Sunday, June 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


‘Never jog on cemented track’
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
This morning was all about a pursuit of healthy mind and body. In town on popular demand was international Reebok aerobics expert Ritu Kotwal, who was here only about a month back to take basic lessons in body core balancing. The expert offered practical training to about 15 participants of the fitness workshop.

At the very outset, the expert deliberated upon the best way to warm up body muscles. For the best cardio-vascular results, she said, “Never jog on a cemented track. It can damage your spine. When you are jogging, thrice your body weight rests upon your toe. A good cushioned track provides support to your toe. Also you can jog on a grassy ground for the much-needed support. You must also wear the right jogging shoes. In comparison to jogging, however, a brisk walk is always recommended. You should keep varying your stance.”

Ritu Kotwal then talked about the significance of stretching the body muscles. Beginning from the calf muscles which tend to get ignored in the general body workout, Ritu went on to demonstrate how progression from a small to a big muscle helps giving the body the necessary endurance for a better fitness session. From the calf muscles to hamstrings and then to the whole leg lengths, Ritu taught the basic stretches that go a long way in strengthening the leg muscles. After the neck she delved into the basics of back stretching.

Having put the muscles into shape, the expert graduated to specific exercises — beginning from the abdominal area. Dismissing a basic misunderstanding about exercises of the abdominal area, Ritu Kotwal said, “There is no such thing as exercising the lower or the upper abdomen. The only fact is that whereas in some exercises more of the upper fibres are used, in the others the lower body fibres are being exerted more. Finally, however, we either put the entire abdominal area into muscular motion or we don’t.”

She taught about five methods of executing an abdominal crunch, apart from highlighting the right postures and the importance of keeping the spine dug into the ground. From abdomen to outer and inner thighs, as also the whole length of legs, the expert covered the best of exercises for better results. She then tackled the entire back, showing exercises which suit the spine best.

She also stressed relaxation of muscles as much as their contraction. “Unless you put the tired muscles to rest you cannot get complete results,” she said.‘Never jog on cemented track' She was invited by Arc lights Academy of Modelling and Applied Arts in Sector 34.



400 to donate blood on Canada Day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 29
The Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) is conducting a blood donation camp at 10 a.m. on July 1 at the Canadian Institute of Computer Science and Technology (CICST), Mohali, where more than 400 students of CICST, staff of the worldwide group of companies and many volunteer organisations will roll up their sleeves for this humanitarian noble cause.

Gilco Iron Age Export House, makers of wrought iron furniture, has donated prizes for the raffle draw. The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, will conduct blood collection under the aegis of Dr Jagtar Singh. Besides this each participant will be given a ‘T’ Shirt and refreshments. Coca Cola has donated free drinks to the participants.

Canada Day is a great day in the history of Canada. This day, unification of the whole of Canada — British Canada and French Canada — took place whereby a confederation was formed. Canada Day could be taken as akin to our Republic Day.

India accounts for 3 per cent of the total 30 million people in Canada. And this percentage is growing steadily. Indians have excelled in all fields in Canada. Herb Dhaliwal was tipped to be the future Prime Minister of Canada while many other Punjabi boys have already had a good stint in the political life of Canada.

Celebrating Canada Day in India with a noble cause of donating blood for the needy ushers in a new era of friendship between our two great countries.

Col Sandhu, known for his charitable spirit at home and abroad, was the first to pitch in with earthquake relief in Gujarat. Twelve children of six families of Kargil war heroes are being educated in the best of schools and the families’ welfare is personally assigned to each of senior retired Army officer. 


Amarinder shines in air pistol event
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, June 29
Amarinder Kaur Sangha stole the limelight in the air pistol event in the women’s section on the penultimate day of the 27th Chandigarh state shooting championships being played here today at Patiali ki Rao shooting ranges in Sector 25. She shot 332 out of 400. She was adjudged first in both sub-junior and senior women section of the same event.

Prabhleen Chauhan shot 384/400, bettering her own meet record of 367/400.Gurinder Singh also created new meet record in small-bore free rifle ISSF junior men prone section. He shot 267/300.

results: Small bore Free Rifle ISSF senior men (Prone): Daleep Singh Chandel-1, 286/300; Parminder Singh 2, 278/300;Gurinder Singh 3, 276/300. Team event: Rajeev Bhat, Daleep Chandel and Parminder 1, 835/900; Arjun Pratap, Jaswinder and Gurinder 2, 804/900.

Small bore free rifle ISF- 3 Position senior men: Jaswinder Singh 1, 241/300; Parminder Singh 2, Daleep S. Chandel 3.

Air Rifle ISSF senior men and junior section: Arjun Pratap 1, 559/600. women: Prabhleen Chauhan 1, 384/400.

Air Rifle OS (NR)- senior men: Jatin Kukreja 1, 311/400; Harmandeep Sidhu 2, Abhinav Kumar 3. sub-junior men: Abhinav Kumar 1, 186/400; Yadwinder 2, Gurmandeep Sidhu 3. senior and junior women: Aparita Kukreja 1, 318/400.

Air Pistol (NR) Senior men:Manjit Singh 1,350/400; Kanwardeep Parhar 2, Jaswinder Singh 3.

Junior men: Kanwardeep Parhar 1, 338/400; Gurinder Singh 2, Lalit Sharma 3. senior women: Amarinder Sangha1, 332/400; Pooja 2, Ritu Bajaj 3. Junior women: Pooja 1, 321/400; Jagatpreet Chadha 2, Jaspreet Ghuman 3. sub-junior women: Amarinder Kaur 1,332/400; Nanki Singh 2, Natasha 3.

.22 std rifle OS (NR) prone senior men: Rajesh Kumar 1,239/300; Baljit Singh 2, Gurdev Singh 3.

Tarun shines

Tarun Kapoor scored unbeaten 129 to enable Patiala XI to chalk out an impressive 270 run against Indraprasth Cricket Academy, New Delhi, in a league match of the MES Cricket Tournament for u-15 boys.

Brief scores: Patiala XI: 332 for 4 (Tarun Kapoor 129 n.o, Sandeep Sharma 43, Tanmeet Bawa 59, Gurmeet Sawney 23, Manvinder Singh 26, Ajay 2 for 58, Aman 1 for 45)

Indraprasth Academy: 62 all out ( Rajat 22, Sandeep Sharma 3 for 21, Tarun 2 for 15, Arjun 2 for 7, Jeewanjot Singh 1 for 0).

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