Monday, March 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India


C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


Prevent childhood blindness, say experts
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 16
Stressing the need for focussing on childhood blindness, ophthalmologists today said that adequate attention needed to be paid towards the problems under the National programme for prevention of blindness.

Prof H.K. Tewari of the Dr R.P. Centre from Ophthalmic Sciences, New Delhi, said that seeing the rising cases of childhood blindness in the country there was an urgent need to pay special attention towards this problem. He was speaking at the Annual Conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society.


JJ sports, Samsung XI to clash for trophy
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, March 16
The JJ Sports Club and Samsung XI will clash in the final of the Kesar Singh Anand cricket tournament played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19.

In the semi-final, the JJ Sports Club defeated the Godrej Cricket Club by 49 runs, while Samsung XI outplayed Sports Promoters XI by three wickets in the other semi-final.

Brief scores: first match: JJ Sports Club - 207 for six (Umesh Kumar 106, Umesh Kaira 50, Sumit Puri 14, Tejwinder Gill 15, Madan Lal 4 for 29); Godrej Crieket Club: 158 for nine (Ankush Mittal 42 no, Sidharth Sharma 21, Ankit Kumar 26, Sumit Puri 3 for18, Kulwinder 2 for 30). Second match: Sports Promoters XI: 194 for nine (Gurinder Saini 62, Aman Kumar 32, Ramandeep 12, Ajay Sikka- 7 for 34); Samsung XI : 196 for seven in 24.3 overs (Rakesh Jolly 72, Rahul Panta 29, Vaneet Jain 19, Harminder Singh 29 n.o.,Gurinder Saini 2 for 25, Aman Kumar 2 for 39).

Cricket Tourney

A brilliant performance by Salim, who scored 54 runs and claimed two wickets for 21 runs, enabled Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, in beating PEC Employees XI by four wickets in the final of the Inter-Institutional Cricket Tournament played here at the PEC grounds on Sundays. Mr Baljeet Kapoor, Principal, Punjab Engineering College, gave away the prizes.

Brief scores: PEC XI: 183 for six in 35 overs (Vaneet 58, Rajesh Arora 37, Lekh Raj 41 no, Harminder Bawa 19, Salim 2 for 21, Sanjeev Massey 2 for 31). GMCH XI: 184 for six in 34.4 overs (Salim 54, Sanjeev Massey 31, Bhopal Singh 31 no, Satish Chaudhary 3 for 17, Rajinder Singh 2 for 28). 

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