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91 examined at medical camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
On the eleventh day of the National Family Health Awareness Campaign 2005, a medical camp was organised in Colony No IV. During the camp, 91 cases with symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, including 75 women, were detected during the camp.

Doctors from the PGI examined the patients and collected 32 blood samples. In the free counselling session, experts told participants about the threat posed by AIDS. The camp had been organised by the Society for Education in Health and Allied Training and State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh.



Workshop on pulse polio
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 11
“No case of wild polio virus has been reported in Punjab in 2004 and 2005. Also no case of compatible polio has been reported from Punjab this year till date in contrast to 81 cases reported in the country,” said Mr Tilak R. Sarangal, Secretary, Health Punjab and MD, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, here today.

Mr Sarangal was speaking at a workshop-cum-Pulse Polio Orientation Meet organised by the Rotary International District 3090 here. The theme of the meet was to make India a polio-free nation by 2005-end. Rotary Club Patiala (greater) sponsored the meet, under the leadership of Dr Harbans Pathak, Rotary District Governor and Mr Ghansham Kansal, chief adviser of the workshop.

While the chief guest, Mr Sarangal, inaugurated the meet, Mr Swarn Singh Boparai, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Mr Y.P. Dass, member, National Pulse Polio Committee, were the guests of honour.

Giving details about the strategy adopted for polio eradication in Punjab, Mr Sarangal said since polio eradication could be successful if all targeted children got good routine immunisation coverage. As a result of sustained efforts made, the state was placed third in the country among the 17 bigger states.

Dr Rajinder Singh Saggu, Director, PHSC, Dr V.K. Goyal Assistant Director, Pulse Polio Punjab, and Dr Dolma, Jagmohan Khandalia, S.V. Lal Mittal, Ram Bhardwaj, Dr B.M. Dhir, advocate Praveen Jain were also present.

The future strategy to eliminate polio from the nation was discussed in the workshop. In order to ensure 100 per cent coverage, acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance had been enhanced in the state, more than 16000 booths were set up across the state to cover 37 lakh children. Man power of about 70,000 personnel drawn from departments of health, education, social security, women and child development, NGOs, students etc were involved.

Special mobile teams were constituted for urban slums, brick-kilns, isolated areas to provide services at the doorstep. Special booths were set up at bus stands, railway stations, mela sites, congregations etc to provide services to mobile children. All Civil Surgeons and District Immunisation Officers/Programme Officers were sensitised in a state-level meeting prior to pulse-polio drive. A high-level state supervision was undertaken for supportive supervision to ensure very high quality pulse polio rounds in the state. Accountability was fixed for any lapses in the execution of pulse polio drive.

A total number of 200 delegates from 90 clubs from the states of Punjab Haryana and Rajasthan falling under the RI district 3090 participated in the Polio Eradication Programme.



104 examined at heart camp
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 11
A cardiac check-up camp was held at the Rotary Vocational Training Centre, Sector 70, here today. A team of senior cardiologists led by Dr Jagmohan Verma and Dr Arun Kochhar, conducted the camp. Tests like echo-cardiography and ECG, diabetic check-up etc were done, free of cost. It was arranged in tieup with Fortis Hospital.

As many as 104 persons were checked at the camp and were given advice for their treatment. Some persons were advised further tests in the hospital for which patient would not have to pay anything to the hospital and shall be considered as camp cases.

Earlier, Dr Verma, gave a multi-media presentation. The president, Rotary SAS Nagar, Dr B.S. Chandhok said another check-up camp for endocrinal disorders which includes diabetes and thyroid ailments has been fixed up with the hospital in November 2005. Mr Shaju Peter, District Governor Nominee, Rotary District 3080 was the guest of honour on the occasion. 



Cosmetic surgery camp
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 11
Fortis Hospital organised a two-day free cosmetic surgery camp at the hospital here and the Fortis City Centre, Chandigarh, yesterday. Over 100 persons attended the camp at Mohali and Chandigarh and received free advice from Dr K. M. Kapoor, consultant.

According to Dr Kapoor, “Cosmetic surgery is popular among young women with silicon breast implants. Women in the middle-age group, however, opt for combined breast augmentation along with breast lifting for sagging breasts in the same sitting. 



KV-31 dominates regional sports meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
The 36th regional Kendriya Vidyalaya sports meet concluded at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 31, here, today.

Proving their dominance in boxing and volley ball under different categories, the KV-31 pupils won 3 gold medals in boxing (boys u-19), 5 in Kayaking, 2 in shooting and 2 silvers in taekwondo.

The prizes, and certificates were awarded to the winners who have brought laurels to the school with their achievements.

Mr JP Gupta, Education Officer, KVS (CR), Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

The Principal of KV-31, Ms S.P. Shergill, lauded the efforts of the students and disclosed that the winners would further compete at the 36th National Games and sports meet scheduled to be held in Chandigarh from October 3 to 7.

A cultural function was also organised on this occasion.

KV-Halwara wins kabaddi title

Kendriya Vidyalaya-1 (KV), Halwara, beat KV-2, Halwara, by 9 points in the finals of kabaddi match of the regional sports meet at KV Air Force Station High Ground here today.

In the volley ball, KV, Sector 31, Chandigarh, bagged the first position defeating KV-47 by 25-16, 25-15.

In kho- kho matches, KV, Hisar, beat KV RCF, Hussainpur, by 3 points while the local KV-29 got the better of KV, Rohtak, by five points and one turn.

The other results are as follows:

Kho-kho: KV 3, Patiala, beat KV, Abohar, by 10 points and one turn; KV-1, Patiala, beat KV, Bhiwani, by four points; KV, Barnala, beat KV-3, Patiala, by three points; KV, RCF Hussainpur, beat KV, Karnal, by 19 points; KV-4, Ambala, beat KV, Bhiwani, by one point; and KV-3, BRD, Chandigarh, beat KV, Abohar, by 13 pts and one turn.

KV-Bathinda emerges winner

The team of KV-1, Bathinda, emerged as winner defeating KV-2, Chandimandir, in the 36th regional sports meet concluded at KV, GCC, RPF here today.

During the meet, handball and chess competitions in u-14, u-17 and u-19 categories were held.

The winners of chess tournament are as under: (under14) Devanshu Tyagi, KV, RCF, Hussainpur; under 17 First, Shagun Makin, KV-4, Bathinda; under-19: Jatinder Pathak, KV, AFS, Kasauli.

The Principal of the KV, GCC, RPF gave away the prizes to the winners.

KV-1 in volleyball final

Kendriya Vidyalya-1, Patiala beat KV-2, Patiala, 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 15-10 to reach the final of the volleyball event of the 36th KVS regional sports meet which commenced here today.

In the other semi-final, KV, Kapurthala Cantt, downed KV, Yol Camp, 21-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-22 to set up the title clash KV-1, Patiala.

In the kho-kho event, KV-3, Patiala, will meet KV-1, Patiala in final. In the semi-finals, KV-3 beat KV, Hissar Cantt, by 5 point while KV-I, Patiala, downed KV-3, BRD, by 11 points.

Earlier, the sports meet was inaugurated by the Education Officer, Chandigarh Region, Mr J.P. Gupta.



International sports award for Raja Randhir Singh
Arvind Katyal

Chandigarh, September 11
Patiala’s Raja Randhir Singh, a former international clay pigeon shooter and the Secretary General of the Indian Olympic Association, has joined the rare group of eminent sportspersons for being conferred with the coveted “Award of Merit” established by the Olympic Council of Asia. The award was given to Randhir Singh at a function held on Thursday during 24th OCA General Assembly held in Guangzhou, China. Randhir, a former student of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, is also the lone executive member of the International Olympic Committee.

The first sports personality to get the prestigious award was Gurbir Sandhu, president of the Punjab State Rifle Association, and also the president of the Netball Federation of India. Sandhu, who is also an Arjuna awardee in shooting, said the family of Randhir had given too much to Indian sports.

It may be recalled that Randhir’s uncle Maharaja Yadavindra Singh was instrumental in hosting the First Asian Games in New Delhi in 1951, then his father Raja Bhalender Singh was also the recipient of the same award by the then Asian Olympic Federation.

Gurbir said the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi were held with the initiative of Raja Bhalender Singh. Now, after 28 years, India will be able to host another big international game event ie Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi. He said the final presentation of the 2014 Asian Games was also submitted during the Guangzhou meeting on September 8.

Ravinder Talwar, secretary general of the IOA, said it was a great feat for the Indian sports with the highest award of the OCA being accorded to Randhir, adding that it was only due to his personal rapport that India was now given its due status in international sports arena. He said Randhir, who is the vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, was able to push India’s case when the 2010 Commonwealth Games were to be finalised between Canada and India. Talwar said the credit of taking the initiative to host the First Afro-Asian Games in India in 2003 and the Indo-Pak Punjab Games last year also goes to Randhir.

P.S. Chhabra, secretary general of the School Games Federation of India, said the respect which Randhir got in the world of sports was ultimately beneficial for the country in the long run. 



13 city lads make it to training camp for Asia Cup hockey team
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
Thirteen hockey players (under-16) belonging to the Chandigarh Hockey Academy, Sector 42, have been selected for the preparation camp for the final team to participate in the forthcoming Asia Cup tournament which is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad in November last.

A talent hunt camp for the North Zone in preparation for the tournament under-16 ( sub-junior) commenced at Hockey Stadium, Sector 42, here, today. The camp where the probables from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and J&K are participating will be conducted till September 14.

Dharamvir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Simrandeep Singh, Ranjodh Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Dupinderpal Singh, Sandeep Singh, Preet Inder Singh, Deepak Kumar, Aman, Harjeet and Suminder Singh are among other probables named for the camp.

Jasbir Singh Bajwa has been appointed as coach to hone the skills of the emerging talent. All lodging expenses of the players will be borne by the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Sports Club, Mohali”, said Jasbir, chairman of the club.

The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), in an effort to prepare for the forthcoming Asia Cup, has launched a talent hunt programme for which selection trials were conducted at Surjit Singh Memorial Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar, on August 17. The selected ones will been considered for the coming junior preparatory camp to be held in Amritsar from September 18 to 24 where 35 boys will be selected. The final camp will be conducted in Hyderabad from November 1.

“Emphasis is laid on the physical fitness of the trainees. Sand running, weight training and stair exercises are part of the fitness schedule to improve their flexibility and stamina,” Jasbir said.

Relaying of astroturf at Sector-42 Sports Complex was a great help for the trainees as all ‘A’ grade matches are played on astroturf.

“The trainees are given lessons in skills, goalkeeper training, penalty corner conversion techniques, conversion of strokes, long corner and out of dee shots on the turf ,” he added.



Rohan wins cycling titles
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 11
Rohan Kakar, a promising cyclist, stole the show by winning races in both senior and junior categories in mass start races of the Chandigarh Cycling Races organised at Sukhna Lake this morning by the Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association. More than 50 cyclists took part in the races that held in senior, junior and sub-junior sections.

Other results are as follows:

15 km road mass start (men):

1 Rohan Kakar (GMSSS-35) timings-21 min 29.13 sec; 2 Atul Chadha (ITI-28), 3 Parvinder Singh (GMSSS-21).

10 km road mass start (women): 1 Kulbir Kaur (SGGSC-26) timings-16 min 05.34 sec, 2 Satnam Kaur (SGGSSS-35); 3 Ruchika (Manav Mangal-21).

5 km road mass start (boys-16 years):

1 Rohan Kakar(GMSSS-35) timings: 7 min 03.35 sec

2 Amit Dhingra (SDPS-32), 3 Kapil (SDPS-32).

5 km road mass start (boys below 16 years):

1 Amit Yadav (SDPS-32), timings: 8 min 06.74 Sec;

2 Abhishek (St. Soldier), 3 Rohit (Manav Mangal-21).



Training Command advances in hockey tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, September 11
Training Command gave a spirited display today when they blanked Southern Air Comm and by eight goals to nil in the league section on the third day of the Air Force Inter-Command Hockey Championships being played at Sector 42 Hockey Stadium.

In other matches of the day, South Western Air Command downed Eastern Air Command by three goals to nil while Maintenance Command got the better of Air Headquarters by 4-0. In yet another match, Western Air Command proved too good for Central Air Command when they routed the latter by six goals to one.



Chandigarh win cricket match

Panchkula, September 11
Chandigarh continued its winning spree and defeated Ambala District by 6 wickets in the Haryana State Inter-District Cricket Championship (under-15) played at JR Institute of Cricket Technology , Barwala , near here, today.

Brief scores: Ambala 94 all out in 25.1 overs.

Mohit Dhiman 12, Mohit Birwara 13, Pankaj Sharma 10, Mohit Rana 2 for 25, Pankaj Kumar 3 for 13.

Chandigarh: 95 for 4 in 22.1 overs. Vipul 15, Kunal Mahajan 16, Angad Singh 20, Rohit Singh 22 n.o., Pankaj Sharma 2 for 20. TNS



Probables named for cricket camp

Chandigarh, September 11
The Tennisball Cricket Association has selected 22 probables for the coaching camp to be held at Sanjay Public Senior Secondary School, Sector 44-B, from September 19.

The names of the probables are Paras Ahuja, Gurvinder, Vikas Sharma, Rishabh, Pawan, Pritej Sagoo, Gaurav, Vikas Yadav, Imran Khan-B, Gurpreet Singh, Moshin Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Apar Shakti, Amit Sharma, Raghav, Gaurav Gupta, Varun Mehta, Bhadur, Gurjit Singh, Sumeet, Navjot Singh and Sorav Gupta. TNS



Karan gives Ludhiana edge over Minor District
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
The five-wicket haul (5 for 25) by Karan Goel of Ludhiana District restricted Minor District Zone A to 165 in the first innings of the match of Katoch Shield Tournament, 2005-06, held at St. John’s High School, Sector 26, here, today.

Batting first, the Minor District lost a wicket in the very first over of Love Avlish. However, Supinder and Raman consolidated the innings with 45 and 42 runs, respectively, but the MD team failed to face the off spinner Karan, who claimed 5 for 25 in 15 overs. The MD team was bundled out at 165 in 56 overs.

In reply, Ludhiana piled up 187 for 5 with a fine knock by Karan, who scored a quick 40 runs.

Brief scores: Minor District (1st Innings) 165 all out in 56 overs (Supinder 45, Raman 42, Karan Goel 5 for 25, Ashish 2 for 57).

Ludhiana (1st Innings): 187 for 5 in 43 overs (Karan Goel 40, Dushyant Kohli 40, Gaurav 34, Salal 36 n o, Ashish Vinayak 21 n o, Gagandeep 2 for 57 and Raman 2 for 62).


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