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Yoga camp at CLTA stadium from March 13
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, March 9
A special Yoga camp will be conducted under the aegis of the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association by Swami Adhyatmananda Ji of the Divine Life Society, Ahmedabad. Titled “From Yoga To Arogya”, the camp will be held from March 13 to 20 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. It is for sportsmen, especially tennis players, and is also open for members of public in all age groups.

Stating this here today, Mr Rajan Kashyap, Chairman, CLTA, said this programme would help promote a culture of physical fitness and mental strength in the city. As a regular visitor to Chandigarh, Swami Adhyatmananda Ji has been guiding the top tennis players of the CLTA in improving their fitness level and performance. A number of sportsmen, including tennis players and cricketers, coaches, several civil and military officers and their families, along with professionals and retired persons, are expected to join the intensive week-long conditioning camp. The CLTA has invited members of public to register themselves before the inauguration of the camp at 6 pm on March 13. The yoga sessions would be at 6 a.m. every morning from March 14 to 20.

Minerva Academy wins: Minerva Academy scored a convincing six wicket victory over City Employees XI in a match held on the grounds of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 19. Batting first, City Employees were bowled out for 140 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Rajesh Patha was the highest scorer with 88 runs which included four sixers and 12 boundaries. He also claimed four wickets for 16 runs while Harish and Ranjit Bajaj bagged three wickets each.

Brief scores: City Employees;140 runs all out in 20 overs (Gurinder 36, Gajender 39, Rajesh Patha 4 for 16, Harish Garg 3 for 127, Ranjit Bajaj 3 for 40).

Minerva Academy; 145 runs for four in 14 .1 overs (Rajesh Patha 88, Naresh Saini 24.

SN Vohra cricket tourney: The second SN Vohra memorial cricket tournament for players below 13 years on league-cum-knockout basis will begin from March 29. Top eight teams from Chandigarh, Patiala, Mohali and Panchkula will take part in the tournament. This tournament is being organised by the CCA and the DAV College Cricket Academy.

Cricket tournament: The annual league-cum-knock out cricket tournament for ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ divisions will be organised from March 20. According to Mr S.S. Bawa, secretary of the UT Cricket Association, this tournament will be played at various locations, cricket stadium, Sector 16, PEC cricket grounds, and Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27. Bawa said the league matches would be played from quarter-final onwards.



T.C. Gupta to represent RFI
Tribune News Service

Mr T.C. GuptaChandigarh, March 9
Mr T.C. Gupta, president of the Chandigarh Rowing Association (CRA), who was unanimously re-elected senior vice-president of the Rowing Federation of India (RFI), will represent the federation at the SAF Games to be held at Islamabad from March 27 to April 8.

Mr Gupta and the Chandigarh Rowing Association came in for special appreciation at the recently held annual general meeting (AGM) of the RFI for the excellent conduct of the Senior National Rowing Championships held in Chandigarh earlier this month.

As a token of its acknowledgement of the commendable arrangements made, the RFI decided to give a special grant to the CRA as a one-time exception. The RFI also decided to waive the capitation fee which it charged from the state/UT, which hosted the National Rowing Championships.



Admn to procure steel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 9
Since major development works were being delayed due to spiralling steel prices, the Chandigarh Administration is all set to revert to its old policy of procuring steel and then supplying the same to contractors.

This will apply to all new projects of the Administration. For the ongoing projects, the expenses under the head of steel procurement have been hiked. The Administration has allowed Rs 25,000 per metric tonne of steel for ongoing projects. In the open market steel is selling between Rs 28,000 and Rs 31,000 per metric tonne. Just six months back the price was between Rs 16,000 and Rs 17,000 per metric tonne.

The contractors who had bid for the works have backed out saying the projects were not feasible for them. Some of the important works which have been stopped due to the price hike are the expansion of the Inter State Bus Terminus, Sector 43, Chandigarh College of Engineering, Sector 26, Government College Sector 46. Besides this houses being built for employees of the Chandigarh Administration and the police have been stalled.

Also hit by the hike is the work on several sports facilities. Sources in the Engineering wing said the price of cement had also gone up in the past six months. Six months back a bag of cement cost Rs 120 now the same was being sold for Rs 160.


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