Hima Das Scripts History in Athletics

Hima Das Scripts History in Athletics

Hima Das scripted history by winning a Gold Medal in the Women’s 400m finals at the IAAF World U-20 championship in Tampere, Finland clocking a time of 51.46 seconds edging out ahead of Andrea Miklos of Romania (Silver) and Taylor Manson of USA (Bronze). She created history on 13th July 2018 after she became the first Indian women track athlete to win gold at a world championship level. It is an incredible effort from the sprinter. Years of hard work has finally paid back.

This 18 year old is the daughter of a rice farmer Ronjit Das and Junali at Kandhulimari village Nagaon district of Assam. She is the eldest in the family. She has three younger sisters and a younger brother. Hima is in Class XII at a college in Dhing, one and a half kilometers from Kandhulimari.

Hima Das met Nipon Das, an athletics coach with a Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare during an inter-district meet and soon he began coaching her. According to her coach, she does not get overawed by anybody and does not care about her opponents. In every race, her goal is to beat the best with better timing. Her confidence is the key to her success.

Now Hima Das is part of a group of India athletes who have bagged medals at the World U20 championships, which includes Seema Punia, won bronze for Discus throw, Navjeet Dhillion, bronze for Discus throw and Neeraj Chopra, Gold for Javelin throw.

We are proud of you Hima Das. It is an incredible achievement on becoming the first Indian track athlete to win a gold at any global event. Thank you Hima Das for giving us this happiness.

Does India need to concentrate more on recognising talents from rural India?

Gold Medal in 400 @ IAAF from Hima Das given enough reasons to look beyond Cricket and Identify talents from Rural India

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Sign board Menace on trees in Bengaluru:

Bengaluru, once known as Garden city with an abundance of trees and parks is  presently not a sight for eyes. Along with traffic, dust and pollution problems, we are seeing the signboard menace everywhere in Bengaluru.  Whether it is an electric pole, transformer box or a tree, is being used for advertisements for promotion purposes.  Often we see in different colors and shades the postcards, placards, boards nailed or stapled on trees, harming the tree and spoiling the beauty of the city.

Section VI of Advertisement By-laws 2006, states that no person should display poster, flex boards, staple or attach posters to the trees, electric poles in Bengaluru.  In spite of the law, the menace is increasing.  Advertisement for PG accommodation, play school, passport and pan cards have spoiled the beauty of the city.

Sending out a strong and sound message to the sign board mafia involved in posters that is sending Bengaluru towards a doomsday, the 7th ACMM ordered Sadashivanagar police to convert an Non-Cognisable Report into an FIR against those who put posters and pamphlets to trees on BEL Road.

But why only on BEL Road?  Instead it should be made a rule to file FIR’s for all areas in the city.   The Local area authority should spot the offenders and punish them.

The Government and the BBMP should come up with a plan for removing the advertising material on a daily basis with the law violators booked without fail.  The police Inspector and joint commissioner of the jurisdictional stations should be involved and if necessary, action should be taken against the offenders.

Trees play a major role as it moderates micro climate apart from sequestration of green house gases and helps in the seeping of water to the ground.

How many trees will we lose as a result of these?  and what will the impact be on Bengaluru – especially on the residents?  What would the ecological and environmental impact of losing these trees mean for Bengaluru?  The reasons why we should care are :

  1. Impact on Air pollution :  Trees help reduce levels of harmful air pollutants and suspended particulate matter substantially.  It is found that the trees on the sides of the road play a major role in keeping air pollution in check in the city.
  2. Loss of Bio-diversity : The trees along the congested roads, provide food and nesting habitat for birds, insects and other urban wildlife.
  3. Urban heat islands : During summer, the city suffers with unbearable heat.  Concreted buildings in the heart of the city create urban heat islands which absorbs excess solar heat during the day and hold onto it at night which creates a vicious cycle of high temperatures.

It takes years for a sapling to reach the size of a mature tree and provide environmental benefits.  The survival rate of saplings is often quite poor, and many may not survive to maturity.

Join hands to fight this cause and to bring glorious Bengaluru back…….

Bengaluru Budget

Bengaluru Budget

Bangalore Budget

The coalition government led by Mr. Kumaraswamy presented his maiden budget on 05.07.2018.  The budget for Bengaluru includes:

  1. Metro Network under phase 3 include 42.75 kms from JP Nagar to KR Puram :

12.5 kms metro line proposed from Magadi Road Toll Gate to Kadabagere. 3.07 kms Metro from

Gottigere to Basavapura. 18.95 kms metro line from RK Hegdenagar to Aerospace park. 10.6

km metro line from Kogilu Cross to Rajanukunte. 6.67 kms of Metro Network from Iblur.

  1. The budget aims at providing Bellandur lake water to agricultural activities in rural pockets of Bengaluru through drip irrigation with private partnership.
  2. Bellandur lake known for its pollution, has been given Rs 50 crore for rejuvenation for its all round development.
  3. 5kg rice free of cost, 1/2 kg toor dal with subsidized rate and 1 kg palm oil, 1kg iodine and iron content salt and 1kg sugar to each BPL card holder under Anna Bhagya scheme.
  4. A grant of Rs 12 crore will be provided in the first phase to establish a separate unit at Kidwai cancer hospital for treatment of bone marrow transplant.
  5. Tax on consumption of electricity proposed to be increased from 6% to 9%.
  6. 50% increase proposed for private service vehicles.
  7. Hike in petrol prices by Rs 1.14 and Rs 1.12 in diesel proposed.
  8. 6 Elevated corridors at the cost of Rs.15825 crores.
  9. The City will have 100 charging units set up at a cost of Rs. 4 crore to encourage electric vehicles.
  10. The government proposed to establish an Integrated Road Transport Authority for Bengaluru City.
  11. A special B.Ed training college to train teachers for special needs children is to be set up in Indira Nagar, Bengaluru.
  12. 42 Air quality Monitoring Stations will be set up to control and monitor the rising air pollution.

The borrowing by the Government to ensure funds for the proposed projects are huge.  Rs. 47134 crores  will be borrowed to meet the cost of the projects.   The fiscal deficit is pegged at Rs.40,753 crores i.e. 2.89% of the GSDP.   Total liabilities of the State has increased from 2.92 lakh crores, which is 20.75% of the GSDP