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NSS volunteers trained in traffic rules
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 25
The NSS unit of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women organised a 10-day camp on the college premises from June 23.
Giving details, Dr Madan Jeet Sahota, Principal of the college, said the main aim of this camp was to train the volunteers in traffic rules, first aid, home nursing and civil defence. Nearly 100 students were participating in this camp.

Coordinators of the camp, Ms Inder Mohan, and Miss Kamal, informed that Mr Joginder Singh from Civil Defence office would impart training about civil security and road safety. The Red Cross officials will train the students in first aid and home nursing. A day’s camp would also be conducted at Noorwala village.

In the course of ongoing camp, the birthday of Master Tara Singh was celebrated in the college. President of the college management committee Swaran Singh attended the ceremony and explained life of Master Tara Singh to students.

Kidzee Rainbow: A month-long summer camp of Kidzee Rainbow in Sarabha Nagar concluded with exhibition of art and craft items. Throughout the month, children learnt various yoga asanas and creative arts and craft like fabric painting, clay modelling, candle decorations, birthday caps, photo frames and macaroni chains etc.

Ms Poonam Luthra, Principal, said the bhangra, western dance like jazz and hip-hop classes were conducted by the dance choreographer Mr Sachin Gupta.


Over 100 persons examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 25
More than 100 persons were examined at a medical check-up camp organised to mark the inauguration of the Malik Chand Kaushalya Wanti Charitable Homoeopathic Dispensary at Neem Wala Chowk here today.

A team of doctors, including Dr Ravinder Kochhar, Dr Usha Dhingra, Dr Paul Gambhir and Dr Rakesh Kapoor, conducted the camp. Medicines were also given to the needy.

Inaugurating the camp, the Punjab Revenue Minister, Mr Amarjit Singh Samra, said service to the ailing humanity was one of the noblest tasks and NGOs could come to the aid of the poor by providing access to modern medical treatment that had virtually gone out of reach of the weaker sections of society.

He made a special mention of Ms Kaushalya Wanti, who had donated her property worth around Rs 50 lakh for setting up a charitable dispensary.

Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Power, inaugurated the dispensary. He was all praise for the homoeopathic system of medicine, which, he pointed out, had no side effects and provided lasting cure.

Mr Samra and Mr Dawar announced grants of Rs 51,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively, for the charitable trust.

Prominent among others present on the occasion were Mr Gurpal Singh Samra, chairman, Market Committee, Goraya, Mr Jasbir Singh Chadha, Mr Kailash Kapoor, both councillors, Mr Amarjit Singh Oberoi, Mr Sunil Gandhi, member of the trust, Mr Navnit Chawla, Mr S.S. Bedi and Mr Ashok Bhatia.



Anaemia most common among villagers, say docs
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 25
A large number of rural population suffers from deficiency diseases due to lack of knowledge about the constituents of a balanced diet.
This inference was made by a team of doctors after examining about 600 patients at a free medical camp organised by the Kirtani Sewa Society at the Ballowal village near here today.

The camp was inaugurated by Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha and Mr Raghbir Singh Saharanmajra, member of the SGPC, was the chief guest.

Dr Neeru Jindal, chief coordinator of the camp, said majority of the patients suffered from deficiency diseases which could be corrected even without any medicine.

“Shifting of traditional food pattern to modern has resulted in unavailability of some elements, deficiency of which causes various ailments.

“In the present situation, people need counseling about their eating habits that would decrease frequency of deficiency deceases,” said Dr Jindal.

Anaemia was most prevalent out of these ailments, she claimed.

Earlier, Mr Jagdish Singh, MLA, while inaugurating the camp, lauded the initiative taken by the society to help the patients from economically weaker sections.



Super Club records 5-wicket win over Mahajan Masters
Anil Datt

Ludhiana, June 25
Abhishek Talwar, a student of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, excelled with the bat (93 n.o) and helped Super Club to record-win over Mahajan Masters’ XI by five wickets in the opening match of the 10th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College for Boys ground here today.

Batting first, Mahajan Masters scored 151 runs for the loss of two wickets in the stipulated 30 overs. Seven-year-old, Deepin Chitkara of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, who opened the innings remained unconquered on 31 runs while Paras Mehndiratta of Wyle Memorial High School contributed 55 runs. For Super Club, Abhishek Talwar and Mrinal captured one wicket each conceding 22 and 24 runs, respectively.

Super Club achieved the target after losing five wickets in 26.3 overs. The architect of their win was Abhishek Talwar who remained unbeaten on 93 runs. In his essay, Abhishek executed 13 hits to the fence and two sixes. Arjit and Kunal scored 17 and 9 runs, respectively. For Mahajan Masters XI, Subhodh took two wickets for 23 runs while Sukhraj claimed one for 28 and Sahil grabbed one for 7 runs.

Earlier, Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, vice president of the Ludhiana District Cricket Association, inaugurated the tournament in with six teams are taking part. Prof F.C. Chopra, former Principal, S D Government College for Boys, Mr Chaman Lal Malhotra, former captain of the Punjab Ranji team and chairman, selection committee, Punjab (seniors), Dr Jagjit Singh, Mr Vijay Aggarwal, Mr Satish Garg, Mr Naresh Marwaha and Mr Rajiv Bajaj were present during the inaugural ceremony.



Summer camp for shuttlers ends
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, June 25
An 11-day summer camp organised by the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) concluded at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. The camp was for beginners.

In all, 48 campers in the under-16 category were given prizes by the LDBA at a function organised at the venue. Mr D.P. Singh, SP (City-II) was the chief guest on the occasion.

During the course of this free camp, boys and girls were told about basics of the game. An NIS qualified coach, Mangat Rai Sharma, gave tips to the aspirants. He was assisted by state shuttler Lakhvinder Singh Punnu and coach Anand Kumar. They trained the players about the proper stance, holding of the shuttle cock and the racquet, perfect positioning of the playing arm, right service etc.

Mr M.K. Chopra and Mr Anupam Kumaria, vice-president and honorary secretary, respectively, of the LDBA said the camp got an overwhelming response. These players had been now enrolled for a coaching-cum-training programme chalked out by the association. These shuttlers would resume their training from June 30 at the same venue.

A team of doctors, led by Dr Ravi Khera from local Civil Hospital, was in attendance today. They examined the campers and advised the youngsters about proper diet and exercises that could help them grow and perform better.

Prior to the concluding function, an exhibition match was organised between junior national player Raj Kumar and Lakhwinder Singh, who had played in state-level tournaments.

Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, Chairman, Punjab and Haryana Bar Council, Mr Gursharan Singh, District Sports Officer, Sangrur, and international umpire, Mr Mahesh Sharma, chief coach, NIS, Patiala, Mr Amritpal Singh Mawi, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Arun Dhand, former veteran world champion, were also felicitated by the association.



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