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52 operated upon at eye camp
Our Correspondent

Khamano, January 9
As many as 260 persons were examined at a free eye operation camp organised at Barwali Kalan. At least 52 patients were diagnosed for cataract and were operated upon at civil hospital, Khamano.

The camp was organised with the support of NRIs Baldev Singh and Netar Singh Sekhon and was inaugurated by Mr S.M.S. Sidhu, Civil Surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib, and Mr Satinderpal Singh, DSP, Khamano. Dr Naresh Chauhan and his team conducted the camp.

The organisers honoured Mr Sidhu, Mr Satinderpal Singh, Dr Charanjeet Singh, Dr Jagdeep Rana, Mr S.S. Virk, SHO, Khamano, Mr Harnek Singh, Mr Gurpreet Singh among 
others.

Mr Baldev Singh and Mr Netar Singh Sekhon, who provided all necessary items during the camp, promised to continue their support to similar camps every year. They also distributed sweaters to schoolchildren of Barwali.

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Easy victory for Saraswati school 
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 9
Saraswati Modern High School defeated Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School (SVM) by 156 runs in the PCA Parle Inter-School Cricket Tournament being played at the Arya College ground here today.

Put into bat, Saraswati Modern High School made 266 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 40 overs. The main contributors were Ambresh and Nikhil Jain who scored 72 and 42 runs, respectively.

For Sanatan Vidya Mandir School, Akashdeep grabbed two wickets for 42 runs. Arashdeep and Rahul claimed one wicket each for 28 and 47 runs, respectively.

Sanatan school, in reply were bundled out for 110 runs after 24.5 overs. Amanjot scored 21 runs, followed by Devinder (10), Mohit (14), Rahul (12), Prince (17) and Akashdeep (5).

Saraswati school's Jatin Joshi captured five wickets. He bowled four overs and gave away just 16 runs. Manik took two wickets for 29 runs while Gaurav claimed two wickets for 10 runs.

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Nod to hockey coaching centre
Our Correspondent

Amloh, January 9
The Sports Authority of India has accorded its approval for a Day Boarding Hockey Coaching Centre at the local Government Senior Secondary School (Boys). This was stated by Mr Navtajinder Kumar, Principal of the school, while speaking to mediapersons here today.

It was a long standing demand of the area. It would boost the morale of hockey lovers of the area. Hockey teams under 14,16 and 19 years of this school had been competing up to the state level. Each player selected for coaching would get a scholarship of Rs 6,000 per annum.

Mr Manmohan Sharma, lecturer in physical education, said trialsí dates would be announced soon. The players would be admitted to the school on the boarding pattern, he added. 

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