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GMCH celebrates annual function
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
An impressive cultural programme marked the annual day function of the Government Medical Collage and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, here today.

The function started with a welcome song by students after the chief guest, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance, inaugurated the function. He appreciated the functioning of the hospital management.

He said the hospital had helped in curtailing extra load on the PGI. He also released a college magazine.

Prof H.M. Swami, Principal-Director, GMCH, read out the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the hospital in various fields.

The students were given prizes for their performances in various fields.




Football academy drub Punjab association 8-0
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) drubbed Punjab Football Association 8-0 in the first semifinal of Administrator’s Challenge Cup Football Tournament being played at the football stadium, Sector 17, here today.

In the eighth minute the CFA earned a penality stroke and Randeep scored the first goal.

After conceding the goal Punjab lads came up with couple of good moves but lack of coordination spoiled the chances.

For the CFA the second goal came through substitute Maninder in the 36th minute of play off a cross from the right flank by Gurtej.

In the 42 nd minute Gurtej scored the third goal.

The other scorers were Maninder, who scored two more goals, Ravinder, Rinku and Jaspal.

The second semifinal between the football Academy, Hoshiarpur, and SAI East, Kolkata, was washed out by rain. The academy team was leading 1-0 upto the breather. Gurvinder scored the goal in the 31st minute.

The remaining part of the match will be played tomorrow at 6.30 am at the Sector 42 sports complex.



Sec 16 stadium to host ICC Trophy practice matches
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
The Sector 16 cricket stadium will host practice matches for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh cricket teams for the ICC Champions Trophy. The teams will play matches against Punjab Cricket Association XI (PCA) on October 4 and 5 at the stadium.

Finance cum-Sports Secretary S.K. Sandhu today reviewed the arrangements for the upcoming matches at a meeting held at the stadium. The upgrading includes renovation of the players’ dressing rooms, toilets and restaurant, media block, seating area, sitting stands, scoreboards, screens, etc. These would be ready by September 20.

Mr R.K. Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Mr Dinesh Bhatt, SSP (Operations), Mr Inderjeet Sandhu, Director, Sports, Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, Chief Engineer, and Mr Vivek Atray, Director, Public Relations, along with some senior officials were also present.

It was decided that entry points to the stadium would be identified by the Engineering Department.

The department would put up signs for different blocks after assigning a particular alphabet for each block.

The entry will be regulated by the Chandigarh Police.

The Engineering Department would provide necessary drawings of the open spaces, which would be used as parking area around the stadium.

Mementos will be presented to the best batsman, best bowler and man of the match for both matches along with the team members.



Gurbir, Mrinal are skating champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
Gurbir Singh and Mrinal emerged winners in the age group of 4 to 6 boys’ and girls’ category, respectively, on the inaugural day of the 1st Holy Child Skating Carnival ‘06, organised by the Panchkula Sports Association. 315 skaters from various schools of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali participated.

The results are:

U-4 boys

1 Mayank Sood, 2 Rahul, 3 Ayush

4-6 years boys

1 Gurbir Singh, 2 Aryan Pal, 3 Paryag Sharma

4-6 years girls

1 Mrinal, 2 Bhumika Shahi, 3 Priya

6-8 years boys

1 Mohit Yadav, 2 Tejbir Singh, 3 Subhkarman, 4 Akshit Bhalla

6-8 years girls

1 Karon George, 2 Tammana , 3 Sirjena

8-10 years boys

1 Sahil Ashat, 2 Bhavdeep Singh, 3 Shrey Gautam

8-10 years girls

1 Darshwinder, 2 Bhavya Bansal, 3 Sophea Sekhon

10-12 years boys

1 Avdeep Singh, 2 Hardeep Singh, 3 Siddhant

10-12 years girls

1 Jyoti Rana, 2 Celeste Goel, 3 Aditi Singla

12-14 years boys

1 Maninder, 2 Vishal Maini, 3 Swatantarpal

12-14 years girls

1 Mehak Paul, 2 Himanshi, 3 Shalini

14-16 years boys

1 Gaurav Arora, 2 Hargun, 3 Amarpreet

14-16 years girls

1 Pawandeep, 2 Neva Duggal, 3 Gul Walia

Above-16 boys

1 Ashu Gupta, 2 Piyush Sharma, 3 Lakshya

Above-16 girls

1 Ritu, 2 Tanya Dogra, 3 Vanshika Bansal



Anurag, Akshay star in St Stephen’s win
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
An all-round show by Akshay Sharma (46 n.o and 2 for 2) paved the way for St Stephen’s School, Sector 45 for an easy 92-run triumph over Air Force 3 BRD in the opening match of the Molly Carver Memorial Cricket Tournament for High School students being conducted by the DP Azad Cricket Academy at the St Stephen’s ground in Togan, near here, today.

Batting first, St Stephen’s-posted 129 for 3 in the stipulated 20 overs. An 89-run partnership for the second wicket between Akshay Sharma and Anurag bolstered the St Stephen’s innings.

In reply, Air Force 3 BRD was bundled out for 37 runs in 12 overs.

Brief scores:

St Stephen’s School-45: 129 for 3

Air Force 3 BRD: 37 all out in 12 overs

In the second match, Stepping Stone-37 routed St Xavier’s School-44 by nine wickets. Pawan Kumar was the star performer for Stepping Stone as he slammed an unbeaten 50. Stepping Stone reached the target 88 in just 12.3 overs at the loss of one wicket only.

Earlier, Xavier’s batted first and made 87 in 20 overs. Varun Birla and Varun Kumar were the main wrecker.

Brief scores:

St Xavier’s-44: 87 in 20 overs (Gaurav Bhatia 20, Varun Birla 2 for 20,

Varun Kumar 3 for 5).

Stepping Stone-37: 88 for 1 in 12.3 overs (Pawan Kumar 50 not out,

Parmod 16 n o, Vipun 1 for 11).

Tomorrow’s fixtures: St Stephen’s (Togan) vs St Anne’s-32. and Ajit Karam Singh International vs Shishu Niketan-22.



Chandigarh team for Pataudi Trophy shortlisted
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
The following players have been shortlisted for the Chandigarh Team, which will participate in the Pataudi Trophy-2006 (Haryana Cricket Association Inter-District Tournament): Ajay Sikka, Bhageshwar Bisht, Sumit Narwal, Waqar Ahmed, Praveen Ratta, Michael Vishal, Vipul Chadha, Karan Kherwal, Amardeep Sonkar, Kirpal Singh, Sansar Bali, Amit Tyagi, Mandeep Singh, Anwar Mughal, Gulab, Abhimanu, Amit Sonkar, Sakun Verma, Amrinder Singh and Jagdeep.

For the first time, Pataudi Trophy will be played on a two-day match format whereas the final match will be a three-day affair.

Chandigarh will play the first match on September 11 and 12 at JR Institute of Cricket Technology, as informed by Surinder Singh Baijee, general secretary, Chandigarh Cricket Association, Haryana.



Panchkula lift cricket cup
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 9
The Panchkula team lifted the trophy by beating Chandigarh by 40 runs in the inter-institutional Hartron Cricket Cup 2006 at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

Brief scores

Hartron Panchkula: 126 runs in 25 overs (Kulbeer 23, Ravi 13, Sanjeev 13, Noble 4 wickets, Varun 2 wickets)

Hartron Chandigarh: 89 all out (Vishal 11, Manpreet Saini 18, Rajesh 14, Sandeep 4 wickets, Deepak 3 wickets).



Mountain biking race today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 9
The Chandigarh Amateur Cycling Association is conducting Chandigarh Mountain Bike Cycling Races on September 10 starting at 6.30 am in Kaimbala village, near Saketri Shiv Temple, behind Sukhna Lake.

The Cross Country MTB Races will be held in junior under 16 years and senior above 16 years for boys and girls. Interested students can give entries to Mr Rakesh Mohindra at mobile no 9815718182.



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