Harshita Tomar bags bronze at Jakarta in open laser 4.7 sailing

Harshita Tomar bags bronze at Jakarta in open laser 4.7 sailing

Harshita Tomar, a sailor from Madhya Pradesh Sports department made the State proud by winning the best sailor award in the country in 2017.

Harshita has  been a consistent performer for past couple of years.  Hailing from Hoshangabad, she has won gold medal in the 4.7 event of an International Sailing championship in Dubai.

India’s young sailor Harshita Tomar who is 16 years old is a former swimmer. She claimed a bronze in the open laser 4.7 at the asian games.  She totaled 62 after race 12 to finish 3rd.

Harishita said ‘it was a great feeling to win a medal for the country.  It has been a great learning experience’.

Congratulations Harshita. We are proud of you adding a medal to the Indian medal tally.

 

Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegam get silver medal in sailing at Jakarta

Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegam get silver medal in sailing at Jakarta

 

Varsha Gautham is an Indian sailor. She won the bronze medal at 2014 Asian Games in women’s 29er event, along with Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyam.

Sweta Shervegam is an Indian Sailor.

The 20 year Varsha and 27 year old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 faces to finish 2nd  in 49er FX Women’s sailing event at the Indonesia National Sailing centre.

They have been called as ‘the Silver duo’.   In a super team effort Varsha and Sweta ensured India’s smooth sail to a silver in the  49er FX Sailing.

Congratulations to the duo.

 

 

Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragod

Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragod

Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragod

A Movie by Rishab Sheety

An upcoming director, with the perfect formula for commercial movies, has given several blockbusters to Kannada and South Indian cinema.

One needs to appreciate the concept of choosing a subject, which is very crucial for the State and our language, Kannada.

The entire crew of the movie include all new faces, except Veteran Anant Nag and Ramesh Bhat. First half of the movie is absolutely brilliant and covers the Village lifestyle and parents from different backgrounds. It also brings back the school days. The wonderful story narration continues with a childhood love story and most generic language barriers. The infrastructure challenges and poor administrations around the government school is focused

As Karagodu lies in the border of Karnataka and Kerala, the language barrier of Malayalam and Kannada is been brought out very well. The 1st 10 minutes, entry of Upadhaya who attacks the school in his Yaksgana costume is one the best scene.

The second half of the story introduces Sir Anant Nag. Although, the introduction of this character is a lacklustre, Ramesh Bhat and Anant Nag’s duo keeps the story intact and keeps you interested in the climax. The movie looses the humor factor in the second half and misses the surprise element too. The last part of the movie is completely focused on the lawyer and looses the storyline slightly and becomes off beat.

Movie comes with a message and warning for government schools in India and the major challenge of language.

A must watch movie.

P.U.Chitra gets bronze medal in Women’s 1000 m. at Jakarta

P.U.Chitra gets bronze medal in Women’s 1000 m. at Jakarta

Palakkeezhil Unnikrishnan Chithra (born 9 June 1995) is an Indian track and field athlete from the state of Kerala. She has won numerous State, National and International school meet gold medals in middle and long distance track events.

Chitra rose to prominence after the Gold Medal win in 1500m at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar with a time of 4.17.92 seconds to seal a World Championships place and earning the tag “Queen of Asia in the mile”.

India’s Asian champion P U Chitra won a bronze in the women’s 1500m race in the Asian Games.

Chitra entered into the race as Asian leader this season but had to settle for a bronze with a timing of 4 minute and 12.56 seconds. Bahrain claimed 1-2 through Kalkidan Befkadu (4:07.88) and Tigist Belay (4:09.12).

Congratulations to Chitra.

Seema Punia bags Bronze medal in Discus throw at Asian Games

Seema Punia bags Bronze medal in Discus throw at Asian Games

Seema Punia (born 27 July 1983) is an Indian discus thrower.  She was born in Khewda village of Sonipat district in Haryana.  Her sporting career began at the age of 11 years as a hurdler and a long-jumper, but later took to discus throw.   She is known for her determination and skill.

Defending champion Seema Punia settled for a bronze in the women’s discus throw. The 35-year-old managed a best distance of 62.26 m, her best in six years, but that was just enough for a bronze medal. Asian champion Chen Yang of China hurled the disc to a gold-winning distance of 65.12 in her last attempt at the spacious GBK Main stadium.

Asia number one Chen, 27, was always the top contender in this event with a personal and season-best throw of 67.03 m. She kept improving with her throws and was closely followed by compatriot Feng Bin, who grabbed the silver with 64.25 m, which also came in her last attempt.

Seema’s best throw came in her third attempt, which was better than her gold-winning effort at the 2014 Incheon Games, where she had managed 61.03 m. Chen was in the lead from her first attempt of 59.61m after Seema began with a 58.51m and looked unhappy with her effort.

Congratulations to Seema Punia.

Seema has donated her entire Asian games per diem of $700 to Kerala Flood Relief.  The amount may not be a huge sum, but for an athlete who is not in excess of funds, it is significant.  Seema Punia you are a true leader on and off field.  We are proud of you and salute you for  your good thoughts for the needed cause.

Save Government School Campaign – Anil Shetty

Save Government School Campaign – Anil Shetty

An evening well spent watching Rishab Shetty’s new movie premiere, ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragod’. This movie is dedicated to Anil Shetty’s, “Nav Bharat”, “Save Government School Campaign”.

Young and dynamic Anil Shetty has promoted his campaign “Save Government School” in the prefect way with the premiere show of the latest Kannada movie ‘Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale, Kasaragod’.

72 years ago, our motherland heard around many slogans for freedom, “Jai Hind”, “Vande Mataram”, “Quit India”, “Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan” and many freedom movements like Dandi March and Non-Cooperation Movement. And today is the time to join hands for movements like “Save Government School”.

Anil Shetty and his team very aggressively working towards this campaign and making awareness in order to save the government schools.

During the launch of the Movie, Rishab Shetty highlighted a few interesting points like frequently many politicians are investing in private schools, which leaves government schools, with no hope.

Anil Shetty, mentioned many legendary names like Sudhamurthy from Infosys, Upendra and many others who studied from government schools and have achieved big milestones.

Its time that we as Bangaloreans support this cause. If you agree and are ready to support, give a missed call to “76764 44225”

 

Stay tuned for more.

Silver medal to India in Men’s 400x4m. relay at  Asian games

Silver medal to India in Men’s 400x4m. relay at Asian games

The men’s 4×400 m team ran their hearts out to bag a silver (3:01.85s) with Japan (3:01.94s) finishing close on their heels. Qatar, who were the clear favourites to left everyone chasing their shadows with a sublime 3:00.56 secs. on the clock.

For the Indians, Kunhu Muhammed began proceedings with the first  lap before the baton was passed to 2018 Asiad 400 m hurdles silver medallist Dharun Ayyasamay. Bu the time the baton reached Anas, Qatar was pulling away. The Indian team was placed fourth at that time. India seemed out of medal contention just when their fastest runner Mohammed Anas took over. The Indian team was placed fourth at that time but the Kerala runner maintained a steady pace to pass two runners and in his final stretch, took off to put India just behind the race leaders. It was up to Arokiya Rajiv, who was part of the 2014 squad that finished fourth, to keep Japan at bay. Rajiv did not give up despite a stiff challenge from Shota Iizuka and ensured the silver meal was sealed for the Indian team.

Congratulations team for winning the medal.

Women’s relay bags Gold at Asian games

Women’s relay bags Gold at Asian games

In the women’s 4X400m event, the Indian quartet of Hima Das, Raju Poovamma, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad and Vismaya Koroth registered a time of 3:28.72 to finish at the top of the podium. Bahrain got silver with 3:30.61 while the quartet from Vietnam clocked their season’s best time of 3:33.23 to bag the bronze medal.

The Indians were off to a great start as Hima gave them the early lead. The Assam teenager produced a superb finishing kick going into the final bend to leave the other runners behind. The other Indian runners built on the lead and claimed what turned out to be a comfortable victory in the end.

Everything played out as per script for the Indian women in the 4×400 m relay on the final day of the athletics program at the 2018 Asian Games. Hima Das, the fastest quarter-miler in the country, gave the lead on the first lap with a searing run, setting a heady tone for the whole race, which the rest did well to consolidate, leaving their opponents in a helpless wake. Clocking an impressive 3:28.72 secs. they ensured India won its fifth 4×400 relay gold medal at the Asian Games on the trot.

What makes the gold even more glittering is that they are a young group. Poovamma, at 28, is the oldest. Sarita Gayakwad is 24, Hima 18 and VK Vismaya 21. Both Povamma and Hima, who undoubtedly is among the most promising young athletes in the continent.

Great going!!!! Congratulations to the winners.

 

Jinson Johnson bags Gold in Men’s 1500m at Jakarta

Jinson Johnson bags Gold in Men’s 1500m at Jakarta

The Indian athletics contingent ended its Asian games campaign with a vest ever show since 1978 with Jinson Johnson bagging gold at Jakarta.

Jinson Johnson (born 15 March 1991) is an Indian middle-distance runner who specializes in the 800 and 1500 metres event. He participated in the 800 m event at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2018 Commonwealth Games he finished fifth setting a new national record in the 1500 mts. by breaking 23 year old record of Bahadur Prasad.

Jinson Johnson clocked 3:44.72 sec to claim the top honors ahead of Iran’s Amir Moradi, who turned in a timing of 3:45.62 sec., his season’s best effort.  Johnson earlier won a silver in the 800m event. Bahrain’s Mohammed Tiouali clocked 3:45.88 sec. ending with a bronze. Johnson was among the front runners right from the start while Tiouali took the early lead. However, Johnson powered away towards the end and the Bahrain athlete was not able to match the Indian’s explosive speed.

Congratulations to Jinson Johnson for getting gold.

 

Removal of OFC’s at Bengaluru

Removal of OFC’s at Bengaluru

Some parts of Bengaluru are facing telecom and internet outages as the BBMP has undertaken a massive drive to remove unauthorized optical fibre cables (OFC). The civic body has been accused of removing even legitimate cables.

The outages are particularly severe in the central business district (CBD) areas such as MG Road, Church Street, Brigade Road, besides in localities like Sanjaynagar, Budigere and Doddakallasandra.  The BBMP began the drive on the orders of Deputy Minister G Parameshwara.

The OFC companies are most irresponsible and do not lay cables in a regulated way. They dig the roads haphazardly and then do not care to cover it up properly. It creates potholes everywhere.  Besides endangering the lives of pedestrians and two-wheeler riders, the illegal OFC’s that are carelessly slung over trees and poles are an eyesore in many party of Bengaluru.

The surprising fact is that the government permitted installations for the past decade (legal or illegal ) and collected the usual kick backs and hafthad and now suddenly they wake up and start dismantling so called illegal installations and putting the common man to suffer.  Is the government and BBMP not accountable ?  According to some citizens the officials who allowed the illegal cables and mobile towers should also be punished.

The unauthorized removal of total cable comes to 504 km. The cables removed according to the zone wise are as under :

East Zone – 148 km, West Zone  –  115 km,  South Zone –  92 km, Bommanahalli – 48 km,  Dasarahalli – 4 km,  Mahadevapura –  69.9 km, RR Nagar –  23.9 km and Yelahanka – 5.2 km.

 

 

Licence will be cancelled if Bars & restaurants flout smoking zone

Licence will be cancelled if Bars & restaurants flout smoking zone

Health is Wealth.

Trade licence will be cancelled now by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for those bars and restaurants who are violating the guidelines of smoking zones.

According to the notification by Government of India any establishment such as bar, restaurant, pub with a seating capacity of less than 30 are not allowed to have smoking zones.   Those establishments which has more than seating capacity of 30 should have a mandatory designated smoking zone with a no-objection certificate from the BBMP tobacco control cell.

Any establishment who is not meeting with the specifications and guidelines of the palike will lose the trade licence.

According to BBMP Chief health officer, Manoranjan Hegde, approximately 50% of the establishments in the city have flouted the specifications.

This drive was brought into force to reduce the ill effects of passive smoking.  Passive smoking has been one of the most neglected health hazards in any metro city.

 

 

 

Manjit Singh waiting to meet his 4 months old son

Manjit Singh waiting to meet his 4 months old son

Quietly going about his business in the men’s 800 metres race, Manjit ended India’s 36-year wait for an Asian Games gold medal in the event.  Standing atop the podium with the national anthem running  in the background, Manjit was the perfect embodiment of a winner who had overcome almost everything life threw at him to rightfully secure his piece of glory.

The journey for Manjit Singh was never easy.  He is been running. Running for a job for the last 2 years.  His contract with ONGC was not signed after 2015.  He has no permanent job.  He has applied for a job with the State Government several times but to no avail.  When he was not undergoing strenuous training at Ooty and Bhutan, he would return home once a year to help his father on the farm and takes care of cattle in their native village, Ujhana, in the Jing district of Haryana.

Surrendering himself to his coach Kumar, Manjit forgot life as it was. He left his family in Jing and found a new home in his training camp. Such was his commitment to the sport and will to turn things around that Manjit visited his home in Jind only once a year. His busy schedule also meant that Manjit would have to stay away from his five-month old son Abir who is yet to see the face of his father.

Neither he nor his coach went to their homes for nearly a year.  He is been involved in training for the Asian games, such has been his schedule that he couldn’t meet his five-month-old son, Abhir. But his spectacular win now ends the long wait for the father-son duo who hasn’t met since Abhir was born.

All the best Manjit Singh for your future achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raid by ACB at Ballari District

Anti Corruption Bureau of Bellari om 29th August 2018  trapped and arrested Shri. Veeresh, PDO, Hampapatna Grama Panchayat while accepting a bribe of Rs.4000/- from a resident of Vyasapura Thanda, Hagaribommana Halli Taluk, Ballari district to release the amount sanctioned in Basava and Ambedkar Housing scheme.   The bribe amount has been seized.

Raid by ACB at Chikkaballapura

ACB conducted a raid on 29th August 2018 over the properties of K.P.Sanjevappa, Executive officer, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, Taluk Panchayat, Chikkaballapura.

Raids were conducted at two places :

  1. B.T.M.Layout, Bengaluru –  his place of residence and
  2. His official quarters at Chikkaballapura.

The properties identified during the raid are :  3 floor building at BTM Layout, Bengaluru, 3 floor building and 1 site at Viratnagar, Beguru, Bengaluru, 1 house at Gottigere, 1 Acre 10 gunta land at Denkenikotte, Sarakkipalli, Tamilnadu and 17 gunta land at Arehalli, Attibelle hobli, 307 gms Gold, 2 kg. 468 gms. silver, 3 cars, 2 two-wheeler’s, bank balance of Rs.12.48 lakhs and Rs.13.57 lakhs worth household items.

Search and verification of properties by the ACB are conducted to find out the source of income.

 

 

Eco friendly Seed Ganeshas

Eco friendly Seed Ganeshas

Go Green, Save Earth.  Plant Trees

Rotary, Bengaluru  has come out with a  project of Rotary Bangalore Green City.

This Ganesha Chaturthi go for Eco friendly seed Ganeshas, 1 feet height cocopeet and visarjan pot is available.  Place your orders before 30th August so that there will  ample time for pick up from the delivery location.   Delivery locations will be shared upon order confirmation.   The Cost of Gowri Idol is Rs.75/- and Ganesha is Rs.550/-.  Ganesha’s idol will sprout into Thulsi after visarjan in the pot.  Please send your order through Whatsapp with the details :

South Bangalore : 9886749270/9900991147

North Bangalore : 9741870088

East Bangalore : 9008967733/9945019681

West Bangalore : 9980559056/9980766699

Please note :  ALL COLLECTIONS FROM THE SALE WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE GIRL CHILD EDUCATION.

 

Azim Premji University – 6th Convocation held on 25th August 2018

Azim Premji University – 6th Convocation held on 25th August 2018

Education means more than acquiring knowledge. Knowledge is power.  It means that knowledge is more powerful than physical strength and no great work can be done without knowledge and education is the fundamental precondition for political development, democracy and social justice.

Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on things in life.

Azim Premji University was established as a not-for-profit, private autonomous university under the Azim Premji University Act 2010 of the Karnataka Legislature.  The Azim Premji Foundation is the sponsor of the university. Azim Premji is the chancellor of the university and Anurag Behar is the vice chancellor.

This year, marks the graduation of the first batch of Undergraduate students, with B.Sc. / B.A. degrees in Physics, Biology, Economics and Humanities. This comprehensive program with multiple majors and minors, combines fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. The sixth batch of Masters students graduated with degrees in Education, Development, Public Policy and Governance and Law.  The convocation was held on 25th August 2018.

The University is deeply committed to diversity and to offering equal opportunity to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through extensive financial and personal support. It has enrolled over 2200 students from over 25 states since inception and currently has a team of 220 people, comprising faculty, researchers and others.

Today, the Foundation with 1000+ employees has field institutes in 40+ districts across 6 states and 1 union territory (Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry) reaching more than 3,50,000 schools across the country.

The Foundation has also set up demonstration schools in Yadgir, Sirohi, Tonk, Dhamtari, Uttarkashi and Udham Singh Nagar to provide quality free education to the local community, at costs and constraints similar to that of rural government schools.

Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal bagged  bronze medal in Table Tennis Mixed Doubles

Manika Batra and Achanta Sharath Kamal bagged bronze medal in Table Tennis Mixed Doubles

The Indian duo lost in the mixed doubles semi-finals 9-11, 5-11, 13-11, 4-11, 8-11 against the Chinese pair of Yingsha Sun and Chuqin Wangin in a one-sided contest which lasted just 39 minutes to settle for the bronze medal.

This is India’s second medal in table tennis at the Asian Games after the men’s team, which also saw Sharath Kamal in action, bagged the bronze medal after going down 0-3 in the men’s team semi-finals against South Korea.

Manika Batra and Achanta sharath fought hard but ultimately they lost to the Chinese pair.  They bagged a historic medial for India.

A huge round of applause for the Indian Doubles table tennis team.  Manika Batra is the 1st female Asiad medallist from India in Table Tennis.

Congratulations to both for securing the bronze medal in the mixed table tennis.

Dutee Chand Bags Silver at Women’s 200 mts.

Dutee Chand Bags Silver at Women’s 200 mts.

Dutee Chand (born 3 February 1996) is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 metres event.  She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games.

The 22 year old clinched a silver medal each in the women’s 100 mts. And 200 mts. In her first Asian Games as she was not allowed to participate in the 2014 while serving a ban under the hyperandrogenism policy of the IAAF.

She joined her illustrious compatriots such as P.T.Usha in the list of athletes who have won more than one medal at Asian Games.

Congratulations Dutee Chand on your achievement.

 

 

Swapna Barman clinches gold in Heptathlon at Jakarta

Swapna Barman clinches gold in Heptathlon at Jakarta

No Indian in the history of heptathlon had won gold before Swapna Barman, with Soma Biswas winning two consecutive silver medals at the 2002 Busan and the 2006 Doha Games and Karnataka’s J.J Shobha winning bronze at the 2006 Games.

Swapna Barman (born 29 October 1996) is an Indian heptathlete. Barman was born in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. She was placed first in the Heptathlon at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships.  She is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme.

She is unusual in having six toes on each foot.  Swapna says ‘pain is the best motivator’. Her mother Basana worked on a tea estate and her father, Panchanan Barman, was a rickshaw driver.

Swapna Barman’s craving for chocolate could well have cost her gold at the Asian Games. Just before her competition began on Tuesday, she started writhing from tooth pain, forcing her to compete with a medicated tape covering her right jaw.

With 6026 points, Swapna won gold by a massive margin, with China’s Wang Qingling coming second with 5954 points and Yuki Yamasaki of Japan notching a personal best of 5873 on way to bronze.

Congratulations to Swapna Barman.  She has become the queen of Heptathlon!!!  It is deemed as the toughest Athletic event and has been conquered by Swapna.

 

Arpinder Singh bags gold in Men’s Triple jump

Arpinder Singh bags gold in Men’s Triple jump

Arpinder Singh  (30 December 1992) is an Indian triple jumper.  He  claimed a bronze medal in the sport in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt company, a company that supports young Indian athletes towards international competitive success, with an especial aim at the Olympics.

Arpinder who has been without a medal in multi sporting events since winning a bronze in the 2014 commonwealth games on August 29, 2018 which is celebrated as National Sports Day in India won gold medal in triple jump event in 18th Asian games.

He covered the distance of 16.77 metres to bag the gold medal. He became the second Indian sportsperson to achieve this landmark. Before him Mohinder Singh Gill won gold medal in triple jump event in 1970 Bangkok Asian games event.  Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan took the silver with a best jump of 16.62m while Shua Cao of China was 3rd with an effort of 16.56m.

There was a familiar face cheering Arpinder Singh on behind the triple jump area at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Wednesday. It was Tajinderpal Singh Toor, the shot putter who had won India’s first athletics gold at these Asian Games. During Toor’s event, Arpinder who is his Games village roommate, had been in the stands behind him, doing a Facebook live of the event, providing live commentary to his fans. Now it was Toor’s turn to return the favour.

Congratulations to Arpinder Singh  for the gold medal.  It was absolutely top effort. His performance has made every Indian happy and proud.

 

Flying Drones – Legal in India from December 1, 2018

Flying Drones – Legal in India from December 1, 2018

Flying of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) or in common parlance, drones, will be legal across India from December 1. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has finalized a national drone policy, and has fixed parameters – including height – for drone flights. From the outset the policy outlines a No Drone Zones. The regulation defines “No Drone Zones” as areas around airports, near international border, Vijay Chowk in Delhi, State Secretariat Complex in state capitals, strategic locations, vital military installations and such.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that drones are a technology platform that has wide-ranging applications from photography to agriculture, from infrastructure asset maintenance to insurance. The new drone policy has a huge digital root. Instead of simply digitizing a paper-based process for registering and operating drones, India has formulated an all-digital process. The Digital Sky Platform is the first-of-its-kind national unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform that implements “no permission, no takeoff” (NPNT).

According to the regulator, foreigners are not permitted to fly drones in the country. “Foreigners are currently not allowed to fly drones in India.

Indian police has adopted this technique for the better management at crowded places and to monitor the people. It is used for the security reasons. It is making the work of policemen way too easy.

The main point to be noted on this regulation is, Civilian can operate it only during the day time and flying will be restricted within visual sight which would be 450 metres. Exception for nano drones and those owned by National Technical Research Organisation and central intelligence agencies, the rest would be registered and issued Unique Identification Number (UIN).

Constitution Museum at Bengaluru by 2020.

Constitution Museum at Bengaluru by 2020.

The state government is planning to establish a Constitution Museum in Bengaluru.  This will be an opportunity for the younger generation to get a feel of the debates in the Constituent Assembly, clarifications and justifications from Ambedkar on every article or section of the Constitution, before it was drafted and the history of Karnataka legislature.

The Social Welfare Department is keen to complete the tender process for the project by December this year and make the museum a reality by the end of 2020. The state government is yet to finalise the land for the museum which would come up on a plot of about 40 acres at a cost of about 110 crore. Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge is keen to develop it as a National Museum of Constitution and Ambedkar Thoughts.

The proposed museum would not only recreate debates of the Constituent Assembly and present a digital interactive system to provide all the information related to our Constitution, but also house a library and a study centre for higher academic courses up to PhD.

It would also showcase the history and evolution of Karnataka Legislature which had its origins in Praja Prathinidhi Parishat, much before India attained Independence. The proposed museum would not only be a centre of academic attraction, but it will also be developed into a tourist destination, according to the Social Welfare Minister.

National Award to 3 teachers from Karnataka

National Award to 3 teachers from Karnataka

Three teachers of State Government schools have been selected for the national ‘best teacher’ awards announced by the Union Ministry for Human Resources Development (MHRD), which will be presented on Teachers’ Day on September 5.

The teachers from Karnataka are Dr M Shivakumar, R N Shaila and Dr G Parameshappa. The teachers will be awarded with `50,000 cash, a silver medal and a certificate’.

Forty-one-year-old Dr Shivakumar works at a government high school in Cheemangala at Shidlaghatta. He has prepared a number of videos explaining mathematics and also a mobile app.

Shaila has been working as a teacher for the past 24 years and was recently transferred to the Deputy Director’s office in Bengaluru North. The 46-year-old was bestowed with the Kempegowda Award in 2013 for her innovative ways of teaching science.

Dr Rameshappa is a physical education instructor at a government PU college’s high school wing at Vijayapura in Devanahalli taluk. He is noted for teaching children aerobics, dance, yoga and sports.

Congratulations to the recipients.

 

 

BBMP to levy land transport cess

BBMP to levy land transport cess

While Bengaluru’s citizens already suffer due to bad roads in the city, they might even have to pay extra because of these very roads. Interestingly, the decision will be taken by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike — the agency responsible for the maintenance of city’s roads.

The cash-strapped Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) seems to be in no mood to give up on an opportunity to fill its coffers. Pinching the people where it hurts the most, the BBMP has decided to levy yet another cess to augment its revenue.

Bengalureans are already paying a hefty property tax, the BBMP has proposed to levy two per cent ‘Land Transport Cess’ on property owners across the city. Enabling the civic body to levy the cess, the BBMP Council will take a decision on Tuesday to submit a proposal to the state government to amend the Karnataka Municipal Act (KMC).

Currently, the BBMP has been levying four different cesses — library, labour, garbage and beggar. Adding to the list, a new cess on land transport will be collected and handed over to the land transport department, according to sources in the BBMP.

Bangaloreans have pointed out that despite the civic body collecting solid waste management cess, the city is crippled with a garbage crisis.  Some are of the opinion that the levy of additional cess will be a double jeopardy for honest tax payers.  Numerous cesses are being collected but there is no clarity on what the money is being utilized for.

Some citizens are of the opinion that the roads should be differentiated first as Good, Bad and Ugly Roads. They are of the  opinion Good roads are one which are white cemented recently, Bad Roads are one which are being asphalted now and then and Ugly roads are one which have many pot holes and are not asphalted at all and only during election flag end of the year gets asphalted. So properties falling under these three categories they can impose Land Transport tax ranging from 2 percent, 1 percent and Nil percent respectively

It is like first dig up the roads, then forget about patching them, wait for rains to destroy them further, dig up again, wait for a few motorists to die, and then pass the expense to the honest tax paying public.

Table Tennis Men’s team wins Bronze at Jakarta

Table Tennis Men’s team wins Bronze at Jakarta

Indian Table Tennis men’s team settled for a historic bronze medal after losing 0-3 to South Korea in semifinals at the 18th Asian games.

The team comprising of G.Sathyyan, Achanta Sharath Kamal and A.Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj couldn’t fight against the mighty Koreans.  G.Sathiyan suffered a 11-9,3-11,9-11,3-11 loss to Lee Sangsu in the opening game.  Experienced Sharath Kamal, then entrusted the responsibility of bringing back India and he fought before going down 9-11,9-11,11-6,11-7,8-11 to young Sik Jedug.  In the 3rd game Amalraj was beaten  5-11,7-11,11-4,7-11 by Woojin Jang of South Korea.

Congratulations to the team.

 

 

Joshna Chinappa gets Bronze medal in Squash Singles at Jakarta

Joshna Chinappa gets Bronze medal in Squash Singles at Jakarta

Joshna Chinappa (born 15 September 1986 in Kopdagu, Karnataka) is an Indian professional Squash player.  She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016. Joshna was the first Indian to win the British Squash Championship title in 2003 in the under 19 category and was also the youngest Indian women’s national champion.  Joshna Chinappa is the first beneficiary of Mittal Champions Trust.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Chinappa along with Dipika Pallikal Karthink won the squash women’s doubles gold medal, making it India’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal in the sport. The pair won a Silver medal at the event’s 2018 Gold Coast edition losing to team New Zealand, Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.

Joshna Chinappa won a bronze for India after losing to Malaysias Subramaniam Sivasangari 1-3 in the semi-finals.

She is an Arjun award Winner for Squash.  Congratulations to Joshna Chinappa.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik wins bronze medal in Single Squash at Jakara

Dipika Pallikal Karthik wins bronze medal in Single Squash at Jakara

Dipika Pallikal Karthik born 21 September 1991 is an Indian professional squash player. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings.  Dipika Pallikal came to prominence in 2011, when she won three WISPA tour titles to attain a career-best ranking of 13th. She broke into the top 10 in December 2012.

Dipika Pallikal was born in Chennai to a Malayali family.  She is the daughter of Sanjiv and Susan Pallikal, originally from the state of Kerala.  Her mother played international cricket for the Indian Women’s team.  Dipika Pallikal Karthik played her first international tournament in London when she was in her sixth grade, and won several tournaments on the European Junior Squash Circuit.

India’s Dipika Pallikal, who won a bronze in 2014 Asian Games, lost to the Malaysian stalwart and former world number one Nicol David 0-3 (7-11 9-11 6-11).

Dipika Pallikal is also an Arjuna Award winner and a Padma Shree winner.  Congratulations to Dipika Pallikal Karthik.

 

Saina Nehwal bags Bronze Medal in Badminton

Saina Nehwal bags Bronze Medal in Badminton

Saina Nehwal   (born 17 March 1990) is an Indian professional badminton singles player. A former world no. 1, she has won over 23 international titles, which include ten Super-series titles. Although she reached the world’s 2nd in the 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall the second Indian player – after Prakash Padukone  – to achieve this feat. She has represented India three times in the Olympics winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.

Saina Nehwal clinched bronze after losing to reigning World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the Asian Games 2018 women’s singles badminton semifinal.  The Indian shuttler went down fighting against her higher-ranked opponent as the match ended 17-21, 14-21 in 36 minutes. This is the first time that an Indian woman shuttler has claimed a singles medal at the Asian Games and it was also the first singles medals in badminton after the 1982 Asiad when Syed Modi won the bronze.

Congratulations to Saina Nehwal.

Saurav Ghoshal bags squash bronze medal in Jakarta

Saurav Ghoshal bags squash bronze medal in Jakarta

Saurav Ghosal born 10 August 1986  in Kolkata, West Bengal is a professional squash player from India and reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 14 in February 2018. He completed his schooling at Lakshmipat Singhania Academy in Kolkata.  Saurav started playing squash in his hometown of Kolkata, at the Kolkata Racquet Club.

Saurav moved to Chennai after completing his school and was based at the ICL squash academy in Chennai and coached by Major (Rtd) Maniam and Cyrus Poncha in Chennai.

India’s top-ranked squash player had come close to winning it in the previous 3 editions of the quardrennial event but had to eventually settle for bronze at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou games while he won a silver at the 2014 Incheon games.

An injured Saurabh settled for a bronze when he went donw 12-10, 13-11, 6-11, 5-11, 6-11 to lower seed Leo Au of Hong Kong China in the semifinals.

Congratulations to Saurav Ghoshal.

 

Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav wins bronze in Kurash

Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav wins bronze in Kurash

India’s Kurash contingent, which did not have money to even pay for its kits, has beaten all odds to land medals at the Asian Games through teenager Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav. Jadhav hails from Belgaum, Karnataka  made history by winning the bronze in the 52kg category. The sport is making its debut at the Asian Games.  Yallappa went down 0-10 in the semi-final to settle for the bronze.

It is a remarkable effort from the girl in a sport that is almost unheard of in India. Questions were raised about the team’s participation at the Games and the Indian Olympic Association had said the athletes would have to pay for their kits as they come from a non-recognized Kurash Association of India (KAI).

Most of the 14 members in the kurash squad come from a judo background as the two sports are very similar. Jadhav have won judo medals in international competitions and an instant medal prospects at the Games. As most of the team members could not afford the kit worth Rs 35,000, they arranged money to buy at least the jersey and track suit.

Jadhav is one of the four daughters of a farmer based in Belgaum. She too had to fund herself to reach here.

Congratulations to Malaprbha Yallappa Jadhav.  India, as a nation rejoices in her remarkable achievement.