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Workshop on AIDS education opened
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18
The Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr R.C. Dogra, today inaugurated a state core trainers/master trainers workshop on Schools AIDS Education programme at Kisan Bhavan here. The minister pointed out that of the 1 billion population of India, every year 5,00,000 youths below the age of 25 years were getting the HIV virus.

The four-day workshop is being attended by teachers, lecturers and principals chosen from eight districts of the state for the implementation of the School AIDS Education Programme. These districts are Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ropar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala and Sangrur. District Health Officers from these districts are also participating in the workshop and will provide technical support for the implementation of this programme.

Delivering his inaugural address, the minister stressed on the need to bring a radical behavioural change among the students by developing and exercising an innovative and effective strategy with the involvement of the Education Department to combat the dreaded HIV/AIDS virus and its spread.

Ms Anjali Bhawra, Project Director of the Punjab State AIDS Control Society, said the programme, to begin with, would be implemented in eight districts. Dr Pranita Tipre and Dr Charu are the resource persons from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation AIDS Control Society where the Schools AIDS Education Programme has already been implemented.



National School Games at Surat from Dec 11
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18
The 49th National School Games in the disciplines of lawn tennis under-14, 17 (boys and girls) and badminton under-14, 17, 19 (boys and girls) will be held from December 11 to 16 at Surat, Gujarat. The trials to select the Chandigarh teams will be held according to the following schedule: lawn tennis (boys) under 14, 17 years on November 20 at 9.30 a.m. at Government Model Senior Secondary School-16; lawn tennis (girls) under-14, 17 years on November 21 at 9.30 a.m. at Government Model Senior Secondary School-16; badminton (boys and girls) under-14 years on November 20 at 9.30 a.m. at Badminton Hall, Sector 42; badminton (boys and girls) under-19 years on November 22 at 9.30 a.m. at Badminton Hall, Sector 42.

Education Dept

The Chandigarh Education Department will organise inter-school primary tournaments from November 20 to 22 and on November 24 in kho-kho (boys and girls), kabaddi (boys and girls) and athletics. The said tournaments will be held at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19, Chandigarh, from 8.30 am. The inaugural ceremony will be held on November 20 at 10.30 am. D.S. Mangat, DPI (S), UT, Chandigarh, will be the chief guest.

PU athletics

The Panjab University annual athletics meet will be held from November 20 to 22 at Panjab University here. At least 450 athletes from 70 colleges will take part in the meet. The championship will be inaugurated by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, on November 20 at 10 am.

Volleyball meet

SGGS College, Sector 26, won the Panjab University volleyball championship for men while Panjab University campus and Government College, Ludhiana, were second and third, respectively. DAV College, Hoshiarpur, finished fourth.

The results: SGGS College, Chandigarh, b DAV College, Hoshiarpur, 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-09); Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh, b Government College, Ludhiana, 3-2 (18-25, 25-20, 25-15, 21-25, 15-12).

Golf tournament

The Punjab Golf Association will hold the Punjab Civil Services Tournament at Forest Hill Golf Course on November 29. Serving as well as retired IAS, PCS, IPS and PPS officers of Punjab will participate in the stableford tournament. There will be two categories of participants, with age group upto 60 years in one category and above 60 years in the second.

Prizes will be awarded to the gross and net winners. Entries can be submitted till November 27 with Col B.S. Kahlon, general secretary, PGA.

Fencing tourney

St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, won the overall joint trophy with 24 points in the union territory inter-school girls under-17 fencing competition. GMSSS-33 overall runners with 15 points and GMHSSS-41 were third with 12 points.

Competitions were held at St Joseph’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-D. The results: foil (final): St Joseph’s School-44 b GMSSS-33 2-0; (Arshleen b Sonika 5-1, Smiley b Monika 5-2); semifinals: St Joseph’s School-44 b GMHSS-41 2-0, (Arshleen b Shruti 5-1, Smiley b Ritu 5-1); GMsSS-33 b GMSSS-10 2-0, (Sonika b Tanya 3-2, Monika b Nirmla 2-1).

Epee (final): GMSSS-10 b St Joseph’s School-44 2-0 (Anu b Sakshi 5-4, Sonu b Arshleen 5-3). semifinals: St Joseph’s School 44 b GMSSS-33 2-0;(Sakshi b Monika 5-1, Arshleen b Neha 5-1); GMSSS-10 b GMHS-41 2-0 (Nirmla b Neetu 5-2, Sonu b Harjit 5-1).

Sabre final: GMSSS-10 b St Joseph’s School 44 2-0 (Chet b Sakshi 5-3, Sonu b Neha 5-2); semifinals: St Joseph’s School-44 b GMSSS-33 2-0 (Sakshi b Sonika 5-2, Neha b Renu 5-2); GMSSS-10 b GMHS-41 20 (Anu b Ravinder 5-2, Sonu b Mandeep 51).

Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 23 won the overall karate under-17 girls championship with 13 points. The results: Manisha (GGSSS-23) 1, Ashu (GMHS-29) 2, Farha Khan (GHS-30) 3.

Below-46 kg: Kirandeep (GGSSS-23) 1, pawandeep kaur (GMHS-28)2, Jyoti (CL Agg-7) 2, Neetika (GHS-40) 3; below-46 kg: Sneh Sharma (GMSSS-22) 1, Ranjana (GGSSS-23) 2, Ratnali (Mount Carmal 47) and Grupreet Kaur (GMHS-28) 3.



She wants to represent India
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, November 18
Kirandeep Kaur, a student of MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 has recently won a silver medal in the All-India Inter-University Cycling Championship held at Patiala. Earlier, she took part in the First Asian River Rafting Championship held at Shivpuri in Uttaranchal. She had won a haul of medals as a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 46, in swimming and cycling categories.

This year alone, she had cornered one gold and a silver medal in the Panjab University Inter-College Cycling meet, then in the Chandigarh State Rowing Championship, she won two gold medals in the team championship. She said the First Asian River Rafting Championship held on October 8 and 9 gave her good exposure.

Earlier during the year, she had won nine gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals in the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Meet. According to Kirandeep sports in India was taking an upward trend and parents were also supporting their wards to take up sports. Kirandeep said since one could do swimming only for a maximum period of six months, in this region, so she opted for cycling as well as rowing, to remain involved in sports activities and added that a lot of infrastructure was available for various sport events but very few people make use of them.

Though Kirandeep wanted to opt for a serious professional career, but still she feels that her first love would be to play for the country and bring laurels. Of course, as her mother quipped, she also wants a secured sports-based career for her ward.



Krishan Chand wins marathon
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18
Krishan Chand of Liaison and Communication Sector bagged the first position in the 42-km marathon organised on the second day of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force’s 23rd inter-sector athletics, meet being held here. H.K. Chandra, also of Liaison and Communication Sector, came in second, followed by Jagdish Chandra of Gharwal Sector.

The results, in order of merit, are as follows: hammer throw: Surinder Singh (J&K-I); Dharma Singh (J&K-II); Ratan Singh (L&C); high jump: Ashok Kumar (J&K-I); John Mathew (Training); Rajpal Singh (HP); triple jump: Paramjit Singh (J&K-I); N. Chouba Singh (L&C); Devinder Singh (HP); 200 m: Dhruv Devrai (L&C); Maruti Nawadgi (J&K-II); N. Chouba Singh (L&C).



CBSE hockey meet results
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 18
On the second day of the 8th CBSE National Hockey Championship, Ganga International, Delhi, beat JKG, Ghaziabad 3-1 in the under-19 (boys) category, at the Panjab University ground here today. Mayo College beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, 5-0 in the under-14 (boys) category.

Maharaja Agrasen Senior Secondary School beat Divine Public School 25-0 in the under-19 (girls) category. Thirteen matches were played on the day.

Other results: under-19 (boys): Ghatkesar AP b White Eagle, Devpur, 1 - 0; Shah Satnamji b Mayo College 3 -0; under-19 (girls): Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, b Divine Public School 12-0; St Mary, Rampur, b Bhavan Sri Krishna, Secunderabad 3-1; Vidya Devi Jindal School b Bhavan Ram Krishna 12-0; under-14 (boys): St John’s School b SVM, Jaipur, 14-0; under-14 (girls): Vidya Devi Jindal School b St Anthony’s, Rampur, 3-0; Maharaja Agrasen Girls Senior Secondary School b Guru Nanak Public School, Rampur, 8-0; Lawrence School b White Eagle 5-0; Bhartiya Bhavan, Bhimavaram, b VMPS, Rai Nagar, 1-0.



Local boys win laurels
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 18
Two city-based sportsmen, Satyawan and Sunil Kumar, have won laurels by taking part in the first Asian International Tchoukball Championship, which concluded last evening at Nasik (Maharashtra).

This five-day meet had the participation of Nepal, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Kenya and India.

It was organised by the Tchoukball Association of India. India secured second place while Taiwan won the meet.



Draughts is here
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 18
Chandigarh is all set to host draughts events here from tomorrow. The fourth Asian Draughts Championship, involving teams from Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kazakhastan and India, will vie for top honours in this five-day tournament.

According to Mr Rajpal Singh, organising secretary, Lake Club, Sector 6, is the venue. The swiss system of seven rounds and offical FMJD rules will be applied.

The winners will be awarded $ 500, the second position holder $ 300 and third place winner $ 200, along with medals and trophies. The winner will qualify for the World Draughts Championship next year.



Rowing body chief patron
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18
Mr Rajiv Bali, Managing Director, Mount Shivalik Breweries, has consented to become the chief patron of the Chandigarh Rowing Association.

Mr Bali is at present senior vice-president of the Chandigarh Golf Association and executive committee member of the Punjab Cricket Association. He is also co-chairman of the Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.



Houses outside lal dora get power connections
Our Correspondent

Naya Gaon (Kharar), November 18
In a significant move, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today started distributing domestic power connections to those houses which were situated outside the lal dora of Naya Goan village and were constructed after December 1998. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) had banned connections to these houses.

The Punjab Government had created a fund of Rs 50 lakh to lay sewerage in the village and the work on it had already started from the Janta Colony of the village.

The Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry, Sports and Youth Service, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, today inaugurated the allotment of power connections at a village’s gurdwara. No power connections were issued to houses constructed outside the lal dora of the village after December 1998 as the village falls under the Chandigarh Periphery Control Act. The new allotments on domestic tariff rates started soon after a direction from the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Today, as many as 101 persons from the area filled up forms for connections and also deposited fees.

Addressing a gathering of the villagers, Mr Kang announced that sewerage would be laid in the entire village in phases.

Mr Kang said efforts were on to make the village a Notified Area Committee. He also urged the residents to request the person, who had filled a writ petition in the high court against the notification, which decleared Naya Gaon an NAC, to withdraw the petition. The notification was issued by the Badal government, but was stayed by the high court.

Mr Kang also claimed that water connections were being issued in the village as per demand. He also directed the officials of the Public Health Department to supply water as per the demand. The officials concerned of the PSEB were also asked to replace power distribution cables and transformers according to the demand.

Mr K.S. Bara, Chief Engineer (South), PSEB, who was also present on the occasion, announced that efforts were on to set up a new sub-office of the PSEB at the village.



Admn to acquire 8 acres in Kaimbwalla village
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 18
About 8 acres will be acquired by the Chandigarh Administration in Kaimbwalla, north of the Sukhna Lake. A formal notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, was issued today.

The land is required for drainage provision for protection of the school and other buildings extension of school providing sports facilities and allied sports facilities and allied use in Kaimbwalla.

Yesterday, the UT Administrator, Justice O.P. Verma, visited the village and cleared various projects worth Rs 2.5 crore to change the face of the village. Kaimbwala, a remote village in the foothills of the Shivaliks, having a population of over 2,000, mostly Gujjars, is bracing up for a facelift as it has been declared a ‘model village’.

A sum of Rs 36 lakh will be spent on paving the lanes of the village with concrete whereas Rs 12 lakh will be spent on laying the storm water drainage system of the village.

The two ponds for the bathing of animals are being desilted and will be brick-laid in the first phase of the work. The government schools will be upgraded to class XII. Land has been acquired for the expansion of the school buildings and over Rs 1.5 crore will be spent on the new building of the school.



Drive to wall off Attawa from today
Tribune News Service

Areas to be affected

  • Burail — Sec 45-46 road
  • Attawa — Sec 36-42 road
  • Badheri — Sec 40-41 road

Chandigarh, November 18
In a decision which will have an impact on several small businesses being run from villages falling within municipal limits of the city, the Chandigarh Administration today ordered that a wall should be built at all such places where the shops face roads separating sectors. Interestingly, at only three places in the city do shops open on main roads.

Sources said work to build a wall at Attawa would start tomorrow morning. In the future, Badheri and Burail would also have walls around the areas opening on sector separating roads.

This means that the road separating Sectors 45 and 46 (Burail) will be walled off, not allowing any approach to several shops dealing in hardware, plywood and building material. Similarly, the roads separating Sectors 36 and 42 (Attawa) will be walled off and the road separating Sectors 40 and 41 (Badheri) will meet the same fate.

A bank, shops selling building material and a car repair shop are in Attawa. In Badheri, shops facing the road have a diary.

The UT Administrator Justice O.P. Verma, today told his officers that the traffic generated by customers to these shops hindered the smooth flow of traffic and these villages needed to be separated from the sectors. He asked the UT Adviser to put up a plan to have a sealing wall on all points identified to stop the encroachment on public land by these shops and to ensure free flow of traffic on these roads. He said it had to be ensured that shopkeepers having shops on ‘phirni’ (circular roads around villages) did not encroach on public land or the circular roads itself.


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