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PGI training programme for surveillance teams
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
The School of Public Health (SPH) of the PGIMER will organise a six-day training programme for the district and state surveillance teams as part of ongoing activities of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) from August 28. The SPH has been allotted Rajasthan, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Under the National Surveillance Programme for Communicable Disease Department of Community Medicine, the SPH has been established as a sub-nodal centre for surveillance in the PGIMER.

More than 40 state and district-level officers comprising CMOs, district health officers, medical or child specialists and pathologists from Rajasthan and Haryana are likely to attend the session. Dr Rana Harinder, Director, Health Services, Punjab, will inaugurate the training workshop.

The IDSP programme was launched in 2004.

The project will cover the entire country in a phased manner. Chandigarh and Haryana will be taken up in phase II and Punjab in phase III.

The programme is the fourth in a series of trainings organised by the Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER. The department has already imparted training to 82 senior state and district-level officers.



Eye camp for diabetics today
Our Correspondent

Mohali, August 26
The local Rotary Club in association with JP Eye Hospital will hold a free eye screening camp for diabetics in Phase VII tomorrow.

The camp is being held for early detection of changes in the eyes. Dr J.P. Singh said the eye was the only organ where the earliest changes in small vessels due to diabetes could be detected, thereby giving an overall assessment of the condition of the small vessels in other vital organs.



Workshop on psychiatry services
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
The Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, will organise a national workshop on “Community psychiatry services: today and tomorrow” on Sunday.

Dr B.S. Chavan, Head of the department, said here that over 30 senior medical professionals from Kolkota, Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Srinagar would participate in the workshop.



Surjit Academy win Vohra tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, lifted the trophy after beating MRS Academy, Amritsar, by 2-1 in the finals of the 5th S.N. Vohra Memorial Sub-Junior (U-14) Hockey Tournament here today.

Surjit Academy put the pressure from the very start by hitting the first goal in the fifth minute through Gurpinder Singh. The MRS team made some attempts to pierce the defence of the rivals. They got success in 24th minute when Ramandeep Singh converted the penalty corner to equalise the score.

Displaying good show Prabdeep of Surjit Academy, which was awarded a penalty corner in the 50th minute, capitalised the chance and sealed the victory by 2-1.

Mandeep Singh of MRS Academy was awarded with the man of the match title. Harpreet Singh of Surjit Academy won the best goalkeeper award while best forward honour was given to Prabdeep.

The chief guest, Chander Shekhar, IPS, gave away the prizes to winners. 



Rahul, Anadita shine
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 26
Rahul beat Shivam Rana 19-21, 21-20, 21-13 in the boys’ U-13 (1st round) while Anadita gave a straight set defeat to Mehak 21-12, 21-11 in the girls’ group (1st round) on the opening day of the Ashwani Gupta Memorial District Badminton Championship , held at Badminton Hall, Sector 3 Sports complex, here today.

The tournament is being conducted by Mr Gian Chand Gupta in the memory of his son, Ashwani Gupta , a badminton player who died in an accident on March 28 this year. The tournament was inaugurated by Mr K.K. Bhugra, Engineer-in -Chief, HUDA.

More than 120 entries have been received for participation in this tournament in different categories, out of which teams will be selected for participation in the Haryana State Junior and Senior Badminton Championship to be held in September.

The results:

Boys U-13 Ist Round : Ahhijot Mittal bt. Manas 21-9, 21-3, Pushap Beat Arjun Devi Verma 21-7, 21-12, Sunny bt Ranjoth 21-5, 21-4 Rahul Bt. Shivam Rana, 19-21, 21-10, 21-13, Anuj bt. Rajat 21-3, 21-5

BOYS U-16, Ist Round: Ishal bt Lakshay, 21-16, 22-20 Gaurav bt Sachin 21-17, 21-18, Akshit bt Atul 21-5, 21. Ravi Bt Shashank, 21-2, 21-0, Puneet Bt Vikas 21-1, 21-9. Gaurav Pahwa bt Rahul 21-3, 21-3 Vikas Gehlaut bt. Isha 21-14, 21-8, Deepak Khatri bt. Laxman 21-13, 8-21, 21-13 Gaurav bt. Sachin 21-8, 21-17.

Girls U-10 :

Ist Round Anadita bt Mehak 21-12, 21-11, Kamakshi bt. Kritika 21-5, 21-5, Karishma bt. Shreya 21-7, 21-5, Gayatri Bt. Anadita 21-2, 21-1, Karishma bt. Kamakshi 21-6, 21-8.

Boys U-10

Harshal bt Divesh 21-8, 21-3, Ayush Bt. Abhija 21-14, 21-11, Abhijot Bt Rohan Sikka 21-1, 21-2, Ritesh Aggarwas Bt Jatin 21-3, 21-5.



Mixed luck for 9 Famous Club
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
Anjali, Priyanka and Narinder chalked out victory with ease by contributing three homes each ably supported by Renu, Manisha, Reetu and Pooja, who made two homes apiece, that enabled 9 Famous Club to register win over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, by 18-0 in the junior girls’ section of the 19th Junior and Sub-Junior Chandigarh State Softball Championship being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, in Sector 23, here today.

However, 9 Famous Club failed to live up to their name as it suffered defeat at the hands of Government Model High School, Sector 47, in the junior boys section. In a ding-dong battle, GMHS snatched a thrilling win by a wafer-thin margin 7-6.

In another match, Unique Club proved too good for Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 23, whom they routed by 10-0.

Results: Junior (Boys): GMH School-47 (Surinder 2, Sandeep Shamin, Sunil, Arjun, Satinder one each) bt 9 Famous Club (Puneet, Sushil, Ashok, Bhupinder, Neeraj and Rahul, one each) by 7-6.

Unique Club: (Varinder 2, Ajay, Kulbhushan, Ranjit, Anuj, Parmod, Manoj, Ajit, Ajay one each) bt Govt Model Senior Secondary School-23 by 10-0.

Govt High School-11 (Ajay, Abhishek, Kulbhushan, Ashok, Parmod, Deepak 1 each) bt Govt SSS-15 (Jagmanpreet 1, Gobind 1) by 7-2.

All Moon Club (Kishore 2, Deepak 2, Dhanjay 2, Santosh, Pawan and Dharminder 1 each) bt DAV SSS-8 (Aman 2, Ran Bahadur 1) by 9-3.

Junior Girls: 9 Famous Club (Anjali 3, Priyanka 3, Narinder 3, Renu 2, Manisha 2, Reetu 2, Pooja 2, Shakuntala 1, Sati 1) bt Govt MSSS-10 by 18-0.

Govt GSSS-23 (Rashmi 2, Meena 2, Vandana, Jyoti, Alpana, Sweety, Arti, Kavita, Mona one each) bt GHS-30 (Gurjit 1) by 11-1,.

CCS-11 (Nagma 2, Meenu 2, Preeti 2, Radha 2, Monika 1, Rita 1, Jiya 1, Archana 1) bt Sacred Heart -26 (Amrinder 2, Valbha 2, Rekhi 1, Meenali 1, Anchal 1, Simrandeep 1) by 18-12.

Sub-Junior boys: Govt MSSS-10 (Pardeep 3, Lalit 2, Suraj 1, Sandeep 1, Abhishek 1, Shivery 1, Deepak 1) bt Mount Carmel-47 (Harinder 1, Baljinder 1, Mayur 1, Ashumegha 1, Nimish 1, Amarinder 1) by 10-6.

GHS-37 bt GMSSS-47 by 17-5.

All Moon Club bt GMHS-12 by 18-8.

Sub-Junior Girls: Govt HS-30 bt GSSS-37 by 10-0.

Govt SSS-10 bt GSSS-47 by 11-0.

Sacred Heart-26 bt St Anne’s by 14-12.



Manav Mangal beat Gurukul in TT meet
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 26
Anu Saini of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, emerged the winner in Kid Girls singles (under 10) and Cadet Girls (under 12) on the first day of the Panchkula District Table Tennis Championship. The two-day meet is being organised by Panchkula District Table Tennis Association at Manav Mangal School, here.

Anu Saini beat Samridhi Handa of Gurukul in a straight set 11-8,11-4,11-6 in the kids girls single (under -10) category while in the u-12 cadet girls singles, she outclassed Aastha of MMS 11-5,10-12,11-7,11-7.

Shashwat Somani of MMS beat Divyankar Somani of Bhavan Vidyalaya to win Kid Boys title. Shashwat lost to Pulkit Arora of Manav Mangal in Cadet Boys (under -12) category.

Results: Cadet Boys Singles (Under -12 Years) Semi Final: Pulkit (MMS) bt Rishabh (BV 15) 11-7,11-9,11-13,11-18. Shashwat (MMS) bt Savy (CLDAV) 11-13,11-6,11-9,11-9.

Final: Pulkit Arora (MMS) bt Shashwat (MMS) 11-8,11-6,6-11,11-6.

Cadet Girls Single (Under -12 Years):Semi Final: Anu Saini (MMS) bt Phalguni Joshi (BV 15) 11-6,11-7,11-3. Aastha (MMS) bt Himani Jain (Gurukul) 11-2,11-3,11-1.

Final: Anu Saini (MMS) bt Aastha (MMS) 11-5,10-12,11-7,11-7.

Kids Girls Single (Under - 10)

Final: Anu Saini (MMS) bt Samridhi Handa (Gurukul) 11-8,11-4,11-6.

Kids Boys ( Under - 10)

Semifinal: Shashwat (MMS) bt Savy (CL DAV) 11-2,8-11,11-9,11-7

Divyankar (BV 15) bt Rishabh Saini (Gurukul) 12-10,11-5,11-6

Final: Shashwat (MMS) bt Divyankar (BV 15) 9-11,9-11,11-6,11-7,11-3.



Faridabad beat Chandigarh
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, August 26
Faridabad district was declared the winner in the U-22 Haryana Inter-District Cricket Match, against the Chandigarh team played at Tau Devi Lal Complex, Sector 3, here today. The reduced overs match had to be called off in between due to inclement weather and the final verdict was given in favour of Faridabad through spin of the coin as per the rules of the Haryana Cricket Association.

Chandigarh won the toss and put the visitors (Faridabad) to bat. The Faridabad team opened the innings on a dismal note with Javed Ali and Sumit Abbi, both getting bowled for zero by medium fast bowler Karan Kherwal. Later on, Faridabad Captain Dharmender Phagna (26), joined by Anuj Bhardwaj (46), made some good efforts until they were caught out. Micheal Vishal continued to ball brilliantly and bowled Faridabad’s middle order batman Chanderpal Saini who was caught on the first slip excellently.

Brief Scores

Faridabad Dist -153 runs for 7 wickets in stipulated 35 overs.



Tennis academy opened at St. John’s school
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
To facilitate tennis aspirants, a new tennis academy comprising two full-size tennis courts (one synthetic and one clay court) and two mini courts has come up at St. John’s High School, Sector 26, here today.

The academy, a joint venture of St. Johns Old Boys Association (SJOBA) with TEAM Tennis Academy (New Delhi), was inaugurated by Mrs P. Cheema, Principal of the school.

The academy, which has been set up at a total cost of more than 8 lakh, will provide training to players.

Among others present on the occasion were Mr Mac Sarin, founder president, SJOBA, and Mr I S Sandhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner and outgoing president SJOBA. 



Athletics championship from Aug 30
Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 26
The two-day Ist District Athletics Championships for Boys and Girls (U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20 years) will be held at Sports Stadium, Phase 8 here on August 30 and 31.

Briefing about the schedule, Mr G S Sarao, President District Athletic Association, SAS Nagar, said, "The athletes will be selected during the meet to take part in the coming State Championships and the National Inter-District Championships (U-14 and U-16) to be held at Chennai in September".



EO branch being computerised
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 26
Information pertaining to over 60,000 files in the building branch of the Estate Office is being computerised. Work on feeding the data has already begun. Building plans of all allotted sites are being scanned so that information can be stored in a (CD), said a senior official.

Under the computerisation plan, the entire record of the building branch would be scrutinised to ensure that the record was complete before putting information on the web. “ If any record or file is missing, the documents would be completed. This would enable the tabulation of data, Deputy Commissioner, R.K. Rao said.

The records would be computerised year-wise.

Sources did not rule out the possibility of certain files missing from the records.



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