Tuesday, December 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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More neonatal hospitals needed: DMA
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 16
The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) today appealed to the government and private sector to come together and work in the direction of facilitating Delhi with more neonatal and paediatric hospitals and adolescent clinics to cater to the needs of increasing number of diseases in children, particularly congenital deficiencies and physiological problems faced by adolescents. This was stated at the one-day mega paediatric conference, Paediacon-II 2002, organised by the DMA in the Capital. The conference was inaugurated today by the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Mr Shahnawaz Hussain.

Speaking at the inaugural function, Mr Hussain stressed the need of adolescent/teenage clinics to cater to the health problems of adolescents in the country. He said that as these children neither fall in the category of kids nor adults and due to their aggressive psychological and physiological changes happening with them.

He emphasised that as healthcare professionals, we should not forget that the children were our future generation and we should not neglect them. He requested all child specialists to keep separate time for adolescent clinics at all the centres where they are working and initiate school health programmes. Dr S. C. L. Gupta, president of the DMA, appealed to the medical fraternity and the government to help in developing more neonatal and paediatric care hospitals.

Delhi Health Minister A. K. Walia agreed to this fact and promised that the Delhi Government would take immediate steps in this direction.



Office of PSU Sports Promotion 
Board inaugurated
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 16
The office of the All India Public Sector Sports Control Board, which is renamed as ‘All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board,’ was formally inaugurated by Mr Bhure Lal, Secretary, Co-ordination and Public Grievances, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India.

Speaking on the occasion, president of the board, Mr Kishu Techchandani, termed it a ‘long cherished dream' of the public sector units. He said that the board is functioning since 1977 with the basic aim of promoting sports, cultural and social activities amongst the central public sector undertakings. He said the board aims at promoting sports persons to represent the country. He said that it is a matter of privilege for the board to have its office at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The office is equipped with latest equipment to provide all necessary information.

Mr Bhure Lal stressed the need for maintaining discipline not only on the playground but also at working place and while performing day-to-day activities. He stated that it is the discipline, which makes one successful in life. He praised the working of the board and emphasised the need to work honestly to make the PSUs profitable.

A souvenir highlighting the contribution of employees of central public sector undertakings in national and international competitions and the activities of individuals PSUs as well as the board was released on the occasion by Mr S.K.Sen, patron, AIPSSPB, who recently handed over the charge to Mr K Teckchandani. The function was attended by several chief executives of PSUs situated in and around the national Capital.

After the inaugural ceremony, an extra- ordinary general body meeting of the AIPSSPB was convened. More than 20 PSU representatives participated in the meeting.

Important decisions were taken to rejuvenate the AIPSSPB by increasing its membership and introduction of new events. It was also decided to honour PSUs sports persons who excelled at national and international events by organising an annual function along with the annual general body meeting.



Nestor-Goans, B B Stars win in DSA 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 16
Nestor-Goans Sports Club and Buddisht Blue Stars posted victories in Group-B and A preliminary matches in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Annual Open Clubs Senior Division Football League Championship being played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (East) ground here today.

In Group-B crucial match, Nestor-Goans Sports Club defeated Sonik Shahdara F C by 2-1 to collect 3 full points.

Goans have collected seven points from four matches while Shahdara Club have only one point in four games.

It was a do-and-die battle for Shahdara club, who recently lifted the inaugural Lt-Governor's Cup, whose performance had been dismal so far in the league. Goans' young lads prevailed over opponents' experienced players and outplayed them with their determined game.

Goans took the lead in 27th minute through inside left Chandan who struck off left flank cross received by mid-fielder Rinkesh Goel(1-0). Goans' striker P Donny made it 2-0 in 45th minute.

Shahdara's outside-left Bhupender Thakur reduced the margin 1-2 in 63rd minute. Earlier in Group-A match, B B Stars earned their first win when they defeated Frontiers Club 2-0 to collect three points.

B B Stars have 3 points from 4 matches while Frontiers drew blank from 4 matches.

B B Stars opened the account in 9th minute of the initial half proceedings when defender Jagdish Bagga nicely headed home (1-0) off a corner kick sent by Leonard Micheal.

On changing ends, winners' mid-fielder Charoen Puwizi made it 2-0 in 63rd minute.

Tomorrow's Fixtures: Allwyn-Hindustan V/s N D Heroes-1.30 p.m; Mayor's Indian National V/s Moonlight-3.00 p.m.



Workshop introduces German games 
to Indian enthusiasts
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 16
At the recently concluded workshop, jointly conducted by Noida College of Physical Education (NCPE), Prajna Foundation and National Olympic Committee for Germany, nearly 176 teachers, educators, students and social workers from various government and non-governmental organisations were trained in "Sports For All".

On the concluding day of the three-day workshop, students from various schools, and participants from the downtrodden section of society, as well as spectators, enjoyed German games like parachute, earth ball, juggling, Indiaca-shuttle, paddlers, grass-skiing, movements centre etc. They were played under the supervision of the German expert, Ms Jessie Bohr.

Mr Hans-Joachim Kinderlen, Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, gave away certificates to the participants who successfully completed the workshop. While highlighting the significant feature of the workshop, Ms Jessie Bohr, introduced the concept of "Sports For All" to the people.

Dr Veena Sharma, chairperson, Prajna Foundation, stressed on the need of taking up sports for promoting personal fitness rather than just for the sake of winning.

The workshop was meant to help teachers, social workers and students to understand the relevance of sports in our daily life. The workshop was the first of its kind to be organised in this industrial town.

Dr Kalpana Sharma, principal of NCPE, said that the main aim of the workshop was to introduce German games and sports to the students. Dr Kansal, principal of IGIPESS, University of Delhi, emphasised on the need to indulge in sports as a routine.

Mr R K Sinha, an active supporter of Prajna Foundation, and Mr Sushil Kumar Rajput, chairman of NCPE, also addressed the children on this occasion.



Sameer Bhandoh shines for JRA
Our Sports Reports

New Delhi, December 16
A fine-spell by Sameer Bhandoh helped JRA defeat Daksh by 7 wickets in the quarter-final match of 2nd Eventus Cup played at Harbaksh Stadium.
After winning the toss, Daksh could score only 100 runs with the help of Partho Gogoi, who scored 47 not out with 4 hits to the boundary. Sameer, who came one change, bowled a good line to take 4 wickets.

Piyush and K A Sriram gave JRA a good start of 43 runs. Anupam Singhi bowled well to take all the 3 wickets of JRA.

However, Sriram stayed on till the end to see his side through to the semi-finals.

Sameer Bhandoh of JRA was declared the man of the match.

Scores: Daksh: 100 for all out in 21.4 overs( Partho Gogoi 47 n.o., Sameer Bhandoh-4 for 12.

JRA: 103 for 3 in 21.4 overs(K A Sriram 32 n.o., Piyush Tewari 25, Anupam Singhi 3 for 13.



Suhail Sharma to lead DU 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 16
Suhail Sharma, a student of Hindu College and trainee of Tarak Sinha, coach of Sonnet Cricket Club, will lead Delhi University cricket team in the inter-University Cricket Tournament being organised by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut.

The other members of the team are: Suhail Sharma (Captain), Deepak Joon, Mohit Sharma, Himanshu Khullar, Rajiv Uniyal, Ajit Chandela, Rakesh Raman Jha, Ashwani Kaytal, Rajan Gupta, Joginder Sharma, Rajinder Bisht, Anuj, Ankit Bhargava, Lalit Anand, Sanjay Rawat, Manish Saini, Abhishek Bhandari.



Sanjiv Kumar takes over as NDMC Secy
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 16
Mr Sanjiv Kumar, IAS (AGMU-92), took over the charge of Secretary, New Delhi Municipal Council, replacing Mr Arun Baroka, IAS (AGMU-90), who has been transferred to the Government of NCT of Delhi as Project Director (NACO).

Prior to assuming charge of the Secretary, NDMC, Mr Sanjiv Kumar was Managing Director of the Pondicherry Industrial Development Corporation. He has served Pondicherry in various capacities viz. Secretary (Civil Supply), Secretary (Information) etc. He also served Andaman and Nicobar Government as Deputy Commissioner, Secretary, Panchayat, Local Self-Government, Urban Development, Rural Development and Tribal Development. He is a graduate in civil engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering. This is his first posting in Delhi.



HC directs MCD to give tags to cattle

New Delhi: Apart from posing a threat to motorists, stray cattle that throng the roads in the Capital speak volumes of negligence and apathy from their owners. The High Court today came to the rescue of these animals by issuing an order to identify and bring to book the owners of stray cattle on the Capital’s roads.

The court directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to ensure that all cattle in the city bear proper tags identifying their owners. A Division Bench comprising Justices Anil Dev Singh and R. S. Sodhi directed the MCD to implement the order and sought reports in this regard from the zonal committees headed by deputy commissioners for each zones by January 30, 2003.

The MCD was also directed to employ sufficient number of people to help in gathering stray cattle and prosecute the owners under Section 289 (negligent conduct with respect of animals) of the Indian Penal Code, besides imposing a fine of Rs 1,000. The court also directed the corporation to ensure that the animals were transported as per the provisions of law and not subjected to unnecessary cruelty.

The court was disposing of a PIL filed by Common Cause, a society engaged in taking up public issues, seeking to control the menace of stray cattle and dogs that cause accidents. The petition had also sought a direction to prevent such animals from eating harmful material and indigestible garbage. TNS


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