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Stepping Stones School celebrates sports day
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 11
The annual sports day of Stepping Stones School, Sector 38, here was held today at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, where students from pre-nursery to Class X took part. The drills, dances, gymnastics and aerobics were the main attractions. Gagandeep Kaur was declared the best athlete of the year.

Earlier, Mr Vivek Attray, Director, Department of Information Technology, UT, who was the chief guest, gave away the prizes. Green House was declared the best house.

Various winners in different age groups are, Ketan, Balraj, Sneha, Ojasvi, Kunal, Mohshita, Abhishek, Sargam, Ayush, Sidharth, Kinshuk, Pranav, Rohit, Abhijeet, Rishab, Pallavi, Sumanpreet, Ravika, Navkiran, Manpreet, Karan Grover, Anand, Barinder, Atish, Dharvi, Naina, Nadia, Shikha, Ashima and Inder Negi.

Annual sports day

Saupins School, Mohali, celebrated annual sports on Saturday with children displaying skills in different events. Fun games were also organised apart from various athletic events.

Earlier, Mr S.P. Singh, a senior police officer of the Punjab cadre, who was the chief guest, gave away the prizes.

Various winners in different events are Guransh, Surbhi Sethi, Sagar, Harshpreet Singh, Ismat Gill, Akshmit, Manjot Kaur, Sahil Puri, Gursumeet Sanhera, Mitkul, Jagnoor Pabla, Sushil Khanna, Manjinder, Ankita Juneja, Jaskaran Singh,Priyanka, Amarjot Singh, Mannat Raj Kaur, Akashdeep, Amandeep, Pulkit Jain and Jeetamol.

Rai School

The chief guest, Ms Manjit Kalra, interacts with children of Rai School, Sector 48, Chandigarh,
The chief guest, Ms Manjit Kalra, interacts with children of Rai School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, during the annual sports day.

Children of Rai School, Sector 48, Chandigarh, on Saturday, held its annual sports day on the school premises.

Ms Manjit Kalra, principal, Government College for Girls, Sector 11, who was the chief guest, appreciated the show. Ms Punam Dogra, principal of the school, read the school report.

Various winners are Bharat Darshan relay: Amanjot, Sahib, Mukul, Shivani and Dhruv. Dressing up game: Adway, Karan and Parth. Best chef game: Kulbeer, Anmol, Rubal and Sonali. Paper boat competition: Anmol and Muskan. Sorting out laundry basket: Anandita and Jyoti. Tiny steps and big ambitions: Ria, Sahil and Shaurya and Best blossoms: Tishani, Gaurav and Mohit.



Youths make a beeline for speedster show
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, December 11
It was a carnival-like atmosphere at the lawns of DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, here when more than 1,000 youths above the age of 16 years assembled to take part in the ESPN Scorpio Speedster show. The hunt will continue tomorrow also. Today more than 950 youths were able to display their prowess. Each one was given four chances to bowl at his highest speed and the best was thus recorded. Young bowlers had come fom various places of the region. Pawan Singh of Chandigarh bowled the fastest at 129 kmph.

The boys were tested on two pitches. There was also a bowling machine for practice for others who were also interested. It was for the second consecutive year that a talent hunt in fast bowling was being conducted in Chandigarh. A few of the participants, who came from Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, were of the opinion that the organisers should expand it to more areas. They also wanted that some accommodation must be provided or arrangements for subsidised facility of stay be made.

The five-hour show also had Punjabi songs being played on high volume which charged the youths who could be seen dancing on various occasions.

The fastest bowler from this leg will take part in the last leg of the final to be held in Mumbai on December 19. The event is being organised by the IMG, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited in association with Khadi Line.



Yoga federation office-bearers
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 11
K.C. Sharma and Ashok Kumar Aggarwal were re-elected president and secretary-general, respectively, of the Yoga Federation of India at the general meeting held recently in Chennai.

The office-bearers are president; K.C. Sharma; senior vice-presidents; S.S. Gill, Deo Dutta, Ashutosh Sharma, M.S. Viswanatath and S.P. Shokeen; vice- presidents; Ms Saroj Siwatch, H.S. Chahal, Sanjay Patel, D.C. Sharma, P.V. Parthasarathy and Nirapda Akhira. secretary-general: Ashok Aggarwal; treasurer: O.P. Malick. joint secretaries: N.Ramalingam,K.I. Patel, Sita Ram Sharma, Phatik Ch.Sharma and Jai Bhagwan.

Billiards tournament: Amar Benipal had a tough time in beating Ranvir Singh 3-1 and moved in to the last 16 of the Saurav Khattar Memorial Haryana State Billiards and Snooker Tournament played here at Asia Billiards, Sector 34, Chandigarh. In another thrilling tie played here today, Pradeep Kinger beat Praveen Rathi 3-0. Results: Manish b Saurav Bombwal 3-0 (61-24,70-14,54-06); Divya Sharma b Manu G.B. Singh 3-0 (48-37,65-22,66-45); G.B. Singh b Paramjit Singh 3-0 (78-28, 60-11,51-25); Sandeep Sharma b Adil 3-0 (48-25,60-17,55-33); Pradeep Kinger b Praveen Rathi 3-0 (70-29,80-32,48-43) and Amar Benipal b Ranvir Singh 3-1(58-50,67-27,39-63,53-46).


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