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Hero heart centre staff dharna continues
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 29
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) Employees Union yesterday terminated the union members of Rajwant Randhawa, joint secretary of the union.

Mr Chander Mohan Kalia, president of the union, has said that Ms Randhawa would not be authorized to deal with the management.

A copy of the termination letter was also sent to the president, DMCH Managing Society by the union president.

Meanwhile the dharna by the employees of the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) against the management for not allowing about 50 odd employees of the heart centre to join duty continued for the second day today. The HDHI employees in a communication to the DMCH union president, said that they did not trust the HDHI Welfare Association as it was backed by the management.


Chandigarh Academy loses to Samrala XI
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 29
A match between Chandigarh Cricket Academy led by Arun Tuli and Samrala XI led by NRI Sukhdev Singh Jessy was played at a newly constructed cricket ground at Samrala, near here Samrala XI recorded three-run victory.

Samrala XI won the toss and opted to bat first. In their quota of 50 overs, they scored 200 runs with main contributions coming from Punjab Ranji player Ankur Kakkar and Yog Raj Singh who chipped in with 45 and 37 runs, respectively. Other notable scorers were Girish Bhanot (26), Bubble (18) and Sukhdev Singh Jessy (10).

For Chandigarh Cricket Academy, the main wicket takers were Sudhir and Pushpasar who captured three for 26 and two for 30 runs, respectively, while Sidharath Sarang grabbed two for 59.

In reply, despite fine knocks by Amarjit Sonkar (61), Sumit Dhiman (41) and Sidharth Sharma (45), Chandigarh Cricket Academy’s innings folded at 197 in the 48th over. For Samrala XI, Yog Raj Singh took three wickets for 19 runs. Ankur Kakkar and Rajesh claimed three and two victims, respectively.

Yog Raj was named the best all rounder, Sumit Dhiman best batsman, Zorawar Singh best fielder and Sukhdev Singh Jessy best bowler.

After the match, Mr Sushil Kapoor, Manager, Punjab Ranji team, and Yog Raj Singh, former Indian Test player, who were present at the venue, informed that the ground had been created by Mr Jessy without any outside assistance. The famous Calcutta grass had been used in preparing the outfield and the ground staff that laid down the pitch at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, laid down the pitch here.

They said around 150 young promising cricketers of different age groups from the nearby villages were attending the academy, being run by Jessy. These trainees were not being charged for the training. The budding players were being provided free kits by Jessy for whom cricket is a passion. Some senior coaches would be engaged to teach finer points to the boys and Yog Raj Singh would be visiting the academy thrice a week to impart training to youngsters.

The ground at Samrala has all the modern facilities, six practice wickets with overhead nets, including four grassy strips and changing rooms. A modern gym, sona bath enclosure and a residential complex for players is under construction.


Sandeep, Amandeep best in Guru Nanak engg college
Tribune Reporters

Ludhiana, February 29
Amandeep Kaur, a student of first year (information and technology), in the girls’ section, while Sandeep Singh, a student of third year, gave stupendous individual performances to win best athletes titles in the two-day 44th annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, which concluded here on Friday.

Mr Simratpal Singh, DSP, City-II, presided over the prize distribution function. He emphasised the importance of sports in the overall development of personality. Dr R.P. Singh, Principal of the college, thanked the chief guest and congratulated the medal winners.

Results: Girls: 100m hurdles: Sandeep Singh Sekhon-1, Jaspreet Kaur-2, Harpreet Kaur-3; discus throw: Amandeep Kaur-1, Mandeep Kaur-2, Ravjot Kaur-3; 4x400m relay: mechanical section-1, electrical section-2, electronics section-3; javelin throw: Inderpreet Kaur-1, Harpreet Kaur-2, Gurneet Kaur-3; high jump: Gursharanpreet Kaur-1, Jaspreet Kaur-2, Sapandip Kaur-3; 100m: Jaspreet Kaur-1, Harpreet Kaur-2, Amandeep Kaur-3; 200m: Amandeep Kaur-1, Jaspreet Kaur-2, Harpreet Kaur-3; 800m: Amandeep Kaur-1, Harsimranpreet Kaur-2 and Harpreet Kaur-3.

Boys: 100m: Sandeep Singh-1, Sartaj Singh Bajwa-2, Tejinder Singh-3; 200m: Sandeep Singh-1, Manpreet Singh Ghuman-2, Samardeep Singh-3; 400m: Manpreet Singh Ghuman-1, Gurneet Singh-2, Harpreet Grewal-3; 800m: Manpreet Singh Ghuman-1, Gurneet Singh-2, Jaspreet Singh Ghuman-3; 400m hurdles: Sandeep Singh-1, Prabhjot Singh Sidhu-2, Harbhajan Singh-3; high jump: Bikramjit Singh-1, Navjot Singh Gill-2, Harbhajan Singh-3; triple jump: Sandeep Singh-1, Harpal Singh-2, Bikramjit Singh-3; discus throw: Deepinder Singh Bhattal-1, Prabhjot Singh-2, Gulsher Singh Bal-3; 10,000m: Amandeep Singh Mangat-1, Bimal Kumar-2, Mandeep Singh-3; 110m hurdles: Sandeep Singh-1, Sartaj Singh Bajwa-2, Prabhjot Singh Sidhu-3; javelin throw: Vinod Kumar-1, Harpal Singh-2 and Harsimrat Singh Gill-3.

Manjit, Lakhvir top in Govind college

Ahmedgarh:The 32nd athletics meet of Govind National College, Narangwal, concluded here on Thursday. Manjit Singh and Lakhvir Kaur were adjudged best athletes amongst boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively. The meet was inaugurated by Mr Harbakhash Singh Khangura, while Mr Balbir Singh, secretary, college management, gave away the prizes to the winners.

Winners: Boys: 100m: Harwinder Singh-1, Manjit Singh-2, Bajrang Bahadur Singh-3; 200m: Manjit Singh-1, Harwinder Singh-2, Gurdeep Singh-3; 400m: Manjit Singh-1, Harwinder Singh-2, Gurdeep Singh-3; 800m: Harwinder Singh-1,Tejwinder Singh-2, Gurdeep Singh-3; discus throw: Kiranveer Singh-1, Inderjit Singh-2, Satwant Singh-3; long jump: Manjit Singh-1, Jagdeep Singh-2, Gurdeep Singh-3; horse race: Harwinder Singh and Tehal Singh-1, Manmohan Singh and Avtar Singh-2, Gurpreet Singh and Harpreet Singh-3; obstacle race: Sukhdev Singh-1, Parminder Singh-2, Sukhjinder Singh-3; shot put: Satwant Singh-1, Kiranveer Singh-2, Maninder Singh-3; javelin throw: Kiranveer Singh-1, Inderjit Singh-2, Beant Singh-3; tug-of-war: BA-I.

Girls: 100m: Inderjit Kaur-1, Lakhvir Kaur-2, Kiranjit Kaur-3; 200m: Lakhvir Kaur-1, Inderjit Kaur-2, Kiranjit Kaur-3; shot put: Jagroop Kaur-1, Manpreet Kaur-2, Rajni Bala-3; javelin throw: Rajni Bala-1, Lakhvir Kaur-2, Kiranjit Kaur-3; long jump: Sofia-1, Inderjit Kaur-2, Sukhdeep Kaur-3; cycling race: Manpreet Kaur-1, Kiranjeet Kaur-2, Gagandeep Kaur-3; 50m: Lakhvir Kaur-1, Rajinder Kaur-2, Kiranjit Kaur/Inderjit Kaur-3; high jump: Lakhvir Kaur-1, Rajni Bala-2, Sofia-3; obstacle race: Amarpreet Kaur-1, Manpreet Kaur-2, Jaspreet Kaur-3; spoon and lemon race: Inderjit Kaur-1, Jaswinder Kaur-2.

Harwinder shines in Gobindgarh Public College

Mandi Gobindgarh: Gobindgarh Public College, Allour, held its first annual athletics meet and prize distribution function at the college ground on Saturday. The chief guest, Mr Chaman Lal Garg, chairman, GPC, unfurled the flag and declared the meet open.

Students who were divided into four Houses took part in the march-past and 37 sporting events.

Manpreet Singh, a student of BA-I, exhibited his karate skills. A fancy dress competition was also organised. Mr Om Prakash Goyal, acting president, Gobindgarh Education and Social Welfare Trust, gave away prizes to the winner of the athletics meet and toppers of house examination. The students who had taken part in the zonal youth festival and 36th Punjab University Athletics Meet were also awarded certificates.

The Principal, Dr Suresh Tondon, read out the annual report of the college. Harwinder Singh was declared best athlete among boys and Gurpreet and Chandan Deep were jointly declared best athlete among girls.


Sports Meet
Saroya, Hans bag titles
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 29
The spotlight was on J.P. Saroya of Hoshiarpur region and Satya Hans from Kapurthala region during the one-day 21st Punjab National Bank Inter-Region Sports Meet held at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) ground here yesterday.

Saroya bagged four titles—800 m, 1500 m, 5000 m and 10,000 m races— whereas Satya Hans annexed three titles—100 m, shot put and long jump events—while finished runner-up in the 200 m race.

Earlier, Mr U.S.Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab Zone, PNB, inaugurated the meet in which more than 200 sportspersons from eight regions— Amritsar, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Ferozepore, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and host Ludhiana— took part in athletics, badminton, table tennis and carrom disciplines.

The winners in the meet will represent the Punjab zone in the All-India Inter-Zone Sports Meet to be held in Delhi from March 3 to 6.

Mr V.K.Gupta, Deputy General Manager, PNB, and president, Zonal Sports Committee, Mr Chand Singh, DGM, Mr Anil Sarna, Chief Manager, and other senior officials of the bank were present on the occasion.

Results: (men)- 100 m- C.P.Verma of Chandigarh 1, Ravneet Singh of Ferozepore 2; 200 m- Ravneet Singh of Ferozepore 1, Gurmeet Singh of Bathinda 2; 400 m- Tehal Singh of Ludhiana 1, Gurmeet Singh of Bathinda 2; 800 m- J.P.Saroya of Hoshiarpur 1, Tehal Singh of Ludhiana 2; 1500 m- J.P.Saroya of Hoshiarpur 1, Tehal Singh of Ludhiana 2; 5000 m- J. P.Saroya of Hoshiarpur 1, Tehal Singh of Ludhiana 2.

Table tennis- K.C.Rana of Kapurthala 1, S.K.Sharma of Ferozepore 2, R.K.Gilhotra of Ferozepore 3, Gurbax Singh of Kapurthala 4; chess- Sanjay Garg of Ludhiana 1, Sannit Kumar Maingi of Kapurthala 2, B.K.Soni of Hoshiarpur 3; badminton- Sudhakar Sharma of Jalandhar 1, Rajiv Sharma of Jalandhar 2, Rakesh Batta of Ludhiana 3.

Long jump- Sandeep Khullar of Hoshiarpur 1, J.P.Sharma of Ludhiana 2; high jump- S.K.Dogra of Jalandhar 1, T.L.Wahi of Jalandhar 2; triple jump- J.P.Sharma of Ludhiana 1, Kaur Singh of Bathinda 2; shot put- T.L.Wahi of Jalandhar 1, Barkat Masih of Kapurthala 2; discus throw- Sohan Singh of Kapurthala 1, Barkat Masih of Kapurthala 2; javelin throw- J.P.Sharma of Ludhiana 1, Kaur Singh of Bathinda 2; hammer throw- Sohan Singh of Kapurthala 1, Nazar Singh of Bathinda 2; 10-km walk- Bhola Singh of Bathinda 1, Nazar Singh of Bathinda 2.

Women- 100 m- Satya Hans of Kapurthala 1, Sweety of Jalandhar 2; 200 m- Sweety of Jalandhar 1, Satya Hans of Kapurthala 2; 400 m- Alice of Jalandhar 1, Sanyukta of Kapurthala 2; 800 m- Alice of Jalandhar 1, Sanyukta of Kapurthala 2; long jump- Satya Hans of Kapurthala 1, Sweety of Jalandhar 2; shot put- Satya Hans of Kapurthala 1, Alice of Jalandhar 2; discus throw- Amarjit Kaur of Ludhiana 1, Alice of Jalandhar 2; 5-km walk- Alice of Jalandhar 1 and Sanyukta of Kapurthala 2.


Local lad attends MRF camp
Anil Dutt

Ludhiana, February 29
A local lad, Bharat Malhotra, who attended a training camp, run by the MRF Pace Foundation for the upcoming pacers at Chennai, is quite confident that his coaching there will improve his bowling skills. Bharat was among 15 promising fast bowlers (u-15), chosen from all over the country to attend the camp, held from February 13 to 17. The legendary Australian bowler, Dennis Lillee, imparted training to these bowlers.

Bharat Malhotra is a student of Class IX of Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines. He is currently getting training by NIS coach Manmohan Bedi at a centre of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College for Boys.

Sunil Kumar of Jalandhar also attended the training camp, run under the auspices of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. A former Indian Test star, T. A. Shekhar, is the co-ordinator of the foundation.

Talking to this reporter, Bharat Malhotra said at the camp, they were told about the speed endurance and bowling action, besides net sessions and techniques how to avoid injuries. The foundation had prepared video films of all trainees. These would be received by the respective associations in due course. These films would highlight the areas on which a particular bowler ought to be more conscious. Meanwhile, Ms Neena Khanna, Principal of the KVM School, and Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, former Punjab Ranji captain, the chairman of the selection committee, Punjab (seniors), and the Vice-President, LDCA, have congratulated Bharat on his selection.

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