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14 slum colonies identified for immunisation

Mohali, January 18
As many as 14 slum colonies around the town have been identified by doctors of the local Civil Hospital for the immunisation programme.

These included Amb Sahib Colony, Guru Nanak Colony, Udham Singh Colony, Tower Colony, Ambedkar Colony, Balmiki Colony. All children who have not got any vaccines so far would be covered under the project.

The SMO-in-charge of the hospital, Dr S.P. Singla, said here today that nine teams had been formed under the supervision of doctors along with the paramedical staff to provide different types of vaccines which included TB, polio, DPT, tetanus, measles and even hepatitis B to slum children. OC



Rowing championship from January 21
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 18
The Chandigarh Senior Rowing Championship for men and women will be held at the Lake Club on January 21. The one-day meet will begin at 6.30 am, according to Mr Parmod Singla, secretary of the Chandigarh Rowing Association. Events which will be conducted in the championship are: single scull (open for men and women), double scull (light weights for men and open for women), coxless pairs (open for men and women), coxless fours (open for men and women) and coxless fours (light weights for men).

Entries close with the Secretary, CRA, on January 20.

Powerlifting team

The Chandigarh Powerlifting Association has selected a UT junior men powerlifting team for its participation in the XXVIth men and Xi women Junior National Powerlifting Championship to be held at Lucknow from January 23 to 26.

The team is: Navjot Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Sandeep Kainth, Bahadur Singh, Davinder Singh, Harjit Singh, Vishal Parbhakar, Gurpreet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Gurvinder Singh and Jagtar Singh; Standbyes: Iqbal Singh and Lakhvir Singh. Romesh Kumar and HS Bansal will accompany the team as coach and manager, respectively.

Cricket coaching camp

The UT under 19 girls cricket coaching camp comprising 20 probables, began here on Tuesday at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, under the aegis of the UT Education Department. Mr Harish Sharma is in charge of the camp.

The probables are, Manu Bharti, Meenu, Shivani, Priya Kaushal, Anisha Tandon, Neetika, Deep Jyot, Amandeep, Roohi, Kirti, Deepika Negi, Priya, Rajani Ghai, Indu, Kamaldeep, Radhika, Priyanka, Rimpy, Komal and Richa.

Football tourney

The 2nd Chandigarh Junior Challenge Cup (under-16) Football knock-out Tournament (boys) will be held from January 20 to 24 at Sector 42 Sports Complex. According to Mr JS Negi, District Sports Officer, UT, a draw of 32 have been released and on the basis of previous year’s meet, Chandigarh Football Academy (Red) has been given top seed while Chandigarh Football Academy (Blue) has been ranked second seed.

Outstation teams from Kurali, Nawanshahr and Ambala will also vie for top honours in this five-day meet.

Other participating teams are, Shivalik Public School, Sector 41, GMSSS-37, GMSSS-20, Mount Carmel-47, Sanjay Public-44, DAV Senior Secondary-8, Shishu Niketan-22, GMSSS-23, GMSSS-10,GMSSS-46 and St Peter’s-37.

The first match will be played on January 20 at 10.30 am.



Senior handball meet final today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, January 18
Sector 19 Coaching Centre, will take on Sector 42 Coaching Centre, ‘A’ team in the tomorrow’s final of the women section of the Chandigarh Senior Handball Championship being played here at the DAV Senior Secondary School grounds, Sector 8.

In the semifinals played, CC-19 beat CC-21 by 11-4 with half time score at 6-3. Renu with nine goals was the top scorer for winners. In other semifinal, CC-42, ‘A’ team defeated Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, by 14-6 with half time score at 7-3.

Nirmala scored four and Rooman three goals. Earlier in the quarterfinal, CC-19 defeated CC-23 by eight goals to three.

In a men semifinal tie, DAV Club ‘A’ team beat CC-19 by a narrow margin of 27-26 while half time scores levelled at 14-14. Sachin and Manoj scored nine goals each . In other men semifinal, CC-42, ‘A’ team defeated CC-21 by 20-11 with half-time score of 9-5. Harpreet with nine goals was the top scorer for winners.



MC seeks permission to sink tubewell
Our Correspondent

Mohali, January 18
The Municipal Council has requested the Director, Local Government, Punjab, to give administrative and technical approval to the civic body to sink a tubewell in the Phase VIII Industrial Area here at its own level.

In a demi-official letter written to Mr G. Vajralingam, Director, the president of the council, Mr Kulwant Singh, said Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce, Punjab, had at a meeting held on December 30 directed the earliest as the area was facing shortage of water.

The president said a similar request had been made to the Director in June last year also. He urged the officials to personally look into the matter.

The House had cleared the proposal to sink the tubewell in the industrial area at a cost of Rs 16.10 lakh at a meeting on June 9 last year. As the estimated cost of the work was more than Rs 10 lakh, technical sanction was required for it. Only one tubewell was working in the area and if it developed some fault, the area would face acute shortage of water.


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