Sunday, July 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


260 donate blood for thalassaemic kids
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20
More than 260 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Thalassaemic Children Welfare Association, at the PGI, today.

The Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, Mr Tejveer Singh, who inaugurated the camp, lauded the efforts being made by the association, especially during the summer months, when there is acute shortage of blood.

While stressing the need for thalassaemia screening, Mr Tejveer Singh assured that efforts would be made to create awareness among the public about the disease by holding programmes in Patiala district.



Rock Rovers, CISF to play for title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, July 20
Rock Rovers will face the Central Industrial Security Force( CISF) in the final of the Chandigarh State Hockey championship played here today at Sector 18 Hockey Stadium. In the first semifinal, Rock Rovers defeated the Wonders Club by 3-0 with two goals scored by Gaurav while one goal by Vikram. No goal could be scored in the first half. In the second semifinal, the CISF defeated Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, 5-0. Cyril Ekka and Paramvir scored two goals each, while Harish scored one goal.

TT ranking meet

Ramanpreet Kaur of Ajit Singh Karam Singh International Public school, Sector 41, and Aditya Puri of DAV College, Sector 10, bagged the junior girls and boys singles titles, respectively, in the Bhavan Hawk’s Chandigarh State First Ranking Table Tennis Tournament organised by Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 27, here at Sector 23 TT hall. Sumit Kumar of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21 and Sunanda of DAV Public School, Sector 8, clinched the titles of sub-junior boys and girls sections respectively, in the meet.

In the cadet section, Rajan of DAV Public School, Sector 8, and Sadhika Kaushal of Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 35, bagged the cadet boys and girls sections titles, respectively.

Roller hockey

Roller Hawks outplayed Manav Mangal club by 2-1 while Guru Harkishan Model School defeated KB DAV Centenary School, Sector 7, 2-0, in the sub- junior roller hockey event of the 2nd Chandigarh Roller Skating Festival organised by the Wonderland Skate Club here today. Earlier the two-day meet was inaugurated by Mr Inderpal Singh, Assistant Secretary, Chandigarh Sports Council.

Various winners of today’s events were: Rink race I — Nikit Rawal, Roopam, Arpit Walia, Falak, Sachit Katoch, Shivam Thakur, Isha Goyal, Aseem Jindal, Jyotika Bhagat, Gulrajan Jassar, Deevanshi, Harjapji, Gulsagar, Harkiran Singh and Rajni Vashisht.



Compost manure for every sector soon
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, July 20
Compost manure will soon be prepared in different sectors and given to residents at nominal charges for their kitchen gardens, said Adviser to the UT Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda, during a sapling plantation drive in Sector 27. She also planted a neem sapling. Speaking on the occasion, she stated that the services of rag pickers would be hired for this purpose by the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. The proposal, she added, would keep the area free from rubbish and make environment more hygienic.

She further added that vermiculture would make Chandigarh more beautiful and its environment cleaner. She also praised the efforts of the retired Executive Engineer in Punjab’s Irrigation Department, Capt Mohinder Singh, for uprooting the congress grass from a Sector 27 park. Addressing the residents who had gathered during the ‘Tree Plantation and Tree Adoption Programme’ organised by the Sector 27 Resident Welfare Association (Type X, Government Houses), she stated that trees provided shadow, oxygen and wood, besides enriching the environment.



Charges for garbage collection mandatory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20
The city residents, who refuse to pay to residents’ welfare associations for house-to-house garbage collection will have to face penalty from the Municipal Corporation. “Those who don’t contribute to societies for house-to-house garbage collection will be penalised,” the Municipal Commissioner, Mr M.P. Singh, told Chandigarh Tribune after the inauguration of a vermi-culture compost centre in Sector 33 here yesterday.

The centre funded by the Chandigarh Animal Welfare and Eco-Development Society (CAWEDS) was inaugurated by the Adviser to the Administrator, Ms Neeru Nanda. Mr M.P. Singh said those who did not contribute would be understood to be throwing their garbage at places which were not earmarked for garbage throwing inviting penality.

Mr Singh’s assertion will strengthen the welfare associations which are ready to take up the responsibility of house-to-house garbage collection but are finding it difficult to collect the monthly charges for engaging staff for the purpose.

The president of the Citizens’ Welfare Association, Sector 21, Mr P.C. Sanghi, had proposed to the corporation to add the garbage collection charges to the water and electricity bills but it was not accepted by the MC.

The Municipal Corporation had been inviting criticism from people for its failure to keep the city clean leading the corporation to conclude that only public participation could ensure cleanliness.

Mr M.P. Singh also offered an incentive to those welfare associations ready to take up the responsibility of garbage collection by saying that the manure and vermi-compost priced at Rs 10 per kg could be given to the associations. Ms Nanda said at least 64 such centres would be set up in the city and 150 kg of garbage would make 110 kg of manure. The money collected by selling manure would help the associations to cover the cost of garbage collection.


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