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HT Correspondent
Ludhiana, December 19, 2012
On the second day of the 58th National School Games, the womens kabaddi team from Orissa won the match against Himachal by 34-19 points. Punjab defeated Chandigarh by 72-27 points at the Government School of Punjab Agricultural University. Likewise, Uttar Pardesh won over Gujarat with 38-27 points and Andhra Pradesh defeated Uttarakhand by 65-20 points.

In another match, Rajasthan registered a win over Chhatisgarh by 25-20 points whereas Kendriya Vidyala defeated Vidya Bharti by 25-20 points. West Bengal recorded a win over Jharkhand by 39-13, Tamil Nadu defeated Vidya Bharti by 69-07, Maharashtra defeated Karnataka by 51-11. This was the only matchthat ended in a draw with 21-21 points between Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

In the boy's category, Andhra Pradesh recorded a win over Navodhya Vidyalaya by 52-26 points. Gujarat won the match by 49-21 points from Vidya Bharti team. Punjab recorded a win over Tamil Nadu with 30-24 points. Though Haryana defeated Himachal with 47-17, Himachal defeated Jharkhand with 45-23, Kerela defeated Chhatisgarh with 25-20 points.

In the handball matches (boys): Punjab made its mark by winning over Navodya Schools by 33-10 points. Delhi defeated Rajasthan by 32-20 points. Madhya Pradesh defeated Tamil Nadu by 24-18 points, kerela won over Goa by 20-16 points. Pondicherry won the match over Uttrakhand by 15-11 points. Karnataka won the match with Orissa with the huge margin of 29-5 points.

Players, medical officials harassed

The players of the various states were harassed, due to lack of proper scheduling regarding the venue of the events. As the players reached the Guru Nanak Stadium, a government schoolteacher who was on medical duty informed all the players and local officials on medical duty that all matches would be played at the Government School in PAU. The players went back from the stadium to PAU to play their matches. Assistant education officer (AEO) Ajeepal Singh said that the opening ceremony of 58th National School Games got late so many matches were shifted.