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Dermatologists focus on pigmentary disorders
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Dermatologists stressed on the need of new research and techniques to prevent pigmentary disorders in Asian skin at the first continuing medical education (CME) programme of the Asian Society for Pigment Cell Research (ASPCR), organised by the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), here today.

A skeleton strength of dermatologists from the city at the CME gave an impression that they were least bothered about the topics. The topics of discussion include vitiligo (leucoderma), melasma and basic research related to pigmentary disorders.

Experts including Dr J.P. Ortonne from France, Dr Krassimira Ivanova from Germany and Dr B.K. Goh from Singapore spoke on the topic. Dr J.P. Ortonne spoke on recent updates on pathogenesis and management of pigmentary disorders. He spoke about new treatment modalities of leucoderma.

Dr Krassimira Ivanova presented a lecture on biology of melaocytes while Dr B.K. Goh shared his experiences on vitiligo disorders. He also presented new techniques of cellular grafting for re-pigmenting vitiligo.

Dr Devinder Prasad from the PGIMER presented a new classification of vitilago. He said a new direction has been given to research related pigmentary disorders in India. ďAsia is home to billion of people with pigmented skin, it is only natural that there are huge number of people affected by various disorders of pigmentation,Ē he added.

Earlier Prof A.J. Kanwar, chairman of the organising committee, highlighted the importance of pigmantary disorders in Indian skin and stressed about need for research into these disorders. The pigmentary disorders in Asian skin should not be considered as trivial cosmetic changes, they could have significant psychological impact in subjects who experience them, he added.



Rahul Bakshi takes the lead with par round
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, November 26
Rahul Bakshi showed his class today when he returned a par card of 72 to lead in the 15-17 age group on the opening day of the sixth Chandigarh Golf Championship at the Chandigarh Golf Club here today.

Organised by the Chandigarh Golf Association, the tournament was inaugurated with a ceremonial tee off by international golfer and Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon.

Rahul started the day with a bogey on the very first hole. But then he steadied with a flurry of par scores ending with a birdie on the 16th hole to finish the 18th hole on a par note.

His nearest rival in this section was Mahesh who returned a three-over card of 75.

It was a sunny day and the greens were playing true. But in the open category Sandeep Sandhu and Anil Kumar, who shared the lead on the opening day, could muster identical seven-over scores of 79. In the Ladies section, Mrs Pauline J.M. Singh ended the first round with a score of 87.

Raghav Bhandari led the 13-14 age group with a card of 76, leaving his nearest rival Anish Gupta eight strokes behind.

Tarundeep Chadha clinched the title in the 11-12 age-group with a card of 81. Finishing runner-up in this group was Yogyank (101).

The youngest boy Jai Raj Sandhu stole the hearts of many when he played a 14-over card of 86, with Karandeep Kochhar finishing five strokes behind.

Rabiya Gill became the youngest girl to clinch the title in the under-15 group when she carded 91, beating her nearest rival Ekam J. Singh by just one stroke.

Enthusiasm was writ large on the faces of parents of the young children as they followed their wards right through the 18 holes.

The championship ends tomorrow.



850 take part in ĎRun-dezvousí
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
M.L. Chitkara secured first place in above 60 menís category while Sarabjeet Singh emerged winner in U-16 boysí category in the St. John Old Boys Association (SJOBA) fastrack mini marathon "Run-dezvous" held here today. It was flagged off by Mr Gaurav Yadav, SSP, Chandigarh.

Over 850 persons participated in different categories- under 16, 15-24 years, 25-40 years, 41-60 years and above 60.

"It was a great experience participating in the mini-marathon," said Ms Vidyawati Sachedav, who stood first in the above 60 womenís category. Recently retired from the BSNL, Vidyawati is a firm believer in yoga and jogs 6-8 km daily. Her sentiments were echoed by M.L. Chitkara, the first winner in the above 60 menís category. "The mini-marathon was well organized and we should have such events regularly," he stated.

Sarabjit Singh, who came first in the under 16 boysí category, is a fitness enthusiast and regularly goes for coaching in athletics at Sector 7 sports complex. "Winning this event has boosted my confidence and I hope to bring laurels to my city and my country in future," he stated.

"This is one of the prestigious events of Chandigarh that we all look forward to and winning it makes me feel good," said Sunita Malik, who won the 25-40 womenís category.

According to Mr Vivek Atray, President, SJOBA, "We hold this event every year to bring home the message- how healthy jogging is for everyone. The event is held in an atmosphere of fun and festivity and is a perfect example of the team work at the SJOBA."

The winners were:

Under 16 Boys: Sarabjeet Singh 1, Sonu Kumar 2, Arvinder Singh 3.

Girls: Manjeet Nain 1, Neha Rani 2, Janat Thapar 3.

16-24 Years

Men: Joginder 1, Anil Kumar 2, Inderjeet Singh 3.

Women: Sugandha 1, Amandeep Kaur 2, Amandeep 3.

25-40 Years

Men: Mohinder 1, Karam Singh Chaujhan 2, H. Thakur 3.

Women: Sunita Malik 1, Deepkamal 2, Parneet Walia 3.

41-60 Years

Men: Harjinder Kumar 1, Kamaldeep Singh 2, Gurmail Singh 3.

Women: Vandana Tripathi 1, Meena Rani 2.

Above 60

Men: M.L. Chitkara 1, Surinder Singh 2, K.S. Baweja 3.

Women: Vidyawati 1, Gurcharan Kaur Baweja 2.



St Stephenís, St Johnís reach football semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
Defending champions St Stephenís School, Sector 45, thrashed Ryan International by 4-1 while St Johnís School, Sector 26, registered victory over the hosts St Kabir School, Sector 26, by 3-1 to reach the finals of the second St Kabir Trophy Chandigarh State Football Championship for under-12 at St Kabir grounds, Sector 26, here today.

In the first semifinal match between St Stephenís and Ryan International, the match came alive only in the second half. Stephenís Gaurav drew first blood in the 34th minute after receiving a pass from the right flank. In the same minute, the next goal was scored by Jasvir.

Taking advantage of the pressure, Karan added the third goal for the team in the 46th minute. For Ryan, Sachit reduced the margin in the 47th minute. It was Vikram of Stephenís who sealed the 4-1 victory for the team.

Displaying brilliant skills, St Johnís started dominating the proceeding with the word go in the second semifinal match. Chander Mohan stunned the rivals in the second minute with his goal. Simran Sandhu increased the tally just ahead of lemon break.

Down by two goals, St Kabir replied in the 36th minute through Nalin. Ude Partaap Singh extended the lead in the 46th minute.

Tomorrow, the final will be played at 10 am at the same venue.



DAVC-10 lifts Administrator's Cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
A fine all round performance by Siddarth Sharma (85 runs, 5 fours) ably supported by Amit Kumar (5 for 17) and Yuvraj Anand (3 for 15) enabled DAV College-10 squad to register an emphatic win of 186 runs over SGGS College-26 (B) team in the first Administrator's Cup for the Inter-College Cricket Tournament.

The tournament was organised by the Sports Department, Chandigarh, at the Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today.

On the second day of the tournament, DAV College won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 337 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. Siddharth Sharma scored 85 runs with the help of 5 fours and Kunal Rajdhan scored 54 runs with 8 fours. Michal Vishal scored 55 runs in 50 balls. Sourav of SGGS College claimed 3 wickets for 64 runs and Surinder 1 for 48 runs.

While chasing the target of 338 runs, the whole team of SGGS College, Sector-26, was bundled out for mere 151 runs in 30 overs. Only Sukhwinder and Surinder could put some resitance by contributing 27 and 22 runs, respectively. DAV College bowler Amit Kumar took 5 wickets at the cost of 17 runs while Yuvraj Anand claimed 3 wickets for 15 runs.

DAV College won by 186 runs.

Brief Score:- DAV College: 337 for 6 wicket in 50 overs.

Kunal Rajdhan -54, Siddarth Sharma -85, Michal Vishal -55.

Sourav 3 for 64, Surinder 1 for 48.

SGGS College: 151 all out 30 overs.

Sukhwinder-37, Surinder-32.

Amit Kumar 5 for 17, Yuvraj Anand 3 for 15. 



Chandigarh in driverís seat
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
A double century opening stand between Manan Vohra (113) and Akhil Agarwal (104) put Chandigarh in driverís seat in the two-day Inter-District Under-15 Years Super League Tournament match at DAV School, Sector 8, here today.

The fine batting by both the batsmen consolidated the team on 357 for 6 in 95 overs against Ropar district. After their exit, Saha Nawaj (53) and Gurinder (57) toyed with the weak bowling attack of Ropar. Pankaj Chowdhary took five wickets for 100. At the end of the dayís play, Ropar were 14 for no loss in 10 overs.

Brief scores: Chandigarh: 357 for 6 in 95 overs (Manan Vohra 113, Akhil Agarwal 104, Shah Nawaj 53, Gurinder 57, Pankaj Choudury 5 for 100).



New Public School wins all titles at basketball tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The boys of New Public School, Sector 18, made their day by clinching all the titles on the final day of Emily Memorial Basketball Tournament -2006 which concluded at St Xavier's Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, here yesterday.

Meanwhile, "Player of the Tournament" awards were given to Piyush Monga, St. Xavier`s Chandigarh (u-13), Aman, New Public, Chandigarh (u-15), and

Benz, St. Xavier`s, Chandigarh (u-19)


Mini (Boys)

New Public School b St Xavier`s -44 ( 57 -34 )

Ravinder 19, Vishvadeep 9

U-15 (Boys)

New Public School b St Xavier`s -44 (65-35)

Aman 30, Lovepreet 6 U-19 (Girls)

New Public School b St Xavier`s -44 (51-42)

Pinky -22, Nattarat 15.



Hockey meet from today
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26
The All-India Inter-Zonal league-cum-knockout Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA&AD) Hockey Tournament will be held from November 27 at Hockey Stadium, Sports Complex, Sector 42.



Shivali first runners-up

Chandigarh, November 26
Upcoming local golfer Shivali Aggarwal remained first runners-up in silver division of Modi Trophy in the 39th Ladies Northern India Open Golf Championship, held at Delhi Golf Club from November 21 to 24. ó TNS



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