Aman outplayed Amit Arora in full five frames in a cliff -hanger tie. Aman had earlier yesterday bagged the junior billiards title also.


Mangat takes charge today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 10
Mr D.S. Mangat will join as SDM (East) tomorrow, relieving Mr Gyanesh Bharti of his additional charge. Mr Bharti will continue with the portfolio of SDM (South) and other related works.


Eight structures partially demolished
Tribune News Service

SAS Nagar, December 10
The enforcement (periphery) staff of PUDA today partially demolished at least eight structures coming up in the Kansal area. According to information available here, at least six structures in the Working Women’s hostel were partially axed. In Vishnu Garden Colony, three-foot walls of a structure were demolished. At another site, the second floor of a house was being added.

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