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ITBP liaison sector wins overall shield
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
The ITBP’s Liaison and Communication (L and C) sector lifted the overall championship shield at the 23rd ITPB Inter-Sector Athletic Meet which concluded here today. Dhruv Devrari, also from the L&C sector, was declared as the best athlete. This is for the third time that the L&C sector has lifted the shield. The Himachal Pradesh sector was the runners-up.

About 450 athletes from eight sectors competed in 23 events during the past four days. The sectors were Liaison and Communication, Jammu and Kashmir I and II, Training, Gharwal, Kumaon, Leh and Himachal Pradesh.

The Additional Director-General, ITBP, Mr J.K. Sinha, presided over the closing ceremony and gave away the prizes. He also released a souvenir. The DIG, Basic Training Centre, Bhanu, Mr N. Thangaiyan, and the DIG, L&C sector, Mr P.P. Singh, were also present. The meet had been inaugurated on November 17 by the Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bir Devinder Singh.

Earlier during the day, finals for several events were held, the results of which in the order of merit are —

110 m high hurdles: Kundan Singh (HP), Ritu Raj (J&K-II) and Suresh Kumar (L&C).

1,500 m: Rajbir Singh (Kmn), Satpal Singh (L&C) and Vijay Milan (HP).

4X100m relay: Liaison and Communication sector, Gharwal sector and J&K-I sector.

A tug of war competition and a cultural show were also organised.



3,000 take part in primary school games
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 21
The second consecutive day of the 2nd UT Inter School Primary Games saw great enthusiasm among the children who vied for top honours. At least 3000 children drawn from 67 primary schools of the city in the age group of 6 to 11 years were seen flexing their muscles in kabaddi, kho-kho and athletics.

Mr D.S. Mangat, DPI Schools, said last year, more than 200 children had taken part and this year, the number increased manifold, which was a sign of growing interest in sport activities among youngsters. Mr Prem Puri, Assistant Education Officer, said, they were planning to tap talent among these children by shortlisting the budding athletes for their future grooming.

In the matches played today, Government Primary School, Palsora, bagged the 200 metres relay race for boys while Government Primary School, Mani Majra I, secured second place. In kabaddi, GPS, Maloya Colony, beat GPS-33 by 51 points, GPS Nehru Colony, Kajheri, b GHS-40 by 22 points, GHS, Khuda Alisher, b GHS-36 by 23 points, GPS, Butrela, b GPS,Timber Market-26, by 13 points, GHS-11 b GPS, Kishangarh, by 24 points, GHSSS-38 West b GPS, Khuda Alisher by 15 points, GPS, Mani Majra-II, b GSSS, Dhanas by 30 points, GPS, Mani Majra I b GHS, 46, by 36 points, GPS, Burail, b GHS-22 by 10 points, GPS, Raipur Kalan, b GPS,Colony Number 5, by 12 points while GPS-46 b GPS, Palsora village, by 33 points.

In kabaddi event for girls, GPS, Palsora Colony, b GHS-36 by 22 points, GPS, Makhan Majra, b Mani Majra I by 18 points, GHS, Palsora, b GPS, Colony Number by eight points while GHS-11 b GPS-26,Timber Market, by 18 points. In the kho-kho boys section, GPS, Butrela, b GPS-26 by nine points, GSS-27 b GHS, Hallo Majra, by two points while GPS, Mouli Complex, b GPS, Mani Majra by three points. In the kho-kho girls’ section, GPS-46 b GPS, Burail, GPS, Nehru Colony, Kajheri, b GHS, Khuda Lahora, while GPS, Palsora, b GHS-35.

DAV-10 boys shine

Three male athletes of DAV College, Sector 10 , cornered glory by winning a gold medal each in Panjab University Inter-College Athletics Meet played here today on the PU campus grounds. Herwinder Singh created a new meet record in triple jump by securing a gold medal while Harmal Singh won gold medal in 200 metres, and Vikas Kumar bagged gold medal in 800 metres.

Kulwinder Kaur of GN Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, clinched gold medal in javelin throw, while Lakhvir Kaur of GTB Khalsa College, Dasuya, won gold medal in 800 metres. Amritpal Singh of GNN College, Doraha, bagged gold medal in discus throw while Narinder Pal Kaur of Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, grabbed gold medal in triple jump.



National School Games trials from Nov 24
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 21
The selection trials to select the Indian schools football team for the forthcoming Asian Schools Football championship to be held in China next month will be organised at Chhatrasal Stadium, Delhi on November 25 and 26.

According to Mr Prem Puri, Vice-President of the School Games Federation of India, any player who wishes to take part should be below 18 years as on January 1, 2003. He or she must have a valid passport on the day of the trials and should be a bona fide student of a school.

Meanwhile, the UT Education Department has also announced the dates and venue for the selection trials to select the UT schools team in various disciplines for the National School Games. The schedule is as follows: kho-kho (under19 boys and girls) at GMHS-43 on November 24 and 25, football (under 19 boys and girls) at GMSSS-22 on November 24 and 25, kabaddi (under19 boys and girls) at GMSSS-10 on November 24 and 25, cricket (under 19 boys and girls) at GMSSS-35 on November 24, softball (under14,17 and 19 boys and girls at GHS-11 on November 24 and 25, throwball (under 19 boys and girls) at GMSSS-33 on November 24 and 25 and baseball (under17 boys and girls) at GMHS-36 on November 24 and 25.

DAV-8 lift title

DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, lifted the under 16 boys title in the UT Inter School Cricket tournament played here today. They trounced Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35, by 148 runs. The DAV boys made 231 runs at a loss of eight wickets in 50 overs.

Avijit made 65 runs in 55 deliveries, while Vishal Devraj scored 46 runs in 20 deliveries. Sandeep Bhattacharya scored 30 runs while Arjit made 27 runs. Sumit Dhiman and Japneet claimed two wickets each.

In reply, GMSSS-35 were all out for 83 runs. Siddhartha Kaul scored 40 runs. Mukul was the most successful bowler who bagged four wickets at 14 runs while Amanjeet took two wickets.



Admn to send notices on lease arrears to 2 clubs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to send fresh notices to the Chandigarh Club and the Chandigarh Golf Club, seeking arrears of lease money. The original notices were sent in June, 2001. A report has been submitted to the Administration, in which it has been indicated that these two clubs collectively owe Rs 19 crore by way of arrears.

The property of the Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 is owned by the Administration and was given on lease to the club in 1971 on the basis of an annual extension of the lease agreement. The lease money was fixed at Rs 533 per month.

Sources pointed out that the office of the Assistant Controller (Rents), Chandigarh Administration, had fished out old records. These would be quoted as the Administration would say that the 1971 lease agreement had not been renewed since January, 1982, and it had expired. The club has been told that as per the April, 1993, order made applicable to the Chandigarh Golf Club also, the lease money of the Chandigarh Club had been fixed at Rs 2.08 lakh per month.

Now the Administration has evoked a clause in the same 1993 order, which allows the Administration to charge at the commercial rate, which is five times the fixed lease. Under this the Administration has slapped a rate of 10.42 lakh per month on the Chandigarh Club. The club, at present, has about 8,000 members from all walks of life.

Another notice will be sent to the Chandigarh Golf Club, seeking Rs 11 crore, the lease money for the 130-acre golf course, as arrears. The Assistant Controller (Rents) cited an April, 1993, order, in which the lease money for the club was revised and fixed at Rs 9.56 lakh per month.

The total sum of the lease for the golf course, building and other facilities works out to be about Rs 1 lakh a month. Sources said the Administration, which owns the property located in Sector 6, was likely to issue a fresh notice.



Neelam cinema can reopen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 21
The Chandigarh Administration today allowed reopening of Neelam cinema 10 days after having suspended its licence. This was allowed as the cinema house management had carried out some repair and maintenance work.

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