Thursday, September 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Cancer awareness camp held
Our Correspondent

Meerut, September 17
In a series of programmes to celebrate the raising day of the Military Nursing Service (MNS) on October 2, a detailed “Cancer Awareness Campaign and Health Check-up” camp was held here in Military Hospital Meerut.

Aimed at detecting cancer and for screening of diseases among the wives of officers, JCOs, NCOs and soldiers, the campaign was organised by the Obstetric and Gynaecology department and the family Welfare Centre.

The AWWA (MH) president, Mrs Harbhajan Kaur, inaugurated the camp by lighting a lamp.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that the prevalence rate of cervical cancer in Indian women is about 40 per cent, just double the rate of incidence of this disease worldwide.

She regretted that it was rather surprising that there were no screening programmes. She added that amongst the Indian women, lack of awareness could be attributed to poor education, and in turn, to poor personnel hygiene.

Several gynecologists advised the women that any swelling to the breast should not be ignored and one must undergo thorough check-up.

On the occasion, Commandant of the MH Meerut, Brigadier Surjeet Singh told the ‘NCR Tribune’ that almost 99 per cent of the cervical cancer are associated with a virus HPV (Human Papilloma virus) and almost 10 million of new cases of this infection occur every year in India.



Shahdara, Air Force enter semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
Shahdara Club and defending champions Indian Air Force, New Delhi qualified for the semi-finals from Group B in the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.

Air Force rallied to hold Shahdara to a 1-1 draw, and both the teams qualified for the last four stage of the league. Shahdara took the lead in the 44th minute through striker Promodh Rawat. They muffed several other chances to score, with forwards Dharam Singh Negi and Veer Singh Negi failing to hit the mark. Air Force pulled off the equaliser in the 65th minute through substitute Arvindo Bandopadhyaya.

Shahdara topped Group B, securing eight points from four matches. Air Force also collected eight points from four matches to finish second in the group. The crucial Group A Super League matches will be played on Thursday.

Earlier, Simla Youngs scored a facile 3-0 victory against New Delhi Heroes in a Group B Super League match. Simla Youngs earned seven points from four matches, but their party was spoilt when Shahdara drew with Air Force.

Thursday’s fixtures: Tarun Sangha vs Indian National (2.15 pm); Hindustan vs Shastri Club (4 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium.



Flurry of sports activities at MDU
Our Sports Reporter

Rohtak, September 17
The sports activities of the colleges affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak (MDU) are set to gain momentum this month with start of the various inter-college championships.

The MDU’s Director of Sports today said that inter-college competitions for Cross Country (men and women) both will take place tomorrow. He said that the races would begin from Jawaharlal Nehru Canal, Rohtak. The president of the MDU’s sports council, Satpal Singh, will be the chief guest on the occasion.

He also revealed that inter-college Netball (women) championship will be held at MKJK College, Rohtak, on September 26 and 27. The inter-college championship for softball (men) will take place in sports complex from September 30 to October 3, whereas the competitions for the women section will be organised at the same venue from September 29 to October 1. KLP College, Rewari, will host the inter-college championship for kho-kho (men) from September 27 to 30. DAV College for women will be the venue of inter-college volleyball tourney for eves to be held between October 3 to 6.

The MDU Director of Sports also informed that selection of teams for the forthcoming inter-university sports championship would take place on the culminating day of the each inter-college competition. The selected sportspersons will undergo a training camp before start of the inter-university championships.



Shiv Sunder Das, Mohanty star for NALCO
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
An all-round display by India player Shiv Sundar Das and a deadly bowling spell by another India player, Debashish Mohanty, enabled National Aluminium Company (NALCO) defeat MTNL by six wickets and entered the quarter-final of the All-India Public Sector Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

In another match, Food Corporation of India (FCI) defeated Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) by six wickets, also to enter the last eight.

In the third match, played at the Airports Authority of India ground, Airports Authority of India defeated HUDCO by four wickets.

Scores: MTNL: 104 all out in 33.2 overs (D Mohanty 2 for 9, Shiv Sundar Das 2 for 15). NALCO: 108 for 4 in 28.2 overs (Das 36). Shiv Sundar Das was declared the man of the match. NLC: 82 all out in 26.4 overs (Samit Narwal 5 for 20, Ashish Winston Zaidi 2 for 10).

FCI: 83 for 4 in 18.2 overs (Kanwaljeet Singh 35). Sumit Narwal was awarded the man of the match.

Hudco: 90 all out in 37.3 overs (H Dass 3 for 9, Mahesh 3 for 15, R Gupta 3 for 16). AAI: 91 for 6 in 23.3 overs (Ramvir Yadav 26, Nandakumar 23, R Negi 3 for 20). Ramvir Yadav was given the man of the match award.



TVS to sponsor Irani Trophy

New Delhi, September 17
TVS, after sponsoring the just-concluded Challenger Series in Bangalore, will also sponsor the Irani Cup, to be played between Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai and Rest of India in Chennai from September 18 to 22. With this sponsorship, TVS is poised to play a major role in sponsorship.

The appointment of Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for TVS Victor marked the beginning of TVS Motor Company’s entry into Indian cricket sponsorship. The list of cricketers who made it big after their noteworthy performances in the Irani Trophy is long and impressive. Dilip Vengsarkar, Gopal Bose, Kapil Dev, K Srikanth and V B Chandrasekhar are some of the legends who have come through the Irani route. Anil Kumble got a second lease of life when he took 13 wickets in the Irani Trophy prior to India’s tour of South Africa in 1992-93. OSR



Nikhil shines in DPS victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
A fine all-round display by Nikhil Iyer, who claimed four wickets for 21 runs and scored an unbeaten 18, helped Delhi Public School (DPS), R K Puram defeat Cambridge Foundation by five wickets in the 14th Radha Kishan Cricket Tournament at the Cambridge Foundation School ground on Wednesday.

Scores: Cambridge Foundation: 157 for 9 in 30 overs (Sunny Verma 45, 4x4, 2x6; Rishab Bhathla 33, 2x4, 2x6; Ayush Gulati 25, 2x4, 1x6; Nikhil Iyer 4 for 21, Arjun Suri 2 for 32).

DPS: 159 for 5 in 22.1 overs (Bharat Suri 50, 7x4, 1x6, 44b; Diwan Jha 45, 6x6; Nikhil 18 n o).

Ravindra Public School defeated Salwan Public by 97 runs in the second match.

Scores: Ravindra School, Pitam Pura: 240 for 7 in 30 overs (Pankaj Sethi 105, 8x4, 3x6; Hemant Singh 58, 5x4; Sandip Singh 24, Saurav Saddi 2 for 44, Mohit Negi 2 for 45).

Salwan Public: 143 for 9 in 30 overs (Nitin Chug 25, Amit Bhola 25, Savez Khan 3 for 24, Pankaj Sethi 2 for 19, Harish Kumar 2 for 20).



M M Public School record facile win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
M M Public School recorded a facile five-wicket victory against MCA in the Jayanti Devi Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ashok Vihar ground.

Scores: MCA: 126 all out in 25 overs (Rahul 47, Virender 36, Ramit Gill 3 for 24).

MM Public School: 127 for 5 in 24.2 overs (Sushil Kumar 44, Upmanyu 36, Harpreet Singh 3 for 20).

Malhotra felicitates lifters

All India Council of Sports president Vijay Kumar Malhotra felicitated the Indian Women’s Weightlifting team who returned from China, after participating in the Asian Weightlifting Championship at Qinhuangdao.

Prof. Malhotra expressed the hope that the women ‘lifters would do well in the World Weightlifting Championship to be held in Canada, which will be the qualifiers for the Olympic Games at Athens. He also congratulated Jyoti Randhawa for his victory in the Japan Circuit Golf. 



Kho-kho results
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
DAV, Shalimar Bagh beat DAV, Vasant Vihar 11-10 in the senior boys final of the Hansraj Kho-kho Tournament. In the senior girls title clash, DAV, Miawali, Paschim Vihar defeated DAV, Shalimar Bagh 7-5.

In the sub-junior boys section, DAV, Narela beat DAV, Pushpanjali 4-1 while in the sub-junior girls category, DAV, Miawali defeated DAV, Pushpanjali 8-2. 



Don Bosco basket huge win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 17
Don Bosco scored a crushing 61-30c victory against Sachdeva Public School in the Ramjas Basketball Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex court. Ganga School beat J D Tytler 31-27 in the second match. Springdales rushed past Ramjas 38-14 in the third match. Karan scored 21 points for the winners.

Salwan Public School defeated Ramjas, R K Puram 38-3 in the girls section.


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