Monday, June 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Doctors honoured with medical excellence awards
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 29
Medical excellence awards were today given to several doctors at a function held here today to earmark the Doctor’s Day on July 1.

The function was jointly organized by IMA, Delhi Police, IJCP group of publications and Heart Care Foundation of India.

Dr K B Sharma, Dr JJ Sood, Dr AN Malaviya and Dr Brahm Prakash were honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards for their contribution in their respective fields. Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhury was awarded Medical Statesman of the last decade and Dr KK Aggarwal was awarded Lifestyle International Cardiologist of the last decade.

Medical Association Excellence Awards were given to Dr Ashok Seth, Dr RN Baishya and Dr SC Tiwari.

The awards were given away in absentia as the Delhi Health Minister, Dr AK Walia, was unable to attend the function. Incidentally, Dr Walia was honoured with the Distinguished Service Award in medical politics.


Free prostate check-up camp
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 29
North Point Hospital, Panchsheel Park, will organise a free prostate check-up camp at its premises on July 20.

Dr. Anupam Bhargava, chairman of the hospital, the hospital is also giving discounts on uroflow, X-ray, blood and urine tests, ultrasound and PSA.

Free consultation will be given by Dr Vijay Kumar and Dr Karuna Taneja.


Punjab Heroes hit back to hold Young Bengal
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 29
Punjab Heroes hit back to hold Young Bengal Association to a 2-2 draw in a Group I match of the Delhi Soccer Association B Division Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

Samikshan Majumdar stunned Punjab Heroes when he put Young Bengal in the lead in the tenth minute while Amit Xavier enhanced the lead just before the breather.

But in the second half, Punjab Heroes put pressure and succeeded in reducing the margin in the 50th minute through Chandeshwar Kapur while Raj Kumar pulled off the equaliser in the 59th minute.

In another match, played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium East ground, Young Sports defeated Golden Stars 2-0. Both the goals came in the first half. Mohd Mamid opened the account in the 12th minute while outside-left Anand made it 2-0 in the 20th minute.

In the second half, Golden Stars mounted pressure on the rival goal, which literally hotted up the game, with Golden Stars’ Mohan and Young Sports’ Mehrose getting into a fracas, which led to a free for all. Referee Sunil Dutt gave marching orders to both the players to restore order.

Monday’s fixtures: Shakti vs Venus; 4.30 p.m—Ambedkar Stadium. Rohini Club vs Columba’s; 4.30 p.m—Nehru Stadium East ground.


Shastri Club down Sonnet, lift title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 29
Jalad Dua played a fine all round role, scoring an unbeaten 42 off just 33 balls and then taking two wickets for nine runs to help Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Sonnet by 49 runs and annex the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Jalad Dua was adjudged the man of the final while Yogesh Nagar of Sonnet was named the man of the tournament. The best batsman award went to Tarun Chowdhary of Shastri Club while Vipin Malhotra of Shastri Club won the best bowler of the tournament award.

Scores: Shastri Club: 115 for 8 in 20 overs (Sidharth Sharma 23, Jalad Dua 42 n o, Vishu Tomar 2 for 19, Rushil Bhaskar 2 for 31, Yogesh Nagar 1 for 19).

Sonnet: 57 all out in 18.5 overs (Tarun Chowdhary 2 for 11, Jalad Dua 2 for 9).

R R Gymkhana in semis

Penetrative bowling spells by left-arm spinner Puneet Anand (4 for 10) and leg-spinner Tarun Kumar (3 for 5) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Patel Nagar Gymkhana by 94 runs and entered the semi-final of the Madhu Vihar Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the DDA ground.

Scores: R R Gymkhana: 186 all out in 29.5 overs (Rahul Yadav 35, Udit Kumar 30, Joginder Khinchi 3 for 25, Sandeep Kumar 3 for 18).

Patel Nagar Gymkhana: 92 all out in 22.2 overs (Pankaj Kumar 40, Puneet Anand 4 for 10, Tarun Kumar 3 for 5).

DAV Shalimarbagh defeat RPS

DAV Shalimarbagh defeated Ravindra Public School by 13 runs in a league match of the fifth BDM Moonways Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the RSKP ground, Pitampura.

Scores: DAV: 129 all out in 25.4 overs (Manas Malhotra 39, Ajit Gulia 30, Ranchal Chaudhary 4 for 23, Shawej Khan 2 for 31).

Ravindra School: 116 all out in 24.5 overs (Shawej Khan 31, Anuj Jain 26, Vinay Sheel Baniwal 4 for 4).


Himansh, Shikha Sharma annex TT titles
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 29
Himansh P Kala and Shikha Sharma annexed the men’s singles and women’s singles titles in the inaugural Champion Cup Prize Money Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

Himansh P Kala of Central Bank of India defeated Nitin Mahajan of Food Corporation of India 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10, 11-4 while Shikha Sharma of Manav Sthali School defeated Esha Bhambri of Delhi Public School in the women’s singles final at 11-4, 11-9, 13-11, 6-11, 11-5. Nishank Bajaj of Manav Sthali School won the boys’ singles title, beating Varun Jindal of Sachdeva Public School 11-7, 11-9, 11-6, 5-11, 11-8.

Aman Ahuja of Manav Sthali bagged the sub-junior crown defeating Ramit Bhatnagar 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 while Sarthak Gandhi of Apeejay School annexed the cadet boys title, beating Piyush Dwivedi 11-9, 11-9, 11-5.

Results: Women’s singles quarter-finals: Esha Bhambri b Mehak Taneja 11-9, 11-5, 11-6, 11-8; Anjana Bora b Apna Bhalla 11-9, 11-7, 11-6, 13-11; Shikha Sharma b Esha Monga 12-10, 11-1, 7-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6; Semi-finals: Esha Bhambri b Anjana Bora 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-3, 22-20; Shikha Sharma b Divya Jayaram 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 15-13.

Men’s singles quarter-finals: Himanshu Kala b Ashish Duklan 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-2; Ajay Jha b Sameer Sahni 11-8, 11-13, 11-9, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3; Nitin Mahajan b Karan Sachdeva 11-5, 11-9, 11-6, 9-11.

Semi-finals: Himansh Kala b Ajay Jha 11-4, 11-6, 11-4, 11-4; Nitin Mahajan b Rajeev Ghai 11-5, 10-12, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9.

Vasant Kunj Basketball

Mount St. Mary’s School will take on Bal Bharati School in the final of the first Inter-School Open Vasant Kunj Basketball Tournament. In the semi-finals, Mount St. Mary’s defeated St. Columba’s School 46-42 while Bal Bharati School downed Bloom Public School 48-32 in the semi-finals at the Vasant Kunj court on Sunday.

Pawan top-scored with 29 points for Mount St. Mary’s while Sameer netted 27 points for St. Columba’s School. Aditya and Karan basketed 15 points each for Bal Bharati School while Manu Singh netted 18 points for Bloom School. The final will be played at 10 am on Monday.


Sumit Kundu stars in Bright Club’s win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 29
A strokeful 78 by Sumit Kundu and a quickfire 46 by Veer Bahadur helped Bright Club beat Delhi Eaglet by 15 runs and entered the quarter-final of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Scores: Bright Club: 181 for 5 in 35 overs (Sumit Kundu 78, Veer Bahadur 46, Naman Gupta 3 for 59, Abhishek Dass 2 for 63).

Delhi Eaglet: 166 for 6 in 35 overs (Nitin Saini 42, Shobhit Chandok 49, Mrinal Chaudhary 25 n.o., Arnav Kush 2 for 49).

Mata Jai Kaur School triumph

Vijit and Vidit Arora scored unbeaten 53 and 69 runs respectively to help Mata Jai Kaur Public School defeat Roshanara Club by eight wickets in the first Summer Junior Cricket Invitation Under-16 Tournament.

Scores: Roshanara Club: 175 for 9 in 35 overs (Rishab 36, Simar 36, Sahib 2 for 20, Nikhil 3 for 25).

Mata Jai Kaur Public School: 176 for 2 in 32.3 overs (Vijit Kothial 53 n.o., Vidit Arora 69 n.o).


Pinki Beniwal shines
A. Gulati

Rohtak, June 29
Pinki Beniwal swam her way to victory in three categories of the Siti cable and ESPN organised swimming championship in Sector 14 here today. Pinki emerged the winner in the 50mt. freestyle and breaststroke in the sub- juniors category and in the 50mt. breaststroke in the juniors category.

Kulpreet finished ahead of Saurabh to win the 50mt. Freestyle event in the sub-juniors category for boys. Bharti Dagar finished behind Pinki Beniwal to end up second in the sub-juniors category for girls. In the junior category, Abhishek emerged the winner in the 50mt freestyle, whereas Nisha and Poonam Malik got the top two positions in the junior category for girls.

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