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Patients checked for gum problems at camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 13
A free dental check-up camp was organised at Thind Dental Clinic here yesterday in association with Colgate. The focus of the camp was on detection, management, treatment and preventive measures for periodontitis (infection of the gums).

A team of doctors examined patients and apprised them of proper care of teeth and gums.

Interacting with patients, Dr Kaushal informed them that gum disorders were an infection of tissues and bone that supported the teeth. It was usually caused by a build up of plaque. Major causes of gum infection were early signs of hypovitaminosis (a condition produced by lack of essential vitamins), diabetes, blood dyscrasias (abnormal condition of blood), which were usually associated with poor oral hygiene.

The manifestations of gum diseases, said Dr Kaushal, were inflammation with painless swelling, redness, change of normal contours, bleeding and periodontal pocket (gum detachment from teeth).

Dr Rajan Bir Singh Thind, Dr Gurinder, Dr Suruchi, Dr Deepti, Mr T.L. Verma, Ms Manisha, Ms Annu, Ms Amrita, Ms Paramjeet and Ms Kitty were present, among others, at the camp.

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Radhika adjudged best gymnast
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 13
The girl gymnasts of the RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Model Town, Ludhiana, gave an excellent performance to win the team championship in the District Schools Gymnastics Meet held at the multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Stadium recently. According to Mr Mohan Lal Kalra, Principal of the school, the girls, besides winning the team championship were declared the best all round gymnasts in the u-17 category and the second best all round gymnast in the u-14 category.

In the u-17 section, Radhika was adjudged the best gymnast. She won top honours in the floor exercises, vaulting horse, balancing beam and the uneven bars events. In the u-14 category, Dimple finished runners up in all these four disciplines to be declared the second best gymnast. Rajeshwari, another student of this school, got the third position in the vaulting horse in the u-17 section.

On the basis of their performance during the championship, five students of this school- Radhika, Rajeshwari and Kamla in the u-17 section while Dimple and Heena in the u-14 section- were selected to represent Ludhiana in the forthcoming Punjab Schools Gymnastics Tournament.

Mr Kalra congratulated the girls and Ms Manmohan Chopra, gymnastics coach, for bringing fame to the school.

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Admn order on ex-servicemen
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 13
The district administration has issued orders that due respect would be given to ex-servicemen in the government offices whenever they visited there for routine work and directions to this effect had already been issued to all district heads of various departments.

This was stated by Mr . Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, while addressing a function organised by the Indian Ex-servicemen league Punjab and Chandigarh at Pensionerís Bhavan in Mini Secretariat to distribute the cheques for financial help to the families of soldiers who participated in II World War. In the function, the Deputy Commissioner presented cheques to 86 beneficiaries and certificates of pre-recruitment training to 18 trainees.

He appreciated the District Sainik Welfare Boardís stop of imparting pre-recruitment training to the youth. He said he was liberal to issue arms licences to the ex-servicemen for getting security jobs. He told them to meet the SDM concerned or him personally if they faced any problem in getting their work done.

Referring to the demands submitted by the league, Mr Gupta assured that the demands could be sent to the Union Government for sympathetic consideration.

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