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Use of newer technologies in eyecare stressed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
Experts laid emphasis on the need for training to ophthalmologists for an effective utilisation of emerging technologies in eye care in the Northern region on the second day of the 20th North Zone Ophthalmological Society conference here yesterday. The conference is being organised by the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI.

Over 300 ophthalmologists from the region attended an instruction course based on technology for early detection of glaucoma. The video presentations on various techniques for removing cataracts and treating other eye diseases among children were also made.

Dr Amod Gupta, Head of the Ophthalmology Department, PGI, spoke on the childhood blindness. Dr G. Padmanabhan, a scientist from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, released a book “Paediatric Cataract Surgery”, which has been authored by Prof Jagat Ram and Dr G.S. Brar, both from the PGI.

Those who spoke included Dr M.R. Dogra, from the PGI, Dr Harbans Lal, from Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, and Dr R.V. Azad, from the AIIMS. Earlier, Dr K.K. Talwar, inaugurated the conference.



Dr Kavitha, Dr Ramandeep get awards
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
Stress was laid on basic and advanced techniques in phacoemulsification for cataract surgery on the concluding day of the 20th North Zone Ophthalmological Society conference organised by the Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, today.

Prof Jagat Ram and Dr Gagandeep Singh from the PGI, highlighted the advanced surgical techniques in cataract surgery and quality of vision with advanced intraocular lens designs. Dr Jagat Ram also stressed the need of early surgery and visual rehabilitation with implantation of intraocular lenses for cataract in children for preventing lazy eye.

Prof Amod Gupta, Head, Department of Ophthalmology, PGI, chaired a symposium on “Paediatric ophthalmology”. Topics that were discussed in the symposium include childhood blindness, paediatric glaucoma, paediatric cataract and childhood nystagmus, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and eye inflammation in children.

Those who attended this symposium included Dr AK Mandal from LV Prasad, Hydrabad, Dr Chandrashekhar Reddy from Hyderabad, Professor Pradeep Sharma from AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Amod Gupta, Dr Jagat Ram and Dr MR Dogra from the PGI, Chandigarh.

Dr Kavitha from the PGI received the Dr Prem Chandra award for best paper on “Retinal fibre layer thickness in normal and glaucoma population.” This research work was done the under supervision of Dr SS Pandav, Addition Professor in ophthalmology from the PGI. Dr Ramandeep Singh, Assistant Professor, PGI, received the best poster award for “role of Avastin in uveitic cystoid macular oedema”.

Dr Inderpreet Singh and Dr Gaurav from the PGI, were declared The winners in an ophthalmic quiz contest.



St Stephen’s, Sacred Heart register wins
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
St Stephen’s Club-45 scored six goals against Carmel Convent, Sector 9, without conceding a single one on the second day of the Chandigarh Junior Girls’ Football Championship for St Stephen’s and Molly Carver Memorial Trophy. The meet was held at St Stephen’s here today.

Stephen’s opened their account in the second minute of the play through right striker Meenakshi, who took full advantage of the defence lapse. Carmel girls tried hard to contain the Stephen’s forwards but failed. The second goal was scored by right winger Jaspreet in the fourth minute followed by two more goals by Shikha in eighth and tenth minutes. At the half time the score was 4-0.

After break, Stephen’s girls added two more goals and the scorers were Jyotsna and Puneet. With this win Stephen’s girls earned three points.

In the second league match Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, beat Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, 4-0. Though GMSSS-22 girls matched their rivals in all departments of the game, but in vain. Sacred Heart girls played aggressively and in the seventeenth minute their right striker Divya Sharma sent the ball home. Kamla scored another goal after eight minutes. The half time score was 2-0. After break Sacred Heart added two more goals in through Harnoor and Tanvi , respectively and won three points.



Bedi, Janjua in golf final
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
R.S. Bedi and Rajiv Janjua booked their place in the Chandigarh Golf Club team for the northern zone regional final of the McDowell’s Signature Club Golf Championship. The intra-club tournament, the first stage of the multi-city event, held at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

R.S. Bedi who tallied 39 stable ford points emerged winner in the 0-8 category while Rajiv Janjua emerged runner-up with 37 stableford points.

The duo was joined by CL Bains and Amandeep Bath, the winner and the runner-up, respectively, in the 9-16 handicap category. CL Bains scored 40 points while the runner-up aggregated 39 points. Also filling in the last two spots of the Chandigarh Golf Club team were Lt Col Surinder Singh and Balwant Singh Brar scoring 33 points each in the 17-24 category.

The McDowell’s Signature Club Golf Championship 2006 will bring together over 4,000 golfers representing 30 top golf clubs from 20 cities across the country. The championship will culminate in the grand finale to be held in Malaysia to decide the McDowell’s Signature Champion.

Apart from the main prize, several exciting spot prizes were on offer to keep every participant enthused. Brig P.P.S. Dhillon won the longest drive (overall) and bagged a Kingfisher airline ticket. The Outlook Closest to Pin was won by Col MS Sodhi. A lucky draw winner also recieved three bottles of McDowells Signature whisky.

The regional final will be played at the Golden Greens Golf and Country Golf Club, Gurgaon, on November 6.



Sheema to lead Haryana in athletics
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
World junior discus champion Sheema Antil of Sonepat will lead Haryana in the Inter-State (National) Senior Athletic Championship to be held in Chennai from November 2 to 4, Mr H.S. Bhadu, Secretary, Haryana State Athletic Association, announced here today.

Other members of the team are: Sunil Kumar (1500-5000 m), Sandeep Kumar (1500 m), Mahabir Singh (pole vault), Digvijay Singh (pole vault), Suresh Kumar (pole vault), Om Parkash (shotput), Sandeep, Anil Kumar, Pardeep (all 20- km walk), Ms Saroj Sihag (shotput and discus), Mukesh Kumari (javeline throw) and Aarti Yadav (high jump).



SIGMA beat Hutch by 7 runs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
The SIGMA team won the league match against Hutch team by 7 runs during the CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge tournament held at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, in Panchkula today.

The SIGMA team won the toss and decided to bat first. They set a target of 157 runs in 25 overs. In reply, Hutch could score 150 runs for 9. Sanjay Jain of SIGMA was declared man of the match.

In the second match Spice Telecom defeated Strategic Marketing Pvt Ltd. (SMPL) by 29 runs. Spice Telecom won the toss and elected to bat first. It set a target of 160 runs in 25 overs. In reply, SMPL was bundled out for 131 runs. Manan Dogra of Spice Telecom was declared man of the match.

HSIDC wins

A good all round display by Jagmohan Negi (39 and 2 for 13) helped Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIDC) beat Punjab Financial Corporation in the Haryana Tourism Institutional Cricket Tournament held at St Stephen’s School, Togan, near Chandigarh, here today.

Batting first, HSIDC made 98 for 9 in the stipulated 20 overs. Chasing the target, PFC fell short of 5 runs.

In the second match, Canara Bank beat Haryana Tourism by 21 runs. Batting first, Canara Bank made 157 runs for the loss of 5 wickets.



DAVC pugilists corner glory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
Pugilists from the local DAV College cornered glory on the opening day of the Panjab University Inter-College Boxing Championship at Panjab University Gymnasium Hall here today.

The results of the bouts decided on the first day:

Lightfly weight (48 kg): Sahil (Govt College, Hoshiarpur) b Nappul Mittal (SGGS Chandigarh), Ravi Kant (GPC Alour ) b Kuljit Singh (RSD College, Ferozepore).

Flyweight (48-51 kg):

Shiv Kumar (AS College, Khanna) b Ravi Kumar (GPC, Alour) , Avtar Singh (GGD SD Chandigarh) b Sharvan (Govt. College, Hoshiarpur).

Bantomweight (51-54 kg):

Prem Nath (GGD SD Hariana ) b Gurbinder Singh (RSD College, Ferozepore) Jatinder Singh (DAV, Chandigarh) b Narinder Singh (SGGS, Chandigarh).

Featherweight (54-57 kg):

Sant Ram (GPC, Alour) b Balwinder Singh (AS College, Khanna), Manjit Singh (DAV Chandigarh) b Jaswinder Singh (SGGS Chandigarh).

Lightweight (57-60 kg):

Bhagal Singh (DAV, Chandigarh) b Raman Kumar (Govt College, Sector 11, Chandigarh), Bhawan Singh (GGD SD, Chandigarh) b Mewal Singh (SGGS, Chandigarh).

Light welterweight (60-63.5 kg):

Amardeep Singh (RSD, Ferozepore) b Tanvir Singh (GGD SD, Chandigarh), Sandeep Negi (DAV, Chandigarh) b Mewal Singh (SGGS, Chandigarh).

Welterweight (63.5-67 kg):

Gurpreet (Malwa College, Samrala ) b Amit Mehta (DAV Chandigarh), Suman (GGD SD, Chandigarh) b Ajad Singh (PU Campus, Chandigarh).

Light middleweight (67-71 kg):

Amit (DAV, Chandigarh) b Gurjit Singh (Govt. College, Muktsar), Sanjay (GGD SD Chandigarh) b Manveer Singh (AS College, Khanna).

Middleweight (71-75 kg):

Satish Kumar (GGD SD, Haryana) b Jagjit Singh (GTB National, Dakha), Vikram (GGD SD, Chandigarh) b Sukhwant Singh, (SGGS, Chandigarh).

Light heavyweight (75-81 kg):

Vikas Singh (GGD SD, Chandigarh) b Jatin Sharma (Malwa College, Samrala), Ravinder (DAV, Chandigarh) b Sanam Sood (PU Campus, Chandigarh).

Heavyweight (81-91 kg):

Arihant (DAV, Chandigarh) b Ripin (GGD SD, Chandigarh), Jarnail Singh (SGGS, Chandigarh) b Harvinder Singh (DAV College, Abohar).

Super heavyweight (91 above):

Gurpreet Singh (DAV, Chandigarh) b Pushwinder Singh (Malwa College, Samrala), Manpreet Singh (SGGS, Chandigarh) b Yashwant Singh (GGD SD, Chandigarh).



B’ball tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 29
Shaheed Udham Singh Polytechnic won the Inter-Polytechnic Basketball Tournament defeating the CCIT, Chandigarh, 39-29 in the final at Tangori, near Mohali, yesterday.

Six teams — CT Jalandhar, GNI Hoshiarpur, CCIT Chandigarh, Government Polytechnic Khunimajra, GTI Jalandhar and Shaheed Udham Singh Polytechnic, Tangori — participated in the championship.




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