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Rajguru Nagar Colony
Closed gates bane of residents
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, August 1
Residents of Rajguru Nagar Colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), are a harassed lot as several gates installed on public roads and streets remain closed most of the time. The authorities have failed to act against the offenders despite repeated pleas by the local residents.

Gurcharan Singh, a former principal and resident of the colony, said seven gates had been put up in B Block of the colony last year either by the local residents or by the Resident Welfare Societies. Of these, five gates remain permanently locked. The residents moving in or out of the colony, or other visitors to Rajguru Nagar have access only through gate number 1 (near house no. 292-B) and gate no. 6 near the tubewell.

Residents maintained that the public roads and streets were government property, and putting up gates on thorough fares to deny people the right to passage was tantamount to encroachment and was an illegal act.

Gurcharan Singh and other residents of the colony said the LIT authorities had failed to act against the permanently locked gates in the colony despite several representations having been made to the authorities.

Officials of the engineering branch of the LIT admitted that putting up gates on the public streets and roads, especially thorough fares, was against the law and it was treated as an encroachment on government land.

“But the gates put up in Rajguru Nagar, or for that matter most other colonies of the Trust, are not the sole examples as the practice is prevalent in other localities under the Municipal Corporation, PUDA and GLADA, the officials said, adding that the issue of inconvenience caused to the public on account of these gates was under consideration of the higher authorities of the LIT.

Following a directive of the MC, the LIT had made a proposal to make it mandatory for the representative bodies of residents to keep all such gates open from 5 am to 10 pm and also deploy security guards at the gates, so access to public roads and streets was not denied to residents at any time.

LIT proposal given a miss

Following a directive of the MC in this regard, the LIT had made a proposal to make it mandatory for the representative bodies of residents to keep all such gates open from 5 am to 10 pm and also deploy security guards at the gates, so access to public roads and streets was not denied to residents at any time.


Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students
Finally, students to get free books
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
The students at Senior Secondary School for Meritorious Students will get books free of cost. Earlier, the department had asked the students to arrange for plus one books on their own.

The Education Department will also pay for the uniforms of the students. The parents and teachers organisations have demanded for the provision of free books and uniform to students.

The project director, The Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab, has issued instructions that students will get the books from the school for this academic session.

According to the fresh directions by the project director, the students would come to the school with the books and notebooks of class X, a mattress as per the requirement and clothes and shoes for routine use. Those selected for the medical and commerce groups have been asked to report at the school from 9 am to 12 pm on August 3.

The students, who have opted for non-medical stream, have been asked to report on August 4. They will stay in the hostel after August 4.

During a visit to the school, it was learnt that the renovation of the boys’ hostel of SCD Government College, which was vacated for girls of the meritorious school, is still going on. The workers were painting the walls and giving the final touches to the rooms. The fans were being installed.

The officials of the Education Department claimed that the renovation work would be completed before August 4. The boys will stay in the school building till the completion of the work at the boys’ hostel.



Science Express reaches today
To remain in city for 4 days, exhibition starts at 10 am
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
Science Express - Biodiversity Special (SEBS), an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16-coach AC train, will reach the local railway station tomorrow and will remain here from August 2 to 5. The exhibition will start from 10 am.

The Science Express is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (M0EF). The aim behind the initiative is to make the public aware about biodiversity and climate change.

The Science Express will tour across India in six phases. In Phase III, it will visit two stations of Punjab, Ludhiana and Tarn Taran. It would remain at Tarn Taran from August 12 to 14.

Talking to The Tribune, Krishna Munne, Science Communicator at the Science Express, said the exhibition would be open to all and entry is free. He said: “We have asked the local schools and the District Education Office to encourage the students and teachers to visit the train. The students who will work in the laboratory on the train will be awarded with certificates”.

The Science Express Phase Ill was flagged off in New Delhi on July 28, 2014. The train will hit 57 locations across India and will halt for three or four days at each location.

Train travelled 1,00,000 km so far

Since its launch in October 2007, the Science Express has travelled more than 1,00,000 km across the country. It has received more than 1.09 crore (10.9 million) visitors during its 335 halts in 1,205 exhibition days to date. It has become the largest, the longest running and the most visited mobile science exhibition in India.



Mystery shrouds man’s death
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, August 1
A middle-aged man was killed under mysterious circumstances at his house late last night. The deceased has been identified as Gurpreet Singh (42), a resident of Mohalla Ravidaspura on the Lajpat Rai road here. Gurpreet Singh was an employee of Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (Punsup) in Ludhiana.

When Jasvir Kaur, wife of the deceased, went to serve him dinner in his room, she found him lying lifeless on the bed. She started crying. On hearing her cries, a large number of local residents gathered there.

Meanwhile, some residents informed the police. Soon, a police team, led by the Station House Officer (SHO), Inspector Bikramjit Singh, reached the spot and took the body in its custody. Jagraon DSP Surinder Kumar also visited the spot.

According to Jasvir Kaur, after returning from his Ludhiana office late last evening, Gurpreet took a bath and asked her to serve him dinner. “After preparing the dinner, when I went to his room, I found him lying dead on the bed,” Jasvir Kaur told the police.

According to sources, drug overdose might be the reason behind his death. Gurpreet Singh was a chronic drug addict. The area residents said Gurpreet was a drug addict and he often quarreled with the members of his family.

The police handed the dead body to his family. The SHO said the exact cause of the death could be established only after the police got the viscera report.



World-class library a distant dream
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
Residents were elated after Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria announced last year that a world-class library would be built at Guru Nanak Bhawan. More than a year has passed, but work on the project is yet to take off.

The mayor visited Guru Nanak Bhawan in June last year to inspect the site for the public library last year. He said a world-class library would be complete by December last year.

Residents feel the lack of will on the part of the government and the civic body is not allowing the library plans to take off. “I think good libraries in every locality are the need of the hour. But if a world-class library is built in a central place like Guru Nanak Bhawan, it would give a fillip to reading and library culture in the city,” said Amandeep Singh, a resident.

“Although many libraries exist in the city, there is no state-of-the-art library. Digital search capabilities, great infrastructure and reading environment would go a long way in getting the curious and literary minds together, which will be a great thrust to reading, study, research and literary activities,” said Rohit. “I wonder how long will the residents wait to have modern libraries in the city,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gohalwaria said the library work had remained pending because of the lack of funds. The money received from the government is used to pay salaries, repaying the loans and electricity bills, leaving the civic body with little funds to spend on initiatives such as library. “But I want to give a world-class library to the city, which cannot be built without adequate funds,” he said. They are planning to generate more revenue sources for the civic body, he said.



PCR cop ‘thrashes’ resident
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
High drama was witnessed near Arora Cinema last night after a biker was allegedly assaulted by PCR staff.
Navdeep Singh (26), a resident of Janta Nagar, said he was returning home on a motorcycle after seeing off one of his relatives. 

He was on the wrong side of the road when the PCR staff intercepted him near Arora Cinema.

He told the PCR staff that his house was located on a street nearby. Navdeep alleged that one of the policemen abused him and a heated argument ensued.

Navdeep claimed the policemen thrashed him with his stick. The local residents saved Navdeep. He was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

In the evening, Navdeep’s relatives and local residents staged a protest. Gurbachan Singh, in charge of the PCR wing, reached the spot and saved the situation from turning ugly. He said the matter was being probed.



Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Act
Government wants to curb people’s voice, say teachers

Ludhiana, August 1
Teachers have opposed the proposed Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Act-2014, which will reportedly deprive them from the right to protest.

The Democratic Employees Front said the implementation of the Act would deprive the teachers, workers and employees from the right to protest.

The teachers said the state government wanted to curb the voice of the people being raised against it.

Ramanjit Singh, office-bearer of the Democratic Employees Front, said this Act was against the “freedom of expression”.

Sukhwinder Leel, another teacher, said: “The government wants to curb the voice of people. All workers and employees should unite and stand against this Act”.

The Government Teachers’ Union, Punjab, gave a call to hold a district-level protest on August 5 against the non-fulfilment of promises made before the Lok Sabha elections. The Master Cadre Union, Punjab, also gave a call to organise a protest against pending demands in Patiala on August 17. —TNS



Non-teaching staff observe strike
Hold dharna, raise slogans against DAV College Management
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, August 1
Non-teaching staff members of Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon, observed a strike in support of their various long-pending demands the college today.
They observed the strike on a call given by the DAV College Employees Coordination Committee. 

During the strike, the protesting non-teaching staff members raised slogans against the DAV College Management.

The non-teaching staff members of the college staged a dharna near the college gate. They ended the dharna after the classes were over. The striking non-teaching employees of the college criticised the DAV College Management for not paying any heed to their long-pending demands.

The demands of the non-teaching employees include free education to the children of DAV College employees in the schools and colleges run by the DAV management, job to the kin of the staff in case an employee dies on duty, proceed the promotion cases of the employees who have been stopped by the management, increase in salary as per the grade set up in December 2011, etc.

Speaking on the occasion, convener of the DAV Coordination Association Jagdeep Singh said the DAV College Management had been unnecessarily delaying the demands of the non-teaching staff members.

“During the meeting of representatives of the DAV management and the DAV Employees Coordination Committee on September 23, 2013, in Jalandhar, the management agreed to fulfil the demands of the non-teaching staff, but it has not implemented any decision in this regard so far,” said Jagdeep Singh.

Urging the DAV management to approve the demands of the employees, Sushma Rani, president, Non-Teaching Employees Union, Jagraon, said if the management failed to fulfil their demands in near future, they would have no choice but to sharpen their struggle and only the DAV management would be responsible for this.

DAV College Jagraon Non-Teaching Employees Union general secretary Sarabjit Singh and finance secretary Rajni Sharma were also present during the strike along with other members of the non teaching staff of the college.



Dr Dharam Singh is SCD Govt College principal
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
Eminent researcher and educationist Dr Dharam Singh Sandhu took over as the principal of SCD Government College in the presence of senior faculty of the college here today.
Dr Dharam Singh Sandhu, who is a known personality in the field of geography covering urbanisation, ecological consequences and quality of life with human development approach, has many publications to his credit and completed research projects of the UGC, New Delhi.

Dr Sandhu was given the status of professor and principal by the Punjab Higher Education Department after his selection by Punjabi University, Patiala, under the Career Advancement Scheme. He was selected as the principal by the Punjab Public Service Commission under direct recruitment in 2013 and joined initially as the principal of Government College, Tanda Urmur, in January 2013.

After the retirement of principal Rajinder Singh, he has been given the posting at SCD Government College, Ludhiana. — TNS



Unions hold protest march

Various unions and organisations, including mazdoor union, farmers, government employees, youths, students and cultural organisations, held a conference at Punjabi Bhawan against the state government’s “Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Act-2014”. 

All organisations carried out a protest march till the Mini-Secretariat. They submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to the Deputy Commissioner to repeal this Act.

Blood sugar camp

Rotary Club Greater Ludhiana organised a free blood sugar detection and blood pressure detection camp at the Rose Garden to pay tribute to the son of martyr Udham Singh on Friday. Amanpreet Singh, president of the club, said 234 individuals got themselves screened at the camp.

‘Drive against drugs a mere eyewash’

Aneeta Sharma, president of Belan Brigade, said the Punjab Government’s drive against drugs was merely an eyewash. Tall claims made by the government regarding curbing drug menace and arresting peddlers were only on paper. She said the Centre should intervene in the matter.

Parkash Utsav celebrated

Parkash Utsav of Shree Guru Hargobind Sahib was celebrated at Shree Guru Singh Sabha, New Model Town, on Friday. Kirtan was recited and langar was served.

Play on martyr staged

Beehive Theatre Group staged a play dedicated to Shaheed Udham Singh. It depicted the life of the martyr.

Weekly ‘satsang’

The Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj had started a weekly ‘santang’. It would begin from August 3, said members of the organisation. The programme would be organised at Dr Ambedkar Nagar Cheema Chowk.

CMC city centre completes three years

Christian Medical College’s city centre at Sirish Hospital, Krishna Nagar, completed three years on Friday. During these three years, the CMC city centre through its consultant doctors has been able to provide its health services to the community in and around Ludhiana. — TNS



Minister urged to abolish 2% central excise on bicycle

Ludhiana, August 1
A delegation of the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley under the leadership of Pankaj Munjal, past president, All-India Cycle Association, regarding the problems faced by the industry, especially the bicycle industry.

The organisation requested the Finance Minister to abolish 2 per cent central excise on bicycle.

They demanded the Technology Upgradation Fund (TUF) scheme for the bicycle industry like the textile industry so that they could upgrade the technology with changing times and increase market share in the global market.

Central excise exemption limit at present is Rs 1.5 crore, which is on the lower side keeping in mind the inflation. This limit should be raised to Rs 3 crore. — TNS



World Breastfeeding Week
Be health-wise prosperous 
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated from August 1 to August 7 and the theme for this year is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life”.

One must be cautious about what foods and drinks are best during 

“Eating a variety of different foods while breastfeeding will change the flavour of your breast milk. This will expose your baby to different tastes, which may help him/her accept solid foods,” said Dr Nalini Acharaya, a city based gynaecologist.

“You may need to eat a little more (400 to 500 calories a day). To get extra calories, opt for nutrient-rich choices such as a slice of whole grain bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter, a banana or an apple, and eight ounces of fat-free yoghurt. Opt for a variety of whole grains as well as fruits and vegetables,” she added.

It’s important for mothers to stay hydrated. Eight glasses of water and other liquids are a must.

“Breastfeeding which is natural and affordable, as compared to artificial feeding, needs to be protected, promoted and supported by all.

Early and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, adequate and appropriate complementary feeding along with breastfeeding after six months are key interventions for improving a child’s survival.

Moreover, early and exclusive breastfeeding improves newborn care and reduces neonatal mortality, which contributes to a majority of infant deaths,” said Dr Rajinder Gulati, head of the paediatric department, Civil Hospital. 


Sugar drinks: Be wary of juices and sugary drinks. Too much sugar can contribute to weight gain or sabotage your efforts to lose pregnancy weight.

Caffeine: Too much caffeine can be troublesome. Limit yourself to two to three cups (16 to 24 ounces) of caffeinated drinks a day. Caffeine in your breast milk might agitate your baby or interfere with your baby’s sleep.

Alcohol: There’s no level of alcohol in breast milk that’s considered safe for a baby.

Fish: Seafood can be a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, but it contains mercury. Exposure to excessive amounts of mercury through breast milk can pose a risk to a baby’s developing nervous system.



Keep dengue mosquito on a leash 
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
Officials of the Health department today held a meeting with the maintenance staff of Christian Medical College and Hospital instructing them to check coolers and containers on a regular basis.

Hostel in-charges were told to dry the coolers every week.

“Keep all the containers covered. Water of flower pots should be changed once a week,” said Dr Anil Verma, District Epidemiologist.

Dengue spreads through mosquito aedes aegypti bites during daytime.

The department has also announced the fogging schedule. People are advised to keep windows and doors of their houses open on the day of fogging.

Fogging schedule

Date and Ward Number

Aug 2
23, 3, 44, 10, Tajpur dump, 17, 43, 65, 75, 74, 66, Borstal Jail, 29, 49, 55 and 59.

Aug 3
73, 69, 61 and 63.

Aug 4
33, 36, 21, 11, 12, 13, 18, 62, 65, 67, 68, 30 58, 61 and 54.

Aug 5
20, 1, 24, 5, 6, 14, 40, 44, 45, 61, 69, 31, 45, 46 and 57.

Aug 6
22, 2, 37, 9, 10, 16, 42, 67, 69, 64, 65, 27, 51, 53 and 48.

Aug 7
23, 3, 37, 9, 10, 16, 42, 67, 69, 64, 65, 27, 51, 53 and 48.

Aug 8
28, 4, 38, 11, 12, 17, 43, 70, 71, 72, 64, 28, 52, 56 and 49.

Aug 9
26, 19, 39, 5, Tajpur dump, 13, 18, 65, 74, 75, 66, Borstal Jail, 29, 55, 59 and 54.

Aug 10
73, 69, 61 and 63. 

Be on the guard

  • Mosquitoes breed in flower pots, coolers and water tanks.
  • Clean and dry coolers once a week.
  • Do not keep containers and tyres on rooftops.
  • Wear full-sleeved shirts and cover your feet.
  • Spray insecticides under tables/behind curtains.
  • Do not allow water to accumulate near houses.
  • Control Room number is 0161-2444193.



Eye care on education dept’s mind 
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 1
The education department has launched a social awareness programme on eye care for schoolchildren.
Social organisations and private medical institutes have been roped in for holding eye camps.

Heads of government elementary and senior secondary schools have been asked to organise camps in schools.

Dr Barjinder Rana, chairman of Rana Eye Care and Child Care Centre, said he had examined more than 200 students in the past three days. A few cases of myopia, hypermetropia, squint and cataract were detected which would be corrected in due course. Dr Barjinder Rana said parents would not have to pay even a penny for the treatment of their wards. Gulzar Shah, district coordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Ludhiana, said students were being told about various eye therapies and precautionary measures for eye care. Lalit Kaura and Dr Vikas Hind, president and secretary, respectively, of the local unit of Rotary Club, said they had formed teams to organise workshops.



Sassy beauties sizzle, add to city’s glamour quotient 
Gurvinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Models walk the ramp in Ludhiana. The collection comprised evening gowns, jumpsuits, cocktail dresses and uniquely exotic sari gowns embellished with intricate embroidery.
Models walk the ramp in Ludhiana. The collection comprised evening gowns, jumpsuits, cocktail dresses and uniquely exotic sari gowns embellished with intricate embroidery. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana, August 1
It was time for glitz and glamour in the city as models sashayed down the ramp, swaggering in fashionable outfits, in sync to the beats of music, waving their dresses and wowing the audience. Kingfisher Ultra Fashion Tour at Hyatt Regency brought noted designer Jattinn Kochhar.

 He walked the ramp with his showstopper Miss Asia Pacific World 2012 Himangini Singh Yadu after presenting his predominantly black collection named Bleeding Lust. City fashionistas and residents replenished their fashion appetite after the long gap of a big fashion event in the city. The collection comprised evening gowns, jumpsuits, cocktail dresses and the uniquely exotic sari gowns embellished with intricate embroidery. Created using an amalgamation of natural fabrics, lustrous sequin sheeting, brocade, net, jersey, delicate lace and rich synthetics, the collection was liked by residents.

“Although it was kind of short fashion show, with only two designers presenting their collections, it was good,” said a resident. City-based designer Sheetal Lyall also showcased her collection ‘Dawn to Dusk’. Georgette, silk chiffons, nets and stretch nets, the collection also had a touch of zaree and applique work gave a unique look to the collection. Former Miss India World Natasha Suri walked the ramp for Lyall. A party after the fashion show and DJs from Dubai got the visitors dance to the beats of rocking numbers.



Travel and tourism exhibition begins today

Ludhiana, August 1
India Travel Mart, a three-day travel and tourism exhibition, will be organised from August 2 to August 4 at Hotel Le Baron, Ferozepur Road. It will feature travel boards and organisations from India and abroad at one place.

The three-day travel mart will have international travel boards, organisations and delegates interacting with the visitors face-to-face and giving them firsthand account of the destination and its specialty, along with a special price. — TNS



Victim’s kin block road
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 1
A day after members of Indian Medical Association held a protest against ‘hooliganism’ at Arora Nursing Home, Baba Than Singh Chowk, the victim’s family blocked a road outside the hospital today. 

The protesters said the victim, Jyoti, lost her life due to doctors’ negligence. The family members said her treatment was stopped after they were unable to deposit fee. The doctors said they had asked Jyoti’s family to shift her to the CMC Hospital.

Apprehending a threat, nurses urged the authorities to step up security. 



Encroachments removed

Ludhiana: A team of the tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation, led by JS Sekhon, superintendent, removed temporary encroachments from Jawahar Nagar Camp and Jawaddi Road along Sidhwan Canal today. Sekhon said more than 12 rehris and farhis were impounded from Jawahar Nagar Camp as these were obstructing the flow of vehicular traffic and causing nuisance to the public. Later in the day, racks, street furniture and merchandise displayed on Jawadii Roadwere removed. — TNS




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Badminton meet: Double delight for Arnam, Arunimapal 
Our Sports Reporter

Players in action
Players in action; and (below) winners of the Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament for Sub-Junior Boys and Girls in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
 winners of the Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament for Sub-Junior Boys and Girls in Ludhiana.

Ludhiana, August 1
Arnam Jain and Arunimapal hogged limelight clinching two titles each in the U-10 category in the Ludhiana District Badminton Tournament for Sub-Junior Boys and Girls that concluded at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium today. They romped home victorious in the singles as well as doubles in the U-10 category.

In the boys section, Arnam Jain emerged victor as his opponent Punjab champion Lakshya Sharma opted out mid way in the first set. Lakshya who underwent a surgery recently and had not recovered fully was trailing by one point (5-6) when he decided not to continue with it and conceded the match. Thus, the match was awarded to Arnam Jain.

Earlier, in the doubles final, pair of Arnam Jain and Lakshya Sharma outwitted Karanveer Singh and Sarthak Jain 21-4, 21-12 to bag the title.

Likewise, in the girls’ section, Arunimapal proved too good for Samridhi Bharadwaj whom she 
overpowered easily 21-7, 21-5 to lift the title in the girls singles and then she was paired with Samridhi to tame the duo of Prisha Soni and Sana Singh 21-6, 21-4 to clinch the doubles’ title.

Mohinder Singh Grewal, president of the District Badminton Association, Ludhiana, distributed prizes. Anupam Kumaria, Parkash Dhand, Gagan Kapila, all office-bearers of the organising association along with coaches, Charanjit Singh and Varun Langri were present.

Results (final)

Boys singles (U- 10): Lakshay Sharma conceded to Arnam Jain at 6-5.

Girls singles (U- 10): Arunimapal beat Samridhi Bhardwaj 21-7,21-5.

Boys doubles (U- 10): Lakshay Sharma & Arnam Jain beat Karanveer Singh & Sarthak Jain 21-4,21-12. Girls doubles (U- 10): Arunimapal & Samridhi Bhardwaj beat Prisha Soni & Sana Singh 21-6, 21-4.

Boys singles (U-13): Sannidhya Nautiyal beat Arnam Jain 21-15,8-21, 

Girls singles (U-13): Simranjit Kaur beat Prerna Dawar 21-11, 21-13.

Boys Doubles (U-13): Jasmehar Birdi and Sannidhya beat Chirag Sharma and Sehaj Bhardwaj 8-21,21-16, 22-20.

Girls doubles (U- 13): Simranjit Kaur and Prerna Dawar beat Sania Dhir and Zoya Virk 21-8,21-11.

Boys singles (U-15): Khushfateh Singh beat Agrim Kapila 21-14,21-11.

Girls singles (U-15): Simranjit Kaur beat Prerna Dawar 21-16, 21-17.

Boys doubles (U-15): Khushfateh Singh and Agrim Kapila beat Samayak Jain and Kanav Dhingra 21-19, 21-13.

Girls doubles (U-15): Kashish Sharma & Namrata Kohli beat Jasmine Jain & Muskan Kapoor 21-19, 21-16.


In the doubles final, pair of Arnam Jain and Lakshya Sharma outdid Karanveer Singh and Sarthak Jain 21-4, 21-12 to bag the title. In the girls’ section, Arunimapal proved too good for Samridhi Bharadwaj whom she overpowered 21-7, 21-5 to lift the title.



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