Archive | August 2016

336. Why India struggles to win medals in Olympics?

Every four years every Indian dreams that his/her country should  win atleast some medals in Olympics. But, with much difficulty some sportspersons come forward to save the pride of India.  At that time the State Government and the Central Government announces some prize money for winning medals in Olympics. Is it enough?

What is the reason for this struggle?  Many sportspersons come from economically weaker section. Many people give up sports for lack of money/sponsorship for training and participating in events. The common reasons we hear are poor stamina, poor diet, poor infrastructures and poor physique. Can we overcome all these and prepare ourselves to give a tough fight to our opponents in next olympics. Our sportspersons are rarely upto the mark compared to our opponents who come well prepared. They seem to be more confident, more fit mentally and physically.

Our intention is not to find fault with our people. it is proved that  Indians are more intelligent than others. We have to find a proper solution to this problem, using our brain. First, expert committee consisting of experts in each and every type of sport/event of olympics, state level as well as nation level  has to be formed. The state level experts team has to visit all districts in the state and conduct sport events in all types of games for school/college students. They have to select talented people in an unbiased manner. All the selected sportspersons are to be given training facilities and dedicated coaches, free of cost. The expert committee should test their talents every month and polish & improve the talents in a good way. The studies by private coaching has to be arranged for these persons,   at free of cost. In addition, the family of these children should get some financial support throughout the year.The expenditure for participating in sports event has to be borne by the Government.

Those who are talented and crossed the age of a student should be given full time training  free of cost. The selection for this group has also to be done first at state level and then at centre level. As the earning member of the family has come out for training, The State as well as Central Government should give sufficient amount to the family every month. For them also, all expenditure related to participation in sports events at national and international level, has to be borne by the Government.

If our sportspersons are given proper attention,  our country will get more medals in next olympics.

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335. Youngest headmaster in the world

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Babar Ali is living in Bhabta village at Belganda in Murshidabad, West Bengal. He started teaching  his sister after returning from school at the age of nine. Gradually the villagers started to join learning from him. Now, it has become an outdoor school with about 800 students. Some more students like Babar Ali act as teachers in evening hours. The tuition fee is free for the children as they all come from economically backward families.

Since there is no Government or private school nearby, all the village families show interest in sending their children to this school. In 2009, Babar Ali was awarded  “Real Heroes Award” by CNN-IBN. Now Babar Ali is 23 years old and recognized as the youngest headmaster in the world.

Now Babar Ali is studying in college. Many people started to support him morally and financially. He is the first member of the family to get education. His aim is to educate all the children in the village. See the fire in the heart of an average boy from a small village. He ignored all criticism, as many people want to make their children as an earning member instead of  a student. Many students do  part time jobs and help their family. The West Bengal Government has recognized this school.

Since all the teachers and the headmaster are young, the school children easily move with them. They listen to their words and show interest in studies.

Let us salute him for dreaming and making his dreams come true.

333. Mambazha Pulissery

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For chapathi, puri and roti, we need more & more new side dishes.  I tried mambazha pulissery which goes well with all the items.

Ingredients needed :

Riped mango – 1

Green chilly – 4

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Coconut oil – 1/2 tsp

Coconut – 2 tbs

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Curd – 4 tbs

Corriander leaves – 1 bunch

Method of preparation :

Cut mango into small pieces, after removing the skin. Cook it in a vessel with one cup of water. Grind coconut, Jeera and green chillies. In a kadai, put coconut oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds and asafoetida. Add ground paste and saute. Put cooked mango and salt. After 5 minutes, add curd and leave for 2 minutes. Put corriander leaves and switch off the gas. The tasty mango pulissery is ready.

 

332. Yogasana 7 – Naukasana

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While doing this yoga, our body takes the shape of a boat. So, it is known as Naukasana. Let us see how to do this.

First we have to lie flat on the floor. First inhale air and while exhaling, we have to raise the upper portion as well as lower portion of the body slowly so that our eyes,   fingers and toes come in a line. Then, we should lean the head and shoulders backward and touch the knees with the fingers. While doing this, the legs should be straight and the whole body should be in the shape of a boat. After a few seconds, we should come back to the normal position and repeat the process.

While doing this yogasana, the inner parts of the abdomen get contracted and their functioning improves. The unwanted fat stored is cleared out. The muscles are getting toned which gives relief from hernia and kidney problems. It also removes nervous tension and reduces imbalance.

330. First Indian Women fighter pilots

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All the Indian women should celebrate this proud moment. The three women, in their early 20s, created history as India’s first women fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. India’s first women fighter pilots – Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chatuvedi and Mohana Singh – were commissioned in the Indian Air Force. Each has cleared the first stage of training and has about 150 hours of flying. After getting their wings today as flying officers, they will train for six months on the Advanced Jet Fighter – the British-built Hawk – they will be assigned fighters and their squadrons.

The government decided to open the fighter stream for women on an experimental basis for five years. But combat roles in the Army and the Navy are still off limits due to a combination of operational concerns and logistical constraints. Women pilots were first included in 1991, for choppers and transport aircrafts.

According to Bhawana it was her dream to fly like a free bird since her childhood which inspired her to join IAF. Avani was inspired by Army officers in her family and had few hours of flying experience in the flying club of her college, which inspired her to join the IAF.  Mohana  aspired to make her parents proud by becoming a fighter pilot and fly the best of the fighter in the IAF. She dreamt of being part of the future combat missions and fight for the nation when duty calls for guarding the nation’s skies.

According to official sources, it takes Rs 15 crore to train a fighter pilot.  Air Chief Arup Raha has reportedly said that the woman fighters would get no preference and will be assigned as per requirements of the force. Despite having encountered bad weather, thunder, lightning, uncertainties and hazards of flying, nothing could deter these three flying cadets from achieving their goal. The strength of women officers (all the three wings combined) comprises 5.4% (3,177) of the total strength (59,380).