C H A N D I G A R H   S T O R I E S


City boy second at science seminar
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
Ish Dhand, a student of Class X of St John’s High School, has scored the second position at the All-India Science Seminar conducted by the National Council of Science Museums in Mumbai on October 4.

Ish was selected to represent Chandigarh after he got the first position in the state-level seminar held in September. He impressed the scientist fraternity and judges by his power-point presentation on “A century of physics: achievements and challenges”. Over 30,000 candidates from all states participated in this competition at various levels.

Ish had in the past been honoured by the President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in April this year with National Bal Shree Award. He won the award after excelling in the local and zonal competitions organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare.

A compulsive net surfer and a National Geographic channel addict, he loves to experiment with electronic gadgets. He loves to read fiction and is a regular user of online encyclopaedias.



CME on plastic surgery held
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
A CME (continued medical education) on cosmetic plastic surgery was today organised by Dr V.D. Singh, a cosmetic plastic surgeon at the Dharam Hospital, Sector 15.

The CME was first of its kind interactive multispeciality workshop involving plastic surgeons and ENT specialists as well.

During the CME, Dr Vasdev Rai, a senior consultant in cosmetic plastic surgery at Dallas Medical City, Texas, USA, operated on three cases.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr V.D. Singh said several such interactive workshops were being planned where plastic surgeons would interact with other medical specialities to discuss modalities to improve the surgical services.

He added that there was a growing awareness among the local population as regards to cosmetic plastic surgery. Several patients from overseas also came to the city for plastic surgery procedures. 



Symposium for kin of mentally ill
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
A symposium for caregivers of mentally ill persons will be organised by the Department of Psychiatry, GMCH, Sector 32, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day tomorrow. 



Manav Mangal paddlers excel
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 9
Hosts Manav Mangal School, Sector 21, stole the limelight in the semifinals of the under-14 boys, under-16 boys and under-16 girls in the CBSE (Cluster XIII) inter school table tennis competitions-2005 here today at Sector 23 TT hall.

Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by Mr D.R. Yadav, Regional Officer, CBSE (Chandigarh Region). An impressive march past enthralled the audience.

The paddlers from DAV Public School, Sector 8, also made it to the two finals, in under-16 girls, under-14 boys. More than 300 players from 32 different schools of the region are taking part in the meet which will conclude tomorrow.

Results: (all semifinals) — Boys (under14) — DAVP-8 b Manav Mangal, Panchkula, 3-0 (Mayank Kapoor b Parsoon11-8,11-8,11-8, Dev Saini b Sunil 11-3,11-7,11-5, Chetan Singla b Shubham 11-7,11-5,11-8); Manav Mangal, Sector 21, Chd, b Bhavan Vidyalya, Sector 27, Chd, 3-2 (Himashu Attri b Mayank 11-5,11-7,11-9, Puneet lost to Rachit Kakkar 11-2,11-9,11-6, Mohit Malik b Aditya 11-8,11-7,11-9, Himanshu lost to Rachit 11-7,11-7,11-8, Puneet b Mayank 11-7,11-7,11-8.

Under-16 girls — Manav Mangal, Chd b Manav Mangal, Panchkula, 3-0 (Bhawna b Astha 11-4,11-7,11-7, Manisha b Priya 11-1,11-2,11-3, Richa b Dhriti 1104,1-5,11-5); DAVP-8 b Sacred Heart School, Sector, 26 (3-0)

Mahima b Suhalika 11-2,11-8,11-3, Sunanda b Narveen 11-6,11-1,11-6, Kanvi b Deepika 11-8,11-7,13-12.

Under-16 Boys — Manav Mangal, Sector 21 b BSL Central School, Solan 3-0, Manav Mangal, Sector 11, Panchkula, b BSL Senior Secondary School, Sundernagar 3-0.

Under-14 Girls — Bhawan Vidyalya, Chandigarh, b Manav Mangal, Sector 21, Chd, 3-2, Sacred Heart, Sector 26, Chandigarh, b DAVPS-8 (3-1). 



Punjab and Haryana HC lawyers win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
The Punjab and Haryana High Court Lawyers (CLSA Yellow) today thrashed Allahabad High Cout Lawyers XI by 125 runs in the opening match of the All-India Inter-High Court Lawyers Cricket Tournament, held at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium, here today.

The tournament is being organised by the Chandigarh Lawyers Sports Association.

Batting first, the CLSA Yellow scored 209 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 30 overs. Replying to the huge total, the Allahabad lawyers got out in 27.5 over for just 81 runs.

In another match, Delhi High Court Lawyers lost to Andhra Pradesh High Court Lawyers in a closely-contested match, held at DAV College, Sector 10, here.

Batting first, the Delhi lawyers scored 163 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 30 overs. Chasing, Andhra Pradesh High Court lawyers managed to surpass the score in the penultimate over, with Vijay (31) and Gangadhar (36) being the main scorers.

DAV College win

Sandeep Yadav of Panjab University, Chandigarh, bagged the first position in under-feather weight (54-57 kg) category in the Panjab University Inter-college Boxing (men) Championship held on the PU campus, here today.

Jaswinder Singh of SGGS College, Chandigarh, stood second while Atul Singh of DAV College, Chandigarh, and Mewal Singh of AS College, Khanna, had to content with the third position.

DAV College, Chandigarh, was placed at first position in the team championship with 25 points, SGGS College, Chandigarh, came second with 21 points and AS College, Khanna, and GGD SD College, Chandigarh, stood third and fourth with 15 and 10 points, respectively.



Yadavindra school triumph
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 9
Cricketers of Yadavindra Public school, Mohali, Subeer Hayer and Dhruv who scored 38 and 25, respectively, in the Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament for under 11 being held at St John’s School, Sector 26, fashioned its victory over Vivek High School, Sector 38, by 29 runs. In another tie, St John’s school, Sector 26, beat Guru Harkishan School, Sector 38, by 23 runs.

Brief scores: YPS-104 runs for six in 20 overs (Subeer Hayer 38, Dhruv 25, Angad 2 for 20, Karan 2 for 16).

Vivek High School: 75 runs all out in15.3 overs (Shivam 16, Ameen 3 for 17, Gauhar 2 for 10).



Mandeep, Prakshit clinch carrom titles
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, October 9
Mandeep Singh, a national player and a student of DAV, Sector 8, Panchkula, retained the title for the third time in the boys senior singles (Class IX and above) beating his schoolmate Prince Dhiman by 25-7 and 25-14 in the final of 5th Saupin’s Inter-School Carrom Tournament held on its premises, here today.

Earlier in the semifinals, Mandeep beat Akshay (DAV) 25 - 6 and Prince Dhiman beat Punit Garg (DAV) 17 - 15.

In the boys junior singles (Class VI to VIII), Prakshit Vashisth, a national player and a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, retained the title for the consecutive third time defeating Virat Rana of Saupin’s 25-0 and 25-0 in the final. Earlier in the semifinals, Virat beat Dipen Khanna (The Gurukul) 25-0 and Prakshit beat Arjun Sharma (The Gurukul) 25-0.

In the boys’ cadet singles (upto Class V), Samrat Rana of Saupin’s beat Sahil Garg of Bhavan Vidyalaya by 25-24 to lift the title. In the semifinals, Samrat Rana beat Sidharth 25-0 and Sahil Garg beat Shanu Goyal by 25-0.

In the girls’ senior singles Yamini defeated Ridhi Kanwar 25-5 in the final. Earlier in the semifinals, Yamini beat Ashima Khanna (DPS, Pinjore) by 25 - 0 and Ridhi beat Akansha Bhatti 25-0.

In the girls junior singles, Kanika Khanna, won the title beating Kriti Wadhawan by 25-4. Earlier in the semifinals, Kanika beat Ashima 25-0 and Kriti beat Neha Sharma 20-12.



Kaul, Baljeet adjudged best athletes
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 9
Inderjeet Kaul was adjudged best athlete in boys category and Baljeet Kaur was declared the best among girls on the concluding day of the 59th annual athletics championship of Punjab Engineering College held on its campus, here today.

Former Pakistan cricket captain and presently coach of Punjab Cricket team Intikhab Alam presided over the function and distributed the prizes to the winners. Mr Vivek Atray, Director (IT), was the guest of honour.

Results: 100 m — Kshitij Singh 1; Aakash 2 and Abhimanyu 3; obstacle race — Lalit Mohan Singh 1; Abhimanyu 2 and Nikhil 3; 2nd best athlete (boys): Abhishek Garg; 2nd best athlete (girls): Divya Kesari; 4th year best athlete — Inderjeet Kaul; 3rd year best athlete — Mohinder Singh; 2nd year best athlete — Mohit Bharti; 1st year best athlete — Abhimanyu Parmar; 4 x 100 m relay — Abhishek, Kshitij, Mohit and Taranjit 1; Teginder, Jastej, Tarun and Ajit Pal 2 and Parikshit, Abhimanyu, Rakshit and Deepak 3.

Tennis meet

Arun gave a straight set defeat (6-2, 6-2) to Shaurya in the Panjab University Inter-college Tennis Tournament being played on the PU campus, 
here today.

The pair of Gurdutt and Modi beat Manjot and Arun in a well contested match and the score stood at 7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 7-3.

Other results: Gurdutt bt Manjot 6-1, 6-2; Nikhil bt Izreek 6-3, 6-1; and Paras and Izreek bt Nikhil and Sagar 6-4, 6-3.



DAV-8 bag overall trophy
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, October 9
Hosts DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, bagged overall trophy in the All-India Mahatma Hansraj Aryan Tournament for DAV-aided schools which came to close this afternoon in Chandigarh on Sunday. They collected 73 points. DAV Senior Secondary School, Amritsar finished overall second by 50 points.

DAVSSS-8 excelled in the three-day competitions by winning first position in football, handball, hockey, basketball, lawn tennis, volleyball, basketball and cricket. The host athletes were also to the fore in the athletics championship and also finished runners-up in kho-kho and kabaddi. The Deputy Education Officer (Schools), UT, Mr R.S. Goraya, was the chief guest and distributed the prizes. Earlier, Principal Ravinder Talwar welcomed the chief guest.


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