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‘Home Alone’ at hotel
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11
A two-and-a-half-year-old boy was left behind by guests at a Sirhind hotel when they stopped there for tea this morning. They were on their way from Banur to Ludhiana for a marriage.

The boy was united with his family with help from the Sirhind police and the hotel staff.

The guests decided to have a cup of tea at the hotel at around 11 am. They later resumed their journey towards Ludhiana and forgot Arshdeep, who was playing in the lawn of the hotel.

They realised he was missing when they reached Ludhiana and searched for him. They then contacted the Sirhind police and were told to pick up the child from the police station. They immediately left the marriage celebrations to get the boy.

They thanked the hotel staff and police officials for taking care of the child.



HMT Karmik submits MoU
Our Correspondent

Kalka, December 11
A delegation of HMT Karmik Sangh (R&R) HMT Limited, Pinjore, headed by Vijay Bansal, former secretary of the state Congress, Santosh Sharma, district president women Congress and Naresh Maan, president block Congress committee met Kumari Selja, minister of the state, urban development and poverty alleviation, Govt of India, yesterday and submitted a memorandum in connection with the various demands and problems of the HMT.

Mahinder Singh, president and Pushpinder Sharma, general secretary of the Sangh said HMT factory which was established in sixties during the tenure of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, which has given direct employment to around 3,000 people and at around 10,000 people are indirectly based on HMT for their livings, has been passing through a crucial financial crises these days.

They said the memorandum also consisted of many demands like issuing of revival package of tractor unit to make arrangement of working capital of rupees 100 crore for tractor and machine tools units, to merge the HMT with public sector industries, to implement the wage revision of 1992 and extension of retirement of age from 58 to 60 and many others.

They added that the Kumari Selja gave assurance to the delegation that she would soon meet Santosh Mohan Dev, minister of heavy industries in this context for the solution of various problems.

It must be mentioned here that Selja, last year had also got sanctioned a revival package of rupees 785 crore for HMT.



Saras mela concludes
Tribune News Service

Artistes perform on the concluding day of the Regional Saras Fair-2008 at Sheesh Mehal in Patiala
Artistes perform on the concluding day of the Regional Saras Fair-2008 at Sheesh Mehal in Patiala on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Patiala, December 11
The 12-day-long Saras Mela concluded on a vibrant note at the Sheesh Mahal Garden, here today.

The fair, which will be an anuual event from this year, showcased a variety of handicrafts and artifacts from the 20 states, including the western states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. Around 400 craftsmen from all over the country learnt the culture of Punjab. The fair concluded after a colourful function organised by the NZCC.

On this occasion, Patiala deputy commissioner Vikas Garg appreciated the work of the organisers and the craftsmen. He also paid a tribute to the people of Patiala, who thronged the venue in large numbers every day.

Gurmit Singh, SDM, Patiala, Tejinder Singh, SDM, Samana, Jagdish Chander Bhatia, estate officer PUDA, Anuprita Johal tehsildar, Mela officer, Charanjit Singh, employment officer, were also present there.



NGO demands ban on Bhaniarawala’s book
Tribune News Service

Morinda, December 11
The World Sikh Mission, an NGO, staged a peaceful demonstration here, and demanded a ban on Baba Bhaniarawala's book that allegedly defames the Guru Granth Sahib.

Around 500 persons, with black cloth tied on mouth, took out a peaceful procession demanding government to re-impose ban on the book. General secretary of the organisation, Tirath Singh Bhatoa, said a memorandum had also been served to the chief minister in this regard.

In 2001, government imposed a ban on Bhaniarawala's book. But acting against this, Bhaniarawala filed a writ petition in Punjab and Haryana High Court, and challenged the ban.

"Unfortunately, the case was not pursued properly, and on November 11 this year, Justice Pramod Kohli cancelled the government's notification, and directed the state to issue a revised notification in next two weeks under Section 95 of the Cr PC," Bhatoa added. He said even passing a month after the orders of the High Court, the government had issued no notification.

"The book has hurt sentiments of the Sikhs. It is a mockery on gurudwaras and baptised Sikhs. The book should be immediately banned," he said.

The organisation threatened that if an immediate action was not taken, it would start a series of protests.



Anti-Encroachment Drive
Shopkeepers allege MC of double standard
Tribune News Service

Rajpura, December 11
A section of shopkeepers and roadside vendors today alleged that the MC officials were adopting dual standards in removing the encroachments from various markets of the city.

They said while confiscating the roadside material, they did not touch the belongings of the influential people.

"Many people have encroached upon the area on road up to 20 feet, but they are not harassed by the MC staff because of their political connections," said Tarsem, a resident of the area.

A drive was launched by the MC today, wherein the things put on display at roadside were taken into possession by the staff.

The people, whose material was confiscated, staged a protest, and entered in heated arguments with the MC employees at Shastri market and near the Kasturba Markets. The shopkeepers alleged that only selected encroachments had been removed.

MC president could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. The superintendent of the rent branch, Sajit Kumar, who headed today's anti-encroachment drive, refused all the allegations, and said the encroachments were being removed in a phased manner. "We have challaned ten or eleven persons. More encroachments will be removed in coming days," he said.



Punjabi varsity gets Rs 10-lakh aid
Tribune News Service

Patiala, December 11
The Punjabi University’s vice-chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh, has accepted an endowment fund of Rs 10 lakh from a London-based Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation (SNSF) to organise a series of annual lectures and seminars on various aspects related to communal harmony and national integration by the University’s Guru Tegh Bahadur National Integration Chair(SGTBNIC).

While appreciating the magnanimous gesture of the foundation, the vice-chancellor said it would do tremendously good to further the cause of national unity and integrity in addition to perpetuating the memory of the great martyr, Nanak Singh.

Dr Baltej Maan, Prof and head of the Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Chair, disclosed the first Nanak Singh Memorial Lecture in the series would be delivered by Dr H.K. Manmohan Singh, former vice-chancellor of Punjabi University on the theme, “Martyrdom for Human Freedom” on December 24.



12 injured in bus-truck collision
Tribune News Service

Ropar, December 11
Twelve persons were injured after a bus collided with a truck following poor visibility due to fog today. The incident took place around 8 am opposite the Bharatgarh railway station.

A private Ludhiana-bound bus was coming from Nangal. The bus driver tried to overtake a jeep and collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction. Six of the injured were rushed to the Civil Hospital and two were admitted to the primary health centre in Bharatgarh.

The injured at the Civil Hospital include Binder Singh from Kali Bari village in Solan, Sunita Rani from Bunga Sahib, Arun Bali from Kalsera, Rajesh from Una and Rani and Raj Kumar from Manoa village near Bunga Sahib.

The bus driver, Amandeep Singh, a resident of Ludhiana, sustained serious injuries and has been referred to the PGI at Chandigarh.



Ramandeep emerges winner
Tribune News Service

Kharar, December 11
Ramandeep Singh, a student of Guru Gobind Singh College of Modern Technology, Kharar, won the power lifting championship in 56-60 kg weight category in an event held at RIMT, Phagwara.

Inter-college power lifting, best physique and weight lifting event of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was held at RIMT, Phagwara, in which 22 engineering colleges from Punjab (affiliated to PTU, Jalandhar) took part.

As many as 10 students from RIMT, Phagwara, CEC, Landran, Rayat Bahra, RIMT , Mandi Gobindgarh, and GGSCCMT, Kharar, participated in the event.



Jor Mela
Ban on roadside shops from Dec 24
Tribune News Service

Fatehgarh Sahib, December 11
The deputy commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib today banned all the roadside shops, which were temporary erected by the vendors near the Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib and other gurudwara's in the city. This was done in the wake of Shaheedi Jor Mela to be held in Fatehgarh Sahib from December 24.

The ban will continue from December 24 to 31.

The deputy commissioner, in his orders, said this was done to reduce the chaos on the roads leading to the gurudwara's as lakhs of devotees pay obedience during the mela.



High Court
Ensure safety of sewerage workers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
A committee headed by former Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court-cum-Kerala Governor S.S. Kang will recommend measures to be adopted for ensuring the safety and health of sewerage workers.

Taking up a petition filed by the Sewerage Employees Union of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Justice Surya Kant directed the committee for suggesting the measures to improve the service conditions of employees.

The committee would also go into the aspect of phasing out the manual process of cleaning the sewers and introduce instead the mechanical process. The other members of the inter-state committee would include principal secretaries of the two states, besides other officers.



Consumer Courts
Order against bus service upheld
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Upholding the orders of the district forum in Muktsar, the UT State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed a bus service to pay Rs 3,300 in compensation for harassment to a petitioner.

The conductor had blown the whistle and left the complainant behind.

The petitioner, Chhotu Ram, in his complaint claimed that he had availed the services of New Deep Bus Service by purchasing a monthly pass in 2001. The pass was valid on the Gurusar to Muktsar route. The petitioner said he was aggrieved against the act of conductor on October 8, 2001.

The petitioner stated that while he was in the process of boarding the bus, conductor Raja Singh blew the whistle, and the bus left.

It was alleged that the behaviour of the conductor was not fair, as the conductor also misbehaved with the petitioner. He then moved the consumer forum claiming compensation for mental agony and harassment.

In its reply, the conductor said the petitioner had had concealed material facts from the forum. It was averred that the complainant was an employee of the district forum and had no genuine cause of action.

The district forum, Muktsar, allowed the complaint after holding the conductor as well as the bus service guilty of deficiency in services.

The forum directed them to refund Rs 400 charged towards monthly pass and told them to pay a consolidated compensation of Rs 3,300 for causing mental tension, agony and harassment and towards litigation expenses.

The bus operators filed an appeal against the district forum orders, which was transferred from the Punjab State Commission to the UT Commission.



Clueless contractor gets police remand
Ramanjit Singh Sidhu
Tribune News Service

Vikul Nainta, a contractor, being produced before a local court in Chandigarh
Vikul Nainta, a contractor, being produced before a local court in Chandigarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Chandigarh, December 11
With contractor Vikul Nainta denying any knowledge of the gelatin sticks reportedly stolen by the six arrested Nepalese from his work site in Himachal, the mystery has deepened about the source of the huge quantity of explosives.

Police sources revealed that investigators were trying hard to fit the missing links following a written confirmation by the public works department of Himachal that it had not sanctioned any explosive for the construction work of the road. It has also told the police that Nainta was not the person to whom the contract for the road construction had been allotted.

The PWD told the police that the contract of constructing a 6-km stretch of road was given to Naresh Zinta and Shashi Bhushan, who sublet it to Nainta.

In his early 20s, Nainta had told the police that he had no idea how the labourers had procured the explosives. The police was thinking that investigations would be more or less complete after Nainta’s arrest.

Gelatin Sticks

As the accused was produced in court, the judicial magistrate first class, Palwinderjit Kaur, asked those whose case was not to be taken up to step out of the court. When mediapersons said anyone could attend proceedings of the open court, the judge replied that court trial was on and not media trial.

A senior police officer said following the seizure of the explosives, the PWD had checked records of the explosives provided for the construction work. It was learnt that the department was conducting searches at sites across the state to check the records.

Contractors using explosives were worried and were hurriedly completing formalities regarding the safe storage of explosives and updating usage accounts.

Meanwhile, a local court today remanded Nainta in three-day police custody, even as the latter was claiming ignorance about the source of the explosives. He said Sher Bahadur, a relative of two Nepalese who had been arrested, had provided labour to him.

Sources said the police had now launched a manhunt for Sher Bahadur. It had sought help from its Himachal counterparts to nab him.

The police said Nainta had rented a room for labourers, where construction tools and explosives were also kept.

A police officer, however, said the labourers had categorically refuted Nainta’s claims, maintaining that he provided them with the explosives.



Two held for possessing narcotics
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The local police arrested Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Bihar, from the poultry farm chowk and seized 8 kg Ganja from his possession yesterday.

In another incident, the local police arrested Nagesh of Bihar from Industrial Area-II and seized 7 kg ganja from his possession yesterday.

Cases under Section 20 of the NDPS Act have been registered at the police station-31.

Charas seized

The local police on Tuesday arrested Manoj Sharma of Shimla from road separating Sectors 17 and 18 and seized 50 gm charas from his possession.

A case under Section 20 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered at the police station-17.

Vehicles stolen

Aman Saini of Sector 45 filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Maruti car (CH 01 W 6607) was stolen from outside his residence last night. A case has been registered in this regard.

Nishant, a resident of Industrial Area, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his Kinetic Honda scooter (CH 01 E 2226) was stolen from Sector 32 on December 6.

A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the police station-34.


Rozil Garg, a resident of Panchkula, filed a complaint with the police alleging that his laptop, Rs 5,000 in cash, a cheque book and some documents were stolen from his Maruti car (HR 03 H 0034) from the parking of Mani Majra after breaking the windowpane yesterday.

A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at Mani Majra police station.

In another incident, Gurmit Kaur of Mani Majra filed a complaint alleging that her bag containing Rs 1,800 in cash, an ATM card, passbook and a mobile phone were stolen from her Scooty (CH 01 V 7297) from Shanti Nagar, Mani Majra yesterday.

A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Mani Majra police station.

Body found

Pavittar Singh, a resident of Khuda Ali Sher, filed a complaint with the police alleging that the body of a newborn was found in the village yesterday. A case under Section 318 of the IPC has been registered at the police station-11.

Man robbed

A group of unidentified persons robbed a Sector-56 resident of his money after beating him up in Sector 56.

According to the police, Nikhar Mukherjee of Lal Bhardur Shastri Colony, Sector 56, reported to the police that a group of unidentified persons thrashed him and took away his wallet containing Rs 600 in cash and a mobile phone on Monday evening.

The victim sustained minor injuries in the incident. A case has been registered in this regard.

Drunk driving

The police booked Manoj Kumar Gupta, a resident of Sector 34, for driving a motor cycle under the influence of liquor yesterday.

A case under Sections 279, IPC, and 185, Motor Vehicles Act, has been registered at the police station-17 . The accused has been bailed out.


Harwinder Singh of Dadu Majra village reported to the police that Karamjit Kaur and Sher Singh of the village accompanied by other persons forcibly entered his residence and threatened him.

The accused also took away some household articles before leaving on December 5. A case has been registered in this regard.



Showroom worker found dead in toilet
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
A 29-year-old tuberculosis patient was found dead in a toilet of a car dealer’s showroom in Phase I, Industrial Area, here early this morning.

Though the toilet was splattered with blood, the police ruled out any foul play behind the death, claiming it to be a case of natural death, as no visible injury marks were found on the body.

The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Kumar of Kangra. He was working as peon in Hyundai showroom and was living on the showroom’s premises. Administration officer Pritam Singh also slept there.

According to the police, the death came to light around 5.15 am when Pritam Singh heard water running in the toilet. He went to enquire and found the semi-clad body of Rajesh. The commode and the washbasin in the toilet were splattered with blood. The police was informed about the incident.

Industrial Area police station SHO Yashpal Sharma told the TNS that no visible injury marks were found on the body and the death apparently occurred due to excessive bleeding through vomiting.

Quoting Kanta, a resident of Sector 32 and the deceased’s sister, the police said Rajesh was a chronic patient of tuberculosis and was taking treatment for the same. The disease was diagnosed at advanced stage.

As the family ruled out any foul play behind the death, the police initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code in this connection.

The body was handed over to the family without conducting post-mortem examination on the request of the family.



Doctor, family booked in dowry case
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 11
The wife of a doctor working at a dental college in Chandigarh has accused her husband of demanding dowry and beating her.

The local police, on the complaint of Dr Ekta Singh, who is pursuing her MBA after completing BDS, has booked a case under Sections 498-A, 406, 323, 315, 120-B against Dr Lalit Bidda, a resident of Sector 35, here today. The police has booked the parents of the doctor, S. S. Bidda and Luxmi Bidda, and their daughter, Nidhi Bidda, also.

According to the complaint lodged by Dr Ekta, she was married to Dr Bidda last year, and her husband and in-laws, used to torture her for not bringing sufficient dowry. They used to thrash her, and even her pregnancy was terminated due to her beating by the family, she alleged.

Dr Bidda, however, said he had already filed a case of divorce in the Chandigarh district courts on November 26.



Man’s body found
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
A man in his 40s was found dead at the road separating Sectors 20 and 21 here on Tuesday. The police said the body bore no visible injury marks.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Rampal, a resident of Sector 41.

The police sent the body to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, for a post-mortem examination.

The police has initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code in this regard.



Two hurt in accident
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Two scooters met with an accident at the trafficlights of Industrial Area, Sector 29, here last night. No major injuries were, however, reported in the incident.

Yuvraj Kaushik of Panchkula was going home from Chandigarh with his friend Pawan on his scooter (HR 03 B 1822) when another scooter (CH 01 Q 5440) hit them.

The rider of the other scooter tried to flee the scene but passersby caught him and handed him over to the police.

Pawan, who was riding pillion, said: “Yuvraj and the accused have been taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32 with minor injuries.”

The police has started its investigation.



CFA lads shine in Germany
Sandeep Rana
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
Though India is well known for cricket but the under-12 team members of Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA) virtually changed the perception.

They trounced FC Locomotive and FC Sachen, the local teams of Leipzig (Germany), in four matches out of five they played on their soil.

The CFA team was in Germany under an agreement signed by Chandigarh Football Academy and Sportschule Egidius Braun, Leipzig, Germany, to provide training to these players.

It was like a dream come true for them. “It was a great learning experience, mainly we learnt the techniques of the sport there,” said the captain and main striker of the team, Arzi, who was highly appreciated by German coaches to have such a great talent at this tender age.

However, most of the team members agree that there is not much difference in their coaching and in German’s. Last time in May the under-17 squad of CFA during their visit to the country had outclassed the German team 12-0. “We were confident of putting a great show and wanted to maintain the winning spree which our seniors had processed,” said a player.

However, the junior lot was lucky than their seniors as they got an opportunity to see a live match between England and German football team at Berlin. What can be better than this, the legends whom we have been idolising we saw them playing live?” said an excited player while dribbling the ball. “It was great to see their ball control and understating among the players,” he added.



Football Trophy
St John's, St Kabir in quarterfinals
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
St John's School and St Kabir School, both of Sector 26, qualified for quarterfinals from pool B and pool C, respectively, with two victories each in the St Kabir Football Trophy for under-13 being organised by St Kabir School here today.

With the withdrawal of St Peter's School, Sector 37, St Xavier's School, Sector 44 and Vivek High School, Sector 38, also moved into quarterfinals from pool D.

Powerful St Stephen's School, Sector 45, began their campaign by defeating Ryan International School, Sector 49, by 2-0. Harpal Singh put Stephen's in the lead in the 10th minute and Anirudh Thapa made it beyond doubt with a goal in the 31st minute.

St John's High School of Sector 26 outplayed Doon International School of Mohali in pool B by 1-0.

Hosts St Kabir scored their second successive victory after beating Mount Carmel of Sector 47 by 3-0 and Gritty New Public School of Sector 18 scored a stunning 2-0 verdict against St Xavier's School of Panchkula in another pool C match.



Pro Golf Tour
Simi surges ahead as city girls fall back
Donald Banerjee

Chandigarh, December 11
Simi Mehra is the undisputed queen of the Indian greens that was amply demonstrated when this seasoned professional took control over the windy conditions to play another steady round posting a two over par 74 to take a big nine-stroke lead on the penultimate day of the sixth leg of the DLF Women's Professional Golf Tour on the par 72-Classic Golf Resort greens in Delhi today.

But for Chandigarh's Parnita Garewal it was another bad day. Returning to the Pro Golf Tour after a big gap the one-time big-hitter of the city Parnita could hit just five greens in regulation in her 12 over card of 84 to be placed eighth at 23 over 167.

The other city girl Preetinder Kaur again played a good two over 38 back nine. But her seven over 43 studded with seven bogeys at the turn saw her finish at a repeat nine over par 81 to be placed fifth at 18 over 162.

Simi Mehra who has returned to the Pro Tour after a minor surgery hit 15 greens in regulation. But she could not make the most of these big hits as she had just one birdie in her kitty (fifth hole) as against three bogeys on the second, eighth and 13th in her two day tally of two over par 146.

Vandana Aggarwal of Kolkata and Delhi's Shalini Malik were nine strokes behind the leader at 11 over par 155. Vandana played a par 36 back nine after being three over at the turn for a three over 75 with Shalini carding a five over 77 in the second round.

Nalini Singh, the current order of merit leader, played a five over 77 to be 13 over 157, two strokes behind the second-placed duo.The final round will commence at 9 am tomorrow followed by the prize distribution at 2.30



Arrangements for ITF tennis tournaments reviewed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
The first meeting of organising committee of ITF Junior (Grade 3) and $15,000 ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournaments was held under the chairmanship of Pradip Mehra, adviser to UT administrator at the CLTA Tennis Stadium in Sector 10 here today.

Rajan Kashyap, Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association chairman and former Punjab chief secretary, informed the members that the ITF Junior (Grade 3) Tennis Tournament will be played from January 3 to 10, 2009. Players from 11 countries are expected to take part in the tournament. Belgium, France, Japan, Netherland, Russia, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Kazakhsta, Kryzistan and India have sent their entries. Zohair Raza is the sole entry from Pakistan.

As Chandigarh provides the best infrastructure for tennis in the country and the CLTA managing the affairs with professional efficiency, the city is getting more tournaments of higher grades. From grade V, the CLTA is now hosting the grade 3 ITF Junior Tournament.

From March 14 to 21, next year, the CLTA will be hosting $15,000 ITF Men's Future Touranment.

The committee also reviewed the security arrangements, accommodation (Parkview) and transport for the players and officials.

Among those who attended the meeting were Sanjay Kumar, finance-cum-secretary sports, chief engineer Krishanjeet Singh, sports director-cum-additional deputy commissioner I.S. Sandhu, chief architect Sumit Kaur, Jai Singh Gill, Shivalik School principal D.S. Bedi and Dr Jasjeet Singh.



Basketball Meet
St Kabir outplay St Kabir to lift trophy
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 11
St Kabir School, Sector 26, bagged the ICSE Inter-School Basketball Championship after outplaying St Xavier's School, Sector 44, in the final by 37-14 at the St Kabir School's courts, here today.

Rupinder Kaur and Tanvi displayed their scoring skills as St Kabir raced to a comfortable victory. The St Kabir's duo repeated pierced the St Xavier's School defence to score. Rupinder scored 10 while Tanvi contributed 12 points. Naina Nijjar got five points.

Rosy (6) and Sukhmaneet (4) were the main scorers for St Xavier's School. Riya and Mankanwar contributed two points each for the losers.


ICSE Basketball (final): St Kabir School, Sector 26, (Rupandep Kaur 10, Tanvi 12, Naina Nijjar 5) beat St Xavier's School-44 (Rosy 6, Sukhmaneet 4, Riya 2, Mankanwar 2) by 37-14.

St Kabir Trophy: New Public School-18 (Neha Sangwan 10, Smiti Kaura 3, Karamjit Kaur 4) beat St Xavier's School, Panchkula (Navdeep 4, Ravneet 3) by 17-10.

Holy Child School, Panchkula, (Arshiya 6, Gulwara 6) beat St Xavier's, Panchkula, (Navdeep 3, Payal 4, Shakshi 2) by 12-9.

St Kabir School-26 (Rupandeep 8, Tanvi 10, Pavani 7, Prakriti 6) beat Little Flower, Panchkula, (Isha Sharma 9, Anubha 6, Meenu Thakur 4).



Sports day at Army School
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 11
The Shaurya Army Pre-School celebrated its annual sports day at the Raina stadium nestled in the heart of picturesque Chandimandir recently.

The events in which tiny-tots participated were races, unusual and most fascinating, relay races like nature walk, dressing up the clown, obstacle race showed great team spirit and teamwork.

The hilarious caterpillar race and other races were fought to a close finish as the stadium resounded with clapping and cheering.



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