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Over 1 lakh children vaccinated
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 28
The district health authorities claimed to have administered anti-polio drops to more than one lakh children below five years of age in this part of Malwa. While majority of these children were vaccinated during the statewide immunisation campaign held yesterday, some of the remaining children were administered drops by mobile teams during the first day of door-to-door campaign.

District health officer, Sangrur, Dr K C Goel, said that more than 60 percent of the children out of the target group of 1,92,440 were vaccinated at 813 booths established at various places in rural and urban areas of the district yesterday. To reach all children in the target group, the authorities had decided to keep the OPDs and registration in health facilities closed on the three days scheduled for the immunisation programme.

Referring to information received during surprise visit to the area today Dr K C Goel said that parents of a large number of children had failed to bring them at booths for vaccination yesterday. "But various teams of health department personnel and volunteers went from door to door to ensure that all available children had been administered the dose," said Dr Goel adding that special teams had been deputed to visit schools and ensure immunisation of the remaining children. 

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Rohit slams ton for Kapurthala
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 28
Rohit scored a century (101) and steered Kapurthala to score 343 runs for the loss of nine wickets against Ludhiana in the first innings of the match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here tdoay.

Kapurthala won the toss and elected to bat first. In the stipulated 95 overs, they made 343 runs. Besides Rohit, other notable scorers were Ravinder (40), Karan (43), Ramesh Kumar (20), Karamjeet Singh (36) , Krishan (30), Amandeep (18) and Manoj Kumar (18 n.o).

For Ludhiana, Deepak Bansal was the most successful bowler. He sent down 20 overs, conceded 78 runs and grabbed four wickets. Jashan Sidhu captured two wickets for 59 runs in 21 overs while Rahul Singla and Akhil Aggarwal took one wicket each for 63 and 30 runs, respectively.

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Badminton body formed
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, May 28
As the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) has been trapped in a fued for quiet some time, parents of the young budding shuttlers have joined hands to form a new body.

Giving this information at press conference here today, Vipin Dawar, newly elected general secretry of the District Badminton Association, Ludhiana (DBAL), said the parents had approached the Punjab Badminton Association (PBA) and urged to grant affiliation to the body so that the activities could be resumed. The PBA had recognised the newly formed body, he said.

Dawar introduced the office-bearers of the body which include- Mohinder Singh Grewal- president; Anil Bhasin- vice-president; Sukhwinder Singh- finance secretary; Charanjit Singh- technical secretary; Sukhbir Singh Kala and Surjit Singh (Khanna)- secretaries; Jatinder Sood, Jagpal Singh, Harmanmeet Singh and Shiv Kumar- executive committee members.

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