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The Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL), Dehradun, North Zone volleyball championship teamorganised the 10 North Zone DRDO Volleyball Tournament, during 15-17 December 1999. The teams from sspl, LASTEC, both at Delhi; TBRL, Chandigarh; and IRDE and DEAL, both at Dehradun, participated in the Tournament. Fifty-five players participated in the Tournament. DEAL won the North Zone Volleyball championship defeating TBRL. From the North Zone, Shri PS Negi, DEAL, has been selected the best volleyball player and awARDEd with the Volleyball Blazer for 199~99. The award was given by the North Zone Sports Council, Delhi. Earlier, the selection for North Zone Football Team was conducted at IRDE on 15 November 1999.


The Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, celebrated its 29th Annual Day, on 3 December 1999. The function included prize distribution by Maj Gen Tej Paul, Director, VRDE for the sports events and presentation of certificates for Incentive Awards and Hindi Promotional Awards. As a part of the celebration, a Hindi magazine Gatisheel was released. A musical programme was also a part of the celebration.