Tuesday, September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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CDC dental health mela
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 9
The six-day dental health mela organised by the Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, sponsored by the Punjab Dental Council, M/S Colgate Palmolive Ltd. and philanthropists of Ludhiana concluded amidst much fun and frolic interspersed with songs and skits on oral health.

Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana, was the chief guest, and Prof Satish Sharma was the guest of honour.

While delivering his concluding day’s address, Mr Nahar Singh Gill lauded the efforts of the Christian Dental College in creating dental awareness about oral hygiene and ill-effects of tobacco chewing by taking out rallies, organising on-the-spot painting competition, holding of oral health exhibitions and dietary clinics. He commended the efforts of the Christian Dental College and Dr J.L. Joshi in making available the dental college facilities for providing free of cost full sets of artificial dentures.

Prof Satish Sharma, Senator, Punjab University, congratulated the Principal Dr J.L. Joshi, and his team of doctors who worked hard to provide free dental services to the deserving people.

Dr J.L. Joshi, Principal, CDC and Deputy Director and Acting Director of CMC in his key address traced the glorious 10-year history of the dental college and its various phases of development through which CDC has developed from the undergraduate college level to the postgraduate level.

He informed that more than 2100 patients were treated for various oral and dental diseases in this mela.

Also, 1200 extractions of badly decayed teeth were carried out, scaling and polishing of teeth of 700 patients have been done and 300 silver fillings and more than 700 temporary fillings were done during this period.

A special feature of this dental mela was that 65 full sets of artificial worth Rs 2.60 lakh were distributed to 65 poor and old patients free of cost.

By seeing the overwhelming response of patients, Dr Joshi announced that more such dental melas will be organised in the near future, the exact dates of which will be intimated to the public well in advance.

Dr N.C. Mann, Senior Consultant of the Christian Dental College, while welcoming the chief guest and patients stressed the importance of healthy teeth in a healthy mouth for maintaining good health. Dr Mann called upon the people to develop good oral hygiene habits and shun the use of tobacco products by chewing pan parag, pan masala, chutki, gutka, zardas and smoking as they can cause oral cancer.



Snooker title for Ashish
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 9
Ashish Dhanda of the Sutlej Club won the Ludhiana City Open Snooker Tournament, organised by the Triple A Syndicate held at the Sutlej Club last night. In the finals, Ashish beat Sanjeev Bhalla also from the Sutlej Club by four frames to one. Sanjeev played well to win the first frame on black ball but thereafter he could not match the potting ability and cue ball control of Ashish Dhanda.

In the Junior Snooker final, Amit Yadav of Cutec II beat Vicky Vig of Cutec I by three frames to two. After losing first two frames, Amit came back strongly and won the next three frames in a row.

Alok Kumar, the current national snooker and pool champion and the main force behind this tournament, said they had now completed first two stages of “Snooker Sensation and Pool Mania-2002” that was held in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh simultaneously in which over 500 players had participated.

The third and final stage i.e. “Champion of Champion” will be played in November at Lilly Resorts, Jalandhar, after the Asian Games. Top players from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh will join top snooker and pool players of India. Total prize money for the event is Rs 2.7 lakh.

Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi (MLA) was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners. Mr Susheel Jain, general secretary of the club, was also present on the occasion.



Kabaddi title for Otalan 
Our Correspondent

Machhiwara, September 9
The four-day Rural Olympics, being held at Kot Gangu Rai, concluded yesterday. The Baba Nag Bhag Cup in kabaddi was clinched by Otalan village, which defeated Khurd village. The Otalan team was also given a cash award of Rs 11,000. In volleyball, Panjeta defeated Gado - Lakhowal.

Other results are kabaadi 28 kg: Rupalan 1, Khehra 2; 32 kg: Kot Gangu Rai 1, Kotari 2; 42 kg: Jhammat 1, Mani Kalan 2, 48 kg: Kaunke Kalan 1, Mallah 2; 52kg and 57 kg: Kot Gangu Rai 1, Kakrala Bhai Ka 2 and 62 kg: Dhurkot 1, Jalajan 2.

Races: 100 m (girls): Narinderpal Kaur 1, Manjit Kaur 2 and Akwinder Kaur 3; 200 m; Narinder Kaur 1, Manjit Kaur 2 and Akwinder Kaur 3; 400 m: Akwinder Kaur 1, Ravinder Kaur 2 and Teji Rani 3; 800 m: Ravinder Kaur 1, Niharika Khanna 2 and Kamaljit Kaur, 3; 1500 m: Jaswinder Kaur 1, Niharika 2 and Inderjit Kaur III; 5000m: Jaswinder Kaur 3.

Races: boys: 100m: Iqbal Singh 1, Gurmeet Singh 2 and Naib Singh 3; 200m: Iqbal Singh 1, Gurmeet Singh 2 and Mandeep Singh 3; 400m: Kamaljit Singh 1, Iqbal Singh 2 and Mandeep Singh 3; 800m: Kamaljit Singh 1, Rajesh Kumar 2 and Sukhwinder Singh 3; 1500 m: Rajesh Kumar 1, Parmjit Singh 2 and Kulwinder Singh 3; 5000 m: Rajesh Kumar 1, Kulwinder Singh 2 and Samsad 3.

In bullock-cart races, Inderjit Singh, Honey and Randhir Singh stood first, second and third, respectively. In small bullock-carts races Darshan Singh was first Paooy second and Devinder third. A total of 151 bullock-cart racers participated.

The prize distribution function was presided over by state Transport Minister Tej Parkash Singh Kotli and former minister Ishar Singh Meharban. Lala Lajpat Rai and Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, MPs, also paid a visit and announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the Kot Gangu Rai — Katani Kalan road and for village development, respectively. SAD spokesman Manpreet Singh Badal, former Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, MLA Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon and Youth Akali Dal president Sharanjit Singh Dhillon also watched sports events.


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