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Tiger Jeet Singh to revive wrestling in Punjab
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 22
Freestyle wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh has chalked out an extensive plan to revive the game of wrestling in the state. He will organise wrestling bouts in various cities and towns of the state in October and November this year. Renowned American wrestler Don Severen and some other known wrestlers will visit India in this connection. Tiger Jeet Singh and his son, Tiger Ali Singh, will take part in number of wrestling matches.

Addressing a press conference here today, Tiger said his main objective behind holding these shows was to keep the youth away from drugs. He expressed concern over college studentsí taking alcohol and other intoxicants. He would also be the guest ambassador of the Delhi Public Schools chain.

He said he had agreed to the proposal of the owner of the DPS to open gymnasiums in all 90 schools where the youth would be told about the intricacies of the game.

The Canadian Government has ordered for the making of a two-hour documentary on Tiger Jeet Singh. The shooting for the documentary would commence next month in India.

Tiger Jeet Singh was honoured by the Apna Punjab Homes, an organisation owned by an NRI, Mr Agya Pal Singh, for his outstanding contribution to the field of wrestling. Mr Tarlochan Singh, Chairman, Minorities Commission, India, along with a number of prominent citizens of the city were present on the occasion.

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Scintillating knock by Salil Sharma
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, March 22
A scintillating knock of 78 runs (n.o) by Salil Sharma helped Municipal Corporation XI register an emphatic five-wicket win over the Spice Club in the ongoing cricket tournament at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here on Sunday.

Put into bat first by MC XI, the Spice Club reached a respectable total of 152 for 9 in the stipulated 25 overs. The main contributors were Gaurav and Nitin, who scored 30 and 23 runs, respectively, while Laddi scored 19 runs.

For MC XI, Jatinder Vij bowled a superb spell, capturing five wickets conceding just 19 runs. Pappu Thaman chipped in with two wickets for 15 runs.

Spice Club bowlers failed to defend the total as MC XI achieved the target in the 21st over, losing five wickets. Salil Sharma scored 78 runs, which included 11 fours. Rahul and Rajeev made 26 and 25 runs, respectively. 

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Applications invited for state awards
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, March 22
The district administration has invited applications from the people for extraordinary acts of bravery and other distinctive services in different fields towards society within a period of two weeks. The same will be recommended to the government for selection for state awards to be presented at the state-level Independence Day function.

Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, said 40 state-level awards would be presented, out of which 22 awards would be given exclusively for acts of bravery. As many as 18 awards would be given for categories like social service, art, literature, science and technology and other professions, he said.

He said the state government had called recommendations from Deputy Commissioners through the Commissioners of the divisions concerned by April 15.

He said each awardee would be presented a medal, shawl and a citation (parman patras), besides a cash award of Rs 50,000 for the acts of bravery like exclusively fighting terrorists and Rs 25,000 for other acts of bravery and Rs 11,000 for distinctive services to the society.

Mr Verma said the applicants could submit their applications, along with 20 copies each of their bio-data and details of the acts of bravery/excellence in service, in English and Punjabi in the office of the SDMs concerned by April 5.

The SDMs would scrutinise and verify the documents and submit the applications in the office of the Deputy Commissioner before April 10. He said the bio-data was to be submitted on a prescribed performa, which could be obtained free of cost from the office of the SDM on a working day.

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