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Free check-up camp
Our Correspondent

Doraha, January 7
An eight-day free check up camp for those suffering from orthopaedic ailments, is being organised at Sidhu Hospital, Doraha from today.

The camp has been organised with a view to creating awareness especially among the rural populace of the region regarding various problems, related to the bones and the latest international standard of equipment and treatment that is available at Sidhu Hospital.



Namdharis blank Jarkhar Academy
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 7
In the inaugural edition of the Guru Nanak Six-a-Side Hockey League Tournament for veterans (above 35) being played here at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University, Namdhari Academy defeated Jarkhar Academy 2-0. Former Olympian, Didar Singh found the target for the winners while the second goal came off Gurbaksh Singh' stick.

In the second match, Prithipal XI scored an identical (2-0) win over Surjit XI. Harman Singh and Ajay Pal Singh scored one goal each. The winners led 1-0 at half time.

Earlier, Mr Satnam Singh Kailey, an eminent youth Akali leader inaugurated the tournament being sponsored by Guru Nanak Car Bazar, Ludhiana. Former captain of the Indian hockey team and Deputy Director, Sports, Punjab Agricultural University, Ramandeep Singh, Hardeep Singh Neeta, Ajay Pal Singh Punia, Jagroop Singh Jarkhar, Sukhwinder Singh and Jugraj Singh were among others who were present at the inaugural function.



Harjit Club win kabaddi cup
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 7
Harjit Club Bajakhana proved too good for Ambi Hathoor Club of Moga, whom they beat 38-34 to win the fifth Canada Kabaddi Cup Tournament at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

At half time, the winners trailed by one and a half point.

Neela Saidoke, Sheera Hathoor, Gurjeet Toot and Motha Ghumair were the star raiders of the winners while Baljit Saidoke and Abhi Hathoor excelled in stopping the opponents.

For the losers, Ghoni, ukhbir and Bidna Bharoowal played well.

In the one-day tournament, eight top kabaddi outfits of the region competed, in which star players were seen in action.

Harjit Club pocketed cash prize of Rs 110000 while the losing finalists won cash prize of Rs 75,000.

Arjuna awardee Inder Singh, honorary general secretary, Punjab Football Association, inaugurated the tournament.

Onkar Singh Balloo of Pamal and Sampuran Singh Bassi from the USA gave away the prizes.



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