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Okhla ESI Hospital holds health mela
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 6
The ESI Hospital Okhla is organising a three-day Health Check-up Camp cum Health Mela from February 6 to 8 on its premises. Union Minister of Labour Dr Sahib Singh inaugurated a new female ward, a geriatric clinic, a special ocular lab and computerised registration system for OPD patients in the hospital.

In addition, Mr Singh also inaugurated the divisional office as well as the new premises of ESI dispensary Okhla Phase I.

As many as people residing in the nearby area visited the health mela today. Beside examination chambers in every discipline, services for laboratory investigations, ECG, first aid and HIV/AIDS were provided in the mela. Resuscitation techniques and the importance of yoga and Ayurveda were also explained to the general public. Through folk dances, the message of family welfare was also given to the people.

The Minister appreciated the efforts put in by the ESI Corporation in organising the mela and also praised the functioning of the hospital. Expressing his concern on the incidence of child labour prevailing in our society, he urged the entrepreneurs to adopt a poor child. While stressing upon the urgent need for social security coverage to the unorganised sector, he said that everybody needs to sympathise and show goodwill towards the poor and the downtrodden.

Medical Superintendent Dr J. N. Mahanty expressed his gratitude to Labour Minister Dr Sahib Singh, Director-General, Dr Ajay Dua, Medical Commissioner Dr S. Singh and Director (Medical) Delhi, Dr A. K. Duggal who graced the occasion and gave encouragement.



Sonia Gaur to lead Delhi women’s soccer team
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
Forward Sonia Gaur of Motilal Nehru College will lead a 20-member Delhi State Women’s Football team in the 12th Senior National Women’s Football Championship to be held in Bhopal from February 10. Madhulika Singh of Kamla Nehru College has been named the vice-captain.

The team: Goalkeepers: Altana (Kamla Nehru) and Sangeeta (DRC). Defenders: Madhulika Singh, Manjeet Saini, Jyoti Tripathi, Sheetal Gosain (Kamla Nehru), Harleen Kapoor (Jesus and Mary) and Deepti Singh (Physical Education College).

Mid-fielders: Anju Gosain, Mamta Routella and Deepika Gurung (KNC) and MukeshKumari (IGI).

Forwards: Sonia Gaur, Shabnam (DRC), Megha Sen and Amrita Bisht (KNC), Neha Kapoor (TIS), Ritu Fulara (JDM), Richa Bisht and Anjani Kumari (KNC).

Stand-byes: Priyanka (KNC), Pushpa Rana, Shanti, Bindu, Poonam (DRC), Parvesh (JDM), Asha Bharati (IGI) and Rani.

Miss Abha will accompany the team as assistant manager while Benny Joseph will be the manager. G S Bhoj and Rajan are the coaches.

Delhi play their first match against Punjab on February 10 and meet Uttranchal on February 12. Twenty State teams are taking part in the championship.



Divij and Tushar annex doubles crown
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
Divij Sharan and Tushar Liberhan disposed of Sanam K Singh and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 7-5, 6-4 to annex the boys doubles title in the Adidas ITF Grade II Junior Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association deco-turf court on Friday.

In the girls doubles final, Madura Ranganathan and Vandana Murali defeated Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) and Pichittra Thongdach (Thailand) 6-4, 6-4 to claim the title.

Divij and Tushar also put themselves in line for a double crown when they qualified to play each other in the boys singles final.

Divij defeated Fariz Khatib of Britain 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Tushar Liberhan beat Rupesh Roy 6-2, 6-2 in the semi-finals.

There will be no Indian representation in the girls singles final as I Hauan Hwang of Taipe will meet Pichittra Thongdach. Hwang beat Iryna Matiychyk of Ukraine 7-5, 6-2 while Thongdach ousted Kartiki Bhat of India 6-3, 6-1. The finals will be played from 1.30 pm on Saturday.



Vandana regains golf title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
Vandana Aggarwal regained the Navision All-India Ladies Amateur Golf Championship at the Karnataka Golf Association course. She defeated Meghna Bal 3 and 2 to win on the 16th hole to regain the title which she had last won in 1997.

Sonavi Chopra beat defending champion Connie Sayal 5 and 4 to capture the silver division title. Sonavi Chopra, an 18-year-old student of Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi, won the silver division.

Aresson Under-15 Tourney

Ramakant Foundation defeated Vaishya School by 22 runs in the Aresson Under-15 Cricket Tournament. Scores: RF: 195 for 6 in 30 overs (Prateek Kaushik 60, Abhishek Gotwal 57 n o, Tushar Gupta 43 n o, Sandeep 3 for 37).

Vaishya School: 163 for 9 in 30 overs (Anil Sharma 72, Sandeep 32, Ankit Dabas 4 for 32, Gaurav Pundir 3 for 13, Sandeep Kaushik 2 for 33).



Rajiv Gandhi Judo at Lucknow

New Delhi, February 6
Judokas from eleven countries, including India, will participate in the Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship to be held at the City Montessori Degree College auditorium. Lucknow, from February 7 to 9.

Judo Federation of India president Jagdish Tytler said that over 154 participants, representing South Africa, Japan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Iran, Uzbekistan, Nepal and India ‘A’ and India ‘B” will vie for honours. He said president of the Judo Union of Asia Yoshinori Tekeuchi of Japan and guests from various countries would be witnessing the championship. OSR



Khalsa College sail into final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
A superb knock of 82 (1x6, 4x4, 95 balls) by Agnesh Surya enabled Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College defeat Ramlal Anand College by 61 runs in the semi-final of the Inter-College Cricket Tournament at the Delhi University Sports Complex ground on Friday.

Scores: SGTB Khalsa: 227 for 6 in 40 overs (Agnesh Surya 82, Suresh Tanwar 40 n o, 6x4, 38b, Aditya Jain 36, 4x4, 47b; Paras Dogra 33, 3x4, 32b, Lalit Anand 3 for 39).

Ram Lal Anand College: 166 in 36.1 overs (Mahesh Rawat 36, 4x4, 46b; Lalit Anand 35, 3x4, 52b, Aman Arora 3 for 36, Paras Dogra 2 for 13, Aditya Jain 2 for 28).

North Zone Vizzy Trophy team

Kesar Chaudhary will lead the North Zone team in the Vizzy Trophy final to be played against West Zone at the Jamia Millia ground from February 7 to 10.

The team: Kesar, Ankur Sondhi (wk), Adnan Ali, Bhuvnesh Sharma, Maninder Singh, Sudhir Singh Sisodia, Amandeep Singh, Abhijeet Arya, Gaurav Tyagi, Iresh Saxena, Dushyant Sethi, Anurag Sharma, Gaurav Tyagi, Bhaggeshwar Bisht, Waqar Ahmed, Amit Anand.



Former soccer player dead
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
Former Delhi State soccer team captain Jamaluddin Qureshi died in Delhi on Thursday night following cardiac failure. Qureshi, who was 49 years old, leaves behind his wife, three sons and four daughters.

Qureshi, who excelled in both defence and midfield, represented Youngmen Club and led Delhi in the Santosh Trophy held at Kozhikode (Kerala) in 1975-76. He represented Delhi from 1974 to 1981. He also represented Delhi University thrice. He was the joint secretary of the Delhi Soccer Association from 1992 to 2000. A large number of soccer players and officials attended his funeral.



Salwan advance in Ganga cricket
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 6
Salwan Boys defeated Ramjas School No 2 by three wickets in the third Ganga Under-17 Cup Cricket Tournament at the school ground.
Scores: Ramjas School: 110 all out in 29 overs (Akash Ohlayan 48, Ravender Pawar 28, Narender Singh 3 for 8, Yogesh Nagar 3 for 18, Rohit Saini 2 for 19).

Salwan Boys: 111 for 7 in 24 overs (Rajeev Sharma 48 n o, Sawan Saini 18, Rajeev Gupta 3 for 11, Ashish 2 for 19).

Sonnet enter final

Sonnet Club defeated South Delhi by 95 runs and entered the final of the Goswami Girdhari Lal Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 252 for 8 in 40 overs (Deepak Joon 47, Saket Bhatia 57, Sumit Sharma 55, Raj Kapoor 2 for 19, Varun Vikrant 2 for 24).

South Delhi: 157 all out in 38 overs (Pitamber Dutt 38, Faiz 27, Chaitanya Nanda 3 for 22, Jatin Khanna 3 for 32, Deepak Joon 2 for 12).

Collage move into semis

Collage Group defeated Oil and Natural Gas Commission by eight wickets and entered the semi-final of the V N Karwaria Cup Cricket Tournament.

Scores: ONGC: 212 for 9 in 40 overs (Radhey Shyam Gupta 82, Rizwan Shamshad 47, Sanjay Saini 2 for 44, Farman Ahmad 2 for 34).

Collage Group: 215 for 2 in 28.4 overs (Rakesh Singh 87, Farman Ahmad 59, Samrat Sharma 42 n o, Nitish Malik 2 for 43).


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