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Yoga therapy camp concludes
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 30
Hundreds of people flooded in to take advantage of the last day of the free Siddhaamrita Surya Kriyaa Yoga (SSKY) camp here at PUDA grounds today.

Swami Suryendu Puri of Shabda Surati Sangam Aashram told people that in all the civilisations, religions and beliefs the sun had an indispensable place and was acknowledged as a primary deity, source of light and energy and of course a life governing force. Sun provided us with food, water and even oxygen in the air.

He stressed that food did not grant us the digestive power and medicine did not heal us completely, this was the reason why people are turning towards alternative therapies but even they were not entirely infallible. The reason was that alternative therapies had their own limitations but sun had unlimited potential. "SSKY improves our digestion, balances endocrine system, stimulates metabolic activities, synchronises our brain and enhances our immunity.

“As a result, in the past four years, more than 55,000 persons suffering from diabetes, blood pressure, asthma, heart anomaly, rheumatic pain, menstrual disorder, skin diseases, allergies, depression, insomnia and hypertension have been cured. At the same time SSKY improves our memory and concentration and helps in exploring our hidden powers," claimed Suryendru Puri.

Those present chanted the Shakti Naman and Surya Gayatri Mantra in various mudras. After the practice, they shared their experiences. Almost all of them felt more energetic, fresh and noticed improvement in digestion and sleep.



DPS, Ryat International move ahead
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 30
On the second day of the CBSE North Zone Chess Tournament being held at Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, today, Delhi Public School, Faridabad; DAV Public School, Amritsar; Sanskriti Public School, Rohtak; Shri Ram Ashram Public School, Amritsar; and Ryat International School, Nawanshahr, recorded victories in identical fashion (4-0) in the second round of the u-14 and marched into the next round. However, there was a tie between SB DAV Centenary Public School, Fatehabad, and Spring Dale Public School, Amritsar.

Similarly, in the u-19 section, local schools, Green Land Public School and Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School along with DAV International School, Amritsar, MGN Public School, Jalandhar, MDN Public School, Rohtak, Bhawan’s SL Public School, Amritsar, Apee Jay Senior Secondary School, Charkhi Dadri, and Police DAV Public School, Amritsar, romped home victories in their respective matches to advance into the third round.

Today’s results: u-14 (IInd round) - Delhi Public School, Faridabad, b BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana; Bhiwani Public School, Bhiwani, b DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana; DAV International Public School, Amritsar, b Green Land Public School, Ludhiana; DAV Public School, Amritsar b Akal Academy, Muktsar; University Campus School, Rohtak, b Ghoman International Public School, Gurdaspur; Shri Ram Ashram Public School, Amritsar, b Akal Academy, Dhindsa; The Cambridge High School, Dhuri, b DAV Public School, Fazilka; Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Ludhiana, b Swarn Prastha Public School, Sonepat; Ryat International School, Nawanshahr, b Ryan International School, Ludhiana.

U-19 (IIIrd round): DAV International Public School, Amritsar, b DAV Public School, Amritsar; MGN Public School, Jalandhar, b Delhi Public School, Faridabad; Seth Hukum Chand SD Public School b Delhi public School, Rohtak; Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, b Pathania Public School, Rohtak; St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, b Sanskriti Public School, Rohtak; The Paradise International Public School, Patiala, b Bhai Roop Chand Senior Secondary School; USPC Jain Public School, Ludhiana, b Amritsar Public School, Amritsar; St Joseph Convent School, Pathankot, b Ryat International School, Nawanshahr; and Police DAV Public School, Amritsar, b Ambika Modern School, Jalandhar.



Malwa Cricket Club register win
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 30
The Malwa Cricket Club and the Sports Cricket Club won their matches in the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament which began at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, here today.

The Malwa club beat the White Panther Club by 59 runs, while the Sports club defeated Grewal XI by 77 runs.

The Malwa Club batting first made 162 runs in 18 overs. The main contributors were Gaggi (45) which included 7 hits to the fence and two sixes, Ramandeep (22), Sunile (15) and Varinder (13).

For the White Panther Club, Anurag and Preet claimed four and two wickets each conceding 17 and 22 runs, respectively.

In the reply, the White club’s innings folded at 103 runs in 16 overs. Yagan top scored with 22 runs, followed by Surinder Bhalla (20) and Gora (17). For the Malwa club, Ramandeep was the successful bowler who got three wickets for 26 runs, while Rakesh and Babla captured two wickets each.

In the second match, the Sports club scored a mammoth total 239 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Their innings revolved around Palla (46), Minta (40), Nishu (33), Davinder (22) and Ajitpal (17). Rajinder and Rahul of Grewal chipped in two wickets each for 29 and 24 runs, respectively.

Requrin 240 runs for win, Grewal XI could muster 163 runs in 19.3 overs. Manu made 48 runs while Rajinder contributed 21 runs. For the Sports Club, Davinder took three wickets while Surinder and Palla grabbed two wickets each.

Earlier, Madan Lal Bagga, an Akali leader, inaugurated the tournament in which 19 teams are taking part.



Jarkhar boys rally to draw with Sangrur Academy
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 30
Trailing by two goals, Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar, rallied to draw two-all with Sangrur Acadmey in the u-16 years category of the Punjab Hockey League being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Sangrur boys surged ahead in the first minute through Jaspal Singh. Tejinder Singh of Jarkhar equalised the score in the 14th minute. Sangrur, again went into the lead in the 44th minute through Ravi Kumar.

Prabhpreet of Jarkhar academy scored a fine field goal in the 52nd minute to level the score. They forced two penalty corners and a penalty stroke in the dying minutes but failed to capitalise on these chances.

In other matches (u-16), Bathinda defeated Muktsar 6-1 and Amloh beat Faridkot 6-1. In the u-14 years category, the match played between Doraha and Muktsar ended in a goalless draw.

In another match (u-14), Nirmaljeet Singh scored a brace to guide Khaira overpower Amloh 3-2.

Khaira went into lead in the 14th minute through Nirmaljeet Singh and Sandeep of Amloh found the target in the 32nd minute to restore parity. He again struck two minutes later to put his side ahead (2-1).



Athletics Meet
Punjab dominates on day one
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, September 30
Hosts Punjab along with Uttranchal dominated the proceeding on the first day of the 4th National Athletics Meet for Visually Impaired being organised by the Punjab Sports Association for Blind at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

In the girls’ section (B-III), Navneet Kaur of Punjab secured the first goal for her team in shot put. Rupali of Maharshstra finished second. In the 100m sprint, Gulshan of Uttrakhand finished ahead of others to win gold medal, while Bindu of New Delhi followed her to bag the silver medal.

In the B-I category, Neetu of Punjab hurled the iron ball to win gold medal in the hammer throw and Delhi’s Ritu Singh finished second. Jyoti Devi of Punjab had to content with third position.

In the B-I category (boys u-14), Luvkush of Uttrakhand, Sachin of Delhi, Amit Kumar of Chandigarh and Rajesh Pal of Uttar Pradesh emerged winners in their respective 100m race heats to qualify for the finals.

In the B-III category (girls u-16), Rupali of Maharashtra with a throw of 10.18 m won a gold medal in discus throw. Punjab’s Navneet Kaur’s attempt of 8.72 m bagged silver medal.

R.S. Gill, president, Gilco Public Charitable Trust, Phagwara, inaugurated the three-day tournament in which a large number visually impaired boys and girls are taking part. He announced a grant of Rs 25,000 for the organisers.

Jeet Ram, estate officer, PUDA, Ludhiana, besides members of the Punjab Sports Association for Blind were present, among others.



Jaswinder wins car rally
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 30
Jaswinder Singh was adjudged winner of Logan Mileage Challenge car rally organised by Mahindra Renault here today.

Trailing him were Deepak Trivedi and Lakhwinder who stood second and third, respectively. Ravinder Singh, Harminder, Vishal Thapar, Ranjeet Kaur, Harpal Singh, Gurjeet Singh and Mandeep Singh were given consolation prizes.

The car owners drove their vehicles on a pre-determined route. The basis of this exercise was to ascertain the best fuel consumption figures. Winners were adjudged on the basis of the best mileage figures attained during this drive.

The rally was organised in collaboration with the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) for promoting energy conservation.



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