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A boon for obese persons
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, July 23
Canada-based NRI Simran (not her real name) was fond of food since her childhood. Stuffed 'paranthas', samosas, burgers, tikkis, pizzas, big packs of potato chips and soft drinks, while watching TV, were her favourites.

By the time she grew young and was about to be married, she had attained a body weight of 86 kg. Desperate to lose the extra flab, she tried all things available joining a gymnasium, seeking help from the health centres, diet plans; but nothing worked. She went to a few doctors who told her that she was suffering from thyroid problem. However,for her major cause of concern was accumulation of fat on her tummy.

Then Simran came to know about the latest technique of removing fat through surgery. It was with this intention that she came to India and met Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon at Ludhiana MediCiti Hospital.

"It was Dr Sidhu, who advised me to go for dermolipectomy or tummy tuck, the latest technique of shedding the extra fat by surgical means," said a beaming Simran, who was visibly satisfied with the results of the procedure.

Dr Sidhu said in this technique (dermolipectomy), an incision was made at the lower portion of abdomen in such a manner that no scar was visible afterwards. "Any amount of fat can be suctioned out through this incision and later the skin is stitched in a manner that there is no loose skin left."

Having performed a large number of such procedures, he said the surgical intervention for losing weight had given a big boost to medical tourism in Punjab as a lot of NRIs were coming to him for this purpose. He explained further that this surgery was not only very economical and best method available, but was also reliable while at the same time the post-surgery recovery was fast. 

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Seminar on female foeticide 
Our Correspondent

Khamano, July 23
A seminar was organised at Senior Secondary School Kheri Naudh Singh, near here against female foeticide and drugs by the Human Rights Manch, Punjab, under the presidentship of Jaswant Singh Khera. He said it was a matter of shame that Punjab tops the list in female foeticide and drug smuggling. Gurdeep Kaur and Rozy of the school read out poetry against female foeticide and urged the people to fight it. Social activist Harbhajan Singh Jalowal was honoured on the occasion.

DEO (Fatehgarh Sahib) Roshan Sood, Dr Tarsem Matoo, Bibi Manjit Kaur Sanghol Mohinder Singh Kang, Madam Krishna and a few others also expressed their views on the occasion. A few outstanding students were honoured by organisers. 

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Green Land School excel in table tennis, chess
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, July 23
Green Land Senior Secondary School clinched two titles in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament organised at Alpine International School, recently.

Paddlers of this school proved their supremacy in the u-19 years group of the boys as well girls sections. Besides, girl students finished runner-up in the u-14 years category.

In the girl's section (u-19), Green Land School players faced no resistence from the hosts, Alpine International School whom they blanked 3-0. Reeta beat Maninder, Eeti outplayed Prapti and Amanpreet defeated Ridhika to bag the title.

However, in the boy's category, Green Land School had to fight it tooth and nail to overcome DAV School, BRS Nagar 3-2.

In the first match, Dharminder of Green Land School got the better of Yatish to put his team ahead. Parul of DAV School, in the second match, outnumbered Manpreet to level the score one-all. In the third match, Ankush of Green Land School went down fighting against Akshay. Manpreet overpowered Yatish to square it again at 2-2 and in the fifth match, Dharminder beat Parul to steer his team to 3-2 win and win the title.

Green Land School students also faired well in the Ludhiana Inter-School Chess Championship held on Kundan Vidya Mandir School campus. The school team secured third position while in the individual events, Divyanshu emerged champion in the u-13 years, Saksham Jain and Shruti Tiwari finished runners-up in the u-15 years and u-13 years categories, respectively.

The position holders in these tournaments were honoured at a function organised on the Green Land School campus here today. Baldeep Pandher, principal, congratulated the students for bringing laurels to their school.

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Kolkata varsity moot court champion
Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 23
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata, won the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition that concluded at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), here yesterday.

National Law University, Jodhpur, ended runner-up in the competition.

The first best mooter award was given to G. Subramaniaum (NLU, Jodhpur), while second best mooter award went to A. Mukherjee (NLU, Jodhpur) and third best mooter to A. Lahiri (NUJS, Kolkata).

The competition was organised by the RGNUL in association with the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA).

Fifteen teams took part in the three-day competition.

Mr Justice M.M. Kumar, judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, who is also member of the general council of the RGNUL, was the chief guest at the valedictory function.

In his address, Justice Kumar said it was a big achievement for a university that was only a year old to organise its second international moot court competition.

He was of the opinion that in the era of competition honesty had taken a back seat. He asked students to inculcate the habit of reading.

The function was attended by Mr Justice Inderjit Singh Walia, district and session judge, Mr Justice K.K. Karer, senior sub judge, A.P.S. Virk, additional deputy commissioner and Narinderjeet Singh Sekhon, SP (H).

The competition was inaugurated by Ramesh Inder Singh, chief secretary, on July 20. The preliminary rounds were conducted on July 21, whereas semifinals as well as the final rounds were conducted today.

According to Dr Gurjeet Singh vice-chancellor of the RGNUL, the competition had given students an opportunity to interact with best mooter from across the country.

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