Tuesday, September 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Medical services at Arogya Sansthan
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 1
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated the indoor services at the Dr Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan at Karkardooma in East Delhi.

The OPD services have already begun at the 200-bed Sansthan, constructed by the PWD at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Dikshit said the opening of the services was a dream come true for the residents who had been awaiting this for the last 25-30 years.

She added that both Ayurvedic and homeopathic forms of treatment will be provided here and that 10 beds each have been kept reserved for the patients seeking treatment through these systems of medicine. Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr A K Walia, presided over the function while MLA, Mr Naseeb Singh, Chairman Hospital Advisory Committee, Mr Abhijeet Singh Gulati, and local councillor Ratan Singh were Guests of Honour.


Salwan Marathon in October
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
The 9th Salwan Marathon will be held on October 2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The road race is recognised by the Amateur Athletic Federation of India and would be conducted jointly by the Delhi State Amateur Athletic Association, the Services Sports Control Board and the Central Reserve Police Force.

The events would be held in the boys and girls under-14 (3.2 km), under-16 (6.5km) and under-18 (10.2 km) sections.

The winners in each category will pocket a cash prize of Rs 5,000 each while the runners-up will receive Rs 3,000 each. The third-placed runners will be given Rs 2,000 each. One hundred consolation prizes will also be given to the boys and girls.

Those desirous of participating in the races may contact their principal or secretary of the Delhi State Amateur Athletic Association Sunny Joshua (Tel: 24365966), Room No 1148, Gate No 28, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi; Vinod Kumar (25782392, 25715857), Sunanda Sharma (25782530) at the Salwan School ground, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi; Hegadi, Delhi Kannada School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (24611360); Asha Aggarwal (27459348), Chhtrasal Stadium, Delhi; Virender Singh, Salwan School, Mayur Vihar-111, Delhi (22616486); Dhaiya, Salwan School, Gurgaon (95124-2333956), by September 28.

Limited boarding and lodging arrangements would be provided on a first come first served basis at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to outstation athletes.


CRPF swim away with golds in Police Aquatics
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) swept all the three gold medals at stake on the opening day of the 52nd All-India Police Aquatic and Cross Country Championship at the Talkatora swimming pool on Monday.

Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vikram Verma inaugurated the championship while director-general of CRPF S C Chaube welcomed the guests.

Additional DG Himanshu Kumar proposed a vote of thanks.

CRPF fished out the first gold when Elvis Ali Hazarika swam to the first position in the 100m free style with a time of 0: 55.54 secs. Amar Muralidharan, also of CRPF, took the silver while Ishwar Sharma of Border Security Force annexed the bronze. Deepak Kumar clocked 1:07.75 secs to lift the 100m breaststroke gold while Harinder Singh of BSF won the silver. M Premananda of CRPF cantered away with the bronze.

T K Senthil Kumar won the third gold for CRPF in the 100m backstroke, with a time of 01:02.56 secs. Ishwar Sharma of BSF and Arjun Muralidharan, also of BSF, claimed the silver and bronze.

Over 600 swimmers, representing 22 units, are taking part in the meet, which will be conclude on September 6.


Hindustan Club record narrow victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Hindustan Club scored a narrow 1-0 victory against Moonlight Club in a Group A match of the Delhi Soccer Association-SAIL Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday.

Hindustan, who have collected 11 points from five matches, scored the match-winner through Probin Rai.

In a Group B match, City Club and New Delhi Heroes played a goalless draw. City have earned ten points from five matches while N D Heroes have seven points from five matches.

Raisina Sporting Union scored a 4-2 victory against Goans, after leading by 1-0 at half time. Ram Singh scored the first goal in the 18th minute. Nishit Das equalised for Raisina. Ashis Das regained the lead for Raisina while Tuireising made it 2-2 for Goans. Debashish Kundu increased the lead for Raisina while Ashok Sarkar completed the tally 4-2.

Defending champions Indian Air Force, New Delhi scored a 3-0 victory against Mughals in Group B at the Nehru Stadium. Danny, Kalyan Pal and Jyoanta Das were the marksmen.

Tuesday’s fixtures: Tarun Sangha vs B B Stars (2.30 p m); Indian National vs Simla Youngs (4.30 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium. Shastri vs Collegians (2.30 pm); Delhi Police vs Goans (4.30 pm)— Nehru Stadium.


Qamar, Jitender hit gold
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Indian boxers struck it rich in the Commonwealth Championship at Kuala Lumpur when they won two gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Ali Qamar and Jitender lifted gold medals. Qamar defeated his Pakistan rival to bag the gold. He had annexed a gold in the last Commonwealth Games in London. Ramanand accounted for a silver.

Makensay lift Cup

Makensay knowledge centre annexed the Suntan Cup, beating Siemens Ltd in the final of the first Suntan Corporate Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort Stadium. Rohit Khurana was adjudged the best player of the tournament.

Results: Suhail beat R K Jaiswal 15-4, 9-15, 15-4; Rohit Khurana beat Raghav Ramdev 15-9, 15-3; Suhail and Raghav Ramdev beat Rohit Khurana and R. K. Jaiswal 15-3, 15-3.

Ganga win three gold

Ganga School won three gold, one silver and one bronze in the sixth Delhi Public School Judo Championship. Rosima (36kg), Govind (20kg) and Puneet (28kg) won the gold medals while Shalini (36kg) cornered a silver medal. Hitesh annexed a bronze in the 28kg.


Subodh bowls KVS Hindon to semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
A devastating medium-pace bowling display by Subodh, who claimed six wickets for 25 runs, helped Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Air Force Station, Hindon defeat Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan No 3, Delhi Cantonment by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Under-19 Regional Cricket Tournament at the KVS No 1, Delhi Cantonment.

Batting first, KVS No 3 were bundled out for 73 in 15 overs, thanks to the bowling display of Subodh.

In reply, KVS, Hindon raced to the victory target for the loss of seven wickets in 15.5 overs.

Scores: KVS No 3: 73 (Shiv Ashish 20, 2x4; Diwakar 11, Subodh 6 for 25, Sunil 2 for 2).

KVS, Hindon: 74 for 7 (Amrinder 25, 3x4; Sunil 15, Vinod 2 for 13, Praveen 2 for 14).


Cambridge School to host Radha Kishan cricket
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
The 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament will be held at the Cambridge Foundation School ground from September 14. Top teams of the Capital are expected to participate in the tournament. The Cambridge Foundation School will also host a friendly cricket match between the Cambridge Foundation School and the Delhi Sports Journalists Association on September 6 at the school ground.

J D Tytler Badminton

The J D Tytler Memorial Delhi State Badminton Championship will be held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium from September 8 to 12. Entries will close with Delhi Badminton Association secretary Susheel Bhatia on September 5 at 6 pm. All regular events, subject to a maximum of six entries, will be conducted.

Mr Bhatia said the Tytler Championship will also be the selection event of the Delhi teams for the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship to be held in Shimla from September 20 to 23 and the Mini and the Junior National Championships to be held in October and November respectively.

Tennis facility at DPS

Delhi Public School (DPS), Indirapuram (Ghaziabad), will set up a tennis facility, known as ‘Tennis Express’ to impart expert coaching to children.

The facility will be inaugurated on September 2.


Ravinder powers Ramjas to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 1
Deadly bowing (4 for 7) by man of the match Ravinder Panwar helped Ramjas no-2 beat Balbharti Public School, Rajender Nagar, by 10 wickets and entered in the quarter-final of the IIIrd Ramjas Inter School (Under-17) Cricket Tournament of Ramjas sports complex ground.

In second match, last year champion Salwan boys defeat Ramjas senior wing school by 9 wickets. For Salwan Sawan Saini 5/02 and Narender Sijgh 3/01, were the most successful bowler.

Score: BBPS (R N Arora): 44 all out in 22.4 overs: Mayank Goel not out 21, Ravinder Panwar 4 for 7. Ramjas no- 2: 46 no loss in 4.3 overs: Rahul Yadav no 25. Rohit Sharma not out 15. R J Senior Wing: 43 all out in 17.3 overs: Dishank Rastogi 19, Hitesh Rai 16, Sawan Saini 5 for 2, Narender Singh 3 for 01,

Salwan Boys: 45 for 1 in 10.1 overs: Neeraj Bansal n o 15, Yogesh Nagar not out 15, Dishank Rastogi 1 for 17.

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