Saturday, November 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Hospital awaits CM for inauguration
Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, November 29
Even as the new Civil Hospital remains to be formally inaugurated due to non-availability of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for the purpose, Acharya Shiv Muni, a religious leader of the Jains, and his followers visited the new block of the hospital and inspected the rooms, besides providing the patients moral and financial help. The hospital has been named Lord Mahavira Hospital and aims at providing various medical facilities at one place.

Financed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and implemented through the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, it was the sixth time that the inauguration ceremony was postponed due to non-availability of the Chief Minister who was expected to visit the hospital after presiding over the convocation in the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Academy at Phillaur. Earlier too, the Rs 2-crore project missed its inauguration at least six times in January, April, July, August and now in November.

The Health Department has been seeking the assistance of the district administration for seeking time from the Chief Minister to formally inaugurate the hospital, even though the hospital has otherwise been functioning normally for the past some time.

Dr Y.C. Markan, SMO, Civil Hospital, has confirmed in the past that the new hospital building was complete and the delay in the formal inauguration was primarily due to non-availability of the CM. The department is hopeful that it would be able to fix a new date in consultation of the Chief Minister’s office.



80 donate blood at camp
Our Correspondent

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 29
The 26th blood donation camp was jointly organised by the Lions Club Mandi Gobindgarh and the Lions Club Mandi Gobindgarh (Steel City) in the Punjab Institute of Management and Technology (PIMT) today. At least 80 volunteers donated blood. A team of doctors from the Red Cross Society of Ludhiana conducted the camp.

Among others, Mr Swarnjit Singh Bagli, past District Governor, and the doctors were honoured in a brief concluding function.



Sahodaya schools skating championship
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, November 29
The VIth Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Speed Roller Skating Championship began at the rink of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Mr Surinder Singh Riat, member, school management committee, inaugurated the two-day meet in which nine teams are taking part.

Ist day’s results: 300m rink race (boys below-6 years) — 1- Rajbir Singh (GNIP School), 2 Jaskaran Singh (GNIP School), 3 Ayush (BCM School, Chandigarh Road); below-8 — 1 Balnoor Dhillon (GNIP School), 2 Bhawneet Singh (GNP School), 3 Shubham (Radha Vatika School); below-10 —1 Dalip Sagar (GNP School), 2 Lavartar Singh (GNP School), 3 Paras (Samrock Christian School).

300m rink race (boys below-12 — 1-Guarispal Singh (GNIP School ), 2-Harvir Singh (GNIP School), 3- Rishi (KVM School); below -14 — 1- Gurpreet Singh (GNIP school ), 2- Sumit (GNIP School) 3- Amardeep (GNP School ) .

500m rink race (boys below-16 — 1- Gunvir Singh (GNIP School) 2- Prabhjot Singh (GNP school), 3- Harmandeep Singh (GNIP school ); above 16 — 1- Ramandeep Singh (GNP School) ,2- Harsimranjit Singh (BCM School, Chandigarh road), 3- Jasmeet Singh (GNP School).

300m girls (below-6) — 1- Jasnit Kaur (GNIP School), 2- Ashpreet Kaur (GNIP School ) ,3- Tamanna (BCM School, Shastri Nagar); below-8 — 1- Ripanpreet Kaur (GNIP School, 2- Simran Sagar (GNP School ), 3- Simranjit Kaur (Radha Vatika School ); below-10 — 1- Aishwarya (KVM School) 2- Simran Kaur (GNIP School ), 3- Tavleen Kaur (GNIP School); below 12 — 1- Rupam (GNIP School ) 2- Sahibjot Kaur (GNP School), 3- Gurmanpreet Kaur (GNP School ); below 14 — 1- Yashdeep Kaur (GNP School ), 2- Kanudarpan (GNP School ), 3- Bharishka (BCM School, Shastri Nagar).

500m (girls below-16) — 1- Inderpreet Kaur (GNP School), 2- Bhagyashree (BCM School, Shastri Nagar ), 3- Gurneer Kaur (GNP School ); above-16 — 1- Mansimran Kaur (GNP School), 2- Isha Hans (KVM School ), 3- Amitoj (GNP School).

Sports festival:
Third Atal Partapi sports festival began Bhaini Sahib village. Mr H.S. Hanspal, President of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, inaugurated this four-day festival. The festival is being organised by the Namdhari Sports Club. According to president of the club Amar Singh, the results of yesterday and today’s events are: football — Chungrali Rajputan defeated Fine Switchgears, Phagwara 2-0, Fatehgarh Sahib b Budhewal (2-0), Baba Farid Club, Faridkot, b Sant Nagar, Haryana, 10-0, Daheru defeated Pathankot (3-2).

In hockey league, Ramesh Chander Academy, Jalandhar b Shivalik School, Chandigarh, 3-2, Namdhari Sports Academy won from Kurukshetra by 3-0, Kurukshetra lost to Ramesh Chander Academy 0-3.

Tug-of-war: Guru Nanak Dev International Club defeated Saidoke, Randhir Khosa lost to Shankar.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, secretary of the club Paramjit Singh Pammi told semi-final matches of hockey and quarterfinals of football would be played tomorrow. Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, would come to distribute the trophies to the winners of tug-of-war on November 30.


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