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Heart check-up camp at Mansa Devi shrine
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, October 14
The Mahamai Mansa Devi Charitable Bhandara Committee, Panchkula, will organise a free heart check-up camp in association with Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, at the Mansa Devi Temple complex on November 19 and 20.

A team of doctors would hold pre check-up camps on October 24, 31 and November 7 in front of Patiala Wala Mandir in the temple complex.

According to Bimal Jain, president of the committee, they had drawn an overwhelming response last year. “We were visited by 540 heart patients against a target of 400. Out of these, 14 were adopted by the committee for free treatment and medicines.

This year, we except an even better response and Dr Naresh Trehan is expected to visit the camp,” he added.

A round-the-clock community kitchen would also be organised for devotees visiting the temple during the Navratra fair. 



Manav Mangal to meet DAV in TT final
Our Sports Reporter

Durwa of Manav Mangal School in action against Deepika of Sacred Heart School Rajneet of Shillong plays a forehand against Krishan Mohan of Hyderabad
Durwa of Manav Mangal School in action against Deepika of Sacred Heart School during CBSE (Cluster XIII) Table Tennis Tournament at Sector 23, Chandigarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph Rajneet of Shillong plays a forehand against Krishan Mohan of Hyderabad during the XVth Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya National Table Tennis Tournament in Chandigarh on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Chandigarh, October 14
Hosts Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21, and DAV Public School, Sector 8, will clash in the final of the under-14 girls’ section of the CBSE (Cluster XIII) Table Tennis Tournament, which began at the Sector 23 TT hall here today.

In the three-day meet, more than 325 paddlers drawn from 30 schools from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Ambala are taking part.

Mr Inderjit Sandhu, Director Sports, UT, inaugurated the meet. Mr Sanjay Sardana, Principal of the school, highlighted the format of the tournament.

In the semi-finals, DAVP-8 outplayed Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, 3-0, while Manav Mangal beat Sacred Heart School 3-2.

Results: DAVP-8 b BV-27 (3-0) (Aishwarya b Garima 11-3, 11-8, 12-10; Meghna b Vibhuti 11-6, 11-7, 11-7; Barbie b Ramandeep 11-6,11-6,11-7).

Manav Mangal-21 b Sacred Heart-26 (3-2) (Richa b Aanchal 11-5, 11-10, 11-7; Manu b Kaveri 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 5-11, 4-11; Durwa b Deepika 11-7,12-10, 11-7; Manu b Richa 11-9, 7-11, 8-11; Kaveri b Aanchal 11-8,11-6, 9-11,11-5.

The results of quarter-final matches: boys under-14: Manav Mangal-21 b Doon Public, Panchkula 3-0; Bhavan Vidyalya b Manav Mangal, Panchkula, 3-2; AKS International Public School, Sector 41, b Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, 3-0; DAV Public Sector 8 b JK Public, Jammu, 3-0.

TT tourney

The XVth Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya National Table Tennis Tournament began here today at Sector 25.

Players from eight regions are taking part in the meet.

In the matches played today, Jaipur, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Bhopal won in under-19 boys’ section.

In the under-17 boys, Shillong, Bhopal, Pune and Hyderabad won their respective matches.

In under-19 girls, Jaipur won its tie, while in the under-14 boys, Shillong emerged winner.

Gymnastics meet

The Seventh Senior and Junior National Aerobic Gymnastics Championship in both men and women section will begin at the Shivalik Public School auditorium, Phase VI, Mohali, here tomorrow.

According to Mr D.S. Bedi, Director Principal of Shivalik Public Schools, the Gymnastics Federation of India had already accorded the Centre of Excellence in Gymnastics to them.

He said they had organised the Senior National Gymnastics Championship in Mohali last year.

In November, the Sub-Junior National Gymnastics Meet will be organised here, he added.

Mr Bedi said in the aerobics meet, 17 states will take part and the three-day championship is being held under the banner of the Gymnastics Federation of India.

Football meet

SGGS College, Sector 26, bagged the Chandigarh Senior Girls Football Championship for Deepak Kapania Trophy by scoring maximum points. St Stephen’s Club finished in second place.

In the last league match played today, SGGS College for Women beat Deepak Kapania Club-38 4-0.

Rajandeep Kaur scored the first hat trick of the meet.



North zone kabaddi meet gets under way
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 14
The 16th North Zone Kabaddi Championship involving nine states, including hosts Chandigarh, began at Football Stadium, Sector 17, here today.

The four-day meet is being organised by the Chandigarh Kabaddi Association.

Mr R.S. Gujral, Home Secretary, UT Administration, who was the chief guest, in his address hoped that the meet at regional level would give impetus to the sport.

He said more emphasis should be laid on popularising the sport.

Mr S.S. Randhawa, president of the association, said it was for the first time that such a meet had been organised in the city.

Earlier, a march past was also held and later bhangra was presented.

In today’s match, Punjab eves got the better of Chandigarh 41-20.



DAV-8 clinch basketball title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 14
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, clinched the UT Inter-School Basketball Tournament by beating Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33, 48-37 in the final.

The scores read 25-21 at half time.

Gurinder, Dilawar and Sukhpal scored 10, 16 and eight points, respectively. For losers, Abhinder and Avnit Chahal scored 10 points each.

In the UT Inter-School Handball Meet, Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, made it to the final of the under-17 and under-19 boys section.

In under-17, SPS-44, defeated Government Model High School, Sector 24, by 31-20.

In the under-19 section, SPS-44 beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 26-20.

Tennis tournament

The HEAD Total Tennis Tournament will begin at the YMCA, Sector 11, here tomorrow.

According to Mr L.D. Kapoor. chief coach, Total Tennis Academy, more than 250 entries had been received in various age groups for the meet, which would be held till October 22.

Mini football meet

Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 22, beat St Joseph’s School, Sector 44, 4-0 in the quarter-final tie of the First Chandigarh State Mini Football Championship being played here at St John’s High School, Sector 26.

The goals were scored by Rachit, Nikhil, Sandesh and Gurvinder.

In the second quarter-final tie, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, trounced St Peter’s School, Sector 37, 4-1.

For winners, goals were scored by Amit Banga (two), Sahil and Kapil (one each).

For losers, Mohit was the lone scorer.



New promotion order for city policemen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 14
The Chandigarh Police has accorded recognition to National Police Games with regard to giving promotions.
In its latest standing order for 2004 the Chandigarh Police has also sought to clear the way for the promotion of sportspersons despite they not having completed the mandatory training for promotion sources told the Chandigarh Tribune here yesterday.

The order says that an eligible sportsperson will immediately get an own rank and pay (ORP) status even if the person has not completed the training.

In the standing order 2002 an eligible sportsperson was deprived of the opportunity of a promotion if he or she had not completed the mandatory training.

The order, like in 2002, does not recognise yoga as an event qualifying for a promotion.

But Inspector Ram Gopal, Station House Officer, Sector 31 police station, has already got a promotion in this category.

It further says that eligible candidates can apply till January 31 to avail of the benefit.

Under the Punjab

Police Rule 13.1 the Chandigarh Police provides 5 per cent quota to sportspersons.

The applications would be scrutinised by a sports promotion committee to be constituted by the Inspector-General of Police in the first week of February. The committee’s meeting will be held in the second week of February.


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