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Hospital seeks public largesse for child patients
Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 21
Grecian Hospital here has decided upon an initiative to treat needy children free of cost. However, the hospital has appealed for fundraising through public contribution for four needy child patients.

During a press conference Dr Shivpreet Singh Samra said that these four children would be treated by a team of experts and surgeons from Narayana Hrudalaya, Bangalore, the only institution in the country to provide surgical expertise that is needed in their respective cases. This team would be conducting surgeries on these children along with the Grecian Hospital team in the second week of October here. Dr Samra called upon general public to donate generously for these children so that much needed and highly complex surgeries as well as post surgical care of these poor children could be taken care of.

Sharing the details about the children Dr Samra said that they are from poor families. Manmeet Kaur, a two-year-old daughter of Jaswinder Singh who works as a small time tailor in Manikpur Sharif village near Kharar, desperately needs a surgery. Suffering from a large hole in the heart called patent ducturs arteriosus, Manmeet’s treatment requires Rs 40,000 apart from Rs 25,000, which her family has barely managed to arrange in addition to the free operation at Grecian, added Dr Samra.

Similarly one and a half year old Arun, who is afflicted with a tetralogy of fallout ventricular septal defect causes him to be a cyanosed or blue baby, a medical ailment, which needs a surgery. In this case there is a need of Rs 30,000 from the public. Arun is the son of a helper at a shop in Sector 26, Chandigarh, informed Dr Samra.

Gulshan Kumar is suffering from double outlet right ventricle. In this case Rs 40,000 is needed apart from Rs 25,000 which Gulshan’s father Ramesh has barely managed to collect, said Dr Samra.

The fourth and last patient to be operated by Narayana Hrudayalaya team in October is Hiral Lal, son of a cart-puller Sher Singh. Hiral lal is suffering from pulmonary stenosis with ventricular septal defect, which needs surgery costing Rs 65,000. Dr Samra said, “On behalf of Grecian Super Speciality Hospital, I would personally appeal to common people to donate for this cause.”



Workshop on transfusion medicine
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21
Over 150 delegates from the region are expected to attend a two-day CME-cum-workshop on transfusion medicine here tomorrow.

The CME is being organised by the department of transfusion medicine, PGI.

The first day will focus on upgrade of transfusion services at the peripheral and tertiary health care settings by complying with good manufacturing practices and developing external quality assessment schemes to strengthen the safe blood programme in the country.

In the afternoon, a session on immunohaematology will cover immunohaematology problems faced during day-to-day compatibility testing and their resolution.



PCA Colts gallop to victory
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21
The PCA Colts defeated the LIC Cricket Club by 31 runs during the JP Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament held at St John’s School, Sector 26, here today.

PCA Colts won the toss and elected to bat first. However, they got some early shocks and were reduced to 70 for 5 on account of some excellent bowling by right-arm medium pacer Manu Kumar. He was ably supported by Farman Ahmed, who took 2 for 46. Then, Chandan Madhan scored 77 runs off 90 balls. Ankur Jund scored 30 runs off 54 balls.

In reply, LIC’s Gurinder Saini and Amardeep Sonkar notched up 82 runs in 10 overs for the first wicket before Gurinder Saini fell LBW for 36 runs.

After that, LIC lost wickets on regular intervals and folded up for 213 in 45.2 overs. PCA Colts got 4 points while LIC got zero.

The Man of the Match award went to Chandan Madhan of PCA Colts

Brief Scores: PCA Colt: 244 for all; Chandan Madhan-77, Ankur Jund-30; Manu Kumar 4 for 27, Farman Ahmed 2 for 46.

LIC: 213 all out in 45.2 overs; Gurinder Saini 36, Amardeep Sonkar 34, Manu Kumar 40, Farman Ahmed 27, Sarabjit Ladda 2 for 24, Barinder Singh 2 for 56.

RCA beats ITC by 4 runs

RCA XI defeated ITC Delhi by 4 runs at a match held at DAV School, Sector 8, today. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, RCA put 261 runs on board in the allotted 50 overs.

Southpaw opening batsman Sidharth Joshi hit a brilliant 85 off 97 balls. He was supported by R. Kanwat who chipped in with 72 runs off 102 balls. Other notable contributions came from Rohit Jallani 30 off 19 balls and Rajesh Bishoni 23 off 38 balls. ITC’s bowlers Praveen Gupta (4 for 38) and Deepak Sharma (2 for 36) were the main wicket takers for ITC. In reply, ITC scored 257 for 8 in 50 overs but fell short of the target by 4 runs. With this win, RCA pocketed 4 points.

Michel Vishal 69, Kuldeep Rawat 39 and Pardeep Chawla 53 n.o. were the main contributors for ITC.

R. Kanwat 2 for 43 and Afroze 2 for 12 were the main wicket takers for RCA. Sidharth Joshi was awarded the Man of the Match.

Brief Scores: RCA XI: 261 for all out - Sidharth Joshi 85, R. Kanwat 72, Rohit Jallani-30, Rajesh Bishoni 23 n.o., Pawan Gupta 4 for 38, Deepak Sharma 2 for 36.

ITC: 257 for 8 in 50 overs - Michel Vishal 69, Pardeep Chawla 53 n.o, Kuldeep Rawat 39, Rahul Kanwat 2 for 43, Afroze 2 for 12.

HPCA wins by 2 wickets

A match was played at PCA Cricket Stadium between HPCA Academy and BPCL. The HPCA won the toss and decided to field first. Their bowlers restricted BPCL to 209 for 9 in 50 overs.

Varun Mishra (4 for 38) and Sangram Singh (2 for 45) were the main wicket takers for HPCA Academy. Parag Khanapurkar remained undefeated on 81 runs off 94 balls. The other notable contribution came from Sintashu Kotak, who scored 38 runs off 68 balls.

Replying to the target of 209 by BPCL, HPCA’s Monish Gupta (24) and Hemant Dogra (35) put on 61 runs for the first wicket partnership.

Sangram Singh (27), Paras Dogra (22) and Varun Mishra (24) contributed chiefly towards the HPCA victory. Varun Mishra was awarded Man of the Match award for his splendid performance (4 for 38, 24 n.o.).

HPCA won the match by 2 wickets. With this win, HPCA got 4 points and BPCL got zero.

Brief Scores: BPCL: 209 for 9 in 50 overs; Sintashu Kotak 38, Parag Khanapurkar 81 n.o., Varun Mishra 4 for 38, Sangram Singh 2 for 45 HPCA: 210 for 8 in 46 overs; Hemant Dogra 35, Sangram Singh 27, Varun Mishra 24, Monish Gupta 24, Parag Khanapurkar 2 for 17, Rohan Bane 2 for 29.



Pak officials inspect Mohali stadium
G. S. Paul/Tribune News Service

Mohali, September 21
Two officials from Pakistan today paid a visit to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium to survey the arrangement and infrastructure available here.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director (cricket operations) Zakir Khan and Pakistan Home Ministry (security) official Sohail Khan inspected the stadium. Such visits by representatives of visiting teams are standard practice prior to international cricket series.

This visit was a prelude to the high profile second India-Pakistan One Day International (ODI) match to be played at PCA Stadium on November 8.

Looking quite satisfied with the stadium, Zakir said, “We are here to study the facilities, hotel and security arrangements, ground and pitch conditions for the match and practice sessions etc.”

“Mohali is looked upon as the ‘home of cricket’ in Lahore. We are already acquainted with the Mohali venue, which is one of the best in the world. This was a sort of customary visit here,” he added.

“We had discussions with officials here and have inspected three stadiums where matches between the two countries are scheduled to take place. After a meeting with BCCI, probably on September 27, we will submit our report to the PCB," Khan said.

Meanwhile, the delegation also talked to the Mohali police SSP R.S. Khatra, about the security at the stadium and the team hotel and were satisfied with the arrangements.

Before this the delegates also had discussions with the administrative officials at The Taj regarding security and boarding and lodging arrangements for their team and officials. The PCB team left for Guwahati and has Jaipur, Kolkatta and Bangalore on its itinerary. They have already visited Gwalior and Kanpur.



Course for golfers from today
Our Golf Correspondent

Chandigarh, September 21
The stage is set for the weekend junior golf coaching programme that will commence on the greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club on Saturday.

The three-month course will see junior golfers (6-14 years) sweat it out on Saturdays and Sundays from 5-6 pm under the watchful eyes of EGTF-certified coach Ajay Gujral.

The programme is designed to provide the junior golfers with the opportunity to learn, practise and enjoy the game.

Gujral said, “I believe that golf is a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. My goal is to introduce the game to novices, encourage the development of our experienced players and provide wholesome outings to all participating players.”



Vikram tops in javelin throw
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21
Vikram Saini of St Xavier’s Convent School, Sector 44, secured the top position in javelin throw (u-16 boys) in the CBSE Cluster XIII Athletics Meet being held at Sports Complex, Sector 7, here today. Gaurav Mattoo of St Soldier International School-28, remained second and Henry Lawrence of Sophia Convent School, Kalka got the third position.

Other results: (Boys u-19): 1 Vivek Nadda, 2 Jamphel Tenzin, 3 Nyima Sangye; (600 gms) (Girls u-16): 1 Puneet Kaur, 2 Neha, 3 Megha Goswami; (Girls u-19): 1 Meenu Bharia, 2 Neha Verma, 3 Sarita; Triple jump (Boys u-19): 1 Saurav Kalia, 2 Ravi, 3 Robin Puri; (Boys u-16): 1 Manish Kumar, 2 Abhijeet, 3 Ashish Lahan; 400 m (Boys u-19): 1 Aman Partap Singh, 2 Ankit David Das, 3 Himanshu Mahawar; (Boys u-16): 1 Arvinder, 2 Avinash, 3 Amzad Khan; (Boys u-14): 1 Rahul, 2 Abhinesh, 3 Rajat; (Girls u-19): 1 Mandeep, 2 Manisha, 3 Shivani; (Girls u-16): 1 Manjeet Nain 2 Puneet Kaur, 3 Komal; (Girls u-14): 1 Celeste, 2 Vaishali, 3 Kananda; Triple Jump (Girls u-19): 1 Mandeep, 2 Deep Sikha, 3 Pinky Mittal.



Manjit star of Vivek Cup
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21
Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy beat Twenty20 Cricket Association of Haryana by 5 runs in the final of the Vivek Twenty20 Cricket Cup 2007 held at its premises in Sector 38, here today.

Brief scores: Vivek High Asian Cricket Academy: 137 all out in 19.2 overs; Sanjay Tomar 38, Kuldeep Singh 21, Charanamrit Singh 23 n.o., Gyandeep Singh 3 for 15, Vipin 3 for 18. Twenty20 Cricket Academy of Haryana: 132 for 8 in 20 overs; Suraj Paswan 32, Amair Khan 18 n.o., Bhushan Dhiman 4 for 10, Gurcharan Singh 2 for 25.

Man of the match- Bhushan Dhiman (Vivek academy); Man of the series - Manjit Singh (Vivek academy); Best batsman - Sanjay Tomar (Vivek academy); Best bowler - Bhushan Dhiman (Vivek academy); Best Fielder - Akshit Kohal (Haryana academy).



Badminton Tourney
Kevin storms into semis
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 21
Eight-year-old Kevin Wong of St John’s, Sector 26, outclassed Sanchit Gupta in the boys (U-10) quarterfinal 17-21, 21-12, 21-13 and went on his way to the semi-finals of 19th Yonex Chandigarh State Open Badminton Championship being held at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall here.

Manju and Navita would meet in the finals of women’s singles. Both recorded straight wins over their respective rivals in the semi-final contests. Hitting and placing shots, Manju ousted Seema by 21-7, 21-14, while Navita was given a tough fight by Purnica before the former won by 21-13, 21-12. Purnima defeated Ishmehar 21-6, 21-4 and Arshia bt Hasrat 21-6, 21-8 in the girls U-10 singles semi-final.

The results: U-10 girls’ singles (SF): Purnima bt Ishmehar 21-6, 21-4, Arshia bt Hasrat 21-6, 21-8.

U-13 girls singles: Daman bt Ritika 21-9, 21-11.

U-16 girls singles: Nisha bt Navika 21-15, 21-10.

U-16 girls doubles: Japneet and Diksha bt Navika and Deepti 21-12, 22-20.

U-19 girls singles: Purnima bt Tanupriya 21-12, 21-10.

Women’s singles (semi-finals): Manju bt Seema 21-7, 21-14, Navita bt Purnica 21-13, 21-12.

U-10 boys’ singles: Saurav bt Manan Bhatia 21-14, 18-21, 21-16, Tushar bt Gurpreet 21-14, 21-14.

QF: Kevin Wong bt Sanchit Gupta 17-21, 21-18, 21-13.

U-13 boys singles: Ankit bt Robin 21-4, 21-6, Purlov bt Atul 21-18, 19-21, 21-18, Nikhlesh bt Justin 21-19, 21-18, Arjun bt Gurvinder 16-21, 21-18, 21-10, Ajay bt Anupam 16-21, 21-17, 21-15.

U-13 boys’ doubles: Arjun and Ankit bt Ashit and Inderpreet 21-9, 21-8, Rajan and Nikhil bt Shaurya and Kevin 21-9, 21-5.

U-16 boys’ singles: Nishant bt Rupam 21-5, 21-4, Sameer bt Ishpreet 21-7, 21-10, Kanwar Cheema bt Prateek 21-5, 21-14.

U-19 boys’ singles: Aman Sethi bt Adarsh 21-14, 21-19, Abhinav bt Kantany 21-13, 21-7.

Men’s doubles: Tejinder and Vikas Mahajan bt Navjot and Yogesh 21-7, 21-9, Amit and Robin bt Manu and Arun 21-9, 21-9, Akash and Vikas Kundu bt Neeraj and Vikas 21-13, 21-17.

Men’s singles (QF): Pankaj bt Sunil 21-11, 21-13, Ashish bt Tushar 21-8, 18-21, 21-14.



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