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HEALTH
 

Pulse Polio target in Mohali is 1,04,844
Our Correspondent

Mohali , May 15
The target for administering polio drops to children up to the age of five years in Mohali district on May 21 is 1,04,844. The day will be observed as Pulse Polio day.

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Tejveer Singh, while reviewing the arrangements being made by officials of the Health Department in connection with the campaign at a meeting held here today, said 80,243 children would be from rural areas and 24,601 from urban areas. Children would be given polio drops from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

He said 411 booths would be set up in this regard. On May 22 and 23 a house-to-house campaign would be carried out for children who could not be given polio drops.

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SPORTS
 

Fencing demonstration given
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 15
The District Fencing Association, Panchkula, organised a fencing demonstration at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, here today.

Neetu Tanwar, a national bronze medallist and a state-level gold medallist, representing Karnal for the past 6 years gave an elaborate introduction about fencing as a game and its bright future. It has been introduced at national and international level.

Ramnik Singh and Vinod Kumar, both international fencers representing India in Commonwealth Games, gave a demonstration of Epee event.

The chief guest, Mr Surjeet Singh Dhillon, Sports Officer of the Haryana Education Department, and Ms Shashi Banerjee, Principal, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, applauded the fencers for their initiative in promoting the game.

"The event was basically a display to apprise the students about the game and its technicalities", said Ms Banerjee.

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Chandigarh enter Markan tourney finals
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 15
Chandigarh reserved their berth in the finals of the M L Markan (under-17) Cricket Tournament after registering victory over Amritsar on the basis of the first innings lead at the PCA stadium here today.

In their second innings Chandigarh made 264, setting a target of 276 for Amritsar. The highlight of the day was a century by Himansu Chawla (125) of Chandigarh.

In reply, Amritsar lost their first wicket when the scoreboard was showing just two runs. At one stage Amritsar was down to six for 73 but Sharadh showed some resistance and made a valuable 45.

At the close Amritsar were 92 for 6.

Brief score:

Chandigarh (1st innings): 300 for 9 in 95 overs.

Amritsar (1st innings): 289 all out in 94.2 overs

Chandigarh (2nd innings): 264 all out (Gaurav Puri 38, Himansu Chawla 125, Sandeep Bhatacharya 42, Balbir Singh 3 for 90, Pankaj 2 for 61, Lakshey 3 for 30, Harjat Singh 2 for 14).

Amritsar (2nd innings): 92 for 6 (Gurnoor 15, Sharadh 45, Sidharth 1 for 16).

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Balbir Sidhu football body chief
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 15
Balbir Singh Sidhu, senior member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has been unanimously elected as the president of SAS Nagar-Mohali Football Association. The other office bearers of the association unanimously chosen are:

Patron-in-chief: Baldev Singh Bains; patrons: Jarnail Singh Bajwa, Nam Narain Singh, Pritam Singh and Jaswant Singh Kumbra. sr. vice presidents: AK Kaushal, Gurdeep Singh and Col TS Bath; vice-presidents: Kanwarjit Singh, Gurbachan Singh and Phool Raj Singh; hony. secretary: Gurcharan Singh Sarao; working secretary: Krishan Singh; joint secretaries: Harjinder Pal Singh and Amarjit Singh; organising secretary: Bonish Kumar, press secretary: Jatinder Singh; treasurer: Bhupinder Singh and technical advisers: Sawaran Singh, Darshan Singh, Rama Shankran Parshad , Dilbagh Singh and DPE Senior Secondary School, Banur and Derabassi.

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Ankush shines for St Stephenís
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, May 15
An allround performance by Ankush (40 runs and 3 wickets for 15) made possible for St Stephenís High School, Sector 45 to beat Saupins Public School, Chandigarh by 117 runs in the league match of Satluj Under-14 Hot Weather Cricket Tournament at Satluj School Grounds, Sector 4 here today.

Brief score: St Stephenís: 176 for 6 in 25 overs (Ankush 40, Aksheev 35 n o, Abhi 2 for 38).

Saupins: 59 all out in 15 overs (Abhishek 20, Ankush 3 for 15, Anurag 3 for 11, Harman 2 for 12).

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CFA memberís death mourned
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Football Association (CFA) today expressed grief over the death of its executive member and convener of Chandigarh Football Referee Board Vimal Chander Sharma.

Vimal played a pivotal role in getting recognition for the CFA from the All-India Football Federation," Mr Talwar said.

He died on May 11. Sharma is survived by his widow and two sons. 

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Honour for canoeing coach
Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 15
Mukesh Kumar, a local canoeing coach has been selected as a source person for a six-week certificate course in kayaking and canoeing being organised by NIS, Patiala, and Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Association. According to a press note of the association, the course is being conducted at Bengal Engineer Group and Centre, Roorkee, from May 15.

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Cricket trials tomorrow

Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association will hold trials to select the state team on May 17 at 3 pm at DAV College ground in Sector 10, according to the association's secretary Satish Gandhi.

The selected players will represent Chandigarh in the Super Zone National Twenty-20 Cricket Championship to be held at Ch Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula, from May 23 to 28. TNS

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ADMINISTRATION
 

Vivek Atray relieved
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 15
The Chandigarh Administration today relieved Mr Vivek Atray, Director Technical Education, to enable him to report for duty in his parent state of Haryana, an official press release said here today.

The charge of the post of Director Tourism has been given to Ms Raji P. Shrivastava, Joint Secretary Finance, and the charge of the post of Director Technical Education to Mr R.C. Sharma, Director Public Relations and Joint Secretary Technical Education, in addition to their own duties with immediate effect.

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