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Command Hospital doctors urged to excel
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
Lauding the hard work and dedication of doctors and nurses at the Command Hospital, Chandimandir, president of the Western Command chapter of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), Mrs Mohini Daljeet Singh, called upon them to strive for excellence.

She asked them to provide world class medical facilities and maintain a positive attitude.

Speaking at a “Thanks-giving Ceremony” at the hospital, she stressed upon the need for forging a synergistic relationship between the hospital and the AWWA to create an environment for providing good healthcare services.

The ceremony was part of the ongoing the AWWA Raising Day celebrations.

The AWWA president also presented toys, television sets, posters and pictures for augmenting the ambience of the hospital.

The ceremony was followed by a puppet show and a magic show for the entertainment of children admitted to the pediatric ward of the hospital.



Blood donation camp
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
The Canara Bank Officers Association today organised a blood donation camp at its regional office in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI.

Mr Y.L. Madan, General Manager, Chandigarh circle, inaugurated the camp. Mr H. Biswas, Deputy General Manager, distributed mementos to the donors.



Puneet bags u-14 title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
Puneet Kumar of DPS, Sector 40, here won the u-14 sub-junior boys’ title, beating Gursewak of Patiala 3-1 (4-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7) on the penultimate day of Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament held at the table tennis hall, Sector 23, here today. In the girls sub-junior category (u-14) Meghna of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, clinched the title. by beating Barbie 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 15-13).

Sub-junior boys

Semifinals: Gursewak (Patiala) bt Arshpreet (Patiala) 3-2 (12-10, 11-6, 12-14, 9-11, 11-7). Puneet Kumar (DPS-40) bt Rajat Saini (DPS-40) 3-1 (11-8, 11-2, 8-11, 11-5).

Finals: Puneet Kumar (DPS-40) bt Gursewak (Patiala) 3-1 (4-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7).

Sub-junior girls

Semifinals: Meghna (Sacred Heart-26) bt Garima (Bhavan-27) 3-1 (11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6). Barbie (DAVPS-8) bt Kalyani (Manav Mangal-Chd) 3-1 (11-4, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6)

Finals: Meghna (Sacred Heart-26) bt Barbie (DAVPS-8) 3-0 (11-4, 11-2, 15-13).

Junior girls

Quarterfinals: Bhawna (Chd) bt Lovepreet (Ropar) 4-1 (12-10, 15-13, 4-11, 11-9, 11-8). Garima (Bhavan-27) bt Sunanda (NPS-18) 4-0 (11-7, 11-7, 16-14, 15-13). Meghna (Sacred Heart-26) bt Ankita (Patiala) 4-0 (11-4, 13-11, 11-9, 11-6). Ruchi Kalia (Jalandhar) bt Kavita (Patiala) 4-3 ( 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7).

Junior boys

Pre-Quarterfinals: Rajan Mahindra (DAV) bt Sachin Mittal (GM-16) 4-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-3, 11-4). Manish (Patiala) bt Gursewak (Patiala) 4-2 (8-11, 11-4, 11-8, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8). Manpreet (Ludhiana) bt Sameer Singla (Manav Mangal-21) 4-2 (11-5, 11-9, 4-11, 9-11, 11-9, 13-11). Ravi Dangi (Patiala) bt Akshat (Manav Mangal-21) 4-0 (11-8,11-8, 11-8, 11-6). Hitesh Dogra (Jalandhar) bt Sahil (Patiala) 4-1 (10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, 12-10). Kamaljit (Patiala) bt Vandit Salwan 4-1 (11-9, 11-13, 13-11, 11-4, 11-9). Puneet Kumar (DPS) bt Vikrant Sharma (Jalandhar) 4-2 (8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-5, 10-12, 11-6).



Vishal, Sandeep shine
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 20
An unbeaten 149-run partnership between Michael Vishal (67 n o) and Sandeep Kohli (70 n o) guided Minerva Cricket Academy to thrash Himachal Cricket Club by 10 wickets in the final of the Ist Tri-City Twenty-20 Cricket Championship organised by the Chandigarh Twenty-20 Cricket Association at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex here today.

Chasing the target of 149, the openers of MCA whipped all bowlers of HCC. Michael, who face 42 balls, hit six fours and two sixes to make an unbeaten 67 whereas Sandeep's slammed five sixes and six boundaries in his 70-run innings.

Earlier, HCC batted first and piled up 148 in 19.5 overs. The openers A.P. Singh (18) and Gurinder Saini (35) made 36 runs.

Babloo Kumar was the most successful bowler for MCA as he dismissed five batsmen for just 28 runs in 3.5 overs followed by Ishan Malhotra, who claimed three wickets for 23 runs.

HCC lost their last six wickets for just six runs. Their innings terminated at 148 in 19.5 overs.

The winners received a cheque for Rs 21,000 and runners-up Rs 11,000. Sandeep Kohli, Babloo Kumar and Gurinder Saini, who were declared the best batsman, the best bowler and the best all-rounder, received a cash prize of Rs 2,500.

Brief Score: HCC: 148 all out in 19.5 overs (A.P. Singh 18, Gurinder Saini 35, Kamal Walia 25, Ravinder Nain 25, Babloo Kumar 5 for 28, Ishan Malhotra 3 for 23).

MCC: 149 for no loss (Michael Vishal 67 n o, Sandeep Kohli 70 n o).



St Stephen’s pip St John’s 4-0
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, registered a 4-0 victory over St John’s School, Sector 26, in the group A semifinal while New Public School, Sector 18, won the semifinal played under group B against Sanjay Public School, Sector 44, by a solitary goal. The matches were being held in the under-16 Chandigarh Sub-Junior Boys Football Championship for Mahatma Hans Raj DAV Trophy at the Sector 17 football stadium here today.

St Stephen’s dominated the proceedings throughout. A self goal by Narain put St Stephen’s into the lead in the fourth minute. The goal came when Narain while trying to clear Stephen’s Warish Rashid’s shot guided it into his goalpost. Two outstanding solo efforts by Johny Chand culminated into goals for Stephen’s in the 30th and 36th minutes. Harpreet Bedi increased the tally in the 55th minute.

In another semifinal New Public School prevailed upon Sanjay Public School by a solitary goal.

The all-important goal was scored just a few seconds before the second half of extra time by Vikash Gulia. Sanjay School players argued with the referee for awarding the goal as they contended that Neeraj, the goalkeeper did not cross the goal line. However, the referee stood by his decision.

Sanjay School had a golden opportunity to score when they were awarded a free kick. The powerful shot was deflected by alert NPS goalkeeper Parveen Antil.

With regulation time producing no goal, two sessions of tie-breaker (seven and half minutes each) were played. In the second half of extra time a goal-mouth melee ensured Raman Sharma made a goal line save to deny NPS a goal.

Tomorrow's match (final): New Public School-18 vs St Stephen’s-45 (4.30 pm).



Doraha, Jalandhar win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
Mehta Gurukul Academy, Doraha, prevailed over Shivalik School Academy, Chandigarh, 1-0 on the opening day of the 5th S.N. Vohra Memorial Sub-junior (u-14) hockey tournament, held at hockey stadium, here today.

The solitary winning goal was scored by Jaspreet during in the 48th minute of the play, thereby clinching the Man of the Match title.

Sant Karam Singh Academy, Jalandhar, registered a convincing win over DAV Academy 4-1 in the second match. Deepak Kumar opened the account for Sant Karam Singh Academy in the 22 nd minute through a penalty stroke.

One minute later, Savraj Singh deflected the ball home taking the lead 2-0. This was followed by two field goals in the 32nd minute and 49th minute by Gaurav and Satbir. The lone goal scored from the losers' side was by Gaurav in the 42 nd minute. The Man of the Match title was bagged by Savraj of Jalandhar team.



Rahul romps home in 100-m race
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 20
Rahul Rajindran emerged the winner in the 100 metre race in the Boys' IV and V category while Fathima won the event for the girls VI and VII section in the Sports Meet organised by the Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti as a part of Onam celebrations, 2006, at Government Senior Higher Secondary School, 3-B1, here today.

The event was organised for Malayalees residing in the tricity.

The results:

Toffee collection (Nursery to UKG): 1 Nitish Ashwin, 2 Aishwarya;

25-m race (Nursery to UKG): 1 Nitish Ashwin;

50-m race (I to III) 1 Ajit A. Nair, 2 Akarsh Nair;

100-m race (Boys IV & V): 1 Rahul Rajendran, 2 Anish Vinod;

100-m race (Boys VI & VII): 1 Pranav Murali, 2 Arun;

100-m race (Girls VI & VII): 1 Fathima, 2 Veena Chippy;

Potato race (Boys IV & V): 1 Anish, 2 Rahul;

Potato race (Boys VI & VII): 1 Pranav, 2 Shyju John;

Potato race (Girls VI & VII): 1 Chippy, 2 Reshmi;

Banana race (Boys - I to III): 1 Ajith A Nair, 2 Akarsh Nair;

Frog Race (Boys I to III): 1 Arjun, 2 Nikhil;

Frog race (Girls I to III): 1 Sreeja S. Kumar, 2 Jinu Johnson;

Frog race (Boys IV & V): 1 Rahul, 2 Adithya S Pillai;

Thread & needle for women: 1 Ajitha, 2 Vineeta

100-m race (Girls VIII to X) 1 Divya Pillai, 2 Anju R Pillai;

Lemon and spoon race: 1 Vimala Devi;

Long jump (Boys VI & VII): 1 Pranav Murali, 2 Arun;

Long jump (Girls VI & VII): 1 Revathi Nair, 2 Aishwarya Unni;

Long jump (Men): 1 Shiju Krishnan, 2 Riju;

100-m race (Boys VII to X): 1 M. Riju, 2 Ajit;

100-m race (Men): 1 Shiju, 2 Krishna Kumar;

Shot put: 1 Roy, 2 Joseph;

Tug of war (Women): Usha Babu and team

Tug of war (Men): M D Nair and team.



Yamini, Manasi clinch titles
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 20
Yamini of S.D.Public School, Sector 32, Chandigarh, and Mansi Arora of Saupin's School, Sector 9, Panchkula, clinched the girls junior title and sub-junior singles title in the 2nd R.K.Babuta Memorial Prize Money Ranking Carrom Tournament, held at Saupin's School, Sector 9, here today.

In the girls' junior final, Yamini outclassed Ridhi Kanwar in a close contest 25-22 while in another final of girls' sub-junior, Mansi Arora beat Tanya Sangwan of Bhavan Vidyalaya-15, Panchkula, in a one-sided contest 25-05.

In the men's singles event Mandeep Singh, Prikshit Vashisht, Deepak and Saurabh Sharma managed to enter into the semifinals. In the boys' junior event, Mandeep Singh, Puneet Garg, Harsh Goyal and Prikshit Vashisht entered into the semifinals while in the sub-junior boys Prikshit Vashisht, Virat Rana, Samrat Rana and Sarthak Bhawa sailed into the semifinals.

2nd day's results :

Men's Singles (quarter-finals):

Mandeep b Ujwal 21-13, Deepak b Puneet Garg 25-0, Saurabh Sharma b Sahil Garg 25-11

Boys' Junior Singles: (quarter-finals):

Mandeep Singh b Puneet Chopra 18-5, Puneet Garg b Prince Dhiman 25-9, Harsh Goyal b Sahil Garg 17-7, Prikshit b Sumit 25-5

Boys' sub-junior : (quarter-finals):

Prikshit b Himanshu 25-1, Virat Rana b Rakshit Singla 23-15, Sarthak Bhawa b Sahil Garg 16-1, Samrat Rana b Puneet Chopra 25-5

Girls' junior singles (final): Yamini b Ridhi Kanwar 25-22

Girls' sub-junior singles (final): Mansi Arora b Tanya Sangwan 25-5.



Azad academy win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
A fine all-round performance by Mayank Sood (46 n.o. and 3 for 16) went in vain as Mohali Cricket Academy lost to Desh Prem Azad Cricket Academy by seven wickets in the finals of the Alchemist Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, here today.

Batting first, Azad Academy scored 111 for 5 in 25 overs. Chasing the target, the MCA team could make only 104 for 7 in the allotted overs. For Azad Academy, Talwinderjit Singh was the top scorer with an unbeaten 41.

Talwinderjit was declared man of the match. Mayank got the best batsman’s award.

Brief scores: DP Azad Academy: 111 for 5 in 25 overs (Talwinderjit Singh 41 not out, Abhinav Nag 21, Guntash Singh 18, Mayank Sood 3 for 16).

Mohali Cricket Academy: 104 for 7 in 25 overs (Mayank Sood 46 not out, Pukhraj Singh 12, Parnav 22, Sahil Sharma 3 for 17).



Team announced

Chandigarh, August 20
Rocky Ratta will lead the under-22 Chandigarh Cricket Association Haryana team in the Inter-District Haryana Cricket Tournament. The following players had been short-listed: Rocky Ratta (C) , Vipul Chadha, Arjun Puri, Michael Vishal, Gaurav Chopra (w.k.), Yuvraj Anand, Amit Sonkar, Kirpal Singh, Shakun Verma, Kanan Kherwal, Gaurav Kumar, Amarinder Singh (w.k.), Mandeep Singh, Angad Singh, Ekham, Amit Saini, Saurabh Arora and Rohit Singh.

Stand-by: Mansoor, Sunny, Deepak and Balwinder Singh. The team will play their first match on August 21 against Yamunanagar at DAV School, Sector-8, Chandigarh. — TNS



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