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Tumour removed from infant’s mouth
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, April 10
Mehak, a nine-month-old child, and a resident of Pikhowal village in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, had a tumour under her tongue since birth which kept on increasing in size. Having grown to nearly 2.2 inches in size, the tumour was causing the girl a great difficulty in breathing, taking feed, and she had to keep her mouth open all the time.

Having consulted several doctors at Hoshiarpur and other nearby places for treatment, her parents had virtually resigned Mehak to her fate when somebody suggested them to take her to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here.

The child was brought to CMCH on April 3 where Dr V.P. Singh and Dr William Bhatti operated upon her the next day to remove the tumour.

“Removing such a big tumor from under the young child’s tongue was difficult, and a rather rare surgical procedure," said the treating doctors.

Post recovery of the patient was uneventful and the child would be discharged from the hospital in a day or two. Mehak’s parents were happy with her astonishing recovery.

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Trials draw good response
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, April 10
A large number of aspirants turned up for trials conducted by the Sports Department, Punjab, to shortlist players ( boys and girls) in the age groups of u-14, u-17 and u-19 years for the sports wings and speed fund academy being run here.

Trials were held on April 9 and 10 here on Guru Nanak Stadium and PAU campus in which players took part in judo, basketball, cycling, weightlifting, lawn tennis and table tennis.

Gianinder Singh Sandhu, district sports officer, Ludhiana, said 153 boys and 23 girls took part in basketball trials while 114 boys and 25 girls appeared for the judo trials.

In weightlifting, 79 boys and 32 girls took part. Thirtyone boys and two girls attended the cycling trials and in lawn tennis 11 boys and one girl turned up. However, only two boys and one girl could make it for table tennis trials.

Former Olympians, along with coaches of the Punjab Sports Department, supervised the trials. The names of the selected players for the sports wings as well as for the speed fund academy would be released shortly, Sandhu said.

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PAU hockey body welcomes Sangha
Anil Datt
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, April 10
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Hockey Players' Association has extended a warm welcome to Dr J.S. Sangha, the newly-appointed member of the PAU Board of Management on his maiden visit to the city.

Praising his role in the progress of the university, Ajay Pal Singh Punia, president of the association, said that Dr Sangha was a PAU alumnus and had received higher education at the Cornell University, USA.

Dr Sangha assured of concerted efforts to strengthen PAU's research in order to bring out Punjab farmers from the vicious circle of in-debtedness.

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