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2 city spikers selected in junior volleyball team
Our Sports Reporter

Gurinder Mavi
Gurinder Mavi

Balwinder Singh
Balwinder Singh

Chandigarh, July 21
Two city-based spikers, Balwinder Singh and Gurinder Mavi, have found berth in the Indian Junior Volleyball team (under-17) which will take part in the third Children of Asia Sport games to be held at Yakutsk (Russia) from July 24. Both players hail from the Shivalik Volleyball Academy which is being run under the aegis of Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

Appreciating the achievements of the boys, the Principal of the school, Mr D.S. Bedi, said it was because of the efforts made by their coach Mohan Nagreta that boys could reach this level. He also awarded Rs 15,000 in cash to these players. Mr Bedi lauded the contribution of Mr Vijay Pal Singh, General Secretary, Chandigarh Volleyball Association, for encouraging these players.

The coach later said these boys had brought first gold medal for the city in the Junior National Volleyball championship held in December in West Bengal. Former volleyball player Prithvi Raj Kapta gave Rs 5,000 in cash to the players.

Dhan Bahadur excels

Dhan Bahadur of DAV Coaching Centre, Sector 10, stole the limelight on the second day of the Inter-Coaching Centre competitions being held at Sports Complex, Sector 7. The three-day tournament is being organised by the Sports Department, UT Administration. Tomorrow the closing ceremony will be held at 4.30 pm at Sports Complex, Sector 7.

Various results; athletics: long jump: girls (under14): Radhika (SC-7) 1, Jyoti Singh (SC-46) 2, Jyoti Sharma (SC-7) 3. Girls (under17): Talwinder (SC-46) 1, Ruchi Sharma (SC-46) 2, Harpreet (SC-46) 3. Under14 (boys): Santosh (SC-7) 1, Viney (SC-7) 2, Suresh (SC-7) 3. Under 17 (boys): Bhavtaran (SC-7) 1, Abhinav (SC-46) 2, Dinesh Kumar (SC-7) 3.

Basketball: (under17) boys: SD School, Sector 32 beat St Xavier Coaching Centre, Sector 44 (50-21); girls; Sports Complex-46 beat St Xavier Coaching Centre-44 (19-16).

Volleyball: Junior girls: Sports Complex, Sector 46 beat Sports Complex, Sector 7 (25-18, 25-19, 25-20); Junior boys: Sports Complex, Sector 7 beat Sports Complex, Sector 46 (25-23,18-25,25-23,25-21).

Gymnastics: (sub-junior artistic): girls: balancing beam; Shivani Jotshi (SC-7) 1, Ritu Manju (SC-7) 2, Harikala (SC-7) 3.

Table vault: Harikala (SC-7) 1, Shivani Jotshi (SC-7) 2, Ritu Manju (SC-7) 3. Uneven Bars; Ritu Manju (SC-7) 1, Hari Kala (SC-7) 2, Shivani (SC-7) 3. Floor exercises: Ritu (SC-7) 1, Harikala (SC-7) 2, Shivani (SC-7) 3. All round best gymnast: Ritu Manju 1, Hari Kala 2, Shivani 3. Junior Artistic Girls (Balancing Beam): Savita (DAVCC-10) 1, Ishani Sharma (SC-7) 2, Anamika (DAVCC-10) 3. Table Vault: Savita (DAVCC-10) 1, Ishani Sharma (SC-7) 2, Radha (DAVCC-10) 3. Uneven bars; Savita (DAVCC-10) 1, Ishani Sharma (SC-7) 2, Radha (DAVCC-10) 3. Floor: Savita (DAVCC-10) 1, Ishani (SC-7) 2, Anamika (DAVCC-10) 3. All round best gymnast; Savita 1, Radha 2.

Artistic: under14 boys: Pomelled Horse: Amit Kumar (SC-7) 1, Dhan Bahadur (DAVCC-10) 2, Hargun (DAVCC-10) 3. Roman Rings; Dhan Bahadur 1, Amit Kumar 2, Rajat 3. Horizontal Bars: Dhan Bahadur 1, Amit Kumar 2, Harguna 3. Parallel Bars; Amit Kumar 1, Dhan Bahadur 2, Hargun 3.
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Admission schedule for dept of correspondence studies
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 21
The Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, announced its admission schedule here today. The Chairman of the department, Prof Devinder Singh, said that the last date for receipt of enrollment forms without late fee was September 30 and students could submit the form till October 29 with a late fee of Rs 150.

The form with a late fee of Rs 1,000 and the permission of the chairperson would be accepted till December 1 and admission would be open to students with a late fee of Rs 5,000 and the permission of the Vice-Chancellor till December 31.

The prospectus with the admission form carries the tentative schedule of the examination and syllabi and details of all courses as well as the schedule of all contact programmes being offered by the department.

Outlining the developments and changes in the courses this year, Prof Devinder Singh said that the syllabi of the Masters of Finance and Control had been redesigned, keeping the needs of banks in mind. “We carried out a research to identify the requirements of the banking sector and incorporated whatever was missing from the job perspective.

This is an attempt to keep pace with changing times,” he said.

The department has introduced a postgraduate diploma in computer applications. “We are expecting nearly 1,000 applications. While we will take in all the students who apply this time even if the number exceeds the 1000-mark, from next time a screening test would be introduced,” Prof Devinder Singh explained.

He added that the services of the faculty at the Computer Science Department as well as the guest faculty would be taken for the theory classes of the contact programmes.

The department would tie-up with computer centres for the practicals of the course, he stated.

The department is also planning to introduce more vocational subjects from the next session. “We are working on introducing subject like fashion designing , video production, electronic media among others.

All this is still at the planning stage and is likely to get the go-ahead keeping in view the demand for these courses,” he maintained.
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New Public School b’ball team to leave for USA today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, July 21
Ten basketball players from New Public School, Sector 18 will be leaving tomorrow for the USA to attend a training camp. According to Mr R.D. Singh, Principal of the school, only two schools from India had been invited for the camp, DAV Police School, Amritsar and New Public School, Sector 18. He said only their school had got a green signal for the trip.

R.D. Singh said last year the school basketball team had gone to Indian High School, Dubai, for the tournament. In the USA the boys will attend a training camp in Florida and total of 12 working days will be given to them for the camp. The camp will be held under the aegis of the Youth Basketball of America which is involved in the youth aspect of the sport and lays stress on the fundamentals and skill development.

The team members are: Navdeep, Harinder, Amanjot, Akshayjeet, Ashish Kumar, Nikhil Kumar, Sukhraj Singh,Navraj Singh, Raman Singla and Sartaj Singh; coach — Dinesh Singh; manager — Amanjot Mehal, contingent Chief — R.D. Singh.

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School tennis tournament

Chandigarh, July 21
St Peter’s Secondary School will organise an under-14 boys and girls tennis tournament from July 30 to August 1 at the school’s premises in Sector 37-B.

The competitions will be held for singles and doubles. According to Vice-Principal J.Kang, the matches will be played on clay courts. Entry closes on July 29 at the school office. TNS
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Baljit Bains joins as Chief Commissioner, IT
Tribune News Service

Ms Baljit BainsChandigarh, July 21
Ms Baljit Bains, an officer of the 1969 batch of the Indian Revenue Service, has joined as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, north-west region, Chandigarh.

Prior to this she was Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Haryana Ms Bains has also served at Chandigarh as Commissioner of Income Tax and member of the Haryana State Electricity Board.

Ms SK Aulakh, IRS, has joined as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Haryana.
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