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125 donate blood at police camp
Our Correspondent

Chandigarh, December 24
The UT police organised a blood donation camp in the Mani Majra police station on Wednesday. This was the first such camp by the police. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Rajesh Kumar, inaugurated the camp in which 125 persons, including 50 cops, donated blood.

Speaking on the occasion, the IGP, Mr Rajesh Kumar, said the police would organise more such people-friendly activities in the future to promote friendly police-public relations. The endeavour was made to save lives of road accident victims. The SSP, Chandigarh, Mr Gaurav Yadav, was also present on the occasion

The camp was held with the assistance of a team from the PGI, headed by Dr Meenu Bajpai. Mr N.S. Manral was the star blood donor, who donated blood for the 76th time.



Guru Nanak school to take on DAV in final
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 24
A superb effort by the trio, Simranjeet Bathlana, Nikhil Dwivedi and Baljeet Sandhu, helped Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, to make it to the final of the Shivalik Cricket Trophy Tournament played here today at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium. GNPS-36 downed Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, by eight wickets.

This tournament is being organised by the UT Cricket Association at the cricket stadium. GNPS-36 will now meet DAV School, Sector 8, in the final on December 26.

Simranjeet Bathlana claimed four wickets and also scored 51 runs while Nikhil Dwivedi and Baljeet Sandhu bagged two wickets each by giving just 20 runs.

Brief scores: SPS:155 all out in 33.2 overs (Gaurav 30, Bhagwant 27, Vishal 15, Simranjeet 4 for 35, Nikhil Dwivedi 2 for 20, Baljeet Sandhu 2 for 20).

GNPS-36: 156 runs for two in 19.2 overs (Simranjeet 51, Navtej 41 n.o.).

Badminton tournament

Nancy Sood helped Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 36, in winning the B Division title in the Panjab University Inter-College Badminton Championship which concluded here today on the PU campus. GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, got the runners-up place.

Results (finals): Dev Samaj College of Education for Women b GHG Harprakash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, 2-0 (singles; Nancy Sood b Jaspreet Kaur 11-02,11-08; doubles: Nancy Sood and Praveen b Jaspreet Kaur and Indervir Kaur 15-8,15-8.

Weightlifting tourney

The Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association will hold the 16th senior men, the sixth junior boys and the 8th Women Chandigarh Weightlifting Championship at Sports Complex, Sector 42 on December 31 and January 1, 2005. The UT team for the 57th men and the 20th Senior Women National Weightlifting Champion-ship will be held at Guwahati from February 16 to 20, 2005.



All set for archery meet tomorrow
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 24
The stage is set to hold the 28th National Junior Archery Championship here from December 26. The three-day meet is being organised for the first time here by the Chandigarh Archery Association (CAA) under the aegis of the Archery Association of India (AAI).

Giving details of the three-day meet involving more than 400 archers and officials, Mr Satya Pal Jain, president of the association, said in a press briefing that he had so far received the confirmation from 18 affiliated units of the AAI in both boys and girls section. He said till evening, four teams had already arrived and more were expected tomorrow. Mr Jain said due to fog, a few trains were running late, so some teams might be arriving late.

Mr Jain said though he did not have any title sponsor for the meet, he requested the various sport-loving donors to help and contribute for the promotion of the sport. He said this maiden national meet in Chandigarh would certainly boost the sport.

Mr Ravinder Talwar, secretary of the association, said the CAA had procured equipment worth Rs 2.5 lakh which would be used in the tournament.

Mr Maha Singh, honorary secretary of the association, said three events would be held FITA, Indian and mixed Olympics in both boys and girls section.


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