Thursday, July 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Cardiac symposium tomorrow
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
To make cardiologists of the region aware of the latest advancements in the treatment and detection of heart disease, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, will organise a cardiac symposium on July 25 at Darbar Hall of Hotel Park Plaza. A galaxy of renowned cardiac experts, not only from India but also abroad, talks on various topics.

Prof J.S. Gujral, Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and former head of cardiothoracic surgery, PGIMER, will be the chief guest.

One of the main features of the symposium will be Dr O.P. Aggarwal IMA oration on “changing cardiology practices in India and the West in the new millennium”. The oration will be delivered by Prof T.S. Kler, senior intervention cardiologist and head of Electrophysiology and pacing, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, and adviser to Hero DMC Heart Institute.



Ludhiana, Kapurthala kick off in style
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 23
Hosts Ludhiana and the last year’s losing finalists, Kapurthala began their campaign on a winning note on the opening day of the 16th Punjab State Sub-junior (under-16) Football Championship at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today. The Ludhiana lads blanked Ferozepore 3-0, while Kapurthala boys drubbed Ropar, 7-1, to move into the quarterfinals.

In other matches, Jalandhar trounced Mukatsar 5-0, and in the inaugural match of this four-day tournament, Gurdaspur routed Amritsar, 4-1. With these victories, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar have assured themselves berths in the last eight.

Teams from Mansa and Bathinda districts did not turn up today and the matches were awarded by default to Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib, respectively.

Earlier, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU declared the championship open. Arjuna-awardee Inder Singh, Jagir Singh, Tara Singh Lotey, Jasbir Singh Sanga, (District Sports Officer), Mr Sohan Lal Lotey, Mr Amar Singh (former DSO, Ludhiana), office-bearers of the District Football Association, officials and coaches of the Sports Department were present at the opening ceremony.


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