Friday, December 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Students get primary education on AIDS, cancer
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, December 5
“AIDS can be contracted by a healthy person through sexual contact with an HIV positive person anytime but its symptoms might appear after six or seven months. In that condition, whether it could be cured or not remains undetermined. So, one should be careful and avoid sexual contact with such a person”.

This was established in the seminar on AIDS and cancer held at Vaish College here on Wednesday. The seminar was organised by the health department and students and lecturers participated in large numbers.

Addressing the seminar, Dr. R C Gupta, civil surgeon, Bhiwani said that separate persons could develop separate symptoms of AIDS and the virus reduced the resistance power to fight diseases in the body. He said that within 6-12 weeks of contacting the infection, if he/she donated blood, the recipient also could get infected.

The symptoms of AIDS could not be identified at the preliminary stage as it appeared after a period of six to twelve months, he said, adding that those who had any sexual disease, the possibility of contracting AIDS increased from 2 to 10 per cent.

Dr Gupta told the participants that cancer was also a fatal disease, which developed on account of supplementary intake of tobacco and smoking. A statutory warning was printed on every packet of cigarette that “smoking is injurious to health”.

One should not take this warning lightly. Smoking was slow poison that damaged our lungs and liver, he said, adding that even though cancer was ‘cureable’ but as the resistance power of the body of an affected person would be considerably low, only medicines could not prove fruitful.

Dr Ravinderjit Kaur, Mr Anil Sharma, Mr Ashok Sharma, Dr M C Gupta and Surajbhan and several other lecturers were present at the seminar. 



62 centres to take up free breast cancer detection

New Delhi, December 5
Rising incidences of cancer among women has prompted the medical fraternity to take on the onerous task of creating awareness about the disease, its detection and cure. Breast and cervical cancer alone account for 50 per cent of all cancer cases in the Capital.

The gynaecologists in East Delhi now taken up the cause and identified 62 centres for free detection. NGOs will aid the medicos in the process and create awareness in women about the diseases, which though preventable are fast emerging as the largest killer.

According to Dr. Sharda Jain, President of East Delhi Gynaecologists Forum, the programme will motivate women to start thinking about themselves. “It is very essential that they take care of their health by visiting a gynaecologist once a year for a thorough check up for an early detection of any disease specially cancer of the breasts and cervix. According to Dr. Sangeeta Gupta, secretary of the forum, virtually all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a sexually transmitted virus, the human papilloma virus. A vaccine for cervical cancer is urgently being sought because the disease affects about 450,000 women worldwide. The forum will conduct examinations like pap smear and HPV screening free of cost and for suspected cases. TNS



Pavneet Kaur sets new record
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 5
The Inter-College Athletic Meet was considered as a prestigious event in the sports calendar of Delhi University once upon a time. Many of the talented youngsters of yore hit the spotlight through the inter-college meet. But now, the Inter-College Meet has become an apology of a competition, a ritual, which is gone through mechanically without achieving any tangible result.

That the women’s high jump had only two competitors and there were too many aspirants for the sprint events only helped confound matters.

It was therefore no wonder that the opening day of the three-day 79th edition of the Delhi University Inter-College Athletic Meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday, provided a pathetic spectacle as most of the participants turned out even without the basic attire, and the timings, distances achieved by the athletes understandably did not set the track on fire.

In this ocean of mediocrity, Pavneet Kaur Chimni of Jesus and Mary College’s record-breaking performance came as a whiff of fresh air, a silver lining amidst ominous clouds.

Pavneet Kaur clocked 11.9 secs to set a new meet record in the 100m sprint for women. She erased the old record of 12.00 secs, established by Mary Verghese of Miranda House way back in 1970-71. Meera of Daulat Ram College and Neetu Kumari of Miranda House took the second and third position.

Neetu Kumari of Miranda House soared high to pluck the triple and high jump golds to steal the spotlight

The men’s short sprint was won by Sunny Sarkaria of Stephen’s with a timing of 10.7 secs. He was followed by Ramneek Singh of DCAC and Sunil Kumar of Kirori Mal at the second and third position.

Sunil Tanwar of Dyal Singh College heaved the javelin to 63.58 metres to claim the gold. Dinesh of B R Ambedkar and Sandeep Singh of Motilal Nehru claimed the silver and bronze, respectively.

Before the start of the meet, a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to Dr Shanti Swaroop Kapoor, veteran athletic coach of the Delhi University, who passed away recently. Kapoor was the coach of former long distance champion Asha Aggarwal.

Following are the other results: 800m: Arun (Motilal Nehru) 1:59.4 secs, Virender (Ambedkar) and Virender (Motilal Nehru). Triple jump: Shyam Sunder (Sri Aurobindo E) 14.68, Anil Sharma (SGTB Khalsa E) 14.29, Momin Khan (Ambedkar). 10,000m: Amit (Moti Lal) 34:17.4, Santosh (SGTB Khalsa) and Yash Pal (Ambedkar).

800m: Sushma (Lakshmibai) 2:20.1, Shazia (Janki Devi), Geeta (Dault Ram).

Triple jump: Neetu Kumari (Miranda) 11.01, Tripti Kaushik (Kamla Nehru), Anuradha (Jesus and Mary). High jump: Neetu Kumari (Miranda) 1.35, Deepali Bisht (Kamla Nehru).



Shastri Club annex M S Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 5
Lal Bahadur Shastri Club trounced Sonnet Club by eight wickets to annex the seventh M S Trophy Triveni Devi Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

Gautam Gambhir cracked a strokeful 79 and Praveen Thaper scalped three wickets for 12 runs to star in Shastri Club’s victory. Gautam Gambhir was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Rajan Gupta got the best batsman award, N S Negi the best bowler award and Dilip T T the man of the series award.

Shastri Club received a cash award of Rs 15,000 while Sonnet pocketed Rs 10,000. Former India player and coach of the Delhi Ranji Trophy team Yashpal Sharma gave away the prizes. Salwan Boys School principal R S Dabas was the guest of honour.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 160 for 9 in 40 overs (Rajat Bhatia 41, Pankaj Sharma 39, Oniel Wilson 31, Praveen Thaper 3 for 12, Narender Singh 3 for 26).

Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 162 for 2 in 34.2 overs (Gautam Gambhir 79, Dilip T T 47, Oniel Wilson 1 for 29, Sanjay Dobal 1 for 35).



Scindia golf tourney at Classic course
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 5
The inaugural Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament will be held at the Classic Golf Resort course in Gurgaon on Friday. The tournament will be held under aegis of the Madhavrao Scindia Foundation.

The 108-strong field includes a wide spectrum of celebrities hailing from sports, political, bureaucratic and corporate worlds, including former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev. Top amateur golfers like Simarjeet Singh, Keshav Mishra and Aditya Singh will embellish the competition with their skilful play.

“My father was a keen sportsman, and golf and cricket were his passions. Through the Madhavrao Scindia Golf Tournament, we aim to immortalise his passion on the very greens, which provided him with some of his most pleasurable moments,” said Jyotiraditya Scindia, Member of Parliament and trustee of the Scindia Foundation.



Mayank stars for Gyan Bharti
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 5
A devastating bowling performance of 5 for 18 by Mayank Sethi and a rapid-fire knock of 69 by Karan Seth helped Gyan Bharti South Delhi Academy beat Plumption Inn by three wickets in their Australian tour match.

In another match, Gyan Bharti lost to Southern District Cricket Club by 82 runs.

Scores: Plumption Inn: 165 for 9 in 40 overs (Shane Bisley 35, Stuart Waye 45, Gavin Mallawaratary 34 n o, Mayank Sethi 5 for 18). Gyan Bharati Academy: 168 for 7 in 33.2 overs (Karan Seth 69 n o, Anuj Jain 31, Jeff Crane 2 for 33, Brender Gower 2 for 43).

Sourthern District Club: 271 for 9 in 45 overs (D Hayer 14, M Lee 18, Sarabjeet Singh 3 fo 67, Arjun Juneja 5 for 47).

Gyan Bharti Academy: 189 all out in 42.3 overs (Anuj Jain 41, Puneet Singh 39, R D Barlow 3 for 29, Mitchel Williams 5 for 33).

Young Friend beat St Giri

Young Friend beat hosts St. Giri Public School, Rohini by three runs and entered the semi-final of the first St. Giri Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge Foundation School ground. Ankit Maini, who put on an all-round performance, was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Scores: Young Friend: 238 all out in 35 overs (Jagrit Anand 55, Ankit Maini 40, Dinesh Bindal 3 for 31, Himanshu Deswal 3 for 43).

St Giri School: 235 for 8 in 35 overs (Bhupender Yadav 68, Vikas Dalal 64, Amanpreet Singh Lamba 61, Ankit Maini 3 for 43, Love Shorey 2 for 8, Jayant Yadav 2 for 11).



City Club down Garhwal Heroes

New Delhi, December 5
Former league champions City Club defeated Garhwal Heroes 2-0 in a Group B preliminary league match of the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday. Both the goals came in the first half.

Garhwal Heroes’ defensive lapses and their failure to convert chances cost them dearly. City Club forged ahead in the fifth minute when Amit Sharma tapped the ball into the goal over the head of advancing custodian Manoj Mishra. Garhwal Heroes had many close shaves at the City goal, but it was City Club who scored again, when Osmon John Ekka put the ball in, off a pass from Bhupender Negi, in the 34th minute.

Priyank, Prem Prateek shine

A fine batting performance by Priyank Tehlan (44, 7x4) and Prem Prateek (43,5x4) helped Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Young Malviya Sports Club by 68 runs in a Group A League match of the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti North Delhi Cricket Association League for the Jai Hanuman Cup at the Bharat Nagar Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 239 for 7 wickets in 40 overs (Priyank 44, Prateek 43, L. Sehrawat 38, S. Chaudhry 29, C. Jolly 3 for 37, Sudhir Rajput 2 for 14). Young Malviya Club: 171 all out in 34.4 overs (C. Jolly 42, 6x4; Onkar Singh 36. OSR



An evening with cricket stars 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 5
The Former Cricketer Association (FCA), an association of ex-international and other prominent cricketers and selectors, will organise an “Evening with the Cricket Stars” at the Hotel Taj Man Singh, New Delhi on December 8.

National Cricket Academy vice-chairman C K Khanna, who is also the senior vice-president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association, said the function is intended to enable the former cricketers, who brought laurels to the country, to interact with eminent personalities and dignitaries from various fields.

Oriental Craft beat HDFC

Oriental Craft beat HDFC Bank by eight runs in the sixth D G Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval.

Scores: Oriental Craft: 149 all out in 24.1 overs (Mahinder 46, 4x4; Rohit 32, 4x6; Rajiv 31, 5x4; Jatin Dalvi 6 for 36).

HDFC: 141 for 9 in 25 overs (Muskan Singh 46, 4x4; Girish 29, 3x4; Dayal 3 for 27). Mahinder was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Coca-Cola win in Luminous Cup

Coca-Cola defeated HCL Technologies by 26 runs in a league match of the first Luminous Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Ramjas Sports Complex.

Scores: Coca-Cola: 122 for 9 in 21.3 overs (Dhruv Singh 40, 4x5; Royal Rajput 20, Chandan Chatterjee 3 for 32, Laxmi Narayanan 2 for 6).

HCL Technologies: 96 all out in 21 overs (Aditya Kishore 27, Royal Rajput 4 for 20, Jatin Kashyap 3 for 8). Royal Rajput was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Daksh advance in Eventus Cup

Daksh defeated Hewlett Packard by 49 runs in the second Eventus Cup Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

Scores: Daksh: 182 for 6 wkts in 25 overs (Partho Gogoi 49 n o, Anupam Singhi 46, Rakesh Chaudhary 2 for 33, Vishal Arya 2 for 27).

Hewlett: 133 all out in 21.4 overs (Rakesh Chaudhary 30, Satish Menon 21, Kunal Rekhi 3 for 2, Partho Gogoi 2 for 29, Chandan Singh 2 for 31, Vaibhav Sharma 2 for 34).


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