Sunday, August 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Health scheme for ex-servicemen
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 9
The Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, for providing good healthcare facilities to the retired defence personnel, under the aegis of HQ Western Command, would be launched here tomorrow.

Col S.S. Nanda, Officiating Station Commander, Ludhiana Garrison, said today that over 25,000 ex-servicemen would benefit through this scheme in the district. Giving details about the scheme, he said ex-servicemen would have to make an initial lumpsum payment, adding that those getting monthly pension of Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,001 from 5000, Rs 5001 from 7,500, Rs 7,500, Rs 7,501 and above would have to pay Rs 1,800, Rs 4,800, Rs 8,400, Rs 12,000 and Rs 18,000 respectively, for availing the facilities under this scheme.

He further said that the scheme was being launched in the auditorium of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana. The Officiating Station Commander said computerised application forms for the scheme were available at Sainik Welfare Offices, Army canteens and station headquarters free of cost.

He said the scheme was being introduced in all district headquarters of the state, adding that seven polyclinics would be opened at military stations in the state.



PCMS doctors hoist black flags
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, August 9
To protest against the abolition of NPA by the state government, the district unit of the PCMS Association today held ‘Public awareness meetings’ at various hospitals and health centres. Today was the 11th day of their continuing agitation. They hoisted black flags at hospitals.

Dr Hardeep Singh, state president, and Dr Balwinder Kumar, general secretary, Dr Manjeet Singh, press secretary and Dr Harpreet Singh Sekhon, secretary of the Ludhiana Unit of the PCMSA said the government decision to abolish NPA was anti-public. The poor who can not bear the expensive treatment would be the sufferers. The government was compelling doctors to indulge in private practice. As a result, the health services in the state would be neglected. The leaders said the rallies were organised to get public support.



Khanna gymnasts reign supreme 
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 9
Sukhjeet Singh of Spring Dale Public Senior Secondary School, Khanna, and Kuljinder Singh of Sacred Heart Convent School, Khanna, were declared best gymnasts among boys in the under-19 and under-17 year categories, respectively, in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Gymnastics Championship organised by the Education Department at the indoor multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. Robin Vij and Satish Kumar, both of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, scored 17.80 and 13.40 points and finished at the second and the third place, respectively.

AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, garnered 76.70 points to win overall championship. Government Senior Secondary School, Malout, scored 13.60 points and secured second place, while RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, and Navbharti Public School, Ludhiana, accumulated 12.60 points each to finish at the third position.

In the under-14 years category, AS Senior Secondary School of Khanna, clinched the overall trophy, while Guru Nanak School of Doraha and Himalaya Public Senior Secondary School of Khanna got the second and the third position respectively.

Himalya Public School of Khanna and St Joseph School of Ludhiana bagged the first and the second spot, respectively, in the under-17 year category.

Results: (apparatus) — Sukhjeet Singh of Spring Dale Public School, Khanna , (6.40 pts) 1, Robin Vij of AS Senior Secondary school, Khanna, (6 pts) 2, Satish Kumar of A S Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (5 pts) 3.

Pommel horse — Sukhjeet Singh of Spring Dale Public School, Khanna, (5.10 pts) 1, Robin Vij of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (4.20 pts) 2, Satish Kuamr of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (2.30 pts) 3.

Horizontal bar — Sukhjeet Singh of Spring Dale Public School, Khanna, (4.50 pts) 1, Sandeep Kumar of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (3.20 pts) 2, Robin Vij and Gurdeep of AS Senior Secondary School Khanna (3.00 pts) 3.

Under-14 category — Veer Davinder of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (12 pts) 1, Jasvir Singh of Himalaya Public School, Khanna, (11 pts) 2, Sanjay of AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, (1.50 pts) 3.



Green Land school shuttlers shine
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 9
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School, G T Road, brought laurels to their school by winning badminton and table tennis titles in the Ludhiana District Inters- School Tournaments organised by the Education Department at Khanna.

In the table tennis final ( boys under-19 years category), Atul of Green Land School registered a hard fought victory over Jasbir of DAV School, Khanna, 11-6, 11-9 and 11-7; and Sahil pipped Jabir 11-9, 11-8 and 11-6. In the third match, Atul beat Nitish, 11-5, 11-6 and 11-7.

In the under-14 category, Green Land School defeated DAV School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, 3-0. Manpreet beat Parul, 9-11, 11-4, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7; and Abhijeet beat Punnet, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-6; Dharminder beat Akshay 11-5, 11-6 and 11-5.

In badminton (under-17), Green Land School defeated BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar. Gurbakash beat Shekhar, 15-3, 15-3, while the pair of Ashutosh and Gurbakash b Nimish and Mukul beat 15-1 and 15-11.

In the under-14 year category, Green Land School beat DAV School, Khanna, 2-0. Raj Kumar beat Kamal, 15-3 and 15-5, and the duo of Gurrattan and Raj Kumar beat Gaurav and Kamal, 15-0 and 15-2.



Alpine lads win kho-kho title
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 9
Powered by superb performance of Anuj, Simerdeep, Mohit, Prashant and Chashminder, Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ferozepore Road, scraped a narrow victory over their spirited opponents from Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, by one point (9-8) to lift the title in the boys' section in the 12th CBSE Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Kho-Kho Tournament which concluded at Bharitya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, here today. GNP School of Mullanpur faced no resistance from Shamrock School, Ludhiana, whom they edged out by five points and one turn to capture the third spot.

In the girls' section, Sant Ishar Singh Senior Secondary School, Rara Sahib, annexed the title. In the final, they beat GNP School, Mullanpur by three points (10-7). In the match for hardline cup, hosts Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, beat Greenland Senior Secondary School, G. T. Road, comprehensively by seven points and an innings (9-2).

Dr D.R. Jalota, Director, Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex and Principal, Radha Vatika, Khanna, was the chief guest on the concluding day. Thirteen teams in the boys' section and eight teams in the girls' section participated in the three-day tournament. To encourage the participating boys and girls, mementoes were presented to all teams. 


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