Saturday, March 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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60 selected for cataract operation at eye camp
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 7
A free eye camp was organised yesterday at Basti Vikas Kendra, Kalyanpuri, by Tarun Mitra Parishad, a well-known social service organisation of Delhi. Amreesh Gautam, Chairman, East Delhi District Development Samiti and MLA, inaugurated this camp by lighting the lamp.

While appreciating the efforts, he praised the parishad for organising this eye camp in his constituency for the backward and downtrodden sections of society suffering from eye diseases and cataract. He hoped the patients who get operated for cataract would get their eyesight back. He presented a wheelchair to a handicapped boy on this occasion. Municipal Councillor Anil Chaudhary presided over the function.

Mr Ashok Jain, President of the parishad, presented a brief report on the activities of the parishad. He disclosed the parishad had already organised 21 eye camps in Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Bihar. In this camp, a medical team of St Stephenís Hospital examined 352 patients and selected 60 patients for cataract operations, who will be operated tomorrow in their hospital free of cost. Lens will also be inserted free of cost. Boarding-lodging, meals, medicines, including medical treatment, will be provided free of cost.

Khazan Singh Memorial Trust also cooperated in organising this camp.


Sanjay Verma stars for Delhi Police 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
A debonair all-round performance by Sanjay Verma, who scored 32 runs and then claimed three wickets for 27 runs, enabled Delhi Police beat Malviya Club by 68 runs in a Super A Division DDCA League match at Kotla I ground.

Scores: Delhi Police: 228 for 9 in 40 overs (Anil Rana 61, Sanjay Verma 32, Sanjay Lohiya 32, T Anand 3 for 44).

Malviya Club: 160 all out in 33.5 overs (Padamjeet Sehrawat 35, Gagandeep Singh 30, Sanjay Verma 3 for 27).

Delhi Blues beat T N Colts by seven wickets in an A-I Division match at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Scores: T N Colts: 79 all out in 27.4 overs (Ravinder Kumar 30, Ankur Kakkar 3 for 13).

Delhi Blues: 83 for 3 in 10.5 overs (Nitin Goel 31, Ankur Kakkar 25, Suraj Kumar 3 for 47). Delhi Administration defeated R N Colts by six wickets in an A-I Division match at the Kalindi College ground.

Scores: R N Colts: 123 all out in 31.3 overs (Atul Malhotra 36, Subhash Chander 4 for 15). Delhi Administration: 127 for 4 in 33.5 overs (Rajender Bhardwaj 35, Anand Singh 31 n o).

Rajdhani Cup Cricket

The second Rajdhani Cup Cricket Tournament will be organised by the Najafgarh Sports Club at the Najafgarh Sports Complex ground from March 28.

The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis. Entries close with Praveen Sharma on March 22 at phone number 9811807823.


Gagan helps ONGC win in Roshanara tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
India player Gagan Khoda smashed 60 runs off 67 balls with eight fours to star in Oil and Natural Gas Corporationís (ONGC) 18 runs victory against Collage Sports Management XI in the fourth Roshanara Cricket Tournament at the Roshanara Club ground.

Collage Sports Management won the toss and put ONGC in. Gagan Khoda, Rizwan Shamshed, Manoj Mudgil and Radhey Shyam showed no mercy while punishing the Collage bowlers to help ONGC score 278 for 9 in the stipulated 45 overs.

Though Wilkins Victor smashed 67 runs, studded with eight fours, off 78 balls and Pankaj Joshi cracked 57 runs off 60 balls with one six and six fours, to put on 106 runs for the fifth wicket, their efforts went in vain as Collage Group were all out when they were within the reach of victory.

However, Wilkins Victor earned the man of the match award for his dashing knock.

Scores: ONGC: 278 for 9 in 45 overs (Gagan Khoda 60, Rizwan Shamshed 48, Manoj Mudgil 44, Radhey Shyam 35, Rodney Charles 3 for 30, S Verma 3 for 49).

Collage Sports Management: 260 in 44 overs (Wilkins Victor 67, Pankaj Joshi 57, Varun Kumar 40, S Verma 35 n o, Sanjay Gill 2 for 34, Sunil Joshi 2 for 38, Rahul Sanghvi 2 for 49).


Percept annex Media Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
Percept beat J Walter Thompson to annex the 12th Media Transasia Trophy at the Teri Oval ground.

Electing to bat in the 30-over a side title clash, J Walter Thompson were shot out for 94 in 19 overs. Former Delhi player Ashu Dani top-scored with 24. Percept then quickly knocked in the required runs to lift the trophy. V. Parmar claimed three wickets for 24 runs and then scored 25 runs to star in Perceptís win. S. Mulla and Mukesh bagged two wickets each for Percept. Sanjay Kackar scored an unbeaten 17.

Percept had beaten Triton in the quarter-final and O and M in the semi-final. Fifteen advertising agencies participated in the two-month long tournament.


Formula One action on Star
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
Star Sports will telecast live the Formula One action, beginning with the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne on Sunday, March 9, at 8.15 am. In the three months since the last season ended triumphantly for Ferrari and Michael Schumacher, governing body FIA (Federation Internationale de LíAutomobile) have initiated several major changes, which will come into play this weekend at the first race.

Star Sports has acquired the exclusive cable and satellite telecast rights for the 2003 Formula One season and will beam the races live, from Melbourne to Suzuka in Japan in October.

Champions Ferrari are likely to introduce their all-new car that broke the circuit records during trials last month. Five-time world champion Schumacher and Ferrari are expected to start the season as favourites. If Schumacher is to be challenged, then the most likely rivals are Williamsí exciting Coloumbian Juan Pablo Montoya, younger Schumacher Ralf or the McLaren pair of David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen.


Sethi, Usha Chatrath win golf titles
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
R. C. Sethi won the menís 60 plus category title while Usha Chatrath emerged the winner in the womenís section in the same age group in the HelpAge India Silver Swingers Golf Tournament held at the Delhi Golf Club course.

Sethi tallied 39 points while Usha scored 34 points.

In the 70 plus menís category, Brig. Y. P. Beotra with 36 points emerged the winner while Kamal Tayal tallied 28 points to top the table in the womenís section.

A 25-inch television set, which was on offer as prize for a hole-in-one effort, went abegging as none could hit that feat.

The longest drives were effected by Usha, C. Choudhury and S S Duggal, to come closest to the pin.

The two-day tournament was played over nine and 18 holes. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah gave away the prizes. Dr Bharat Ram, at 88 years, was the eldest participant.


Pepsi beat Business India
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, March 7
Pepsi defeated Business India by 57 runs in the Reebok Cricket Tournament.

Scores: Business India: 206 for 6 wickets in 25 overs (Amar 42, 30b, 4x6; Tapan 40, 32b, 4x4, 6x1; Vipul 33, 38b,4x3; Kulbir Bindra 3 for 32).

Pepsi: 149 for nine wickets in 25 overs (Anjan Patole 56, 60b, 4x5; Kulbir Bindra 22, 34b, 4x1; Tapan 2 for 15; Raju 2 for 27). Tapan was named the man of the match.

Suresh hits half century

Suresh Narayanan hit a half century as JRA defeated Business Standard by five wickets in a league match of the tenth Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground, Mahipalpur. Scores: Business Standard: 154 for 6 wickets in 25 overs (C Mohan 39, 5x4; Amit 30, 2x4; Manpreet 20 n o, 2x4; Sriram 3 for 30, Krishnan 1 for 23). JRA: 157 for 5 in 24.2 overs (Suresh Narayanan 50 n o, 6x4, 1x6; Rajesh 49, 3x4; Mukesh Yadav 2 for 24, Rakesh Sharma 2 for 26). 

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