Thursday, September 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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HCFI month-long heart care plan from today
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 24
To achieve focus on the rising incidence of heart diseases, especially among youth and women, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is launching a month-long action-oriented programme here from tomorrow as a prelude to the World Heart Day on September 28.

During the first phase of the programme from September 25 to October 19, experts from all systems of medicines will hold discussions and seminars and interact with the public on the prevention of heart disease and chalk out a strategy to create health awareness.

This programme will be held at the K.L. Chopra Body Mind Institute at D-50, Defence Colony.

Announcing this at a news conference here today, HCFI Executive Vice-Chairman Dr K.K. Aggarwal said the subjects include lifestyle management, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardio-protective drugs, new mechanical interventions, bypass graft, diet, exercise and various risk factors.

In the second phase—October 10 to 19—which coincides with the coming MTNL Perfect Health Mela, a big camp will be organised at the Mela ground where arrangements for heart and general health check-up of over a million visitors have been made.

Dr Aggarwal, who is also president of the Health Mela, said that apart from free consultation, people can have their risk factor analysis done at a subsidised rate.

The tests include lipid profile, sugar, ECG and metabolic syndrome, he said, adding that people who need lifestyle change or drug intervention will be advised accordingly.

Dr Aggarwal pointed out that Coronary Heart Diseases (CAD) and deaths from heart attack were increasing in India while they were declining in Europe and America.

A decade ago, the incidence of CAD was 3.1 per cent in India, but today around 10 per cent of the country’s population was suffering from the disease.

One-thirds of the victims in India were women, he said.


Air Force retain DSA Senior Division crown
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 24
Defending champions Indian Air Force (New Delhi) defeated Tarun Sangha Football Club 3-2 to retain the title in the Delhi Soccer Association-ONGC Senior Division Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday. The teams were level 1-1 at the interval.

In a hotly-contested match, the Airmen surged into lead in the 17th minute when striker Kalyan Pal capitalised on a defensive lapse to put the ball in. But the lead could not be sustained for long as Tarun Sangha pulled off the equaliser in the 31st minute through outside-left Pushpender Dhondiyal, whose shot deflected off a defender and wound its way into the net.

On changing ends, there was a furious fight for supremacy with the teams dominating in turns. Air Force regained the lead in the 50th minute through inside-left L Danny, who found the mark following a goal-mouth scramble.

The Airmen consolidated the lead, and almost ensured victory when mid-fielder Sona Ram Champia made it 3-1 in the 65th minute.

In the closing stages, Tarun Sangha put up a valiant fight, and got the reward for their persistence when they earned a penalty kick, which was converted by Haradhan Kora. But then time ran out, and Air Force clung to their slender lead to renew their lease on the title. Air Force won a cash award of Rs 10,000 while Tarun Sangha received Rs 7,500.

Delhi Assembly Speaker Subhash Chopra gave away the prizes. Four best players of the tournament—Anil Kumar of Air Force, New Delhi (goalkeeper), Tajuddin Ali of Tarun Sangha (defender), Promod Rawat of Shahdara (medio) and Deepak Kumar of Indian National (forward)— were awarded Rs 2500 each. The Dharamvira Fair Play Trophy, instituted by Mughals Club, went to Tarun Sangha.


Chopra promises incentives for sports
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 24
Delhi Assembly Speaker Subhash Chopra said the Delhi Government was committed to promote sports activities among the youth at all levels and he would ensure that the deserving ones got their dues.

Speaking at the prize distribution function of the Delhi Soccer Association Senior Division League Championship, Mr Subhach Chopra complimented the DSA for conducting more than 300 matches in the local league.

He said it was indeed very commendable that the DSA, despite facing severe financial constraints, was keeping the local league going, which was praiseworthy considering the fact that many State Football Associations, richer and more resourceful, were finding it difficult to conduct their soccer league. Mr Chopra said the Delhi Government had given special attention towards upgrading sports facilities and enhancing the sports budget. He said the Delhi Government was planning to create more sports facilities all over Delhi.

A majestic stadium, built by the Delhi Government, was recently inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at Bhawana.


CBSE North Zone Tennis in Delhi
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 24
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) North Zone Tennis Championship will be held from September 27 at the Modern School courts, Barakhamba Road.

Principal of Modern School Lata Vaidyanathan said 50 leading schools of North India will participate in the championship. The draw will be held on September 26 at 6.30 pm. Chairperson of Modern School Ketaki Sood will inaugurate the championship. Mr Pushkar Vohra of CBSE will be the guest of honour.

MEG record easy victory

MEG, Bangalore recorded an easy victory over J and K LI 65-50 while Signal defeated Sikh Regiment 81-49 in the Army Cluster I Basketball Championship at the Army Headquarters ground.

In other matches, Raj Rif beat Punjab 59-34, Artillery Centre beat Kumaon Regt 41.22 and MEG, Bangalore beat AMC 62-20.


St Michael School win
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, September 24
St. Michael School beat Government School, Barwala by 83 runs in the Parle Cup Inter-School Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground. Electing to bat, St. Michael made 143 in 29.2 overs.

Scores: St. Michael: 143 all out in 29.2 overs (Akshay Khatri 55, Aditya Chabra 30, Pankaj Punia 4 for 22).

Govt School: 60 all out (Surajmal 20, Sunny Sahni 8 for 21).

Shankaracharya School beat Navyug School by ten wickets. Scores: Navyug School: 113 all out in 24.4 overs (Mohit Kumar 3 for 16, Amit Chawla 3 for 22, Yatesh Kumar 3 for 34).

Shankaracharya: 114 for loss in 14.5 overs (Amit Chawla 52, Mayuresh Kumar 26 n o).

Hansraj Smarak beat Ramjas Day-Boarding by seven wickets. Scores: Ramjas: 176 for 9 in 35 overs (Munish Saini 54, Sanket Gupta 4 for 16). Hansraj: 177 for 3 in 28.3 overs (Rahul Bhardwaj 47, Charanjeet Singh 43, Angad Walia 1 for 30).


Bagrodia School enter semi-final

New Delhi, September 24
N K Bagrodia School, Rohini, defeated Sumermal Jain Public School, Janakpuri 1-0 to enter the semi-final of the Fr. Peter Mermier Memorial Football Tournament on Wednesday. Dhruv Sharan scored the match-winner in the 12th minute.

In a Pool B match, Don Bosco School, Alaknanda trounced Modern School, Vasant Vihar 4-0 to sail into the semi-final. The highlight of the match was three goals by Noel James. Amit Babu completed the tally. In Pool D, General Raj School (Haus Khas) drew with Birla Vidya Niketan goalless. OSR

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