Friday, November 28, 2014


(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Nashik, 28 November 2014: The Kerala girls team have emerged winners of the 2014 Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship here in Nashik for the first time in the tournament’s 41 year history. The Kerala team defeated last year’s winners Chhattisgarh 78-72 and clinched the gold medal. The captain of the Kerala girls team put in an MVP-caliber performance with 36 points and 9 rebounds. Kerala’s Danielie Mathews pulled down 13 offensive rebounds and ended up with a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Chhattisgarh was up by two points 37-35 heading into the half-time break. However, Kerala came into the second half all guns blazing to build a double0digit lead. Despite outscoring Kerala in the fourth quarter, Chhattisgarh was unable to catch up to the Kerala team. Kerala Coach Winny Bestin ably guided his team that put up a solid show on both the offensive and defensive ends, using their size to their advantage. Unfortunately, for Chhattisgarh coach Rajesh Patel, this year’s Kerala team was too hot to handle and he was unable to achieve back-to-back titles at the Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship. Elizabet Ekka top scored for Chhattisgarh with 37 points.

Please note the details of the girls’ final below:

Kerala (Sreekala R. 36, Aparna Sadasivan 15, Danielie Mathews 13) bt Chhattisgarh (Elizabet Ekka 37, Neha Karva 17, Nagmani M. 10) 78-72 (22-18, 13-19, 21-11, 22-24)

(Vishnu Ravi Shankar) Nashik, 27-28 November 2014: The semi-final matches held yesterday evening were high scoring contests with teams and players putting up big numbers. The Kerala girls qualified for the finals of the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship defeating Haryana 96-78, despite Haryana player Meenu’s record-breaking 50 points. Kerala captain Sreekala carried her team through with 42 points. Defending champions Chhattisgarh girls made it to the finals again with a 73-65 win over Uttar Pradesh, on the basis of a balanced scoring effort.

In the boys semi-finals, Madhya Pradesh got off to a hot start against Odisha and withstood an Odisha comeback in the second half to pick up a 78-61 win and book a place in the finals. In the other boys semi-final, defending boys champs Chhattisgarh defeated Rajasthan 96-85, with multiple Chhattisgarh players in double digits – Chhattisgarh will now face Madhya Pradesh in the finals in a clash between neighbouring states.

On the morning of the final day of the tournament, the Uttar Pradesh girls defeated Haryana to win 3rd place. This game was more of a battle between two players – Vaishnavi Yadav of UP and Meenu of Haryana. Vaishnavi Yadav scored a massive 57 points, but Meenu broke her own record set yesterday by scoring a tournament high 65 points! The boys bronze medal game was won by Rajasthan, who defeated Odisha 73-61, without much hassle.

The finals will be held later today evening -  (i) Boys: Chhattisgarh v. Madhya Pradesh and (ii) Girls: Chhattisgarh v. Kerala.

The details of the semi-final matches held on 27 November 2014 are as follows:



Kerala (Sreekala 42, Aparna 28) bt Haryana (Meenu 50, Ankita 11) 96-78 (28-27, 10-10, 30-20, 28-21)

Chhattisgarh (Elizabet E. 22, Shweta S. 14) bt Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi Y. 34, Shivangi G. 16) 73-65 (17-13, 22-13, 10-20, 24-19)


Madhya Pradesh (D. Raj 22, Harshwardhan 16) bt Odisha (S. Das 20, Suresh 18) 78-61 (31-18, 10-6, 12-21, 25-16)

Chhattisgarh (Salim A. 18, Saif Ali Khan 17) bt Rajasthan (Kuldeep Singh 36, Nishij T. 12, Rajveer B. 12) 96-85 (28-22, 23-20, 18-18, 27-25)

The details of the matches held on 28 November 2014 up to 1.30 p.m. are as follows:

3rd and 4th place match:


Uttar Pradesh (Vaishnavi Yadav 57) bt Haryana (Meenu 65) 98-95 (27-27, 13-16, 24-26, 34-26)


Rajasthan (Kuldeep S. 21) bt Odisha (Suresh D. 29) 73-61 (20-11, 11-10, 20-20, 22-20)

For 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th classification:


Madhya Pradesh (Divya S. 20) bt Maharashtra (Sudhiksha N. 24) 62-60 (8-14, 10-10, 20-15, 24-21)

Tamil Nadu (T. Monika 15) bt Karnataka (Grishman 15) 52-43 (18-15, 20-9, 8-8, 6-11)


Andhra Pradesh bt Assam (Assam team not present – match forfeited by Assam)

Haryana bt Uttar Pradesh (Uttar Pradesh team not present – match forfeited by Uttar Pradesh)

5th and 6th place:


Tamil Nadu (T. Monika 16) bt Madhya Pradesh (Divya S. 26) 55-40 (29-13, 12-7, 8-10, 6-10)


Haryana (Mohit 27) bt Andhra Pradesh (S. Sachin 15) 88-83 (23-18, 21-27, 26-16, 18-21)

About the 41st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship

The Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship is an annual national tournament for U-14 boys’ and girls’ teams from states across India. The Nashik District Basketball Association and the Maharashtra State Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India and IMG-Reliance are conducting the 2014 tournament on the two wooden courts at the Meenatai Thakare Indoor Stadium here in Nashik. The tournament will be conducted over a period of 7 days from the 22nd to the 28th of November 2014. This year’s tournament is witnessing the participation of 27 boys’ teams and 25 girls’ teams from various states of the country. The 2013 version tournament was conducted in Patna, Bihar. The Chhattisgarh teams won both the boys and the girls category last year, while the Madhya Pradesh boys and the Tamil Nadu girls finished runners-up respectively. 

About the Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at
Swiss Holiday Home Award goes to Davos Klosters

Mumbai, 28th November, 2014 – The Swiss Tourism Federation (STF) invited to the 3rd "Label-Day on November 26, 2014 in Zurich. During the Event the award for best holiday apartments Destination 2014 was presented to the Destination Davos Klosters.

The holiday apartment’s destinations had reasons to celebrate: e-domicile, Switzerland's leading online holiday apartment’s mediator awarded the third "Swiss Holiday Home Award뮠This year's winner is Davos Klosters; followed by the 2nd and 3rd place Lenzerheide and Lenk

Simmental. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of Swiss destinations holiday apartments offer. Amongst other things, the following criteria are used: the number of online bookable, as well as the ratio of classified apartments. A jury of experts under the auspices of STV and in collaboration with the University of Valais then determines the winner. Davos Klosters was able to collect points particularly in the criteria online bookability and mystery checks.

About Davos Klosters
Klosters is a strong yet compact tourist destination in the alpine canton of Grisons, south-east Switzerland, with very good links to the North (N13 to Z첩ch Airport).The Davos Resort Organisation (DRO) aspires to the economic success of the region, the preservation and development of added value and employment, along with a high quality of life for guests and locals all year round.
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to the Weekly Seminar

at 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building


‘The Scottish Contribution to Indian Education in the Nineteenth Century:
Issues of poverty, identity and empire’


Dr. Parimala Rao,

The monolithic construction of identities by the imperialist and anti-imperialist historiographies undermines the specific regional and class identities of historical actors.  The colonial state agenda of promoting education of the landed aristocracy was often challenged by the Scots in India.  Modern education was first advocated and introduced in various parts of India by individual official and non-official Scots. They often opposed the educational policies and directives of the colonial state. This paper analyses the Scottish opposition to the British educational policies by illustrating four examples of challenges posed by Charles Grant, Thomas Munro, Erskine Perry and Allan Octavian Hume while referring to numerous other efforts. They all opposed the British official policy of educating only elites and denying education to the poor. They defended the right of poor Indians to modern education and opposed fellow British officers as well as the powerful Governor–Generals of India.  This paper attempts to record the Scottish dissenting voices within the British rule in India and take a look at the connection between Scottish education system, and the educational ideas of Scots in India.

Dr. Parimala V. Rao is a historian, who has written extensively on colonial education system. Her book titled ‘Foundations of Tilak’s Nationalism: Discrimination, Education, and Hindutva,’ published in 2010 (paperback 2011) deals with nationalist complexities of caste class and gender in school education during the colonial period. Her latest edited book ‘New Perspectives in the History of Indian Education,’(2014) critiques the existing historiography of Indian education for factual and analytical errors and provides an alternative historical perspective.
She teaches History of Education at Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and holds a fellowship at NMML, New Delhi.

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