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Doctors discuss eye injuries
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
Drooping of the upper eyelids since birth is a common problem. Caused usually by a defect in the muscle development, the problem, termed congenital ptosis requires urgent surgery.

This was stated by Dr A.K. Grover, world famous phaco and ocuplastic surgeon of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, who delivered Dr A.D. Grover Memorial Oration on the occasion of 20th annual conference of the Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society organised at the GMCH-32 today.

“If the drooping upper lid covers the visual axis of the eye it can lead to suppression of vision in which case treatment becomes difficult. The earlier a child suffering from this problem gets surgery done, the better it is,” said Dr Grover, throwing light on the various surgical procedures for correcting the problem.

Highly informative, the conference focussed in great detail on ocular trauma, which is the cause of unilateral blindness in 19 million people globally.

In India, it is responsible for about 5 per cent of blindness cases, cataract, glaucoma, uncorrected refractive errors being other problems. Dr Sunandan Sud, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, GMCH-32 delivered an interesting keynote address on the profile of ocular trauma in India. He warned parents against purchase of bows and arrows that caused a large number of ocular trauma cases in India, especially during Divali season.

Other important presentations were made on subjects like the management of chemical burns by Dr Sudesh Arya of the GMCH, while Dr Suresh Kumar and Dr R.K. Bansal from the GMCH discussed traumatic glaucoma and traumatic cataract complications. Earlier during the video-assisted skill transfer session, many important topics were highlighted — Prof Amod Gupta, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, PGI showed ways of surgically treating persons with posterior dislocated lens.

Dr Sonika and Dr Arya from the GMCH presented a video on amniotic membrane processing technique. Other doctors who participated in the conference were Dr MR Dogra from PGI, Dr Subina Narang from GMCH and Lt Col Jaivir Singh from Command Hospital, who talked about eye injury in times of insurgency.



Samuel Banerjee Trophy
DAVC, Khalsa College enter finals
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 21
DAV College, Sector 10, and Khalsa College, Amritsar, entered the finals of the Samuel Banerjee Trophy Tournament played at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh and Khalsa College, Amritsar today. The meet is being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association.

In the first semi-finals played here between Mohindera College, Patiala, and DAV College, Sector 10, DAV College won the toss and elected to bat first. DAV College scored 214 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Vishal scored 126 runs, Nirmal 23 and Vikas scored 17 runs.

Harjot 2 for 29 and Shivkaran 2 for 38 were the main wicket takers for Mohindera College, Patiala.

In reply, Mohindera College scored 126 for 8 in 20 overs. Sandeep 41, Amarpreet 26 and Harjot 21 (not out) were the main scorers. Sumit 3 for 9 and Amit 2 for 26 were the main wicket takers for DAV College.

In the second semi-finals played in Amritsar between Government College, Ludhiana, and Khalsa College, Amritsar, Khalsa College elected to bat and scored 230 runs. Lalit Kumar 93, Sumit Sharma 31, Rohit 43 and Ranjit Singh 29 were the main scorers for Khalsa College. Varun 2 for 34 was the main wicket takers for Government College.

In reply Government College was all out at the score of 228 in 40 overs. Amarinder 33, Ashish Vinayak 56, Lalit 26, Varun 21 and Karan 18 were the main scorers for Government College. Ranjit 2 for 36, Harman Bajwa 5 for 35 and Sumit Sharma 2 for 32 were the main wicket takers for Khalsa College.



Football academy retain trophy
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 21
It was a great day for the spirited boys from Chandigarh Football Academy, Sector 42, who stole the limelight by thrashing the boys from St Stephen’s School Academy, Sector 45, and outplayed them with a margin of 5-0 in the final to retain the Mahatma Hans Raj Trophy in the Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys Football Championship for under-16. The match was played at the Sector 17 football stadium here today.

The organising committee, headed by the Chandigarh Football Association president, Mr Ravinder Talwar, adjudged Randeep Singh (CFA), Langthon Kame (St Stephen’s) and Suresh (DAV Senior Secondary School-8) as the best players of the tournament.

Teams: CFA-42: Amit Negi, Rinku, Randeep Singh (captain), Harinder Singh, A Samim, Gagan, Jaspal, Gurtej, Aakib, Bikram, Rakesh and Manoj.

St Stephen’s-45: Sudhir Saini, Harbir Singh, Nikhil Prashar, Sahil Behl, Jaspreet Singh, Gyansehwar Singh, Sukhman Singh, Jasanpreet Singh (captain), Anil Bhandari, Pritpal Singh, Jony Chand Singh, Harpreet Singh, Raoul Lornie and Arshpreet Singh.



DAV Academy win knock-out match
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
DAV Academy of Chandigarh got the better of Friends Academy, Doraha, by 4-2 in the knock-out match of the fourth S.N. Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (u-14) Hockey Tournament played at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here today.

Both the teams could not score any goal in the stipulated time and the result was decided through penalty strokes. Bhupinder Singh of DAV Academy was declared man of the match.

In the second match, city-based Rock Rovers Academy beat Sukhchain Academy of Faridkot 4-1. Mansukh of Rock Rovers scored two goals and was declared man of the match.

Surjeet Academy, Jalandhar, will meet Paramjit Academy, Moga, tomorrow at 3 pm and DAV Academy, Chandigarh, will play against Hawks Academy, Ropar, at 4 pm at the same venue.

Football meet

Chandigarh Football Academy-42 (Boys) thrashed St Stephen’s, Chandigarh, in a one-sided affair tie with the score of 7-0 in the semifinals of Six-a-side Football Tournament being played at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here today.

St Stephen’s girls’ team ensured its place in the finals by beating Ryan International-49 with a score of 6-0.

A total of 19 school teams are participating in this tournament besides 10 schools sending their staff teams in this five-day meet.

Today’s results (semifinals):

St Stephen’s (girls) bt St Saupins, Panchkula ( 6-0); CFA-42 (Boys) bt St Stephen’s, Chandigarh ( 7-0); and St Xavier’s bt Ryan International (5-0). St Xavier’s Chandigarh (staff) bt St Saupin’s School (5-2);

St Stephen’s (staff) bt St Xavier’s Panchkula (6-1); and DAV-8 (boys) bt Shishu Niketan-22 (8-1).



Choi Kwang Do meet
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 21
Lokesh Bansal and Vanishka of Dikshant International School won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the Air Shield Drill (10 to 13 years) in the two-day first Panchkula District Choi Kwang Do Competition — 2005-06 at Community Centre, Sector 7, here on Sunday.

Bhavan Vidyalya, Panchkula, bagged the overall trophy and stood first while Shri Aurobindo Public School and Saupin’s School remained at second and third positions, respectively. The competition was organised by Choi Kwang Do Martial Art India.

The results are: Speed Drills (6 to 9 years) — Harmandeep (gold), Aman Gupta (silver) and Anmol Singh (bronze); 9 to 10 years, Yellow to Yellow Senior) — Nilay Sharma (gold), Sumeet Kumar Pun (silver), Achintya Sharma (bronze) and Gunjan Katyal (consolation); (11 to 13 years, Yellow to Yellow Senior) — Nikhil Thakral (gold), Sahil Garg (silver), Vasu Gaur (bronze) and Ankit Sharma (consolation); (11 to 14 years, Gold to Green Belt) — Sonu Kumar (gold), Deepak Kumar (silver), Ankit Singh (bronze) and Navneet Kaur (consolation); Pattern (Green Senior above) — Shivam Garg (gold), Satvika Kundu (silver), Siddharth Verma (bronze) and Vaibhav Gupta (consolation); (Green Belt above) — Siddharth Verma (gold), Dakshi Agnihotri (silver), Satvika Kundu (bronze) and Vaibhav Gupta (consolation).



CFA (Blue) beat Ryan Int 10-0
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21
The Chandigarh Football Academy(Blue) thrashed Ryan International 10-0 in a one sided affair in the Six-a-side Football Tournament, played at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School , Sector 44, here yesterday. A total of 19 school teams are participating in the tournament, besides 10 schools sending their staff teams in this five-day meet.

Today’s results:

Shishu Niketan-22 bt St Xaviers, Chd. ( 5-0);

CFA (Blue) bt Ryan Int. (10-0);

DAV-8 bt CFA (Red) (5-1);

St Stephen’s -45 bt DAV-8 (6-0);

St Xavier’s Chandigarh (staff) bt Guru Nanak Public School (3-1);

St Stephen’s(staff) bt GMSSS-33 ( 8-2);

St Xavier’s, Pkl (staff) bt St Xaviers, Mohali (2-0)

St Saupins, Pkl (staff) bt AKIPS-41 (4-2).



Tennis tournament from Sept 2
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, August 21
Mount Carmel Total Tennis Academy located in Sector 47 will organise a tournament for the fastest tennis serves. The tournament to be called “Ace of Aces” Championship will be played from September 2 to 4 at Mount Carmel School, Sector-47-B.

Mr Charles Samuel, Principal of the school, said, this kind of tournament would help participants to know about their speed of serve and have a target when they compare the speed of their serves with that of the professional players.

The tournament will be played in boys and girls categories. In the boys category, the age group will be U-10, U-14 and U-18, while in the girls category, the age group will be U-14 and U-18. Entries close with Mr Devinder Kapoor, the tournament Director at 9814200030.


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