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Anti-rabies vaccination camps held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, February 4
In a bid to control the incidence and spread of rabies the Community Medicine Department of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), along with its Ji Abacus and People for Animals (PFA), organised a free anti-rabies vaccination camp at Sector 39, Urban Estate Market, on Chandigarh Road here today.

Dr Malina inaugurated the camp while Dr Vinod Gupta, Registrar, Punjab Veterinary Council, presided over it. Dr Sanjeet Singh, Dr Suraj Bhan, Dr Rajesh Malick, Dr V.S. Gindra gave anti-rabies vaccination to stray and pet dogs.

Dr Gupta stated that such camps would be organised in other hospitals of the city and other major towns of the state.

The Punjab State Veterinary Council in collaboration with the Animal Husbandry Department and the CMCH also organised a free anti-rabies vaccination camp at the Civil Veterinary Hospital in Jamalpur. The PFA and the Vets Club lauded the participation of these organisations.

Dr Sunil Dutt Bharadwaj, surgeon, Dr Bhajan Singh and Dr Kanwaljit Singh, gynaecologist, along with other veterinary officers and staff, carried out sterlisation of the dogs. Dr Bharadwaj also gave a demonstration on surgical procedures.



Joga Singh, Rajdeep win Ludhiana Marathon
Anil Datt

A view of Ludhiana Marathon held on Sunday.
A view of Ludhiana Marathon held on Sunday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ludhiana, February 4
More than 2000 persons, including boys and girls, men and women as well as veterans, took part in the first Ludhiana Marathon organised by an NGO- Bharat Vikas Parishad here today. Almost all the participants completed the run which began from Guru Nanak Stadium and culminated at Kirpa Nidhan School, near octroi post on the Ferozepur road.

Kalu Ram Bhanot (80) of Nakodar was the centre of attraction. He, along with some other aged persons, turned out to a source of inspiration for the youngesters.

The organisers had made arrangements of providing glucose water at eight places on the marathon route. People cheered up the participants all along the route. About 30 boys, riding scooters and motorbikes led the participants and exhibited stunts.

Joga Singh from Railways and Rajdeep Kaur of Ludhiana emerged winners in the men's and women's sections, respectively. Joga Singh covered the distance (8.1 km) in 26.36 minutes while Rajdeep took 33.42 minutes to complete the run.

In the men's section, Tejinder Singh from Sirhind and Francis Shallu from Punjab Police finished second and third, respectively, while Jiranjit Kaur of Jalandhar and Ranjit Kaur from Amritsar secured second and third positions in the women's section.

Besides, mementoes, cash prizes were given to the first three position holders. The winners in the both the sections received prize of Rs 5,100 each, the runnes-up Rs 3,100 and third position holders were given cash prize of 2,100 each.

Earlier, a tricycle race for the physically handicaps was conducted in which around 80 persons competed. Surjit Singh came out triumphant and received a cash prize of Rs 5,100. Ranjit Singh finished runner-up and got Rs 3,100. Niranjan Singh secured third spot and pocketed a cash prize of Rs 2,100.

Mr Chander Shekhar, ADGP (Law and Order), Punjab, flagged off the marathon. Ramandeep Singh Grewal, former captain of Indian hockey team and presently working as deputy director, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Dinesh Mongia, member of Indian cricket team, Arun Dhand, former World Veteran Champion (badminton) and Japji Khaira, Miss World Punjaban, were present at the inaugural function.



Steps to minimise mishaps
Our Correspondent

A well near Grewal Stadium, which had been covered to check any mishap.
A well near Grewal Stadium, which had been covered to check any mishap. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4
Taking cognizance of incidences of certain accidents in the past, the organisers of the Kila Raipur Games, popularly know as Rural Olympics, seemed to have taken extra care to minimise chances of mishap this year.

Besides arranging smooth functioning of the events involving humans, a veterinary dispensary has been installed adjoining the Grewal Stadium where a team of doctors provides first aid to ailing cattle and those suffering minor injuries.

Observation by the Ludhiana Tribune revealed that the organisers had also tried to ensure that no pits of dry well were left naked. As a bullock, belonging to a farmer of Baurhai village had been injured seriously due to sudden fall in a well near the stadium during a race, a special team was constituted to survey the area so that similar incident might not repeat.



Rude star disappoints fans
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 4
Unsportsman like conduct by a star player left his fans bitter at the Ludhiana Marathon held today.

The fans, mainly youngsters and children, were eagerly awaiting Dinesh Mongia at Guru Nanak Stadium for his autographs and, if possible, a hand shake. However, they were in for a rude shock when Mongia shooed them away instead of obliging them.

Children, accompanied by their parents were seen requesting the organisers of the marathon to ask the cricketer to give autographs. When one of the them went to Mongia and asked him to oblige the fans, the cricketer turned down the request.

This correspondent along with reporters of other newspapers, too, approached Mr Sushil Kapoor, manager of the Punjab cricket team, who was accompanying the player, for a chat with Mongia, to which Mr Kapoor readily agreed. But, the player refused to talk.



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