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Health Dept entrusted with birth & death registration work
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 25
The birth and death registration work will no longer be done by the police. The work has been entrusted to the Health Department and the ICDS workers of the Women and Child Welfare Department from January. Instead of going to the police stations, the certificates can now be obtained from the Primary Health Centres(PHC’s) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).

The department of Census Operations today organised a training programme for the ANM workers’ male health workers and anganwadi workers to make them aware of the importance of issuing birth and death certificates.

They were also shown a film on the registration procedure.

Mr Sunil Gulati, Director, Census Operations, said nine PHCs and the two CHCs in the district would issue the certificates.

He said earlier the certificates were not being delivered by the police and the village chowkidar because of exigencies of their other routine work.

He said prior to 2003, when the National Birth Registration Campaign was launched, only four per cent of the people had their birth certificates. “Now, we have made significant achievements. Panchkula district has yielded the best results with the health authorities issuing as many as 42,266 certificates in rural and 35,000 certificates in urban areas,” he said.

Mr Gulati said with the Multi-purpose National Identity Card being designed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (which will have all identification details like PAN number, voters ID card number etc), will be issued only after submitting the birth certificates. He added that other than the PHC’s and CHC’s, the application forms for birth/ death registration will also be available at stationery shops.



PU eves win inter-varsity soccer championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 25
The Panjab University women football team has won the all-India Inter-University Football Championship held at Jiwaji University, Gwalior.

In their match at the quarter-final stage, Panjab University team beat Chennai University team, 2-1. In all four teams qualified in the league — Panjab University, Chandigarh, Manipur University, Manipur, BAM University, Muzaffarpur and Calcutta University, Kolkata.

In the first match Panjab University beat Muzaffarpur by 4-0. In the second match Panjab University beat Calcutta University by 3-1 and in the last match Panjab University beat Manipur University by 3-0 and got full nine points and won the championship.

BAM University Muzaffarpur, with four points finished second and Manipur University, Manipur with two points finished third.

Uttaranchal Cup cricket

A fine unbeaten knock of 50 runs by Rajpur and good bowling performance from Jagjeet Saini, who took four wickets for two runs, including a hat-trick, helped DAV College Cricket Academy, Sector-10, Chandigarh, score a nine-wicket win over Shekhar-XI to win the final of the first Uttaranchal Cup league Cricket Tournament organised by Friends Cricket Club, at Government College, Chandigarh.

Besides Rajpur, Manav Asopa (28) also contribute to the winners’ score.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, Shekhar-XI batsman failed to play the rival bowlers with ease. Succumbing to poor strokes, they could manage to score just 92 runs in 22 overs. Only Naresh (23) and Shekhar (12) could reach double figures. Jagjeet Saini (4 for 2) and Sunil Rana (3 for 16) shared the wickets.

Jagmeet Saini was declared best bowler while Amit Saini was adjudged the best allrounder of the tournament.

BBMB tournament

The BBMB Inter-Unit Badminton and Table Tennis Tournament concluded today.

Players from Nangal, Sundernagar, Talwara and Chandigarh units took part in the tournament. The matches were played on league basis. The badminton matches were played at the Sector 42 Stadium, while the table tennis matches were played at BBMB Rest House, Sector 35-B.

The results are as follows:

Badminton — Team championship: Chandigarh Unit, first: Nangal Unit’ second.

Veteran lucky Open Double Badminton for officers: RC Mahajan & HS Sohal first; Anil Arora and KC Sharma, second.

Veteran open single badminton for staff: Chaman Lal, first; Avtar Singh, second .

Table Tennis: Team championship: Chandigarh Unit first; Sundernagar Unit, second.

Veteran lucky double table tennis for officers: Anil Arora and SC Bhatia first; SC Mahajan and Balbir Singh, second.

Veteran open single table tennis for staff: Bhoop Singh, first; Rajinder Kumar Sharma, second.

Veteran open single table tennis for officers: Sushil Kumar Gupta first; Rakesh Nath second.



Schoolchildren win taekwondo championship
Tribune News Service

Tajinder Kaur
Tajinder Kaur

SAS Nagar, January 25
Students of Sri Hemkunt Public School, Sector-71, Mohali won one silver and two bronze medals in the eight state-level junior Taekwondo (Karate) championship held here. the championship was organised by the Taekwondo Association, Ropar district.

Tajinder Kaur of class VI won silver medal under Girls in the (32-34) kg category. Master Abhishek and Rishi Tanwar of Class V won the bronze medals under the (23-24) kg category.



Sacred Heart overall winner
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 25
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, has been declared winners in the overall games category in the girls section in inter-school tournaments in held 2004-2005 in the Union Territory.

According to a press note here, the school was awarded by DPI (Schools), DS Mangat, at a function at the Sport Complex, Sector 7, yesterday. The school got 78 points in boy’s section DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, got collected 58.


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