L U D H I A N A   S T O R I E S


Indian women prefer natural products,
says cosmetologist

Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, September 11
A majority of Indian women want a glowing, fair skin and opt for natural herbs instead of chemical products. Pure natural herbs not only help in protecting the skin from wrinkles, freckles, acne, pigmentation and other problems but are skin friendly too.

And the masters on the subject have gone one step ahead, finding the exact extract from an ingredient for a particular skin problem. These views were expressed by Mr Oscar Pereira, a renowned cosmetologist from Mumbai, who was in the city to give lectures on skin and hair care to beauty experts here.

Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Mr Pereira said that various skin and hair treatments were now developed by most scientific formulations and ingredients with the joint efforts of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

Mr Pereira said that there was a lot of demand for natural products in India. Keeping this in mind, they were able to invent 35 highly effective treatments and a range of more than 100 products for skin disorders like pigmentation, acne, wrinkled skin, hair fall and dandruff.

"The industry is growing fast because people are aware not to use chemicals which harm the skin and hair", he said.

Asked whether these products were expensive, Mr Pereira said that some of the ingredients were expensive, yet the price of these products was competitive.

Mr Pereira said that the products by the pharma and cosmetic industry were most preferred by acclaimed beauticians with 100 per cent pure Aloe Vera. The creams, solutions, lotions, oils were all medically proven.

He said to stop wrinkles, women injected medicine into their skin. To avoid invasive procedure, natural products were available to relax the skin. "Though, the injections have been approved by doctors, yet they are to be injected inside the skin.Whereas there are products available which, when used, relax the muscles.They protect the skin from getting wrinkled", the beauty expert said.

Mr Pereira said that plastic surgery for sagging skin could also be delayed for years by using natural herbs.



AS boys beat PAU school in football
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 11
Kuljinder Singh scored a hat-trick as A.S. Senior Secondary School, Khanna, demolished Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, 4-1 in the Ludhiana District Schools Football Tournament at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Jaspal Singh was the other scorer. Jasbir Singh found the target once for the losers. The winners were leading 2-1 at half-time.

In another match, Nanakana Sahib Public School, Kot Gangurai, managed to scrape past Camp Khalsa High School, Mohi, 1-0. Earlier, in the inaugural match of the tournament, Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, got a walk over against Government Senior Secondary School, Hambran.

A.S. Senior Secondary School defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Hambowal Bet, 1-0 and Sargodha Senior Secondary School, Khanna, defeated Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanansu, 2-1.

Mr Jagdish Chand Johar, a local industrialist and a former soccer player, was the chief guest.



Kunal strikes gold in martial art
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 11
Kunal Trehan proved his supremacy by winning a gold medal in the sub-junior category of the 14th North India Martial Arts Competition, which began at Lions Bhavan here today. The competition is being organised by the International Veer Kwon Do Martial Arts Academy.

In the 28-30 kg section, Kunal got the better of Dishu Dewan, while Rohit Garg finished third. In the 31-35 kg category, Gurwinder Singh proved too good for Tejinder Joshi. Saurabh Bedi finished third in the category. Tarun Sharma clinched the honours in the 34-36 kg category by putting Manav Puri to the mat. Harkarn Singh secured the third position.

Earlier, Dr Pardeep Kapoor, president, Lions Club, inaugurated the championship in which more than 400 participants in different age groups are taking part.

Other results: below 18 kg: Naveen Kumar-1, Raghav Soni-2; 19-21 kg: Sahil Verma-1, Ramandeep Singh-2 and Piyush-3; 22-24 kg: Vishu Anand-1, Sharad Trehan-2 and Devinder Singh-3; and 25-27 kg: Jaspreet Singh-1, Sukhwinder Singh-2 and Amit-3.



Abhipsha, Rohit win gold in swimming
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 11
Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT in the girls’ section and Rohit Dhir of SBSCL, Ferozepur in the boys’ section hogged limelight in the First Punjab Technical University Inter-College Swimming Championship at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here today. Abhipsha secured three gold while Rohit bagged two gold medals on the opening day.

Abhipsha emerged winner in the 100 m free style, 50 m back stroke and 50 m breast stroke. Rohit came out triumphant in 800 m free style and 200 m individual medley.

Results: Girls- 100 m free style- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 2; 50 m back stroke- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Ramandeep Kaur of SCP, Nangal 2 and Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 3; 50 m breast stroke- Abhipsha Thakur of GNIMT, Ludhiana 1, Rachna Dhingra of GNIMT, Ludhiana 2, Sukhjinder Kaur of GNEC, Ludhiana 3.

Boys- 200 m back stroke- Karanpreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 1, Mastan Singh IET, Bhaddi 2, Puneet Dhir of CTIMT, Jalandhar 3; 800 m free style- Rohit Dhir of SBSCET, Ferozepur 1, Jaspreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 2; Jaswinder Singh of GZS, Bathinda 3; 200 m individual medley- Rohit Dhir of SBSCET, Ferozepur 1; Devinder Pal Singh of IET, Bhaddal (Ropar) 2, Karanpreet Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 3; 100 m butterfly stroke- Devinder Pal Singh of IET, Bhadaal (Ropar) 1, Tejkaran Singh of GNEC, Ludhiana 2; 200 m breast stroke- Puneet Dhir of CTIMT, Jalandhar 1, Mastan Singh of IET, Bhaddal 2 and Sandeep Singh of IET, Bhaddal 3; 4x100 m medley relay- IET, Bhaddal 1, GNEC, Ludhiana 2, BCET, Gurdaspur 3.



Shiva rules the pool

Ludhiana, September 11
Shiva Bhambota, a first-year student of the College of Agriculture Engineering, reigned supreme in the Inter-College Swimming Championship of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, by winning 11 medals, including seven gold.

Shiva gave a sterling performance to clinch gold medals in 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley and 400m individual medley, and three silvers in 50m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 200m butterfly. He also won a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke event.

Shiva accumulated 45 points to help his college bag the overall trophy. He was named best swimmer among men. — OC


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |