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Dakshi wins gold in karate meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 29
Dakshi Agnihotri of Bhavan Vidyalya won the gold medal in the 10-11 yearsí category in the girls section of the first Chandigarh State Karate Championship which began at Skating Rink, Sector 10, here today. The results are as following:

Kata: girls: seven-nine years: Kiran Bhardwaj-Saupinís 1, Sakshi Bansal 2, Bharvi Oberoi 3. nine-10 yrs: Sunakshi Vig -Saupinís 1, Monica Thakur-Saupinís 2, Arshi Sahota-Saupiní s-3.

10-11 yrs: Dakshi Agnihotri-Bhavan Vidyalya 1, Avneet Kaur-Saupinís- 2, and Damanjeet-St Xavierís-3. 11-13 yrs: Ravpreet Kaur-Lohia International 1, Kanchan Saini-Lohia International 2, Ridhima Kaushal-Sri Aurobindo-27 3.

Boys: below seven years: Samar- St Xavierís-1, Aditya Thakur- St Xavierís-2. seven -eight years: Ricky Sharma-Saupinís 1, Danish Tanveer-Saupinís-2, Kshijit Saini-Sri Aurobindo 3.

Eight -nine years: Mayank Gupta-Saupinís-1, Sunny Dhingra-First Step Montessori 2, Abhinav Jindal-Saupinís 3.

Nine-10 yrs: Sahil Kansal-Saupinís-1, Manan Shah-Sri Aurobindo 2, Surya Bhan Thakur-Sri Aurobindo 3.

Eleven-12 years: Sidharth Verma 1, Akshay Saini-Sri Aurobindo 2.

Twelve-13 years: Gurpreet Singh- Lohia International 1, Madandeep-Sri Aurobindo 2. Bhrigu-Sri Aurobindo 3.

Kumite: In seven-eight year category, Ricky Sharma of Saupinís school won the first prize. Other winners in various age groups are: eight-nine years-Shivank-Sri Aurobindo; Nine-10 years-Ajay Joshi-Sri Aurobindo; 10-11 years-Rinku-Lohia International. 11-12 years: Sidharth Verma.


Ashish, Utsav to clash for badminton title
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 29
Ashish Sharma of AG, Punjab will clash with Utsav Mishra of AG, Uttar Pradesh in the men singles final of the All-India Inter-Zonal Audit and Accounts Department Badminton Tournament played at the Badminton hall, Sector 42, here. Ashish kept the city hopes alive when he trounced Shiva Kumar of AG, Tamil Nadu 15-8,15-6 in the first semi- final, while defending champion Utsav had to work hard in beating S.S. Kannan of AG, Tamil Nadu 15-10,15-12 in the second semi-final.

In women singles final, it will be an all Andhra Pradesh affair with Radhika of AG, Andhra Pradesh taking on Shiva Kamini. Earlier, in the semi-finals, Radhika beat Saroj Chowdhry of AG, Haryana 11-4,11-3 while Shiva Kamini had to face tough resistance from Bhavna Sharma of AG, Haryana.

In the team championship, AG, Tamil Nadu will face AG, Bihar. In the semi-finals, AG, Tamil Nadu beat AG, Uttar Pradesh 3-1 while AG, Bihar got the better of AG, Rajasthan 3-0.

The team events final will be played between AG, Tamil Nadu and AG, Bihar tomorrow at 9.30 am along with the finals of the veteran and women singles. The men singles final will be played at 3.30 pm.

Results (team events): Semi-final (men): AG,Tamil Nadu b AG, Uttar Pradesh 3-1 (S.S. Kannan lost to Utsav Mishra 5-15,8-15; Jerry Martin beat Anurag Sharma 15-1, 15-2; T Maran and J Martin beat Salil and Deepak Saxena 15-10, 15-11; K.R. Shiva Kumar beat Deepak Saxena 15-5,15-1).

AG, Bihar beat AG, Rajasthan 3-0 (S.Nawab Khan beat Ajay Sharma 15-6, 15-12; Ritesh Ranjan beat Ranveer Singh 15-7,15-5; A Nawab Khan and Nimish Kumar beat Ranveer Singh and Ajay Sharma 15-13,15-9).

Athletics meet

DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged the overall trophy in the athletics (boys) section in the UT Inter-School Athletics Meet which concluded at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. They scored 104 points.

Nasir of the school was declared the best athlete in the under-19 age group. Nasir got the first place in 400 metres, 800 metres and 1500 metres. Navin Victor from the same school got the first place in shot put, discus throw and hammer throw. Ravi won 200-metre race, while Sahil emerged winner in triple jump.

Gurinder Singh clinched the first position in both 1,500 metres and 3,000, metres, while Sudhir was first in 400 metres.


Races mark sports day of Mount Carmel School
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 29
Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, and its Mohali branch jointly organised their annual sports day on the school premises here. Students from Pre-Nursery to class X took part in various events such as cap race, flag race, tricycle race, eating the banana, monkey race, hockey race, potato race, train race, shifting the ball, three-legged race, needle-and-thread race, carrying the football and juggling, dribbling the ball, 100-metre, 200-metre, 400-metre and relay races, long and high jumps, shot put and discus throw. A tug of war was also organised, in which former students of the school competed with the present students.

Earlier, the school flag was unfurled by the O.T. Mathunni, Regional Manager, Syndicate Bank, Chandigarh. This was followed by a march past by the contingents of the four houses of the school led by the Head Girl, the Head Boy, sports leaders and house captains. The Vice-Principal of the school, Ms Annie Charles, addressed the students and laid emphasis on the importance of sports. Talwinderjit Kaur and Karan Sharma were declared the best athletes.


Arpana sets records in powerlifting
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 29
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, won the team trophy in the third Chandigarh Women Powerlifting Championship organised today at Weightlifting Coaching Centre, Sector 42, here today. They got 117 points. MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, secured the second place.

In the 48 kg category, class, Manjit Kaur of GGSCW-26 established a new record in bench-press from 31.5 kg to 40 kg and won the gold medal by lifting a total weight of 190 kg.

In the 56 kg category, Arpana of GGSC-26 also created four new records in squat from 80 kg to 82.5 kg, in bench-press from 50 kg to 52.5 kg, in deadlift from 107.5 kg to 120 kg and total eight from 242.5 kg to 272.5 kg, thus winning the gold medal. In the 60 kg category, Jagdeep Bawa of PU campus won the gold medal, while in the 90 kg category, Deepika of Government College for Girls, Sector 42, bagged one gold medal.

Kabaddi meet

Government College for Girls, Sector 11, won the Panjab University Inter- College Kabaddi (Women) Championship, which concluded here today. The second prize went to MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36.

Meanwhile, the PU Inter-College Basketball tournament (Men) was played at DAV College, Sector 10. PU campus overpowered DAV College, Hoshiarpur at 73-63 and PU campus beat SGGS College, Chandigarh at 71-53.

In the North-East Zone Inter-Varsity Tennis (Men) Tournament, Kurukshetra University will meet Delhi University in the final to be held tomorrow.


Strive for greater heights, kids told
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 29
Major-Gen MP Singh, Chief of Staff, Kharga Corps, yesterday said that students must strive for greater heights.

General MP Singh was the chief guest on the final day of annual sports day of Army School, Ambala Cantt. A scintillating cultural programme was presented by the school students.

ĎCircusí by the tiny tots was the highlight of the function. The tiny tots won the hearts of the audience. The other items were mass PT display and lazium. Rajasthani folk dance, Ghumar and bhangra enthralled the audience. The prizes were given away by Mrs Babboo MP Singh.

Jaswin Memorial Trophy for best allround girl of class X was Miss Simrat Hundal and Martyr Amit Ahuja trophy for science stream topper class XII was Miss Qudrat Hundal. Qudrat and Simrat Hundal are sisters. Kanwaldeep Singh Oberoi memorial trophy for commerce was won by Master Rajender Singh.

In the 100 m race boys (inter), Abhishek was first, Rajinder was second while Vicky was third. In the 400 m race girls (inter), Seema was first, Meenakshi was second while Kavita was third. In the 400 metres race boys, Arvind was first, Mehar was second while Anand was third. In relay race girls, Maneckshaw House was first, Shivaji House was second while Ranjit House was third.


Manav Mangal students win running trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
Students of Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, lifted the Hardyal Mahajan Memorial Running Trophy on the concluding day of the founderís week celebrations of Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, here today.

Based on their performance prizes in the various contests held during the week, the school was awarded the overall trophy for winning first position in the inter-school folk dance, fancy dress, paint brush and slogan writing contests besides a second position in the mehndi competition.

Winners of all competitions held over the week, too, were handed over their awards at the concluding function attended by students from all participating schools of the city and around. The president, Mr Anil Mahajan, gave away the prizes.

Earlier, the trustees of the JB Charitable Trust, the staff of the three schools, two in the city and one in Panchkula, performed a yagya in the memory of the founder president, Mr Hardyal Mahajan, at the school premises. His contribution to education was recalled on the occasion.


Railway police asked to beef up security
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 29
Concerned at the increasing incidents of damaging railway property, drugging and robbery in running trains, Northern Railway has asked officers of the Government Railway Police (GRP) to spruce up security on the premises of the station and on the trains.

All GRP units at the Divisional Railways have been asked to keep a vigil on the railway yards. A spokesman of Northern Railway said the General Manager, Mr R.R. Jaruhar, has expressed concern on the issue at a recent meeting with GRP officers from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.

The attention of the officers was drawn to the recent blast near Jammu Tawi, incidents of coaches catching fire at the Old Delhi railway station, signal and track tampering, missing of pandrol clips and fishplates of tracks. The officers have also been asked to check the incidents of drugging and robbery in running trains.

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