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Eye care with a difference
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 6
The visit to an optician will not be the same. Kodak Lens Vision Centre of Himalaya Optical promises to give you an altogether different experience while looking for the right frames for your glasses.

The Kolkata-based opticians are all set to open an eye-care boutique in the city on April 9 in Sector 9. They promise that with the opening of the store, the search for the Versace, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Hugo Boss and Calvein Klien shades and sunglasses would end here, as would the search for the perfect lens for your glasses. Shades, sunglasses, and spectacle frames will be available within a price range of Rs 800 to Rs 80,000.

Himalaya Opticals has tied up with Singnet Armolite, which also owns the brand name of Kodak and is pioneer in optical technology, especially in the manufacture of progressive lenses, say Directors of Himalaya Opticals, Sharad Binani and Shrawan Binani. Eyes are the most neglected part in health care, and a research has shown that 60 per cent of people do not know that they need eye care, they said.

The centre will have a computerised eye-testing facility and a slit lamp for detecting cataract. A free trial for lenses will also be available for customers. 


1.22 lakh kids covered under Pulse Polio

Chandigarh, April 6
A total of 1.22 lakh children, below the age of five were administered polio drops in the third phase of the Pulse Polio Immunisation campaign, during the last three days.

“A total of 1.22 lakh children were administered polio drops,” informed Dr M.C. Minocha, Director, Family Welfare. TNS


Lawn Tennis meet begins today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, April 6
Yuki Bhambri from Delhi is the top seed among boys’ Under-14 section, while Prerna Mythri from Andhra Pradesh is the top seed in girls’ Under-14 event in the AITA Super Series Tennis Meet, the main rounds of which will begin at the CLTA Stadium, Sector 10, here tomorrow.

In Under-18 section, Meghana Paritala from Andhra Pradesh was accorded top billing amongst girls and Vivek Shokeen from Delhi among boys. Local challenge will be led by CLTA trainee Vijayant Malik, given the third seed, along with Shiva Sangwan, Uday Karan Singh Puniha and Ashwani Kumar Thapar in the main draw of boys’ Under-14 section. Jitin Bishnoi of Chandigarh was given the second seed and Gursher Singh Harika third seed in Under-18 category. The girls’ challenge from Chandigarh will comprise Inayat Khosla, Mehak, Shradha Singh and Ankita Singh in Under-14 and Alipt Sandhu, Isha Toor and Neha Singh in Under-18 category.

Meanwhile, the qualifying round matches of the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament ended today. The sign-in for the main draw was also completed. Tournament Referee Sandeep Singh announced that the main draw matches would commence tomorrow at 8 am. The main draw consists of 32 players in each event.

Today’s results: Boys Under-14 (final qualifying round) : Sidharth Singh Baidwan (CHD) b A.N. Muddappa (KAR) 6-3, 1-6, 7-5; Gurmohit Singh (CHD) b Prateek Bhambri (DLI) 7-6 (2), 6-4; Subhash C. Rao (DLI) b Amit Chauhan (CHD) 6-0, 6-3; Pulkit Mishra (DLI) b Vidhan Vyas (DLI) 6-2, 6-4; Ujjwal Khanna (PB) b V.J. Surya Naryananan (TN) 6-2, 6-2; Bharat Bhardwaj (UP) b Amrinder Singh Mann (CHD) 6-1, 6-2; Vikas Chauhan (HAR) b Shikhar Kapoor (DLI) 6-4, 6-0; Mandeep Yadav (CHD) b Ritwik Sunkara (DLI) 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Boys Under-18: Abheet Tiwari (CHG) b Himanshu Mali (MAH) 7-5, 6-2; 2-S. Balaji (TN) b V. Barani Valluru (AP) b 6-7(6), 7-6(0), 6-1; Agnibesh Dasgupta (DLI) b Gurmohit Singh (CHD) 7-6(3), 6-4; V. Sudarshan (TN) b Bhargava Valluri (AP) 6-2, 6-0; Yogesh Phogat (HAR) b Mandeep Yadav (CHD) 6-3, 6-4; Satvir Singh (PB) b G.A. Yatish (KAR) 6-1, 6-0; Sanjog Kapoor (CHD) b Deepinder Singh (CHD) 6-2, 6-3; Harmanbir Singh (PB) b Pravesh Kumar (PB) 6-3, 6-2.

Girls Under-14: Henna Ahuja (DLI) b Noor Paul (CHD) 6-2, 7-5; Rishika Sunkara (DLI) b Ramneek Rihal (CHD) 6-4, 6-3; Renuka Keswani (DLI) b Dipti Srivastava (WB) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6(6); Tanya Kapoor (DLI) b P. Parvthy Vijyan (KER) 6-1, 6-4; Prerna Bhambri (DLI) b Mohona Sai Madhuri (AP) 6-2, 6-0; Shradha Singh (CHD) b Harshini Reddy (KAR) 6-2, 6-1; Navjot Saini (PB) b Arushi Sharma (DLI) 6-0, 6-1; Khyati Thakur (DLI) b Saumya Avinashi (DL) 6-2, 6-2.

Girls Under-18: Kelsey Sundram (TN) b Priyanka Tohan (DLI) 6-7(2); 6-0, 6-1; Tanya Kapoor (DLI) b Ramneek Rihal (CHD) 6-4, 6-3; Monika Menon (DLI) b Khyati Thakur (DLI) 7-5, 6-2; Nandita Krishnan (TN) w/o Deepti Srivastava (WB); Renuka Keswani (DLI) b Aishwarya Aggarwal (MP) 6-0, 6-1; Navjot Saini (PB) b Sai Supriya G. (AP) 6-2, 6-3; Archana V. (AP) b Anushka Kapoor (DLI) 6-0, 6-0; Shweta Kumari Solanki (DLI) b Ankita Singh (CHD) 6-0, 6-2.

NIS Regional Director

PATIALA: Mr Laxman Singh Ranawat will be the next Regional Director of the National Institute of Sports, the main academic centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Mr Ranawat, at present working as Regional Director at the SAI southern centre in Bangalore, is being posted in place of Mr G.S. Anand, who attained superannuation on January 31.

Mr Ranawat will be holding dual charge of Regional Director at NIS and at the Northern Centre at Chandigarh in place of Mr P.C. Kashyap who has been transferred to sAI’s eastern centre in Kolkata.

Athletics meet

AMBALA: Army Western Command Athletics Championship continued for the second day today. In 1500 m, Hav Chander Hans of Ran Bankura Division was first, Sepoy Navin Choudhary of Archer Division was second, L/Nk Suneheri Singh of Pine Division was third while Rfn Ghanshyam of Golden Key division was fourth.

In high jump, Nk Vikram Singh of Archer Division was first, Sepoy Ajit Kumar of Pine Division was second, Sepoy Santosh Kumar of Archer Division was third and Havaldar Jaswant Singh of Panther Division was fourth.

In 50 km walk, L/Nk Rakesh Kumar of Archer Division was first, L/Nk Babu Bhai of Sudarshan Chakra Division was second, Sepoy Gajendra Singh of Ram Division was third while Rfn Nirmal Singh of Panther Division was fourth.

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