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Make dental care affordable, Shekhawat to doctors
Tribune News Service

For a man who had donated every penny he owns to the university the authorities could not find a chair for him on the dais at today’s function. University officials said Dr Harvansh Singh Judge could not be accommodated on the dais as the Vice President’s security had allowed only six persons to share the stage with him. However, towards the end of the function, he was invited to join others on the stage following Vice President’s insistence.

Chandigarh, December 2
The Vice President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, today called upon dentists to find ways and means to make affordable dental care for the poor.

Inaugurating the Dr. H.S. Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital at Panjab University here, Mr Shekhawat who is also the Chancellor of the university dedicated the facility to the people.

Sprinkling his speech with witty observations and quotes, the Chancellor in his inimitable style said he hoped the institute and hospital “will preserve and protect the normal as well as the wisdom teeth of the people in addition to making Chandigarh a hub of knowledge and excellence.”

Quoting Shakespeare’s famous saying, “there was never yet a philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently,” he added that of all pains in life the suffering of pain in the tooth is perhaps the most unbearable. He said dentists with their soothing touch calm down this pain. He urged the dental college students to not only strive for excellence but also do their best to provide solace and make this world a better place to live in.

He suggested the college adopt nearby villages to make dental care accessible to the poor. “Dental treatment is invariably costly. I once came across an interesting cartoon caption which vividly captured the woe of a patient when he exclaimed before the dentist: For a simple root canal, you have charged me for Suez Canal.”

Mr Shekhawat complimented Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge for his generous contributions.

The dental institute has been established with the generous support of a dentist, who is also an alumnus of Panjab University, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge. Now a Canada-based NRI, Dr Judge besides donating Rs 2.2 crore in cash, has willed his moveable and immovable properties in India and abroad amounting to about Rs 10 crore to the university.

Gen. S.F. Rodrigues (retd), Governor, Punjab, and Administrator Chandigarh Administration said universities have a great role in shaping the future of the country. Lauding the contribution of Dr Judge for his contribution in setting up the college, he said Dr Judge had created a benchmark for others to emulate.

Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance, underlined the need for establishing dynamic linkages among the university industry and the local fraternity to fulfil the need for promoting oral health among people particularly of the nearby villages and slum areas.

Dr. R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor spoke of the university’s vision about future, its planning and restructuring patterned on the principle of relevance, efficiency and performance. The university had made short-term, medium and long-term action plans, which would involve strengthening of interdisciplinary courses and start five year integrated programmes in School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Bio-Medical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Social Sciences, Languages, Visual and Performing Arts and Commerce and Management Sciences. Dr. Krishan Gauba, Director-Principal of the college said the institute had already adopted three villages for awareness in oral health.



Manual on surgical technique released
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
A manual of arthroscopic microdiscectomy, an operative technique described by Dr Mohinder Kaushal, was released by Prof S.S. Gill, the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, PGI, here at a meeting of the Chandigarh Chapter of the Indian Orthopaedic Association held at a hotel here today.

Arthroscopic microdiscectomy is a surgical technique that involves working through small holes in contrast to big incisions used in disc surgery. This instrumentation is of great benefit to patients and the orthopaedicians in knee arthroscopy thus cutting the cost of instruments and surgery significantly.

According to Dr Kaushal, doctors had been importing the equipment from the West at higher prices as of now. The availability of the equipment in the local market would make it more economical.

Dr Kaushal was awarded with Indian Orthopedic Association INOR Research grant fellowship 2004 under which he designed this instrumentation. He also presented this scientific work in the National Conference of Indian Orthopedic Association in 2005 held at Mumbai.

According to Dr Kaushal, “Spinal endoscopic surgery is largely beneficial for those with slipped disc, a crippling problem that affects many in the country. Herniated discs occur because the discs that act as shock absorbers between the bones of the spinal column become stiff and less flexible as one grows older.”

The main advantages of the Endoscopic Disc Surgery compared to conventional surgery are smaller incision and less damage to the muscles and ligaments of the spinal column.



Utkarsh wins first round match
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
Utkarsh Khosla beat Nihit 6-5 (9-7) in the boys’ under-10 category in the first round on the opening day of the Fort Ramgarh YMCA Total Tennis Championship being played at YMCA Total Tennis Academy courts, Sector 11, here today.

The tie between the two Total Tennis Academy trainees — Utkarsh Khosla and Nihit Rawal — lasted for over an hour. Nihit took an early lead of 4-1 but Utkarsh came back strongly to level the score at 4-4.

In the tie break, they were again level at 7-7 but a double fault and a forehand error from Nihit cost him the match. The final score read in the favour of Utkarsh Khosla at 6-5 (9-7).

Results: Boys u-10 first round: Fatehdeep Singh b Harpreet S. Sandhu 6-0; Paramveer Singh b Harshvardhan Dahiya 6-2; Dheeranush Bhatti b Sumitpal Singh 6-2; Sachin Kumar b Bhuvan 6-0; Jatinder Singh b Tegbir S. Hara 6-1; Abhijit Singh b Rehan Sareen 6-0; Utkarsh Khosla b Nihit Rawal 6-5(7); Karandeep Singh b Sarthak Dash 6-3; Anshul Chawla b Uday 6-0

Boys u-12 first round: Aniket Bhatia b Tegbir S. Hara 6-5(6); Andrew Pradeep b Harpreet Bains 6-3; Mandeep Kumar b Rohin Vinayak 6-2; Vithal Bahrdwaj b Dheeranush Bhatti 6-3; Ajaysingh Thakur b Shashank Sharma 6-1; Parminder Singh b Nihit Rawal 6-5(2); Angad Singh b Abhijit Singh 6-0; Rishidev Arora b Angad Ahluwalia 6-3; Rakener Singh b Parampun 6-5(5); Pankaj Kumar b Ramandeep Singh 6-2; Dhruv Walia b Ranjodh Singh 6-5(4); Raghav Talwar b Akhil Ranjan 6-2; Ankush Parocha b Ishwam Shoor 6-3; Bhavtaran Singh b Karandeep Singh 6-3; Jatinder Singh Kabir Bali 6-0; Nishchay Rawal b Rishabh 6-0.

Boys u-14 first round: Fatehdeep Singh b Saurabh 6-4; Vaibhav Gupta b Kabir Bali 6-0; Pankaj Kumar b Bahrtaran Singh 6-2; Aviral Kamboj b Vishek Batra 6-2; Siddhaant Poddar b Pranjal 6-4; Ajaysingh Thakur b Aniket Bhatia 6-0; Gulshan Gupta b Ishwam Shoor 6-0.

Quark win

A fine all-round performance by Tej Gobind (94 runs and 6 wickets), supported by Saurabh who scored a superb knock of 117 runs, enabled Quark to defeat the Ericsson team by 129 runs in the last league match of the CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, here today.

The Quark team won the toss and elected to bat and scored 262 runs for 3 in 25 overs which is incidentally the highest score of the series till now. In an attempt to chase the target, the Ericsson team could score only 133 runs and was all out in the 22nd over. Only Gagan could put some resistance with 34 runs only.

Tej Gobind was declared the man of the match for his excellent performance.

Brief scores:

Quark: 262 for 3 in 25 overs.

Saurabh 117, Tej Gobind 94.

Ericsson: 133 all out in 22 overs.

Gagan 34, Tej Gobind 6 wickets, Vikas 2 wickets.



DAVs outclass rivals to emerge athletics champs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
The local DAV College, Sector 10, and JC DAV College, Dasuya, were adjudged champions in the Annual Panjab University Inter-College Athletics Championship for session 2006-07. The meet concluded at the PU grounds here today.

Both colleges secured 34 points each in men and women sections. Joginder Singh (Chandigarh) and Amandeep Singh (Ludhiana) shared the Best Athlete Trophy under men’s section while Satwant Kaur (Dasuya) was adjudged the Best Athlete under the women’s section.


Men’s Section

Javelin throw: Satinder (Chandigarh) 1, Jarnail (Muktsar) 2, Kulwant (Moga)3.

Triple jump: Balkar (Chandigarh) 1, Harvinder (Chandigarh) 2, Jaswinder (Chandigarh) 3.

High jump: Gurdeep (Chandigarh) 1, Amandeep (Chandigarh) 2, Devi (Chandigarh) 3.

10, 000 m: Mandeep (Mahilpur) 1, Kamaljit (Chandigarh) 2, Kanwaljit (Chandigarh) 3.

400-m hurdles: Amandeep (Abohar) 1, Mukhtiar (Hariana) 2, Amandeep (Chandigarh) 3.

200 m: Amandeep (Ludhiana) 1, Vikram (Chandigarh) 2, Sachin (Chandigarh) 3.

800 m: Surinder (Chandigarh) 1, Sarabjit (Hariana) 2, Kanwalpreet (Mahilpur) 3.

Women Section

Long jump: Satwant (Dasuya) 1, Jasvir (Hariana) 2, Daljit (Chandigarh) 3.

Hammer throw: Kamaljit (Hariana) 1, Mandeep (Ludhiana) 2, Randeep (Jhakrodi) 3.

10,000 m: Rajdeep (Ludhiana) 1, Maninder (Mahilpur) 2, Ravinderjit (Dasuya) 3.

Triple jump: Satwant (Dasuya) 1, Kamaljit (Hariana) 2, Ramandeep (Hariana) 3.

400-m hurdles: Satwant (Dasuya) 1, Ramandeep (Hariana) 2, Amanjot (Chandigarh) 3.

200 m: Akhwinder (Khanna) 1, Ramandeep (Ludhiana) 2, Amandeep (Chandigarh) 3.

Shot put: Hardeep (Ludhiana) 1, Manjeet (Chandigarh) 2, Sakshi (Chandigarh) 3.

800 m: Anupama (Mahilpur) 1, Priyanka (Mahilpur) 2, Rajvir (Ludhiana) 3.

Men (Evening and Education Colleges)

1500 m: Ramesh (Abohar) 1, Kulwinder (Jalalbad) 2, Tejbir (Sadhar) 3.

Discuss throw: Ravinder (Daudhar) 1, Prabhjot (Dhudike) 2, Harjit (Sadhar) 3.

High jump: Arun (Chandigarh) 1, Pardeep (Moga) 2, Jagdeep (Talwandi) 3.

400 m: Sumeet (Chandigarh) 1, Tarandeep (Sadhar) 2, Jagdeep (Talwandi) 3.

100 m: Jagdeep (Talwandi) 1, Summet (Chandigarh) 2, Pardeep (Moga) 3.

Javelin throw: Ajay (Sadhar) 1, Pardeep (Moga) 2, Ravinder (Daudhar) 3.

800 m: Bhiwani (Sadhar) 1, Kulwinder (Jalalabad) 2, Gurdarshan (Ludhiana) 3.

4x100 m Relay: Sarabjit, Kuldip, Bhupinder, Tarandeep (Sadhar) 1, Summet, Mohna, Hardeep, Arun (Chandigarh) 2, Jagdeep, Sia Ram, Krishan, Kulwinder (Jalalabad) 3.



Punjab hockey teams have mixed day
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
The Punjab u-17 boys’ hockey team won its matches against UP and Orissa today at the 52nd National School Games being organised by the Chandigarh Education Department at various grounds of the city.

Punjab’s girls’ hockey lost to HP. In other matches, Chandigarh hockey boys beat Tamil Nadu 13-0 while Chandigarh girls hockey team managed a 1-1 draw against the Kerala girls’ team.

Results: Hockey u-17 (boys): MP b Uttaranchal 1-0; HP b Goa 3-0; UP b MP 3-0; Haryana b Goa 6-1; AP beat J and K 3-2; Punjab b UP 1-0; Haryana beat Kerala 15-0; Chandigarh b Tamil Nadu 13-0; Manipur b Maharashtra 3-1; Karnataka b Chattisgarh 2-0; Punjab b Orissa 3-0.

Hockey u-17 (girls): Uttaranchal drew with Rajasthan 1-1; Chandigarh drew with Kerala 1-1; Karnataka b Manipur 6-0; Kerala b Uttranchal 1-0; Karnataka b Andhra Pradesh 6-1; Maharashtra b Tamil Nadu 3-0; Rajasthan b Goa 1-0; HP b A.P. 8-1; Haryana b UP 5-1; HP b Punjab 2-0; MP b IPSC 4-1.

Softball u-14 (boys): Chandigarh b Haryana 6-1; Maharashtra b AP 6-2; Delhi b Haryana 6-0; Panjab b AP 4-3.

Softball u- 19 (boys): J and K b Gujarat 19-4; AP b MP 3-2; Haryana b UP 12-2; Maharashtra b Panjab 1-0.

Softball u-14 (girls): Chandigarh b Maharashtra 11-1; Delhi b Maharashtra 10-2; M.P. b Haryana 6-0; Panjab b A.P 12-2.

Softball u-19 (girls): MP b Haryana 5-3; Delhi drew with Maharashtra 10-10; Chandigarh b J and K 10-0.



School holds maiden sports meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
Chitkara International School, Sector 25, today held its first sports day – CIS Winter Olympics 2006. All students, including those from nursery, participated in the colourful event. Dr Chitkara inaugurated the event with a basketball shot as December 2 is the Basketball Day.

The day started with a march past by all children followed by a gymnastics show and a drill performed jointly by grades 1 and 2. A number of races were conducted with all students participating. Nursery students reminisced with a colourful “crawling bugs” race, wherein they were dressed as honey bees, caterpillars, butterflies and ladybirds. There were other races for the higher classes like the balancing race, sack race, dress-up race etc. Dr Madhu Chitkara gave away the prizes to the winners.

The highlight of the show was the participation of parents as well as staff members in different races designed for them.

Dr Ashok Chitkara said, “Along with the physical and mental fitness aspect of such sporting activities, a healthy competitive spirit develops amongst the children. These events provide positive exposure and a platform even to the youngest of children to exhibit their strengths and talents.”

After the conclusion of the event, a fete was also organised by the school. There were a number of stalls for eatables and lots of games were also organised for the children. A magician was called and camel rides had also been arranged.



Fun and frolic mark Saupin’s sports meet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
The two-day annual sports meet of Saupin’s School, Sector 32, concluded on the school premises here today. As many as 368 students from the nursery, LKG and UKG sections took part in various events.

The sports events started last morning with a march-past and flag hoisting by students. This was followed by interesting activities and games such as tie the turban, hang the washing, hit the skittles, bell the cat etc.

The tiny-tots enjoyed the races and the competitive spirit was seen among them as they participated in the kangaroo race, lemon race, dog race, bone race, sack race, tricycle race, three-legged race, chatti race, obstacle race and relay race. The little ones shed a few tears too, when they missed the target. However, they showed true sportsman spirit when they came back with a smile for the next race and the ones who participated completed the race with a loud applause.

By mid-day, the students came onto the field in colourful dresses to rock the spectators with a few adorable western and Indian folk dances. Not to be outdone the grand mother’s musical chairs saw them enjoying the fun and applause. The parents and teachers could not resist the fun and frolic. They too were seen on the field participation in a race or two.



Sports Day organised
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 2
Vineet stood first while Lakshy and Sandeep secured the second and third positions, respectively, in 100 m race in the first annual Sports Day of Dikshant International School at Tau Devi Lal Sports Stadium, Sector 3, here.

Results:tricycle race: Harit 1 , Utkarsh 2, Ridham 3; bicycle race: Suraj 1, Rahil 2, Harmanpreet 3; 50 m race Uditi 1, Sukhbir 2, Harshit 3; frog race: Harshit 1, Arsh 2, Raghav 3; lemon & spoon race: Pakhi 1, Arshdeep 2, Muskaan 3; slow walk race: Twesha 1, Anishka 2, Harmeet 3; hop race: Divyakshi 1, Harshvardhan and Rajat 2 , Harjot 3; 100 m boys: Vineet 1, Lakshy 2, Sandeep 3; 100 m girls: Pawandeep 1, Amandeep 2, Kanika 3; 200 m boys: Maninder 1, Lakshy 2, Rajvinder 3; 200 m girls: Pawandeep 1, Amandeep 2, Vanshika 3; 400 m boys: Maninder 1, Sandeep 2, Prateek 3.



Vijayant shines in tennis tourney
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 2
Vijayant Malik, who is a product of the CHART scheme being run by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association, has brought laurels to the City Beautiful by winning singles and doubles titles in the ITF Juniors G-4 Tennis Tournament which concluded today in Mumbai.

Vijayant defeated Raunak Manuja in the boys’ singles finals in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

On Friday, Vijayant Malik, in association with Kinshuk Sharma, another CLTA trainee, had won the doubles title by beating Vishesh Bhatia and Raunak Manuja in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.



Athletics meet

Chandigarh, December 2
Rahul of Class VII was adjudged the best athlete among the boys while Renu of Class VI was declared the best girl athlete during the first athletics meet at Sikhya School, Sector 46, here today. TNS



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