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Gurpreet is sportswoman of MCM-36
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
The MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, celebrated the concluding day of the 36th annual sports meet here today. Flying Sikh Milkha Singh was the chief guest and Mr Chander Prakash, vice-president, DAV managing committee, New Delhi, presided over the function.

Kiran of BA I was declared the best athlete while Gurpreet of BA III was declared the best sportswoman.

Results: 50m: Pooja (BA I) 1, Sonia (BA II) 2, Kiran (BA I) 3; 100-m: Kiran Negi (BA I) 1, Sonika (BA III) 2, Sonia Verma (BA II) 3; 200-m: Kiran (BA II) 1, Mukesh (BA II) 2, Sonia(BA II) 3; obstacle race: Sonia Verma (BA II) 1, Bimla (BA II) 2, Sushma Gupta (BA I) 3; potato race: Amandeep (BA III) 1, Supreet (B.Sc III) 2, Prabhleen Kaur (B.Sc I); slow cycling: Pooja (BA I) 1, Khush..... (B.Com III) 2, Bimal (BA II) 3; chatti race: Varsha 1, Amandeep 2, Pritpal 3; Sack Race: Prabhleen Kaur 1, Khushboo Goyal 2, Bimala 3; 400-m: Rinchen (BA II) 1, Mukesh (BA II) 2, Seema (BA I) 3; high jump: Kiran (BA I) 1, Pooja (BA I) 2, Pritpal (BA I) 3; long jump: Pooja (BA I) 1, Rinchen (BA II) 2, Punita (BA II) 3; discus throw: Sakshi (BA II) 1, Pritpal (BA I) 2, Meenakshi (BA I) 3; shot put: Pritpal (BA I) 1, Sushma (BA I) 2, Pooja (BA I) 3; javelin throw: Amandeep (BA III) 1, Simarjeet (BA I) 2, Sakshi 3; peon race: Suresh Kumar 1, Ram Pher 2, Ram Kumar 3; march past (BA III) 1, (B.Sc II) 2, BA II 3; best athlete: Kiran BA I; and bestsports woman: Gurpreet BA III.

Daljeet is best athlete

The 48th annual athletics meet of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, concluded here today. The Director of Sports Chandigarh Mr Inderjit Singh Sandhu was the chief guest.

The results: 200-m: Daljeet Kaur (BA III) 1, Vandana (B.Sc II) 2, Kirti Chauhan (BA I) 3; 400-m: Daljeet Kaur (BA III) 1, Kiran (BA II) 2, Nitu Sharma (BA II) 3; 800-m: Kiran (BA II) 1, Navita Bassi (BA II) 2, Meena (BA I) 3; 1500-m: Kiran (BA II) 1, Kuldeep (BA II) 2, Nitu Sharma (BA II) 3; 100-m: Daljeet Kaur (BA III) 1, Amandeep (BA I) 2, Vandana (B.Sc II) 3; high jump: Amandeep (BA I) 1, Sadhana (BA III) 2, Daljeet and Priyanka (BA III & BA I) 3; Sack race: Sunita Kherwa (BA III) 1, Yashoda (BA III) 2, Kavita (BA II) 3; Wheel Barrow: Pushpa & Punam ((B.Sc I), Ravinder & Sharmila (BA III) 2, Maheshwari & Yashoda (BA III) 3; slow cycling: Yashoda (BA III) 1, Asha (BA III) 2, Savita (BA I) 3; three-legged race: Sunita Kherwa & Amandeep (BA III) 1, Simpy (BA II) & Priyanka (BA I) 2, Jyoti & Promila (BA III) 3; obstacle race: Ramanpreet Kaur (BA III) 1, Jyoti (BA III) 2, Kuldip (BA II) 3; chatti race: Kuldip (BA II), Nisha Sood (BA I) 2; skipping race: Sunita Kherwa (BA III) 1, Kavita (BA II) 2, Meenakshi (BA III) 3; and javelin throw: Aman (BA I) 1, Yashoda (BA III) 2, Rajwana (BA III) 3.

The Principal Ms Usha Khetarpal, while highlighting the achievements of the college said at the all-India university level, students bagged two gold, five silver and three bronze medals. As for as 28 college players represented Panjab University in various all-India inter-university tournaments. In the Panjab University team, which won the third position in the all-India Archery Championship, three members were from the college.

Sonia of B.A.-I, a judo player of the college, was selected for a camp for participation in the Thailand

International Junior Judo Championship. Softball players, Monika Kanwar and Sunita Kherwa of B.a. III, were selected for the Indian camp. Ramanpreet Kaur participated in the Asian Rafting championship held at Shivpuri, Haridwar, U.P.

Daljeet of B.A III was declared the best athlete while Ramanpreet of B.a. III was the best player of the college.

Referees examination

In the referees examination conducted by Chandigarh Football Association four officials cleared the class-B (provisional) examination: Class-B (Provisional): Bhupinder Singh (SAI Football Coach), Sanjay Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Mahipal Singh.

Class-C (Referees) Deepak Gurung and Bhupinder Singh.


Prof Jitendra Mohan, an eminent psychologist and a social scientist, has been honoured with the first “Lifetime Achievement Award” of the Sports Psychology Association of India. This was communicated by Dr Anand Kumar, President of the Sports Psychology Association of India. This is in recognition of the contribution made by Professor Mohan in the field of sports psychology.

PU shooters excel

The Panjab University women shooting (air pistol and .177 air rifle) team secured runners-up position in the All-India Inter-University Shooting championship for the session 2003-04 held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior, from February 22 to 24.

In air pistol Minerva Singh of PU campus, Chandigarh, Kirandeep Kaur of Dasmesh Girls College, Badal, and Rajwinder Kaur of Dasmesh Girls College, Badal, secured the second spot.

In air rifle shooting Chetanpreet Nilon of PU campus, Sabeeha Dhillon of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh and Prabhleen Chauhan of GGS College for Women, Chandigarh also finished second.

Rowing team

The following rowers have been selected to represent (Rowing team) Indian universities in the 24th Open National Rowing Championship to be held at Chandigarh.

Men’s team: Vikinder Kumar, Sishan Pal, Shami, Karaj Singh, Gurpal Singh, sukhpal Singh and Vipin Kamboj; women’s team: Kirandeep Kaur (sr) and Pooja.



UT team to study e-seva centres
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
A team of the Chandigarh Administration today left for Hyderabad to study the functioning of “e-seva” centres. The team will be examining the basic requirements of space, manpower, electricity and computers before Chandigarh also replicates the Hyderabad model of e-governance in the city by April this year.

The team comprises the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Arun Kumar, the Joint Secretary Finance, Mr Dalip Kumar, and the Superintending Engineer, Mr Paramhans Singh.

Chandigarh plans to have computerised offices at seven locations across the city to collect various taxes, levies, bills, registration of new vehicles, driving licences and even make bus passes or birth and death certificates.

The Administration has already approved the selection of the 10 departments for the first phase of the project which has been named “sampark” and the offices will be known as “sampark centres”.



Elections to MC panel in March
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
The Mayor, Mrs Kamlesh today announced the dates for election to various committees of the municipal corporation. This was communicated in an official press note issued here.

The elections to the water supply and sewerage disposal, roads, sanitation and electricity committees will be conducted on March 4. Elections to the Environment and city beautification, fire services, slum development and enforcement committees are scheduled for March 5.

On March 8, elections will be held for the legal affairs, apni mandi, arts culture and sports and resource generation committees.



MC seeks cleanliness report
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
The municipal corporation has asked officials of the wings concerned to file a report on the status of cleanliness in the city with in a week.

The report was sought at a meeting to make proposals for the massive sanitation drive announced in January by the Mayor.



CE’s appointment challenged
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
In an application filed before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Superintending Engineer (SE) K.B. Sharma today challenged the appointment of Chief Engineer V.K. Bhardwaj.

He had filed a petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court earlier seeking directions for quashing of an order whereby Mr Bhardwaj was given current duty charge of the Chief Engineer’s post.

Taking up the petition, a Division Bench had requested the UT Administrator to decide a representation submitted to the authorities in this behalf. Mr Sharma had submitted that Mr Bhardwaj had been wrongly and illegally promoted as Executive Engineer and thereafter wrongly and illegally promoted as SE.

He had added that the petitioner had requested the authorities for a probe into the appointment of Mr Bhardwaj. In spite of the petitioner’s request, current duty charge was given to Mr Bhardwaj.



30 autorickshaws impounded
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 25
The Chandigarh Traffic Police today impounded 30 autorickshaws and booked 22 of its owners for allegedly overloading and plying without a valid permit.

Most of the autorickshaws owners booked were those plying between Mohali and Chandigarh without valid permits.

The crackdown on the autorickshaws will continue for another day.

The police today put up special pickets at the Poultry Farm chowk and the Sectors 34, 35, 43 and 44 chowk.

The drive followed an accident in which a student of Manav Mangal School was killed when he fell off from an auto-rickshaw. However, the drive was not specifically targeted at the auto-rickshaws carrying children as the pickets were put up in the evening.


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