Saturday, December 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Parminder, Savitri to lead basketball teams
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 13
Parminder Singh Sr. and Savitri Guleria have been selected to lead the Punjab menís and womenís basketball teams, respectively, in the 32nd National Games slated to be held at Hyderabad from December 13 to 22, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association.

The list of the menís team was shortlisted after a coaching-cum-conditioning camp held here at the indoor hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex. The players attended the camp under the watchful eyes of Dr S Subramanian, former Director, basketball, NIS, Patiala.

Other members of the teams are: (men)- Parminder Jr., Gagnesh Kuamr, Pritpal Singh, Pawandeep, Swaranjit Singh Dhaliwal, Manpreet Singh, Singh Swaraj Singh, Preetinder Singh, Damandeep Singh, Jasjot Singh and Jagdeep Singh. Dr S. Subramanian and Mr Paramjit Singh Teja will accompany the team as coach and manager, respectively.

The team is placed in group ĎBí which play their inaugural match on December 17 against Jharkhand. In the second match they will take on Uttar Pradesh on December 18 and on December 19, Punjab team play the crucial match against Services.

Women: Rajni Sahota, Kulwinder Kaur, Reena Rani, Kanwaljit Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Rajni, Varsha Gupta, Rajwinder Kaur, Rajnarinder Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur and Vijayata. Mr Harjinder Singh and Mr P S Nijjer will accompany the team as coach and manager, respectively.

Athletics meet

Maharaja Ranjit Singh House secured 514 points to bag the overall trophy in the 17th annual athletics meet of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, Rose Garden, here which concluded yesterday.

In the girlís section, Navneet Kaur of Baba Deep Singh House, Simarjot Kaur of Maharraja Ranjit Singh House and Manpreet Kaur of Akali Phoola Singh House were declared the best athletes in the u-19 years, u-16 years and u-14-years, respectively.

In the boyís section, Jaspal Singh and Manjit Singh of Hari Singh Nalwa House shared the honours by winning the best athlete title in the u-19 category while in the u-16, Amritpal Singh of Hari Singh Nalwa House was adjudged the best athlete. In the u-16 category, Jasmeet Singh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh House was named the best athlete.

Dr S.S. Johl, vice-chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, was the chief guest at the prize distribution function. More than 500 students took part in this three-day meet.



SDMís directive to civic body

Khanna, December 13
The SDM, Khanna, Mr Manvesh Singh Sidhu, has directed the Municipal Council executive officer to take necessary steps to remove encroachments in the area.

The SDM, in an order sent to the MC executive officer, Mr Lachhman Singh Saini, has directed to remove encroachments by rehri owners in Guru Amar Dass market area. The site meant for parking has been encroached upon by some rehriwalas. He has also directed that all pits dug for various development works should be properly covered.

Taking serious note of the negligence in cleaning of the toilets at Guru Amardas Market, he has directed to depute two sweepers there on full-time basis. He has also ordered the repair of traffic lights at the Amloh, Lalheri and Malerkotla road chowks within one week.

He has taken a serious view of the dumping of garbage in various parts of the city. He has directed the EO to furnish list of sanitary inspectors and permanent sweepers appointed for the city. OC


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