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Doctor gives presentation at web conference
Our Correspondent

Panchkula, December 18
Dr Pankaj Garg, senior consultant in the Department of Surgery of Fortis hospital, Mohali, gave a presentation at the international web conference on piles here yesterday. The interactive conference, organised by the Pioneer Circle Members of India, was attended by over 150 surgeons all over the world.

"Stapler method of treating piles has revolutionised its treatment," said Dr Pankaj while addressing the elite surgeons. He introduced a new concept of creating centres of excellences all over the world for treating piles.

Dr Ashok Ladha, president of the Association of Colo Rectal Surgeons of India (ACRSI), gave a presentation on performing stapler surgery as a day care procedure. Dr Antonio Longo from Vienna, Austria, and Dr David Lomento from Singapore also highlighted the benefits of the surgery for treating the disease.

Dr Garg said piles was a common problem affecting a large number of the population. It is estimated that one third of the population generally suffers from the disease during the life time. Constipation had been identified as the main cause of piles. Dr Garg also elaborated many technical points relating to the stapler technique during a video conferencing from the Reliance web world outlet in Panchkula yesterday.



Sports meet at DC model school
Our Sports Reporter

Panchkula, December 18
A sports day was organised DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, here, which celebrated its 25th annual sports day to mark the culmination of its silver jubilee year. The sports meet included games based on moral values by children from primary section much to the delight of guests.

The meet began with a recitation of Vedas followed by a flag hoisting ceremony. The school famous for its orchestra again had children in the age group 10-12 years mesmerising the audience with their tilting music.

Another attraction of the day was the march past by six different houses of the school where each house dwelled on the finer points. They also carried placards depicting history of each sport like cricket, badminton, table tennis, athletics and basketball.

The moral values games conducted by kindergarten and junior classes children enthralled the audience. In this game, human values were stressed by children as it advocated the new concept even for the parents.

Earlier, Kanupriya, a national badminton player, took the pledge on behalf of the school. She was later honoured for her achievements. Another girl student Bharti, trained by yoga teacher Indu Aggarwal who had brought laurels to the school in the World Yoga Championship in Italy early this year, was also given memento along with her teacher.

The PT display, pompom dance saw the ground resounding with colour and co-ordination skills. The track and field events, relay races, other fun games, were also held on the occasion. The students were also awarded with trophies by Principal Bharat Bhushan Gupta.



Two-day ‘Athlofest’ concludes
Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 18
The two-day ‘Athlofest’ of St Soldier International Convent School, Phase VII, concluded here today with the staff and students displaying great enthusiasm.

The annual sports and athletic meet commenced with a march past led by the head boy, head girl and NCC cadets of the school followed by students of four houses of the school. Recitation of ‘Deh Shiv Var Mohe’ followed after which the welcome address was delivered by the head girl Bhavneet Kaur.

On the first day, ‘Athlofest’ was declared open by the Mohali SP, Mr Virender Pal Singh while the guests of honour at the closing ceremony were Mr Ravinder Talwar, secretary, Chandigarh Olympic Association and Mr Prithpal Singh Virk, general secretary, Punjab Olympic Association.

The guests were treated to a mix of patriotism and physical fitness in the dance of (Maa Tujhe Salam) and Yoga. Students took part in different track events and fun races. Races for parents and Class IV employees were also organised.



Sanam to be ranked fourth from Jan 1
Arvind Katyal

Sanam Krishan Singh
Sanam Krishan Singh.
— A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, December 18
Sanam Krishan Singh is on top in the world of tennis again. The Chandigarh boy, who will turn 18 in January next, will among the top five players in the world. Yesterday, he won the ITF Futures Tennis Meet in Delhi. Now ranked 12th in the world, Sanam would be ranked fourth from January 1, 2006, as the other top-ranked tennis players would cross the junior age group.

Sanam had last week played in the Chandigarh leg of the ITF Men’s Futures Meet, but had lost in earlier rounds. In Delhi, Sanam proved his mettle by winning one match after the other and finally the coveted title after beating Radoslav Nijaki of Poland, a player much senior to Sanam, whom he demolished in straight sets.

Sanam was born and brought up in Chandigarh. He had been training under Gajendra Singh. He was just eight years old when he took to tennis.

The year was not good for Sanam as far as ITF meets were concerned. Sanam was down with a wrist injury, which prevented him from playing to his potential for nearly three months. Sanam won $1300 and 19 18 ATP points. Sanam could now hope to be below 800 in world rankings and still he had one more year to play in ITF junior circuit.



CBSE TT tourney from today
Our Sports Reporter

Chandigarh, December 18
More than 665 paddlers will vie for honours in the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) National Table Tennis meet in under 14, under 16 and under 19 starting at the Sector 23 TT Hall from tomorrow.

In press interaction, Ms Sarita Manuja, Principal of the host school DAV Public School, Sector 8, said TT players from all over the country have come for the meet.

DAV Public School has been doing well in inter-school TT competitions and many players from the school have won laurels at national level. Nadia Saini, Dev Saini, Chetan, Barbie, Aishwarya, Naina Suri, Manik and Mayank Kapoor are some of the players who have won titles in various tournaments at regional and national level.

The girls teams have been lodged in DAV Public School premises while boys teams and officials will stay in the sports hostel and guest house of Panjab University.



Himal top scores in U-13 chess championship
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 18
Himal Gusain got the first position scoring 5 points in the final round of Chandigarh under-13 Chess Championship which concluded at St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here, today. In the girls’ section, Jasleen Gill got first position with 2.5 points.

The results: Boys under-13: 5 points: Himal Gusain, 4 points: Shivam Shashwat, Gagandeep Singh, Sahil Bhatia, Ameek Malhotra, 3.5 points: Shivam Sahni. 3 points: Ankush Verma, Prateek Munjal, Mchul, Shivanshu Tandon, Satbir Singh, Jagteshwar, Tejas Nagpal.

Girls under-13: 2.5 points: Jasleen, Ravneet, 2 points: Tasmeen, Ayooshi Tokhi.


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