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Soybean — a healthy option
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 21
The American Soybean Association sponsored a series of soy cooking contests in which the participants made mouth-watering dishes using soy products. This activity was organised to bring awareness among the people about the goodness of soy products.

Soy products are rich in protein, which is good for people of all ages. Mr Ricky Thapar, from the American Soybean Association says,‘‘The idea of these contests is to give the women a chance to use the soy products and to educate them about the advantages of these products so that they can use these in their routine cooking and preserve health of the family. ‘‘The winners of Inter-College Soy Cooking Contests are: Mr Gurdip, first; Ms Manpreet, second; and Ms Neena Goyal, third.

The concept of ‘‘Soy Pavilion’’ also received widespread acclaim at the Food Expo2k3. The artistically designed pavilion was set up by the American Soybean Association which is a non profit, single commodity organisation of soybean farmers of the USA and others interested in the soybean industry, with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, (USA) and nine offices worldwide. The association is one of the sponsors of Food Expo 2k3, North India's leading food exhibition that was held in Ludhiana from December 19-21.

The ‘‘Soy Pavilion’’ has brought together six soy food companies on a common platform in the food expo. These companies are: Sonic Biochem, Samara Group of Companies, Marvik, Soya Fresh Point, White Waves and VSMD Enterprises. ASA displays various technical bulletins and recipe books on soy products for distribution among the visitors. 



150 take part in bodybuilding meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 21
To commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the GGN Khalsa College for Boys, Civil Lines, the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding Association (LABA) organised one-day Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Meet on the college campus today in which more than 150 participants in different weight categories took part.

Dr Sharad Chauhan, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr Gurdeep Singh, Principal of the GGN Khalsa College, Mr Rajinder Singh Gill, head of the Department, of Sports of the college, Mr Vijay Kumar Chopra from Jalandhar, an international judge and general sectretary, Punjab Bodybuilding Association, (PBA), Dr Deepak Prashar, vice-president, PBA, Mr P P Khullar and Mr Ravi Prashar, president and general secretary, respectively, of the LABA were also present on the occasion.

Results: (junior) below 55 kg — Puneet Jain 1, Ravi Kumar 2, Mukesh Sharma 3, Jatin 4; 50 to 60 kg — Anoop Kumar 1, Monu 2, Kuldeep Singh 3, Gurpreet Singh 4; 60 to 65 kg — Avtar Singh 1, Surinder Kumar 2, Gursewak Singh 3, Prabhjot Singh 4; 65 to 70 kg — Baljinder Singh 1, Rajwinder Singh 2, Jimmy Sharma 3, Umesh Kumar 4; and above 70 kg — Swaraj Sharma 1, Swaranjit Singh 2, Sharnjit Singh 3, Ranjodh Singh 4.

Senior: below 55 kg — Amit Mehta 1, Mukesh Sharma 2, Jatin 3, Rajinder Singh 4; 55 to 60 kg — Roshish Khera 1, Anoop Kumar 2, Monu 3, Bunty Bedi 4; 60 to 65 kg — Mohammed Samir 1, Vicky 2, Harjinder Singh 3; Avtar Singh 4; 65 to 70 kg — Rahul Sharma 1, Baljinder Singh 2, Raja 3, Rajwinder Singh 4; 70 to 75 kg — Jatinder 1, Amandeep Singh 2, Yash Arora 3, Ranjodh Singh 4; and 75 to 85 kg — Swaraj Sharma 1, Te4jinder Singh 2, Amandeep Singh 3, Surinder Sharma 4.


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