Friday, October 3, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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250 patients examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 2
Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, inaugurated a two-month long surgical and medical checkup camp at Dewan Hospital here today. More than 250 patients were examined on the first day.

Dr Narottam Dewan, Chairman of the managing committee of Dewan Hospital, said that the camp would provide a facility of free checkup and free admission to the hospital.

As many as 40 patients would be treated and operated upon free of cost and 300 patients would be operated at no-profit no-loss basis. Dr Dewan said at earlier camps, patients had come all the way from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and other districts of Punjab.

A book written by Dr Narottam Dewan, “Legacy of Mahatma-Mahatma speaks-Let me listen” was also released on the occasion. An all-religion prayer meeting was held. Students from SDP Senior Secondary School and St Patrick School, Haibowal Kalan, took part in the declamation contest held.

A cultural programme was organised in which students from many schools participated and performed Giddha, Bhangra to celebrate the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation.

Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, was the guest of honour.



Wander heart institute coordinator
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 2
Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander, Chief Cardiologist, Hero-DMC Heart Institute, has been appointed coordinator of the heart institute. He will look after all matters pertaining to the day-to-day functioning of the institute and also coordinate between the faculty and the management.

Earlier, this job was being done by the CEO and this was allegedly resented by the doctors.



Kalpana Chawla memorial tourney ends
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 2
The first Kalpana Chawla Memorial Tournament held by the Chahal Sports and Welfare Club concluded at Uchi Daud village near Malaudh recently.
The three-day tournament, which witnessed keen contests in kabaddi and volleyball for men, was a big draw, according to Mr Harvinder Singh Chahal, president of the club.

The volleyball (shooting title) was won by Hathan village, while the second and the third places were bagged by Dalelgarh and Dudhal villages, respectively. In the kabaddi section, Khokhar village bagged the first place, while Uchi Daud village finished second. In the 37 kg category, Bhudan village and Kurar villages were placed first and second, respectively. Other results are: 42 kg — Kurar first, Uchi Daud , second, 47 kg — Johlan first and Rabbon Uchi second and 52 kg — Lassara first and Bichhuana second.

Mr Banarsi Lal Chawla, father of Kalpana Chawla, was the chief guest on the opening day of the tournament. On the concluding day, Mr H.S. Hanspal, president, PCC(I), gave away the prizes to the winners. Among others present on the occasion were Mr Tej Parkash Singh Kotli, Transport Minister, Punjab, and Mr Jagtar Singh, sarpanch of the village.

A 64-page book in English, titled ‘Kalpana Chawla — pride of Uchi Daud’, on the life of Kalpana Chawla, compiled by Mr. Harvinder Singh Chahal, was released on the occasion by Mr Hanspal.

Dasehra Sports Meet

Amloh: Janta Sports Club would organise the 100th Dasehra Sports Tournament from October 4 to October 6 at Chanarthal Kalan village here, according to Mr Harbhajan Singh, a former sarpanch of the village, in a press note here today.

It is pertinent to mention that Dasehra is celebrated here one day after the celebrations in other towns.

Akali leader Ranjit Singh Libra will inaugurate the meet, while former minister Harmail Singh Tohra will be present on the second day. Former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal will be the chief guest on the concluding function and will give away prizes to the winners. The function will be presided over by SGPC Chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

Kabaddi teams in 32 kg, 37 kg, 42 kg, 47 kg, 50 kg, 57 kg and 62 kg weight categories and village open will participate.

Teams from Majha and Malwa regions will play an exhibition match. Volleyball, tug-of-war, 100 metre and 400 metre races and a cultural programme will be the highlight of the meet. Cash prizes of Rs 12,000 and Rs 1,000 will be awarded to the winners and runners-up, respectively, in open kabaddi.


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