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Wish to see more women being conferred with Khel Ratna in future: Debasree Chaudhuri

first_img COMMENT 1 week ago Rohit Sharma expresses gratitude on Khel Ratna Award, says ‘It is a big motivating factor’ Read | Khel Ratna Award: Vinesh Phogat, Manika Recommended For India’s Highest Sporting HonourDebashree Chaudhuri also said that women have what it takes to be a great sportsperson and that age is no bar for Indian sportswomen. She also cited examples of young sportswomen like Monika Batra, Deepa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Rani Rampal as well as elderly sportswomen like Chandra Tomar, Prakashi Tomar and Sardarni Man Kaur who have been contributing to the sports sector. Debashree Chaudhuri also stated that women have the power to be successful sportswomen even after getting married and having babies and gave examples of Serena Williams and Sania Mirza. She also hailed the Ministry of Women and Child Development for giving importance to the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ which has encouraged girls to take up sports. FOLLOW US Janvi Manchanda Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 14:49 IST Wish To See More Women Being Conferred With Khel Ratna In Future: Debasree Chaudhuri Debasree Chaudhuri, Minister of State for Woman & Child Development said that she wishes to see more women being honoured with Khel Ratna & Dronacharaya Award. “I wish we see more women being conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Dronacharya Award in the future. The practice of sports is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising sports without discrimination of any kind,” said Debashree Chaudhuri. Debashree Chaudhuri on SportswomenDebashree Chaudhuri addressed a webinar on ‘Women Shaping the Future of Modern Sports’ on Saturday. The digital event was organized by FICCI to celebrate the National Sports Day 2020. During her address, she encouraged women to join sports and take it seriously. She also said that she wishes to see sportswomen winning more awards.  Secretary of Sports, Youth, Art, Culture and Tourism, Jharkhand, Pooja Singhal said, “Jharkhand has, since long, had a bright history of strong women participating at various competitive levels. In the last few National Games, Jharkhand has been one of the states that have the highest percentage of women sportspersons across all sporting disciplines. Jharkhand’s New Sports Policy has laid significance in identifying talent at the grassroots level in Hockey, Football, Archery, and athletics. In the forthcoming FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, 8 tribal girls from Jharkhand have been selected for the national team.” 2 weeks ago Khel Ratna Award: Vinesh Phogat, Manika recommended for India’s highest sporting honour Contingent of Bike Riders in 2020 Republic Day Parade is an act par excellence. They exuded the courage, confidence, sportsmanship, calm and composure at the same time.#FICCIWebinar on Women shaping the future of Indian Sports on #NationalSportsDay2020. pic.twitter.com/AG5uTg6xSx— Debasree Chaudhuri (@DebasreeBJP) August 29, 2020 WE RECOMMENDcenter_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV First Published: 30th August, 2020 14:48 IST Debasree Chaudhuri, Minister of State for Woman and Child Development said that she hoped to see more women being honoured with Khel Ratna and Dronacharaya Award while addressing a webinar on National Sports Day 2020. She also said that sports must be played without discrimination and that sports films have encouraged women to take part in sports. Women should not only see sports as a career but also a way of life added Debashree Chaudhuri during her address.  Read | Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards To Be Conferred Virtually On Aug 29Speaking on the occasion, the Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee, Olympian Archer Deepika Kumari said, “However, we have seen a sea-change. We now have well- equipped sports academies in the country and the infrastructure for sports has improved manifold. I’m confident India will win more Olympic medals in the future.”Read | Rohit Sharma Expresses Gratitude On Khel Ratna Award, Says ‘It Is A Big Motivating Factor’Stressing on the importance of mental health in sports, Arjuna Awardee and former Olympian swimmer, Nisha Millet said, “We need to confront the mental health issues faced by sportspersons. The athletes spend a lot of time away from their families and therefore, it is very important to speak about the mental health of our athletes. The sportspersons face a lot of pressure at the highest level and therefore the conversation about mental health is very important.”Read | Sprinter Hima Das Nominated For Khel Ratna AwardShabnam Panjwani, Co-Chair, FICCI Sports and Youth Affairs Committee and EVP, Edelweiss said that the webinar will kickstart the process of mitigating problems in the sports sector and aid support women in playing for the country. “Jharkhand is right at the forefront of being a change maker and creating a sports ecosystem. Best sporting stories come from smaller towns and villages,” said Panjwani. She also spoke about Edelweiss’s association with sportswomen while praising Jharkhand’s sportswomen spirit. Read | Rani Rampal, Khel Ratna Awardee Leave SAI Centre To Attend Virtual National Sports Awards(With inputs from ANI) 1 week ago Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards to be conferred virtually on Aug 29 1 week ago Rani Rampal, Khel Ratna awardee leave SAI centre to attend virtual National Sports Awards Written By 2 weeks ago Tamil Nadu Guv Purohit lauds Mariyappan Thangavelu on winning Khel ratna award SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Cavani Brace Sends PSG Seven Points Clear

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have moved seven points clear at the top of the table after Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani netted a brace in a 3-0 win over OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes on Friday night.Cavani took his tally to 11 goals in the league with a first half brace before Brazilian defender Dante scored an own goal in the second half to make it a comprehensive 3-0 victory for the home side.The win takes Unai Emery’s men seven points clear of champions AS Monaco who have a tough away day at Bordeaux. Top Two:1. PSG 29 points (11 games)2. Monaco 22 points (10 games)RelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Thrash Monaco To Take League TitleApril 16, 2018In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Convincing Montpellier WinJanuary 28, 2018In “Europe”Review: Rampant PSG On Rampage In French Ligue 1November 19, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Games Council convinced PNG is Games ready

first_imgWhen addressing the local and international media today, Pacific Games Council (PGC) president Vidhya Lakhan congratulated the PNG Government for its efforts.“After visiting all the venues this week, we were surprised with the amount of work compared to our last visit in getting the games venues ready.“All venues are ready after being tested and trialled and there are no issues.“They’re far better than in past Games so congratulations to the PNG Government,” he said.The PGC was also grateful for the people of the host city, Port Moresby, for the support provided to the Games Organising Committee.The council is confident that the Games will be an excellent event and a success.Four thousand athletes and officials from 24 countries will be involved in the Games.last_img read more