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400 examined at medical camp
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 27
More than 400 patients were examined at a free orthopaedic camp, organised at Ludhiana MediCiti Hospital, here today. The camp was specially held for the senior citizens and elderly, who had developed problems like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. For the early detection of the diseases of the bones and joints, BMD tests and X- Ray were conducted free of cost.

Dr AO Afzal and Dr Rajpal Singh, consultant orthopedic surgeons, said the hospital was launching an ultra modem, state-of-the-art knee replacement unit from October 1.

They said Dr Ananthkrishnan from USA, a famous name in the field of knee replacement, will be visiting the hospital for one month from October 1 to assist in establishment of the unit. He will also be performing joint-replacement surgeries on patients who had already registered for this purpose.During his stay in the city, the US-based doctor will also be involved in teaching young orthopedic surgeons about the latest techniques in the field.

The hospital will continue to organise such free camps in future as well to offer latest treatment facilities to different sections of the people, said Dr B.S. Sekhon, director of the hospital.

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Moti Lal Nehru School win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 27
Moti Lal Nehru Sports School, Rai (Sonepat) overwhelmed Guru Nanak Foundation School, Patiala 13-0 in the boys section (u-19) to advance into the next round on the third day of the CBSE North Zone- II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. The winners had established 7-0 lead till half time.

In another match, Spring Dale Public School, Amritsar, defeated Pooja Modern School, Pipli, 5-0 after leading by two goals at the lemon break.

In the boys section (u-14), Mata Gujri School, Ferozepur, proved too good for Sansar Public School, Batala, whom they trounced 7-1. However the match played between MCP School, Yamuna Nagar, and Spring Dale Public School, Amritsar, turned out to be a close tussle, in which the former came out triumphant 3-2.

The third match in the boys u-14 years category, played between Khalsa Academy, Amritsar, and NDM Public School, Bhiwani, was too a well fought affair. Amritsar outfit overcame stiff resistence put up by Bhiwani lads to squeeze past 2-1. NDM Public School, Rohtak, outplayed Apollo International Public School, Sonepat, 5-2.

In the girls section (u-14), Arya Girls Public School, Panipat, managed to scrape past Akal Academy, Reeth Kheri, 3-1.The two teams were tied one-all at half time.

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LIC volleyball tourney begins
Chandigarh win first match
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 27
Chandigarh and Shimla division won their respective matches on the first day of the 23rd Life Insurance Corportion of India North Zone Volleyball Tournament which got underway at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

The Chandigarh division got the better of the Karnal division whom they outnumbered 25-13, 25-14 and 25-13 while the Shimla division overpowered the Udipaur division in straight sets 25-12, 25-13 and 25-12.

In other matches,the Delhi division routed the Jalandhar division 25-2, 25-3 and 25-5; the Jodhpur division fought a pitched battle against hosts the Ludhiana division and managed to romp home winners. They won it 25-18, 25-17 and 25-22.

The Delhi division, in their second encounter demolished the Rohtak division 25-3, 25-3 and 25-4 and then wrapped up their match against the Jaipur division 25-10, 25-15 and 25-6.

The Amritsar division outclassed the Udaipur division 25-12, 25-11 and 25-11 while the Ajmer division survived numerous anxious moments before winning against the Karnal division 31-29, 28-26 and 25-22.

Earlier, S.C.Dhingra, senior divisional manager, LIC of India, Ludhiana division, inaugurated the three-day tournament in which 13 teams from different divisions of the Life Insurance Corporation of India such as Ajmer, Amritsar, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jodhpur, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Karnal, Karnal, Rohtak, Udaipur and Ludhiana are taking part.

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Softball teams announced
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 27
On the basis of their performance in the Punjab State Sub-Junior Softball Championship held here on September 24 and 25, the following boys and girls have been selected as probables for the 20th Sub-Junior National Softball Tournament slated to be conducted at Indore from October 6 to 11, according to P.N.Passi, secretary, Punjab Softball Association.

The selected probables are (boys): Arshdeep, Jagdeep Singh, Maninder Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Harmaneet Singh of Sangrur, Shamsher Singh, Sandeep, Prabhjot Singh, Raj Kumar and Ravinder Kumar from Ludhiana, Amit Bhogal of Jalandhar, Manoj Kumar and Ravi Partap of Gurdaspur, Yadwinder of Moga and Jatinder of Amritsar. Onkar Singh and Satish Kumar will accompany the squad as manager and coach, respectively.

Girls: Surpreet Kaur, Simran Pahwa, Jasleen, Amandeep Kaur, Anupinder Kaur and Manpreet Kaur of Sangrur, Manpreet Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, Navneet Kaur and Mandeep Kaur of Gurdaspur, Narpinder Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur of Ludhiana, Pardeep Kaur of Moga. Daljeet Kaur and Harjeet Singh will be the manager and coach, respectively.

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State badminton teams selected
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 27
The following have been selected to represent the state in the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship slated to be held at New Delhi from September 28 to 30, according to Rajinder Kalsi, secretary, Punjab Badminton Association.

Men: Opinder Pal Singh, Mayank Bahl, Lakhwinder Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Raj Kumar, Pranav Chopra and Varun Kumar. Harinder Singh (reserve).

Women: Sehar Chadha, Jaspreet, Amritpal and Sanya Sarin. Daljeet Kaur (reserve).

Junior boys: Gurbax Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Deepak. Junior girls: Sachi Sood, Shehnaz, Dilpreet and Jaspreet. T S Walia, Mangat Rai Sharma and Shakura Begum will accompany the teams as manager, coach and woman manager, respectively.

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Govt school win kabaddi tourney

Samrala, September 27
Government Senior Secondary School (boys), Samrala, became champions again during inter-district kabaddi tournament held at Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ludhiana. Both teams of u-17 and u-19 defeated Qila Raipur and Khanna respectively. The principal of the school, Rajinder Kaur, and Swaran Singh honoured both the teams. The credit of this marvellous achievement goes to the players, DPE Bikram Bhanot, PTI Amninder Singh, kabaddi coach Harbans Singh and Jagga Singh Otalan. OC

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