Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban crowned champions of MYFC 2013

Beat Don Bosco, Panjim 4 – 1

This is the third consecutive MYFC title won by a Kolkata based school

Bangalore, April 22, 2013:

Kolkata’s Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban was crowned Champion of the Mahindra Youth Football Challenge 2013 at the Bangalore Football Stadium, today. This is the third consecutive MYFC title won by a Kolkata based school. While Sukantanagar Vidhya Niketan won the inaugural edition in 2011, Pandua SBS High School triumphed last year. The tournament gave India’s finest under-14 football players from schools across six Indian cities a wonderful opportunity to display their skills and battle it out in a series of highly competitive matches.

The Mahindra Youth Football Challenge is the Mahindra Group’s commitment to promote football at the grassroots level. The company has partnered with Scottish football giants, Celtic Football Club, who will take on the responsibility of training and developing young talent identified through the initiative.

Mohammad Habib, Umesh Das and Sumit Das stole the limelight with their superlative performances to help fashion a 4 -1 victory over Don Bosco High School Panjim to emerge champions. The Kolkata team had impressed coaches from Celtic FC and onlookers with their excellent performances that proved too strong for their counterparts from Goa.

In a first half that was marked by a high-speed attacking game by Kolkata, the prolific Umesh Das scored the first goal with a sharp hit that caught the Panjim goalkeeper unaware in the 3rd minute of the game. In the 13th minute, this was followed by a second by striker Habib. The boys continued to show case their unbeatable skill as a third goal was scored off a rebound by striker Sumit Das and a fourth off a header by Mohammad Habib shortly before half time.

The second half was characterized by better-quality defence by the team from Panjim. Trailing four goals to none, the boys from Don Bosco took the field with rejuvenated vigour which resulted in a confidence-building goal by Glevito S. Miranda in the 49th minute of the final match. However, the efforts were not enough to turn the game in their favour. Umesh Das from Kolkata was adjudged the Star Performer of the match for his outstanding performance in the high-pressure match.

Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban Kolkata took home Rs 50,000 and a glittering trophy for their efforts while runner-up Don Bosco High School Panjim won a prize of Rs 30,000.

St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School Calicut’s Leon Augustine was adjudged the best striker, while the best goalkeeper award went to Aaron Koli of Don Bosco High School, Mumbai; Md. Habib of Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban Kolkata was named best Midfielder, while the best defender was Suman Dutta from Kolkata.

The winners received the trophies and certificates from chief guests A. R. Khalil (Vice President, All Indian Football Federation and President, Karnataka State Football Association), Carlton Chapman, Ex-Indian Captain, Vivek B Singh, JT. Managing Director – Procam International Ltd, Jose Baretto, former I-League player, Satish Pillai, Dhyanchand awardee for athletics and Bronze medalist Asian Games.

The list of 22 players short-listed for the 4 day training camp was also announced. To be conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches from Celtic FC, 2 – 4 boys will be chosen to travel to Glasgow to train at the home of Celtic FC.

Result: Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban (Kolkata) 4 (Mohammad Habib 2, Umesh Das 1; Sumit Das 1) bt Don Bosco High School, Panjim, Goa 1 (Glevito S Miranda 1).
List of shortlisted players

Bijoy Banik
Aaron Koli
Lazim Ali
Suman Dutta
Dhiraj Chauhan
Pavan Chitta
Umesh Das
Rudraksh Bajaj
Rahul Swami
Sunil Rajbangshi
Leon Augustine
Glevito S Miranda
Keshab Das Munshi
Kapil Tyagi
Nuchiketta Dutt
Shantanu Debnath
Nathan Fernandes
Kiera James Kenneth Adams
Mohammad Habib
Javed Hasan
Aryaman Singh Kanwar
Sandeep Roy

Union Tourism Minister to Inaugurate New Campus of Iittm at Noida Today

Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi will inaugurate the new campus of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITM) at Noida today. The new campus is spread over 10 acres of land in Sec 62 of Noida The campus has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 27.70 crore.

Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and is one of the premier institutes in South Asia offering education, training, research and consultancy in sustainable management of tourism, travel and other allied sectors.

IITTM, Delhi offers two year PGDM programme in tourism & leisure. It has pan India presence with its centers at Gwalior, Nellore, Delhi, Goa and Bhubaneswar.

IITTM Delhi was started in 2007 from a temporary campus in IHM Pusa. It has contributed in various capacity building programmes of the Government and has been instrumental in training of more than 5000 students under Earn while you learn, Capacity Building for Service Providers, Hunar Se Rozgar etc. schemes. IITTM, Delhi is committed to developing quality human resources for tourism, allied services and has been serving as a focal point for higher tourism education and has a unique distinction of 100% placement of its eligible students since inception.

The Institute is committed towards tourism sensitization and capacity building and in this endeavor has trained many officials of organizations like Bureau of Immigration, tourism officers of various states etc. apart from imparting training to the Regional Level Guides. IITTM, Delhi faculty has won many accolades for research projects for Ministry of Tourism and other state governments, like Evaluation Study of Visa on Arrival Scheme, Hunar Se Rozgar Scheme, Problems and Prospects of accessible tourism in India, analyzing the factors responsible for slow down of tourist arrivals to India, Evaluation study of the Market Development Assitance scheme, Development of Beach Tourism and Visitor Facility Management in Kerala etc.These researches have contributed a great deal in policy formulation as well as the implementation.

To promote tourism education at all levels IITTM, Delhi has collaborated with CBSE for promotion of tourism education at secondary school level. The centre has also been actively involved in the designing of the tourism curriculum for the National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework.

Recently IITTM, Delhi has won the prestigious “National India Education Excellence Award ” for the “Best Institute in Tours and Travel Education” in the country for 2013, awarded by Time Research.

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to a Conference

at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday-Saturday, 25-27 April, 2013
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building
'Thinking through Law:
South Asian histories and the legal archive'

in association with
Prof. Neeladri Bhattacharya,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
Dr. Rashmi Pant, Fellow, NMML,
Prof. Janaki Nair,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,
Dr. Aparna Balachandran,
University of Delhi, Delhi,
Prof. Bhavani Raman,
Princeton University, USA.

Concept note:
The law in South Asian historical writing has had a specific presence, with more attention being paid to legislative processes than case law, to the effects of law rather than its performance, to legal outcomes rather than judicial reasoning, and to judicial processes rather than the new subject positions offered by the law.  While reflections on law and society animate the work of sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists (as well that of feminists across these disciplines), the time is ripe for a more self- conscious reflection on the law among historians. What does a deeper engagement with historical issues bring to the study of the law? How can a critical reflection on law and legal sources illuminate, and perhaps even challenge our understanding of the discipline of history? The realm of the law, with its prodigious textual traditions and productions, its incitements to speak, and the range of subjectivities it generates, has recently begun to interest historians of all periods in India, though, given the proliferation of the archive, the modern period has perhaps seen the most energetic engagements. 
The proposed conference on South Asian histories and the legal archive hopes to present and engage with recent scholarship on the law in different historical periods, and to generate new tools of historical analysis and perspectives for future reflection.

Please find the programme schedule of the Conference attached.

Centre for Contemporary Studies

Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2013

This premier annual tournament being held from 23 rd to 28 April at New Delhi’s well known Sri Fort Indoor Stadium is organized by the Badminton Association of India and sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation .For its continued commitment to the game of badminton ,Yonex-Sunrise comes in again as both ,Main Sponsor and Title sponsor.
Offering a substantial prize purse of US $200,000,the tournament Players will,like in the past ,fight for five titles -Men’s Singles ,Women’s Singles ,Men’s Doubles,Women’s Doubles,and Mixed Doubles. In addition to the cash prize, medals will be given to the runners -up.
The Yonex-Sunrise Open,one of the most prominent badminton events hosted in India,features most of the top badminton players from around the world.Topping the list are Saina Nehwal,P Kashyap,Guru Sai Dutt and P V Sindhu the current stars follow the legacy of India’s world class Nandu Natekar,Prakash Padukone,P Gpoichand, and Madhu Bisht.

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