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Fortis listed for treating ex-servicemen
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 23
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today announced that the hospital had been empanelled with the Ex-Servicemen Health Contributory Scheme (ECHS). The scheme covers retired Army, Navy and Air Force personnel registered for the ECHS as also widows and dependents of ex-servicemen.

Patients will be entitled for treatment at Fortis Hospital on a referral from the local ECHS polyclinics.



13 special children to take part in international cricket meet
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 23
Special children of Chandigarh region will feel their global presence felt when a team comprising 13 mentally challenged cricket players will take part in the Masterís Asia Pacific International Cricket Tournament going to be held at Ahmedabad from December 1 to 6. The final 13-member team was selected from among 32 athletes after a rigorous three-month training camp at IS Dev Samaj Girls Senior Secondary School, Sector 21.

According to Ms Promila Chandermohan, honorary CEO of the Chandigarh chapter of Special Olympics, they began with first camp on August 29 and on November 10, they had the final selection done by three coaches óGobind Singh, Anil Sharma and Rakesh. She said in the above tournament, each of the player can bowl four overs and bat for four overs. So at the end, on an average, the performance will be judged and thus declared winners accordingly. She said the teams from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hongkong, Pakistan among others will participate. Ms Chandermohan said the team will leave on November 28 for Delhi for its onward journey to Ahmedabad.

The team is: Prabhjot Singh, Ravinder and Ajay Pal (Vocational Centre, Sector 11), Kirti (Independent), Gurdit Singh, Maninder Singh, Ronnie, Aayush Singla and Anuj (Bhavan Vidyalya-27), Tajinder (Govt institute-32), Ansh Loona and Amit Chauhan (Savera)and Jatinder (Asha, Chandi Mandir).

Mini marathon on Nov 28

The St Johnís Old Boys Association (SJOBA) will host a Mini Marathon in Chandigarh on November 28.The run will be of 9 km and over 1,000 fitness enthusiasts will take part in this event. The objective of the marathon is to promote healthy living and physical fitness awarness among people.

According to Mr Pranav Gupta, president of the association, the marathon will be flagged off by Mr Gaurav Yadav, SSP, UT at 10 am from St Johnís School while the prizes will be distributed by Mr TC Gupta, Senior Manager, FCI, Haryana.

The Tribune and the Chandigarh Administration are the co-sponsors of the event. Participants have been asked to report at 8 a.m.

Weightlifting meet

Havildar A.M. Zakhir of Army Red clinched three titles in snatch, clean and jerk and total weight section on the second day of the Inter-services Weightlifting Championship being held at 3 BRD, Chandigarh.

Zakhir lifted 135 kg in snatch,180 kg in clean and jerk and 315 kg in total weight section. He was closely followed by Lance Naik Parmanand Yadav of Army Green who also bagged silver medal in all three categories by lifting 130 kg,170 kg and 300 kg, respectively.

In the below-69 kg weight category, Sudhir Kumar of Navy emerged winner in snatch event by lifting 137.5 kg while G. Vadivelu of Army Green got first place in clean and Jerk section by lifting 170 kg. This was also a new record. In the total weight event, Sudhir Kumar of Navy won a gold medal by lifting 297.5 kg.



Indo-Pak games: team to visit Lahore
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, November 23
A three-member delegation will visit Lahore on November 27 for two days to discuss the final modalities of the Ist Indo-Pak Punjab Games going to be held at Patiala from December 5. The delegation will be led by, Mr Gurbir Singh, chairman, Games Technical Conduct Committee, Mr G.S. Aujla, and Mr T.C. Gupta.

Earlier, Rana Gurmit Sodhi, working chairman of the games, today presided over a meeting of the organising commitee.The National Institute of Sports, Patiala , will host the Pakistan players which has been spruced up on the occasion. There will be special cultural programme based on Punjabi culture every evening where artistes of both East and West Punjab will perform, he added.

Meanwhile, eminent sportspersons of Punjab have been requested to assemble at 12 noon on November 25 at PAP grounds, Jalandhar, to finalise the sequence of carrying torch throughout the state.

Athletics meet

Virender Singh was declared best athlete at the annual athletics meet of the Government College, Sector 11, which concluded here today. Mr Dalip Kumar, DPI (colleges), UT, was the chief guest. Winners in different events are: javelin throw ó Kundan Singh; high jump-Bhavtaran Singh.

Carrom team

Prikshat Vashisht and Harsh Goyal among boys and Tanya Sangwan among girls, all from Panchkula, have been selected to represent Haryana in the 32nd National Sub-Junior and Inter-State Carrom Championship to be held at Hyderabad from November 29 to December 4. This was stated by, Mr R.S. Yadav, secretary of the Panchkula District Carrom Association.


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