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Gift of healthcare on Children’s Day
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 14
Rotary International and 15 other non-government organisations (NGOs) have been selected for the Government of NCT of Delhi’s School Health Scheme. “This is our gift to children on Children’s Day,” Health Minister A. K. Walia remarked after inaugurating the scheme today in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Dilshad Garden, in East Delhi.

To co-ordinate the work among the Departments of Health and Education and NGOs, a Steering Committee had been constituted that would function as the apex body and have under it sub-committees in the districts. The Steering Committee, the minister said, would meet every three months and the sub-committees every two months. The 16 NGOs were chosen from the 136 NGOs that had expressed an interest in the scheme.

The Government of NCT of Delhi had on August 12 extended an invitation to NGOs to provide comprehensive healthcare to the 12 lakh students enrolled in government-run schools. The scheme is to operate as a part of the Bhagidari (citizen-government partnership) Programme.

The government spokesperson had then said the Cabinet had approved the scheme that aimed to gradually replace the School Health Scheme (SHS) in vogue in 1200 schools. The spokesperson said the expenditure to be incurred on this scheme would be less than the expenses that are being incurred on the SHS. Another improvement over the SHS will be reaching out to 1200 schools and 12 lakh students instead of the current 436 schools and about four lakh students.

The involvement of NGOs would entail diversion of the posts created in the SHS and creation of a structure that would ensure district-level supervision along with co-ordination at the level of the state. According to Mr Walia, the work of the NGOs will be monitored by chief medical officer I/C (SHS) and the zonal officers and principals under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education.

Financial assistance of Rs 10 per student per year will be reimbursed to the NGOs after receiving the bills duly certified by the principals every month. The chosen NGOs will be awarded an annual contract renewable by a year if their performance is found satisfactory. Every NGO chosen will appoint at least one doctor, nurse and pharmacist each to offer their services to students.



Multi-specialty medical camp on Nov 24
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, November 14
The Harsh Vardhan Motiwala Memorial Charitable Trust (HVMM) is organising its 11th multi-specialty programme on November 24. The NADS (National Paediatric Centre) will provide free medical facilities to people who register themselves between 8.30 and 10.30 in the morning. This programme will last for three months. Eighty specialists from Harsh will provide instant examination and conduct investigations and fix surgeries if necessary. The CP Mittal Charitable Trust is collaborating with Harsh.

A charitable GI and liver unit is being opened by the National Pediatric Centre. Dr Naveen Mittal, director of Pediatric Hepatology, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Miami, Dr Dev Mehta, chief of Pediatric GI & Nutrition, Dupont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Dr Naina Mehta, Neuro developmental Paediatrician, Cooper Hospital, Dr Vivek Raj, acting chief of the Department of GI, University of Arkansas, the USA will provide free endoscopy and colonoscopy tests and treatment.



Haryana boxers dominate 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 14
Haryana boxers dominated the ring on day three of the first All-India Banarsidas Chandiwala-Sports Authority of India Junior Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium on Thursday.

In a major upset in the 54kg category, O Biten Singh of Services Sports Control Board, silver medallist in the National Games, was beaten by Kamal Chauhan of Himachal Pradesh on points 33-43.

In another thrilling bout, Vikram Singh of Uttar Pradesh defeated Kedar Singh of Uttaranchal in the 57kg quarter-final bout with a points tally of 15-14. The semi-final bouts will start on Friday at 3 pm.

Results: Vishnu Thapa (UP) beat D Rajesh (Tamilnadu) in 51kg; Sah. Abhishek (Delhi) b S S Kumar (Chattisgarh); Dileep Kumar Pouri of SSCB beat Amit Singh of Uttaranchal (RSC) in the second round; Bijender Singh of Haryana b Sandeep Dutta of Punjab. 54kg: Kapil Kumar (Haryana) beat Kulwinder Singh (Punjab); Kamal Chauhan (HP) b O Biten Singh (SSCB), Ravi Kumar Yadav (Delhi) b J Loganathan (TN), Nadeem Khan (Uttaranchal) b M P Dhan (Chattisgarh). 57kg: Vikram Singh (UP) b Kedar Singh (Uttaranchal); Sonu Chahal (Haryana) b G L Sahu (Chattisgarh) through RSC and Shailesh (Maharashtra) b Mukesh Kumar (Delhi).



Anuj powers Khalsa to win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 14
A rapid-fire knock of 95, off 60 balls with eight fours and seven sixes, by Anuj Bhardwaj and devastating bowling of 5 for 35 by Amardeep Oberoi helped S S Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Lajpat Nagar beat Cambridge Foundation School, Srinivaspuri by 21 runs and entered the semi-final of the sixth Sardar Harbans Singh Sistani Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa school ground.

In other matches, Sarvodaya Vidyalaya No 1, Lajpat Nagar beat Government School, Chirag Enclave, by 35 runs and entered the semi-final.

Scores: S S Khalsa School: 184 for 8 in 20 overs (Anuj Bhardwaj 95, Onkar Singh 28, Ayush Johri 3 for 23, Ashish Relan 2 for 30).

Cambridge Foundation: 173 all out in 19.4 overs (Abhishek Roy 38, Amardeep Singh 5 for 35, Gurbhej Singh 2 for 36).

Sarvodaya Vidyalaya No 1: 144 all out in 19.5 overs (Amit Mishra 45, Lalit Rana 35, Ravi Dutt Kar 3 for 30, Amritpal Singh 2 for 25).

Govt. School, Chirag Enclave: 109 all out in 17.3 overs (Hemant Negi 32, Ankit Bhatia 30, Amit Mishra 3 for 28, Kuldeep Chauhan 3 for 29, Pradeep Sharma 3 for 31).

Dakshcom win

Dakshcom defeated William Econnor by 69 runs in a league match of the second Eventus Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Palam ground.

Scores: Dakshcom: 170 for 9 in 25 overs (Kunal Rekhi 37, Chandan Singh 36, Abhishek Chawla 4 for 24). William Econnor: 101 all out in 19.1 overs (Sumit Kumar 18, Anupam Sanghi 4 for 17, Chandan Singh 2 for 20). Anupam Sanghi was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Nischal stars

Nischal Sharma gave an all-round performance (3 for 9 and 40 n o) to help Zone No 9 beat Zone No 14 by nine wickets in the Delhi State Zonal Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Scores: Zone No 14: 87 all out in 19.3 overs (Pankaj Kumar 38, Nischay Sharma 3 for 9). Zone No 19: 188 for 1 in 12.1 overs (188 for 9 in 19.3 overs (Nischay Sharma 40 n o).



Prabhjeet shines for Super Star 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 14
A stroke-filled century knock by Prabhjeet Singh (100, 11x4, 4x6) and his two for 46 wicket haul helped Super Star Club beat Vipul Sarees by two wickets in a DDCA League match at the Kotla No 2 ground.

Scores: Vipul Sarees: 226 all out in 37.4 overs (Akash 86, Vikash 28, Ayush 21, Sunil Yadav 21, Vivek Goel 3 for 28, Durga Prasad 3 for 40, Prabhjeet 2 for 46, Shailendra Mishra 1 for 32).

Super Star Club: 227 for 8 wickets in 38.4 overs (Prabhjeet Singh 100, 11x4, 4x6; Shailendra Mishra 34, Durga Prasad Sharma 20, Praveen Dabbas 2 for 26, Bharat Rana 1 for 40, Vikas Sharma 1 for 30, Sunil Yadav 1 for 50).

Orient Craft beat Efunds

Orient Craft beat Efunds by 93 runs in the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Orient Craft: 177 for 7 in 25 overs (Mohinder Bhatia 45, 5x4; Rohit Sharma 39, 3x4, 3x6; Deepak 29, 2x4; Amit Kapur 2 for 22; Sanjay 2 for 34).

Efunds: 84 all out in 20.5 overs (Zameer 28, 3x4; Manoj 4 for 4, Rohit Sharma 3 for 30). Rohit Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Varun in semis

A fine knock of 66, with the help of five fours and a six, by Delhi Ranji Trophy wicket-keeper-batsman Varun Kumar helped Khalsa College beat St. Stephen's College by 115 runs and enter the semi-final of the Delhi University Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Khalsa College ground, Maurice Nagar, Delhi.

Scores: Khalsa College: 229 for 6 wickets in 40 overs (Varun Kumar 66, 5x4, 1x6; Rajiv Uniyal 42, 5x4; Ajit Chandela 39 n o, 4x4, Dhruv Mohan 32, Gaurav Bhardwaj 2 for 47, Pratyush Vaishnav 1 for 29).

St. Stephen's College: 114 all out in 29.5 overs (Saurabh Saxena 28, Binwant Singh 27, Salil Oberoi 17, Vivek Khurana 2 for 12, Ajit Chandela 2 for 10, Dhruv Mohan 2 for 26, Rakesh Raman Jha 2 for 29).



NE Sector win

New Delhi, November 14
North-eastern Sector of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) defeated Northern Sector 6-2,6-2 and emerged champions in the doubles of the 12th CRPF Inter-Sector Tennis Tournament, which concluded at the Special Duty Group court at Old JNU campus. While North Eastern Sector was represented by Commandant M M Dabral and Dr Kenjom, Dy. Commandant Prabhakar Tripathi and Commandant P P Singh represented Northern Sector. In the singles, Dr Kenjom of North-Eastern Sector defeated Commandant Randeep Dutta of Central Sector 1-6, 7-6, 7-6 to lift the title. Thirteen CRPF teams participated in the tournament. Additional director-general (headquarters) Himanshu Kumar gave away the prizes.

Karan Harit named stand-by

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has selected Delhi Under-15 captain Karan Harit as one of the stand-by players for the India Under-15 team for the Asia Cup 2002, to be held in the United Arab Emirates from December 7 to 22. He shall have to report to the manager and coach at Pune on December 1.



Dena Bank move up in M.S.Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 14
An unbeaten knock of 36 by Sanjay Sharma with five fours helped Dena Bank defeat DSI by five wickets and entered the second round of the M S Trophy Cricket Tournament, organised by the K N Colts Club, at Mohan Meakins ground, Mohan Nagar. Sanjay Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Match.

DSI won the toss and opted to bat. They were all out for 138 in 37.3 overs but Dena Bank, helped by Sanjay Sharma's rapid-fire knock, raced to 139 for 5 wickets in 34.3 overs.

Scores: DSI: 138 all out in 37.3 overs (Harender Rawat 37, 4x4, Nitin Punia 25, Suresh Batra 2 for 20, Mahesh Sood 2 for 24, Kartar Nath 2 for 20).

Dena Bank: 139 for 5 wickets in 34.3 overs (Sanjay Sharma 36 n o, 5x4; Saumik Chatterji 27, 4x4; Pardeep Gupta 22, 3x4; Kuldeep 2 for 19).


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