Friday, February 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Lecture on HIV, AIDS
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, February 20
A lecture on transmission and prevention of HIV and AIDS was delivered during a one-day camp organised by the Indian Council of Social Welfare at Dhanas village.

Addressing the gathering, Project Coordinator of Reproductive and Child Health Services Programme Dr Sangeeta Jund laid emphasis on safe behaviour about sex.

Dr Neena Goyal, spoke on health and hygiene, besides providing on-the-spot health check-up facility.

An interactive session was also held between social workers, the visiting doctors and about 25 adolescents from the area. They were made aware of the ill-effects of drug abuse.

Earlier during the day, an introductory lecture was delivered by the honorary secretary of the council, Ms Sharestha Mehta.


Symposium in PGI
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, February 20
The importance of carrying out controlled clinical trials for documenting the efficacy and safety of new drugs was today emphasised during a symposium on clinical trial methodology organised by the Department of Pharmacology at the PGI.

Addressing the gathering, Prof P. L. Sharma said properly conducted clinical trials were the “gold standards” for providing evidence regarding the proper use of the drugs.

Dr Samir Malhotra spoke about the ethical issues that arose during the conduct of clinical trials.


Rajni, Swapnil bag titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 20
Rajni Gupta of the RSB, Jalandhar and Swapnil of the RSB, Mumbai, captured the women’s and men’s singles title respectively, on the concluding day of the All India Civil Services Table Tennis Tournament here today at the Sector 23 TT hall.

Earlier, the RSB, Chandigarh, eves bagged the title in the team championship. Mr Karan Avtar Singh, Secretary Finance and Sports, UT, who was the chief guest gave away the prizes to the winners.

Results (all finals): men’s singles — Swapnil Namjoshi (RSB, Mumbai) b Saurav Sen Gupta (RSB, Kolkata) 9-11,12-10, 9-11,11-7,12-10,10-12,11-5; women’s singles — Rajni Gupta (RSB, Jalandhar) b Geeta Tandon (RSB,Kanpur) 11-9,11-7,11-4,11-9; veteran’s singles — K. Jai Ram (RSB, Hyderabad) b M Sahid (RSB, Indore), 11-3,11-1,11-6; men’s doubles — KVP Ramarao and Sujit Kumar (RSB, Bhuvaneshwar) b Rahul Dasand Sanjiv ( RSB, Patna) 11-6,1-11,10-12,11-6,11-3; women’s doubles — Moushmi and Geeta (RSB, Kanpur) b Shikha Sharma and Barkha KC (RSB,Chandigarh) 11-7,11-7, 9-11,11-9; veteran’s doubles — N.S. Rawat and P.P. Manchanda (CCS, Delhi) b S. Tavade and MI Sindhi (Gujarat), 11-6,11-8, 6-11,11-8; mixed doubles — Amit Srivastava and Geeta Tandon (RSB, Kanpur) b Harish Kumar and Shikha Sharma (RSB, Chandigarh), 11-9,11-6,11-8.

Athletics meet

Mohinderjit clinched the first place in the 100 m event in the 21st annual athletics meet of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, held here on Thursday on the college premises. Earlier, Ms Vijay Lakshmi, Principal of the college, inaugurated the meet, while Padma Shree winner Mr Kartar Singh, Director Sports, Punjab, gave away the prizes. Later, he called upon the students to give due importance to sports. A colourful cultural programme was also held on the occasion.

Other winners were: 200 m — Mohinderjit; 400m — Mohinderjit; high jump — Kavita; discus throw — Jasvir; shot put — Jasvir; javelin throw — Paramjit Kaur; long jump — Mohinderjit; sack race — Kuljeet Kaur; spoon and potato race — Abha.


Volleyball championship

Hostel No 6 of Punjabi University won the Inter-Hostel Volleyball Championship organised on the varsity campus here on Thursday.

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