Monday, September 13, 2010

Innovations for Everyone campaign

Innovations for Everyone campaign
2010-09-13 19:44:37 - New Delhi - Nksagar -Sagar Media Managing Director of the Fox International Channel, National Geographic Network in India, Keertan Adhyanthaya said Innovations for Everyone campaign is open to people from all walks of life.

Volkswagen and National Geographic Channel today launched a unique initiative to identify the potential of relevant innovations that could lead to technological and scientific breakthroughs to improve quality of life.The campaign will hunt for individuals who have conceptualized radical ideas that have the mettle to make a difference to society and the country.

The innovations will be evaluated across three categories;
Technology Edge- a breakthrough project on investing something new, Re-energizing Edge- a breakthrough project re-inventing and improving any existing invention and Environment Edge - a breakthrough project to save the environment.

To enable this , Volkswagen and National Geographic channel have collaborated with FITT (Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer), the industrial interface of IIT Delhi Indian Institute of Technology'. Role of FITT , has been in fistering technology development ,technical consultancy and collaborative R & D.

The campaign is open tp people from all walks of life.The Participants can be anyone who has an idea however small in magnitude,but big in impact that could make a significant difference to the society and the country.

Nishant Joshi

Sushil Kumar wins gold WWC creates history

Nksagar-Sagar Media -New Delhi Sept 13 2010:
Sushil Kumar made history by becoming the first Indian to win a World wrestling championship gold medal when he overpowered home favourite Alan Gogaev to win the 66kg freestyle title in Moscow on Sunday.Sushil overpowered home favourite Alan Gogaev to win the 66kg freestyle title in Moscow on Sunday.The exciting 3-1 victory in the title-bout also made Sushil the first Indian grappler to bag Olympic and World championship medals. The 27-year-old already holds the Asian and Commonwealth titles.

In the rounds Sushil convincingly defeated Anastasios Akritidis of Greece (6-0), Martin Sebastian Daum of Germany
(4-1) and Batzorig Buyanjar of Mongolia (9-1) before rallying to beat reigning European champion Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan (4-3). Sushil historic triumph came after in the final, Sushil got the better of Gogaev in two straight rounds, winning 2-1 and 1-0 and sealing a historic triumph.The Delhi wrestler had won the bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, becoming the second Indian wrestler, the first being K.D. Jadhav, to achieve the distinction.

Last year in Denmark, Ramesh Kumar had broken India's long medal drought in the World championship by returning a bronze in the 74-kg category.The other World championship medalists from India were Uday Chand (bronze in 1961), Bishambhar Singh (silver in 1967) and Alka Tomar (bronze in 2006).

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President G.S. Mander was quick to hail Sushil's feat.“Sushil had proved his mettle at every level and now he has done it at the World level. It is a big thing to be the World, Asian and Commonwealth champion at the same time,” Mander said.

Sushil had won the Commonwealth championship in Jalandhar in December last and the Asian title here in May.

“In the midst of so much negative publicity doing the rounds (due to drug abuse in Indian sport), this is a welcome change,” Mander added.The WFI Secretary and former Asian Games gold medallist Kartar Singh, too, expressed his joy after Sushil won the gold.“I am very happy with his achievement. The country expected him to win the gold and he did it,” said Kartar.“When I spoke to him, he said that it was due to God's grace. He said the competition was very tough, especially the semifinal against the European champion was a difficult bout.“ I had advised Sushil to give his best even against the fancied Russian wrestler (in the final) as such chances come very rarely in life, so he should grab it with both hands,” Kartar said.

Kartar hoped that the Commonwealth Games gold at home should not be a difficult thing to achieve for Sushil.The WFI declared that a befitting welcome and suitable reward await the star wrestler on his return from Moscow.

The 1982 Asian Games gold medallist, Satpal, also showered praise on Sushil. “He had prepared well, otherwise it is not easy to win five straight bouts in day.“Undoubtedly, he is the best wrestler India has ever produced. His humility and sincerity has made him what he is,” said Satpal.

Delhi CWG 2010 - 7K athletes of contingents

Delhi 2010 set to become largest Commonwealth Games in history

New Delhi, September 10, 2010: Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi today announced that around 7000 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories will make next month’s Games the biggest in the history of the Commonwealth Games. There were approximately 5,800 athletes and team officials in attendance in Melbourne.

“We are delighted to announce that Delhi 2010 is set to become the largest ever Commonwealth Games and are confident that it will be conducted smoothly,” said Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Secretary-General Dr. Lalit K. Bhanot. “This number is likely to go up as the Commonwealth Games Federation has a policy for accepting late entries and there are many requests.”

“More importantly, there are many World, Olympic, Commonwealth Games and continental champions among the participants,” he said. “We are sure that the paying spectators and the TV audiences across the world will enjoy watching these athletes perform in the world class facilities created here.

“Of course, we are confident that the athletes in 17 disciplines and four Para Sport events (150 athletes) will like the facilities here and deliver very good performances. They will also enjoy living in the Games Village, built to accommodate 7200 persons, and find that it the best they have experienced in multi-discipline events,” he said.

India will field the biggest contingent of more than 600 athletes and team officials while Bostwana will be the smallest with less than five athletes and officials.

Many nations are sending their largest contingents to a Commonwealth Games outside their home nations.

These include
• Australia (550)
• England (525)
• Canada (400)
• New Zealand (325)
• Malaysia (325)
• Scotland (300)
• Wales (240)

With a 220-strong contingent, South Africa will be biggest team from Africa.
India’s neighbours Pakistan and Sri Lanka will send contingents of around 125 each. Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales will keep their record as the only nations to participate in all editions of the Commonwealth Games when they compete in Delhi 2010.

The exact number of athletes will be known only when the Delegation Registration Meetings (DRM) are held between September 16 and October 2, 2010. Until this process is complete, the Organising Committee is not allowed by the Commonwealth Games Federation to reveal the names of the individual athletes.

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