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Coaches should concentrate on game only, says Pargat
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, August 26
The coaches and the sports associations should not interfere in each other’s working and carry out their respective activities to give the impetus to the sports. They should concentrate only on coaching and organising the sports, respectively, so that the ‘required’ standard of the games should be achieved.

These views were expressed by Padma Shri Pargat Singh, Director, Sports, Punjab, while addressing a felicitation function organsied in his honour by the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) in association of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) at the Sutlej Club, here last night. Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, was also present at the function.

Mr Pargat Singh, patron of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy, expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of sports culture in Punjab. “It is matter of worry that in recent times, the percentage of participation by Punjab players in various games at international level has dropped. There was a time when the Punjab players had about 25 per cent representation in each discipline in teams which participated in international tournaments,” he recalled.

Mr Singh further said that there should be re-orientation programmes from time to time for the coaches so that they could impart training to the upcoming players with the latest techniques to prepare them for competition at the highest level. He urged upon the local industrialists to come forward and support the sports fraternity to regain the lost glory in the field of sports.

Earlier, Mr O S Nagi, technical adviser of the LDBA, welcomed Mr Pargat Singh and Mr Ashok Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana. He gave details of the badminton academy being run here at the Shastri Hall where around 50 budding shuttlers are given coaching free of cost.

Mr Ashok Gupta also addressed the gathering.

Hockey Olympian Hardeep Singh Grewal, Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary secretary, Punjab Basketball Asociation, Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, Chairman, Punjab and Haryana Bar Council and vice-chairman, LBA, Arun Dhand, former world veteran badminton champion, Mr Sohan Lal Lotey, Deputy Director, Sports, Punjab, Mr A S Mavi, senior football coach, Mr M K Chopra and Mr Anupam Kumaria, president and general secretary, resprctively of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy, along with its office-bearers and sports organisers were also present on the occasion.



Green Land School paddlers win u-17, u-19 titles

Ludhiana, August 26
Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar Bye pass, Ludhiana, today won titles in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Table Tennis Tournament. It concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Boys of the Green Land School, representing the PAU Zone, clinched titles in the boys’ u-17 and u-19 sections.

In the boys u-17 final, Green Land School paddlers emerged champions against DAV Public School of Badhowal Zone 3-2. In the first match, Green Land School’s Karanvir went down fighting against Parul 1-3. In the second match, Dharminder beat Umang 3-0.

Ankush Joshi lost to Akshay and DAV School again gained the lead. In the fourth match, Dharminder prevailed upon Parul 3-0 to level the score. In the deciding match, Karanvir beat Umang 3-1 to help his school wrap up the title.

In the boys u-19 section, Green Land School beat DAV Model School, Khanna (Khanna Zone) 3-0 to bag the title. Manpreet beat Amritpal 3-1; Abhijeet Singh outnumbered Ashish 3-1 and Sumit Aggarwal 3-2 to fashion their team’s title win. Dharminder Kumar, Ankush Joshi and Tarun Thapa in u-17 while Abhijeet Singh Pandher and Manpreet Singh in the u-19 years section were selected to represent Ludhiana in the Punjab state tournaments. — OSR



Office of Sub-Registrar (East) shifted
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 26
The administration has finally shifted the office of the Sub-Registrar (East) to a building meant for housing an office of the Fire Brigade in Transport Nagar. The office would start functioning from there from Monday.

Forced by the flooding of various offices of the Revenue Department in Mini Secretariat during the rainy season every year, the administration had decided to shift offices to a safer place. An imposing building constructed for housing a Fire Brigade’s office some years ago was chosen by the administration for the purpose.

The building was decaying in the absence of any maintenance as the Fire Brigade’s office was continuing to function from the main office of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation in old city.

The Sub-Registrar (West) office would be shifted to a flat in Dugri.

Waterlogging of the offices of the Sub-Registrar (West) and the Sub-Registrar (East) has been a continual problem. Being located in the basements in Mini Secretariat, rainwater entered these offices and took quite some time to get drained.

The shifting has come as a welcome step for the employees of these offices. Officials said waterlogging was a perennial problem in the old building. Residents who used to visit these offices during rains had to suffer as they had to stand in ankle-deep water.

The shifting of offices was ordered by Mr A.K. Bhatnagar, Financial Commissioner (Revenue), during his last visit two months ago. Since then the administrative officials had been trying to find a suitable place for shifting. Finally, this site was identified.

The move is, however, not finding favour with deed writers and stamp vendors, who claim that there would be no place for them to sit in the new office and they would have to function from there only.

They said the administration should have shifted the office from basement to some other floor. Otherwise, there would be a plethora of new problems for the public.



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