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FPAIís special project on AIDS
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, February 10
The Panchkula branch of Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) has tied up with the Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society for a special project on AIDS in Mauli Jagran colony.

FPAI President, Mrs Veena Monga and past President, Mrs Pushpa Khanna, stated this to mediapersons here today. They informed that 2500 labourers in Mauli Jagran had been identified as a target group in Mauli Jagran Colony. These labourers were being enlightened about prevention of AIDS, and safe sex.

Mrs Monga said that they were also visiting the slum colonies- Rajiv Colony and Indra Colony in Panchkula, and organising camps on safe sex, and how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STDís). A clinic on STD is also being run by the Association here, she said.

She said that they were also running an adolescent health project in the slum colonies, where the teenagers were told about the physical and psychological changes in adolescence and imparted sex education. We are also including parents in the adolescent camps so that they can help out their children, she added.

Mrs Monga said that FPAI was also running camps against female foeticide and educating people about the importance of girl child and against sex-determination tests. 



Rowers bring laurels
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 10
City rowers have returned home with laurels in the Senior National Rowing Championship held at Pune recently. 

The team went under the banner of Chandigarh Rowing Association and won medals : Single Scull women- 2000 M: Saroj Bala (Silver Medal), Double Sculls Womenís 2000 M- Saroj Bala and Rajeshwari (Bronze Medal), Coxless Fours Womenís 2000 M- Ranjana, Babita, Meera and Rajeshwari (Bronze Medal), Single Scull Womenís 500 M- Saroj Bala (Bronze Medal), Coxless Fours Menís 500 M- Gaurav Sharma, Nanak Chand, Angrej Singh and Vipin Kamboj (Bronze medal).



Utsav bags badminton title
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, February 10
Utsav Mishra of AG Uttar Pradesh bagged the menís singles title on the concluding day of the North Zone (IA and AD) Badminton Tournament at Badminton Hall, Sector 42, here today. Utsav ousted Ashish Sharma of AG Punjab in straight games 15-7, 15-3.

The womenís singles title went to Bhawna Sharma of AG Haryana who beat her teammate Saroj Chaudhary 11-2,11-2.

In the team championship, Delhi AG clinched the title by beating AG Punjab 3-2.

In the menís singles final, local lad Ashish Sharma displayed some excellent strokes in the beginning and rallied to take the score to 7-0. But Utsav proved his mettle won the game 15-7. In the second game, Utsav was in total command and did not allow Ashish gather much points and won 15-3 along with the title.

Delhi team has now qualified for the Inter-Zone Badminton Meet to be held at Gwalior in the second week of March.

Mr Arijit Ganguly, Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab and UT, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes.



Cityís heritage status: Admn, Corbusier body
to join hands
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
France-based Le Corbusier Foundation - which keeps track of all architectural projects of Chandigarh ó and the Chandigarh Administration will join hands to present the case of the city as a Unesco heritage site.

The chairman of the Le Corbusier Foundation, Mr Jean Pierre Duport, would come to Chandigarh on February 27 to meet officials here and ask them to nominate a representative to attend the Unesco meet where the case of Chandigarh would be presented. The detailed list of Corbusierís projects would be submitted to the Unesco within the coming days. Chandigarh happens to be the biggest town-planning effort of Corbusier anywhere in the world.

The Unesco presentation on Chandigarh will include the entire plan of open spaces, public buildings like the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat, the High Court and the Vidhan Sabha.

Actually the work to nominate the city on the heritage list started in France in June last year. The French Ambassador to Unesco started the process of presentation of a dossier to classify the work of Le Corbusier. In June last year the Le_ Corbusier Foundation, the French National Unesco Commission, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and the France Unesco Convention for Heritage had organised an international seminar to launch the procedure of classification.

Buildings and projects planned by Le Corbusier in India, Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, Tunisia and United States were listed. The list had about 34 buildings.

Confirming the arrival of the French team, the Director of Alliance Francaise, Mr Bruno Plasse, who is coordinating between the France-based organisation and Administration said. They had sought time from the Administrator and his Adviser.

The team would also inspect the buildings in the city. The sources in the Administration said various names were under consideration to be a part of the Unesco presentation. Kiran Joshi of the Chandigarh College of Architecture had written several books on Corbusier and a former Chief Architect of Chandigarh M.N. Sharma, had also worked with the Frenchman.

The foundation on Le Corbusier was formed in 1968. 


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