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NSS volunteers spread awareness

Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 30
A 10-day NSS camp of volunteers of Guru Har Krishan Girls College, Phallewal, concluded at Nathumajra village yesterday. The concluding function was presided over by Mr Amarjit Singh Parag; director of the college Mr Labh Singh Ahluwalia, chairman, was the chief guest.

Addressing the volunteers Mr Labh Singh and Mr Parag emphasised on the role of education in upgrading the standard of living. They said an educated person could manage a family or an organisation more efficiently and more economically also. They called upon the residents of Nathumajra village and the surrounding areas to encourage girls for higher education.

Dr Saroj Rani Sharma, principal of the college, highlighted the achievements of the college students in an inter-college and inter-university level competitions and claimed that Punjab University had approved another unit of the NSS.

A cultural programe was also presented on the occasion. Volunteers presented songs, poems and skits to create awareness against illiteracy, dowry system and addiction among rural masses. Handicraft and other articles prepared by the students were also exhibited.

Earlier volunteer had carried out a cleanliness and awareness drive in the village. They motivated the residents to keep their environment cleans and take balanced diet.

Dr Maghar Singh DEO Sangrur, Mr Sinder Singh, chairman market committee, Mr Sukhdev Singh Walia, president truck operators union, and Jagjit Singh SHO also spoke on the occasion. OC



1,000 examined at medical camp

Ludhiana, December 30
More than 1,000 persons were examined at a two-day medical camp organised by International Sikh Dharam Parchar Manch at Gurdwara Alamgir here. The camp concluded today. Those diagnosed with various diseases were also provided with free medicines.

A team of doctors from Gurdev Hospital, comprising Dr Wahegurupal Singh, Dr Harkamal Sidhu, Dr Bhupinder and Dr Minakshi, conducted the medical check-up and prescribed medicines to the patients.

Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, former president, SGPC, welcomed the team of doctors on the opening day, while former Punjab minister Jagdish Singh Garcha offered ‘siropas’ to them on the concluding day.

Mr Gurdeep Singh Leel, president of the manch, Mr Gurmel Singh Sanghowal, member of the SGPC, Mr Surinderpal Singh Baddowal, Ms Harbans Kaur Sukhawa, Dr Hardev Singh Alamgir and Mr Surinder Singh were also present. OC



Players bowled over by hospitality
Anil Datt

Participants and officials of the ongoing 55th Dhanoa Senior National Basketball Championship are bowled over by the sports infrastructure in the city as well as the hospitality of the Ludhianvis. They are particularly impressed by the organisers of this meet for holding the nationals in a systematic way.

The participants, especially from the southern parts of the India, are unanimous in praising the organisers for providing the best available facilities during the championship.

Talking to The Ludhiana Tribune, cagers who have come over here from different parts of the country, expressed satisfaction over the accommodation and transport facilities arranged for them. by the Punjab Basketball Association (PBA).

Krishana Raju (23) of Pondicherry was quite impressed by the infrastructure created by the PBA in the city. “Members of the other associations who are here, should learn to improve the infrastructure at their respectively places.

“It was a great experience to be here in Punjab and he would like to visit the state again,” Raju said. About the food arrangements, Raju said they were getting their favourite dish (rice and sambar) and expressed gratitude towards the PBA for feeling them at home.

Mr Ram Tiwari, chairman, technical committee, Madhya Pradesh Basketball Association was too of the same opinion when he said that the PBA had set examples for others in providing excellent facilities for the players and officials. He singled out Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, President, Basketball Federation of India and Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary general secretary, PBA for making fine arrangements during the meet.

Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal said they had tried their maximum to provide best facilities to the visitors. He expressed happiness that the organisers had not received a single complaint from any contingent regarding the facilities. The PBA owe a lot to NRI Mr Harjinder Singh Dhanoa, the main sponsor for holding the tournament and also helping the association in running the basketball academy in the city, Mr Teja Singh said.


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