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Cancer curable if diagnosed early

Chandigarh, November 6
It is not contagious and can be controlled if diagnosed early. Yet cancer is the most dreaded disease among human beings of all age groups across all walks of life. Giving hope to the patients suffering from cancer, the Sahatya Cancer Sahyog — an emotional support group for the cancer survivors organised an awareness rally involving the schoolchildren in the city today, to mark the cancer awareness day which falls on Sunday.

Students of St John’s High School and St Stephan’s School took out two separate rallies — one starting from the Church in Sector 19 and another from Kisan Bhavan, Sector 35, which culminated at the Plaza Sector 17. TNS



Clash of titans in volleyball today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 6
The clash of titans in volleyball will be witnessed tomorrow when the spikers of former national champion team of the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) will take on the fancied Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) players in the final of the First Northern India 'International Sunil' Memorial Volleyball Tournament being played at the floodlit court in Shivalik Public School, Sector 41.

According to Mr Mohan Nargeta, volleyball coach of the Sports Authority of India, both the teams have various international volleyball players like Avneet, Subba Rao, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Rahul, Avinash, Mithlesh, Sanjay Kumar and Dinesh. He said it would be a proud moment for the city volleyball fraternity to watch most of the Indian men team volleyball players in action. The final will be held tomorrow at 5.30 pm.

Meanwhile, in the first semi-final played today between the HSIDC and SAI, Sports Training Centre, Kurukshetra, the former dominated the proceedings right from the beginning. Though SAI players did not allow the key players from HSIDC to take it easy but went down fighting by losing the first set 15-25. Second game was, however, a cake walk for the HSIDC who trounced SAI team 25-11. But in the third game, again SAI men came back to give a stiff resistance to the HSIDC players who finally wrapped the game at 25-15 and the match at 3-0.

In the second semi-final played between the ONGC and Shah Satnam Ji, Sirsa, team, the later gave a good fight to the ONGC team. First game went in favour of the ONGC at 25-15 and the second game was also easy for them whenthey took lead of 2-0 by winning at 25-09. In the decider, Sirsa spikers excelled in various departments of the game and spectators too got thrilled with each point they gathered. Finally, experienced ONGC prevailed upon Shah Satnam men at 25-21 to clinch the tie at 3-0.



Anand School holds sports day
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 6
The annual sports day of Anand School, Parwanoo, was held on the school premises today. Dicky Dolma, youngest Indian women to conquer the Mount Everest was the chief guest. She told the children that along with studies it was important to excel in sports also. Ms Dolma, who was adjudged best skier in 1996, 1998 and 2002, said children might not try to climb mountains only but pick any sport and try to excel in the same.

Children took part in relay, flat, 100 metre, 200 metre and obstacle races. Children in the age group of eight to 10 years enthralled the audience by jumping through the ring of fire.

Gymnastics team: An 18-member team has been selected by the Chandigarh Gymnastic Association to take part in the 18th Sub-Junior National Gymnastics championship and the 15th Senior Rythmic National Gymnastics meet to be held at Shivalik Public School, Mohali, from November 12 to 16.

The following gymnasts will be part of the team: sub-junior: Dhan Bahadur, Amit Kumar, Rajat Rawat, Lalit Bhandari, Shyantan Deb, Prakash Lal, Karan Kumar, Deepika Rawat, Ritu, Hari Kala, Shivani Jotshi, Prahleen, Arpan and Shivani Sharma. Rythmic: Mala Rawat, Shikha Rana,Kavita and Nisha.

Sports meet: The annual aports meet of the PML S.D. Public School, Sector 32, was organised at Sports Complex, Sector 46, where more than 700 children in various age groups, took part in different events like sack race, obstacle race, three-legged race,100 metre, 200 metre and 4x100 metre races. The drill display by students of Classes VI to IX was also impressive.

Mr K.K. Sharma, Chairman-cum-Manager of the school, gave away the prizes.

Mahavir School:
The annual sports meet of Lord Mahavir Jain Public School, Ambala, was held today on the school premises. Mr N.K. Jain, president of the Digamber Jain Sabha, was the Chief guest.

Four houses of the school took out a march past. Children participated in skating, toffee race, frog race, bag packing, slow cycling and sack race. A yoga show was held. The programme ended with a Rajasthani dance followed by the prize distribution function.



Police sets up 10 check points
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, November 6
The police of Sector 31 police station today set up 10 pickets points in various parts of the Ram Darbar to check the anti-social elements and also issued 50 challans to the various traffic violators in their one hour drive.

Station House Officer of Sector 31, police station Ram Gopal said that they have started night patrolling in the area to intensify the vigil from today onwards to keep a tab on the movements of anti social elements who indulge in eve-teasing and chain snatching.

He said that majority of offenders were challaned for not wearing helmets and a two-wheeler was impounded for not having proper documents.


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