Wednesday, January 1, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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Vedic camp concludes
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 31
The concluding programme of Vedic Karmayoga - 2002 (winter camp for girls) started with a performance of yoga asanas followed by speeches highlighting the true significance of Satyarth Prakash. A dance item by girl students of Class VIII on popular tunes Shara ra shara ra mein hook ek shara ra spell bound the audience. A solo dance by Bhavishika of Class VII Kaon kehta hain muhan kala hai jooth ka received an overwhelming response.

The chief guests urged the girls to cultivate qualities of courage, fearlessness, self confidence and sincerity in their life to make inner happiness their goal. Parents lauded the efforts of institution in arranging this camp which promoted mutual understanding not only among teachers and children but also provided a good experience for their better future.

The principal proposed a vote of thanks . She exhorted the girls about the need to cultivate nobility of mind, determination, devotion to work and sincerity are hall marks of character.

Certificates were given to campers and teachers, respectively, who attended this camp. Campers also presented their views about the camp. The function came to an end with national anthem.


Hockey championship from today
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 31
As many as 16 teams from all over the state and those from Punjab Agricultural University and Panjab University, Chandigarh, will vie for top honours in the Prithipal Singh Memorial Punjab State Senior Hockey Championship being organised by the District Hockey Association, Ludhiana, here on the astro turf ground of the PAU, which begins tomorrow. In the inaugural match of this five-day tournament, Amritsar will take on Ropar.

Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, will inaugurate the championship tomorrow at 11 a.m. and Olympian Balkishan Singh, a former national hockey coach, will preside over the function. The final of the championship will be held on January 5.

Mr M.S. Bhullar, Director-General of Police, Punjab and president of the Punjab Hockey Association, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution function on January 5 while Mr R S Gill, Additional DGP, PAP, Jalandhar, will preside over.

This championship is being conducted in the memory of late Padamshri and Arjuna awardee Prithipal Singh. He was a student of the college of Agriculture College, PAU. He did M.Sc (Agriculture) and while studying here Prithipal played for Panjab University. He also represented India in three Olympics i.e. 1960 (Rome in Italy), 1964 (Tokyo in Japan) and 1968 (Mexico). He was the captain of the team during these meets. He remained the top scorer and was crowned as the ‘penalty corner king’.

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