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Saurav Ganguly lauds Virat Kohli for his performances and feels that he is best captain who can take the Indian Cricket team to next level and be number one in Test in true sense but that is possible only after winning in every part of the world.

Currently Indian cricket team is sitting at the number one position in Tests after winning the India-New Zealand test series. Virat Kohli has proved himself as most successful captain overseas but the Indian team will have to face the real challenge in England, South Africa and Australia.

Saurav Ganguly gave his interview to one of the leading newspaper in which he shared his thoughts about Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team. He is sure that Indian cricket team will win 50% of the remaining tests at home and real tough time will start after when the team will be playing in South Africa, England and Australia.

He also believes that Virat Kohli under his captaincy will Indian team will move forward only as he is a honest captain who has his own opinion. He may make some mistakes but that is part and parcel of the sport. He wish him all the best knowing that it will be bit difficult for Indian cricket team in England and Australia in the home Tests.

Australia is a tough team to win as it can be seen in their past records in 90s and 2000s, but the Indian team has the potential to go far. We all know that Australians dominated everywhere and pose a good challenge for all teams. Saurav said that they have a good leader and spinners are bowling well which is a great strength for them. But we have Mohammad Shammi, Bhuvnashwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav who have bowled well with good pace and troubled the batsmen, So we also have good team.

He further said that the performance of New Zealand team is one of the worst in India for some time and they could have performed better.

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DEVANSHI ALL SET TO BRING LAURELS FOR THE COUNTRY IN SHOOTING

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The outstandingly brilliant junior national champion in shooting Devanshi Rana primarily hailing from Garhwal, Uttarakhand and daughter of the internationally popular shooter and four times Asian gold medalist Jaspal Rana, has left for Australia on 16th March to participate in the World Junior Shooting Championships starting from 21st March till 29th.

Born and brought up in Delhi, Devanshi received adequate training in shooting from his globally famed shooter father having brought laurels for the nation by bagging four international gold medals Jaspal Rana who is also her mentor, guide and coach. It may be recalled that Jaspal Rana is the chief coach of the international shooting team while his brother, also a perfect shooter Subhash Rana being the technical ( Range) officer .

According to the father of Jaspal Rana and Devanshi’s grandfather Narayan Singh Rana who’d left no stone unturned to train the entire family in shooting and even left his job as a Commando to train Jaspal and instil in him tremendous amount of confidence and sporting spirit to bring Gold medals in Asian games, Devanshi had been given place in the international junior shooting team for two international competitions to be held in Australia between 21st to 29th March.

Highly intrumental in setting the Jaspal Rana Shooting Academy in Uttarakhand giving adequate training to good number of budding shooters of the state as well as from various parts of the country Narayan Singh Rana had also been the minister in Uttarakhand government in the past.

According to Rana, Devanshi would be participating in the 10 meter air pistol and 25 meters sports pistol competition in Australia. He added that Devanshi had in the past won Gold medals in the national junior shooting championships and as such the Rifle Association of India had tried her outstanding shooting expertise on trial basis. The outstanding junior shooters were thereafter chosen on the basis of their first second and third ranks.

Grand daughter of the former UK minister and president of Uttarakhand Rifle Association Narayan Singh Rana and daughter of Internationally acclaimed shooter Jaspal Rana Devanshi is all set to win and bring laurels for the country and the state she belongs to. We wish her all the very best in her shooting endeavours.
SUNIL NEGI

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Just as the mind is important to help us grow intellectually, our body and physique is necessary to help us maintain our health. One of the easiest way to keep ourselves fit is by delving into sports, be it of any kind. Sports is of undeniable significance in our daily life, as it hones the body just like a good book helps the mind. Indulging ourselves in sports is not only advantageous to our health, but also helps us in leading a more disciplined life. Therefore, by practicing any sport, processional or as a form of leisure activity, we are only going to gain in some way or the other.
When an athlete runs towards the finish line or when a batsman waits patiently to face the ball coming at him at 70 km/h, he/she has only one thing on his/her mind, and that is, to be better than every other player on the field for that one moment. This competitive spirit can be involved only through sports, and it is of utmost value for the development of one’s character. Sports is the lifeblood of life, and it is directly proportional to the essence of a man’s behaviour, and how he leads his life. Physical activities have more to do with the conclusive good traits that are invoked in a man due to practicing a sport, than the winning or losing of the game itself. No matter what the end-result of one particular game, man is always rewarded by playing, it’s a win-win situation ultimately.
Sports is not just important for physical strength it also improves the mental and emotional strength of an individual. This is one of the reason why sports is made compulsory in many of the schools and colleges. Sports should be given as equal priority as education.

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PRODIGY FOOTBALLER MEETS HER SAD END IN AUSTRALIA

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Sometimes the God is so unkind and ruthless that most tragic, highly shocking and unfortunately anguishing incidents happen making everybody shell shocked. It’s undoubtedly a hard fact that whoever has taken birth on this earth has to go one day and its a mandatory rule of the Almighty. Some go earlier while some after enjoying the life to the full attaining whatever they’d wished.

But when a person leaves this universe at an adoloscent age while making his or her career as a shining star the tragedy not only catastrophically shocks everyone but also leaves his or her parents and near and dear ones alive for no reason or purpose of life.

I am talking here about one such hugest tragedy of a budding and highly talented prodigy footballer Nitisha Negi who met her last in Australia perhaps two days ago where she had gone to participate on behalf of the Schools Games Federation of India representing our country as one of the players of the India students football team. Because of her inborn talent as a prodigy footballer having won number of awards and felicitations at such a tender age earlier, Nitisha Negi was sent to Australia by the School Games Federation of India to participate in the prestigious Pan Pacific Asian Games where she met with the tragedy at the sea while clicking pictures having got surreptitiously swept away in the sea tides.

The body of late Nitisha Negi, an excellent footbal prodigy will reach Delhi on 16th December, 2017 for cremation. Her body will be kept for ANTIM DARSHAN AND SHRADHANJALI at Garhwal Bhawan on Saurday the 16th, from 5 to 8 PM to be finally consigned to flames. Nitisha’ s untimely tragic demise has sent shock waves in the entire football fraternity of India as well as, amongst the Uttarakhand community globally.

While expressing our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family I on behalf of the Uttarakhand Journalists Forum prray to Almighty to give peace to the pious soul and enough strenghth to the aggrieved family to bear this most irreperable loss. In the meanwhile the union minister of state for textiles and member of parliament from Almora Uttarakhand Ajay Tamta visited the parents at the deceased prodigy’s house and shared the grief with them.

Ajay Tamta assured the aggrieved parents of Nitisha of all possible financial assistence through the Uttarakhand CM’s discreationery fund and stringent action against the officials responsible for their negligence in this shocking episode. He was accompanied by Dr. Vinod Bacheti,Chairman DPMI. Om Shanti
SUNL NEGI, President, Uttarakhand Journalists Forum

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