Thursday, November 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Nagi heads Indian Orthopaedic Assn
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
Prof O.N. Nagi, Dean and head of the Orthopaedics Department at PGI, has been elected President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association for the year 2002-2003.

Prof Nagi was elected President of the Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA) at the General body meeting held at Patna, on November 14. It is for the first time that this honour has come to the PGI.

The IOA, having over 5000 members aims at advancement of the science and art of orthopaedic surgery. Prof Nagi, who became head of the department of Orthopaedics at PGIin 1990 was awarded Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in 1992. Being a teacher, research worker and academician, he has to his credit more than 220 publications in various national and international science journals.

A number of innovative surgical procedures by Prof Nagi, have been published in standard text-books of orthopaedics like Campbell’s Orthopaedic Surgery, Mercer’s Textbook and Rockwood and Green book of Fractures, read all over the world.

Prof Nagi, was recently awarded Basanti Devi Amir Chand life time achievement award by the Indian Council of Medical Research and was elected the Trustee of the AO International Foundation, which is linked with trauma care development and medical education, world over.


YPS, St Stephen’s surge ahead
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 20
Yadavindra Public School, SAS Nagar and St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, surged ahead on the opening day of the ICSE interschool cricket tournament (Chandigarh region) played here today in St Stephen’s School. helped by a magnificent performance of Anshul Goel, a Class IX student of the YPS, outplayed St Xavier’s School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, by seven wickets while St Stephen’s boys overwhelmed St Xavier’s School, Panchkula by nine wickets.

In the match played between the YPS and St Xavier’s, Chandigarh,, the latter batted first and made 135 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 25 overs. It was Anshul Goel of the YPS, who wrecked the batting line up of St Xavier’s by claiming five wickets for just 27 runs. In reply, YPS marched with 137 runs for the loss of three wickets in just 17.2 overs. Here again it was Anshul who scored the highest 30 runs, followed by Virender Pal who remained unbeaten with 28 runs. Raghav Sharma scored 20 runs. Anshul was adjudged man-of-the-match.

In the second tie played between St Stephen’s and St Xavier’s, Panchkula, St Xavier’s boys made 70 runs in 18.4 overs with Vibhor Sood scoring 18 runs. Gautam Munjal of St Stephen’s captured three wickets for just 11 runs. In reply, St Stephen’s boys achieved the target by scoring 76 runs for the loss of one wicket. Ashutosh Sardana was top scorer and remained unbeaten with 22 runs.

DAVSSS-8 win

DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged the UT inter-school cricket tournament in below-16 section by overpowering Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, by eight wickets in the final tie played here today at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds. SPS-41 boys won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 103 runs and were all out in 25 overs. In reply, DAV boys achieved the target in 12.4 overs with still eight wickets in hand.

Brief scores: SPS-41 — 103 runs all out (Pushpeet 17, Bhagwant 16, Anant 16, Naresh 3 for 10, Sandeep 2 for 21,Karan 2 for 28,Virender 2 for 30), DAVSSS-8 — 104 runs for two in 12.4 overs (Deepak Saini 47 n.o.,Vishal 25).

GGS college girls win

Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, clinched the Panjab University Inter College Relay Races for women and men sections, respectively, here at PU campus. In the women section, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, and MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh got joint second place while Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, bagged the third place.

In the men section, Government College, Ludhiana, secured second place while Guru Nanak National College, Doraha and SGGS College, Chandigarh, got third and fourth place, respectively.

Cricket tourney

Ravi Verma scored a fine knock of unbeaten 117 runs, thus enabled DAV College ‘A’ cricket team in beating SD College, Sector 32 ‘B’, by 66 runs in the league match for Kapil Dev trophy played here today at DAV College cricket grounds. DAV ‘A’ scored 271 runs for eight while SD College, Sector 32, could score 205 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 45 overs. In the second match played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, Panjab University Campus beat Government College, Sector 11 by 68 runs. In another match of the day, Khalsa College, Sector 26, defeated Government College, Sector 46, by six wickets.


Asha schoolkids excel at Special Olympics
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20
Disability is no deterrent. This was proved by Students of Asha School, Chandi Mandir, who bagged 20 medals at the 4th Special National Olympics held recently in Pondicherry and Delhi. The school is run by the Army Wives Welfare Association, Western Command, for the physically and mentally challenged children of the services personnel. The 17 students, who had participated in the games, were honoured here on their return.

Seven students of the Asha School, namely, Sandeep Kumar, Sandeep Dubey, Vipin Kishore, Pawan Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Ram Singh and Gursimrat Singh represented the Chandigarh Basketball team in the junior group (12-15 yrs) which won the gold medal at the games held in Pondicherry in September. The team also participated in the league matches with the Masters Group (18 years and above) and won the gold medal.

Another team of four girls of this school namely Ravneet, Priyanka, Bandana and Nazmeen represented the Chandigarh team at the Olympics held at Delhi in October and were runners-up bagging a silver medal. In the athletic events five athletes, namely, Rohit, Kunal, Naveen, Deepak and Jitender won two gold, two silver, one bronze and a consolation prize.

In the individual category, Sandeep won a gold medal while Vipin, Sandeep Dubey and Naveen got two silver and one bronze medal respectively. Nazmeen, Bandana and Priyanka got two gold and one bronze medals respectively.

Besides this, the sports teacher, Ms Sushila Jakhar and a student Ms Nazmeen have been selected to represent India as a coach and a participant in the International Special Olympics to be held next year at Dublin, Ireland.

President AWWA, Mrs Madhu Mehta, lauded the commendable achievements of the school and gifts were presented to the winners by Ms Manmeet Pawar and Ms Neeru Grewal.

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