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More facilities in Sec 45 clinic sought
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 31
The Residents Welfare Society, Sector 46, today demanded the provision of additional facilities at the Sector 45 Polyclinic.

According a press note, though the society had been taking up the case with the UT Health Department for the past about six years, nothing had been done in the matter so far, putting the residents to a lot inconvenience.

In a communication to the UT Director Health Services, the society demanded the start of various diagnostic tests at the polyclinic. It also demanded the installation of an ultrasound machine at the centre.

The building of the polyclinic, as per the approved map, should be started immediately and specialists, including the child specialist and orthopedic surgeon, should be posted here.

Situated in the southern part of the city, the polyclinic caters to the needs of thousands of persons, including those living in nearby colonies and villages.



Annual day at homoeopathic college
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 31
The Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Sector 26, today celebrated its annual day. The function was attended by Dr Inderjit Kaur Walia, Director, Health Services, and Dr K.K. Dhiman, Principal.

A cultural programme was presented by the college students, which included Saraswati vandana, Kerala folk dance, Bharatnatyam and bhangra. Prizes were awarded to the students excelling in co-curricular activities and sports and those bagging the top positions in annual examinations. Students obtaining distinction in subjects were also honoured.



2 new gymnasiums for city
G. S. Paul
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 31
Fitness conscious city residents are in for a special treat. Two new fully equipped gymnasium centres are coming up in the city — one at the Sector 42 Sports Complex and another at Lake Sports Complex.

The latest addition is the state-of-the-art gym. A new gymnasium with latest training equipment from Italy, known as Techno gym, has been imported for the purpose.

Mr J.P.S. Sidhu, Joint Director, Chandigarh Sports Department, said, “We have brought in 14 exercising machines at the cost of around Rs 60 lakh from Italy. These machines will be installed at the Sector 42 Sports Complex as well as at the Lake Sports Complex.”

“Our aim is to provide the city residents a gymnasium hall which meets international standard. These are the same machines which were used in Sydney Olympics, Athens Olympics and Winter Olympics held recently. These machines are maintenance-free and are very effective. For the first time, the treadmill with adjustment of declining option is being introduced, where you can have the feel like climbing up the hill,” he said.

“Besides trainees or academy kids, the gym will be open to the general public also. Though we have not yet worked out on the fee structure for this, it will be quite nominal,” Mr Sidhu quipped.

Mr Reet Mohinder Singh, General Manager, Lake Sports Complex, said, “This air-conditioned gym hall will be one of the best in the region, which will help to develop health-related fitness of members and trainees. We are very particular about the minute details from flooring to décor of the gym. We are laying special flooring in the gymnasium hall. A special floor covering material known as Flotex, made by Bonar Floors, is being imported from England.

“Hygiene issues are more important for us; this is highly effective active anti-microbial treated flooring material which offers protection against bacteria, moulds such as athlete’s foot fungi and stale odour development. So it provides a cleaner and healthier environment for every one. It also helps reduce slips and trips. In other words, you will never experience shrinking, curling, just a safe surface for feet, regardless of volume of traffic. It is easy to clean by ordinary vacuuming and by using everyday cleaning material. So this was the ideal choice for us, and it would cost us around Rs 9 lakh at the gym in Lake Complex”.



Piyush, Parneet emerge winners
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 31
Piyush and Parneet Kaur emerged winners among boys and girls, respectively, in the under-16 category (Class IX) 5-km cross-country race during the annual cross country Race organised at Saffron City School in Fatehgarh Sahib today. The students were divided into five categories according to their classes.

The result are as under:

Boys: ½ km (u- 8, class I ):

Boys: Paramvir Singh 1, Chetan 2, Daman 3

Girls: Arman Somal 1, Komal Rana 2, Amanatdeep Kaur 3

(Class II):

Boys: Jasjit Singh 1, Parminder Singh 2, Jaskaran Singh 3

Girls: Jaswinder Kaur 1, Mehakdeep 2, Preetinder Kaur 3

2 ½ km ( u-10, class III and IV):

Boys: Gurkirat Singh 1, Rishab Wadhera 2, Simranjit Singh 3

Girls: Simranjit Kaur 1, Simraanpreet Kaur 2, Navdeep Kaur 3

3 ½ km ( u-12, class V and VI):

Boys: Tejinder Singh 1, Gursagar Singh 2, Babandeep Singh 3

Girls: Damanjot 1, Manmeet 2, Pawanpreet 3

4 ½ km (u-14, class VII and VIII):

Boys: Manpreet Singh 1, Taranpal Singh 2, Amarvir Singh 3

Girls: Sukhjeet Kaur 1, Gurjeet Kaur 2, Sumandeep Kaur 3

5 km (u-16, class IX):

Boys: Piyush 1, Harmandeep Singh 2, Jasdeep Singh 3

Girls: Parneet Kaur 1, Rajbir 2, Ritu Sood 3.


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