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Meetings, discussion mark World Asthma Day
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, May 4
A yoga therapy and allergy clinic and public awareness meetings were held on World Asthma Day today at the Advanced Pediatric Centre at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

According to a press note, a yoga class was held for asthma patients. Practical aspects of asthma therapy were highlighted at the workshop for patients and doctors.

An allergy and asthma clinic was also organised on the occasion. Film-slides were shown to parents and children to create awareness in this regard at a discussion.


Rock Rovers trounce ITBP
Our Sports Reporter

Winners of first Dev Samaj Club, Sector 21, in the UT Sub-Junior Netball Meet here on Tuesday.
Winners of first Dev Samaj Club, Sector 21, in the UT Sub-Junior Netball Meet here on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, May 4
Rock Rovers outplayed ITBP to win the title in the Second Dharam Singh memorial six-a-side hockey tournament played here today at the Sector 18 hockey stadium. In the final match, Rock Rovers downed ITBP 12-8 while till half time, ITBP were leading at 5-3.

Devender Singh of Rock Rovers scored five goals in this match. He scored 23 goals in all in this tournament and was adjudged the Man of the Tournament. Gurdeep Singh was declared Man of the Match. Mr Chandersekhar, president of the Chandigarh Hockey Association, gave away the prizes.

In the first UT state Sub-Junior Netball Championship Dev Samaj Girls School Club, Sector 21, won the title in the girls section while DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, won in the boys section. The championship which concluded here today at the Mount Carmel School, Sector 47. Ms A Charles, Vice-Principal of the school, gave away the prizes to the winners. She thanked the Netball Association of Chandigarh for allowing them to host the event for the first time.


300 take part in Roger Bannister race
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, May 4
As many as 300 athletes took part in the fourth Roger Bannister one-mile race held at Lake Club here today.
In the under-14 boys’ section, Nitin Chadha of New Public School, Sector 18, secured the first place in the 2km race while in the girls’ section Jyoti Thaleran of Government Girls Senior Secondary school, Sector 20, was the winner. In the under-19 boys’ section, which was a 3km race, Suraj Prakash of the Wrestling Coaching Centre, Sector 30, emerged the winner while in the girls’ under-19 section Raj Rani of Government Senior Secondary school, Sector 20.

The race was flagged off by Dr J. P. S. Sidhu, Joint Director, Sports, UT.

Two consolation prizes of Rs 200 each were awarded to 10-year-old Hargun of Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 10, and six-year-old Varinda of St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, for showing the resolve to participate in this event.

Other results: Under 19: boys-Narinder Bandal (Government Model Senior Secondary School, Karsan) 2, Deepidner Singh (Tender Heart School, Sector 33) 3; girls-Harjit Kaur (Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20) 2, Vimla (Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 20) 3.

Under14: boys-Jashanpreet Singh (DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8) 2, Honey (DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8) 3; girls-Ruchi Sharma (Government Model Senior Secondary school, Sector 37) 2, Talwinderjit Kaur (Mount Carmel School, Sector 47) 3.


MC squads to tackle cattle menace
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 4
The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation (CMC) has constituted vigilance squads to tackle the problem of stray cattle in City Beautiful.

These squads will take rounds at night so that the offenders can be caught red-handed, according to the Medical Officer of Health of the corporation. “Whosoever is caught will be dealt with sternly. These vigilance squads will be assisted by the UT police,” he said.

The CMC has shifted out more than 1300 stray cattle from different gaushalas of Chandigarh in recent weeks. “However, the problem of stray cattle in Chandigarh still exists. The CMC has got definite information that stray cattle from neighbouring states are being let off near the boundary of Chandigarh which ultimately led to enter UT, Chandigarh,” he said.

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