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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi receives the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on April 12, 2016. Courtesy: Photo Division, pib.nic.in
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DMA welcomes  landmark court judgment

New Delhi, April 12, 2016: The Delhi Medical Association – the largest and oldest Independent representative association of doctors of modern scientific medicine today welcomed landmark judgment passed by the honorable Delhi High Court . The Double Bench of the Delhi High Court which validates DMA’s stand that Bhartiya Chikitsa Practitioners (practitioners of Indian System of Medicine) should not be allowed to practice modern medicine (Allopathy).
It is indeed a proud moment for the Delhi Medical Association today given that not only has our decade long fight demanding that practitioners of the Indian System of Medicine must not be allowed to practice Allopathy been validated by the High Court. The judgment came on Public Interest Litigation. It clearly indicates that the court has kept the interest of common man supreme & give the justice to followers of all pathies specially allopathic doctors.
The Delhi Medical Association has been contesting for over a decade that allowing practitioners of other systems of medicine to practice Allopathy is dangerous and injurious to the overall health and well being of the public.
According to the judgment made on  8th April 2016  to the PIL, Delhi Medical Association Vs. Principal Secretary (Health), the Double Bench of Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the following:
·      “No practitioner of Indian System of Medicine can practice modern scientific system of medicine
·      No practitioner of Indian System of medicine holding a qualification as listed in the Schedule of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act 1970 is entitled to practice modern medicine;
·      No practitioner registered under Integrated Medicine as defined under Section 2(h) of Delhi Bhartiya Chiktsa Parishad Act, is entitled to practice modern system of medicine”.
The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi also directed the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) and Medical Council of India (MCI) to take action against all practitioners of the Indian system of medicine who are practicing modern medicine. They also asked the Indian Medicine Central Council & Delhi Bhartiya Chiktsa Parishad to ensure that they do not allow their doctors to practice modern medicine.
The Court further clarified that Section 2(h) of Delhi Bhartiya Chikitsa Parishad Act does not permit any person holding qualification in Indian System of Medicine to practice modern medicine. Additionally that notification dt. 10.2.61 of Delhi Govt. issued in pursuance to Rule 2(ee) of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1945 does not entitle those registered under Indian Medicine Central Council Act to practice modern medicine.
DMA congratulated Dr. Arun Gupta, President, DMC, Registrar, Delhi Medical Council, Dr Girish Tyagi, Dr. Anil Agarwal and Team DMA, Dr Dr Anil Bansal, Dr Naresh Chawla & Dr V N Sharma, Members, IMA Anti Quackery Cell in their persistent efforts on this issue in the interest of the society.
In respect to the NEET, the Supreme Court set aside its 2013 Order quashing the common entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges and decided that it will hear the case afresh on validity of the common entrance test and till the matter is decided, NEET can be implemented.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta              Dr. Ashwani Goyal
President,                              Hony. State Secretary, DMA

Drought Hit Indians in 3rd Yr Get MNREG, E-Cash – Not Food

April11, 2016 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

Irrigation structures and Bridges on rivers built before Independence by British are still in excellent condition i.e. Canals in Punjab, Haryana, UP, TN, Andhra and Howra & Delhi Bridges, Dams built in Nehru Era are best in the world – Then Corruption & Loot Took Over – India had FAILED to Ensuring Food Security.
As India enters 3rd Year of Drought – [Khariff Crop Will Be Harvested in Oct2016 – Not Sure It will be Normal] There is NO ESTABLISHED PROGRAM to ENSURE FOOD SECURITY – Even As FOOD DEFICIT REGIONS MARKED IN RED & SURPLUS REGIONS are ALWAYS SAME – Chart Here Based on RBI data.

Worst of All Indian FARMERS Continue to be EXPLOITED By MONEYLENDERS & TRADERS – GoI Policies are Designed to PROMOTE EXPLOITATION. It requires just – Rs.1,20,000 Cr 1% of GDP or Much Less to ENSURE FOOD SECURITY.
India imports Rs.1,25,000 Cr and Exports Rs.3,00,000 Cr Worth of Foods Yet States & GoI Reluctant to Implement FOOD SECURITY ACT.

Nutrition Losses, Subsidy & Logistics Costs in Foreign Trade Alone Outweigh Cost of Implementing Food Security Act By Huge Margin.
Well Planned SUPPLY of Foods from Surplus Farms Directly to Deficit Blocks Shall Cost A THIRD of Traders & FCI Controlled Distribution.

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GoSports Foundation launches Bangalore Coaches’ Forum
The GoSports Foundation launched the GoSports Foundation  Bangalore Coaches’ Forum, a platform for coaches to share their experiences and learnings with members of their fraternity. A first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the forum is designed to act as a knowledge-sharing platform, and provide an opportunity for upcoming coaches to learn through the experiences of the best national and international experts in the field.
The core committee includes Dronacharya Awardee and Swimming coach Nihar Ameen, former athlete and Arjuna Awardee Reeth Abraham, Golf coach Vijay Divecha and former National Badminton Coach, Vimal Kumar. The first meeting took place on the 29th March, 2016 at the Karnataka Badminton Association.
From Left to Right: Nihar Ameen, Swimming Coach; Reeth Abraham, Former Athlete and Arjuna Awardee; Vijay Divecha, Golf Coach; & Saisudha Sugavanam, Programme Director, GoSports Foundation
Coaches at the GoSports Foundation Coaches’ Forum held at the Karnataka Badminton Association
The first gathering saw city coaches from across different sporting discipline share their journeys with interactive discussion spanning a variety of topics. With the cross-sharing platform, the GoSports Foundation Bangalore Coaches’ Forum aims to aid and equip coaches with the right skill set to better manage and train athletes.
Media Coverage
Senior Sports Journalist Sharda Ugra wrote about the Bangalore Coaches’ Forum in her column for Live Mint. Below is the full article, republished here with permission.
Coaching the coaches
At the top of sports coaching in India, behind the empty incantations of the guru-shishya parampara, there lie patches of silent darkness.
Athlete Reeth Abraham (in black). Photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times
In Bengaluru last week, I attended an event featuring a champion heptathlete, hockey players who had represented their state and country, and an Olympian swimmer. Added to the list were the men behind India’s most successful swimmers in recent history and a golfer currently enjoying the oxygen-depleting heights of the world game. They weren’t there to be “felicitated”, put on a pedestal, given some garlands or a memento and sent on their way. They were there to talk to others like them. Sports coaches all, gathered to discuss their trade and its tools. Athletic druids if you like, mulling over the magic of theirpotions, sorting out the real from the illusory. Involved in athletics, tennis, football, basketball, swimming, hockey, golf, at many levels of their game—schools, clubs and academies.
At the top of sports coaching in India, behind the empty incantations of the guru-shishyaparampara (teacher-student tradition), there lie patches of silent darkness. Around the need for power and control, due to which coaches never let their star athletes go. Around the intense involvement of parents, siblings or spouses in an athlete’s coaching, in which restriction can sometimes dominate reward. The full potential of many successful Indian athletes, it’s believed, could not be maximized because their coaches wouldn’t let them go to a higher-level mentor.
Young Indian coaches sometimes complain that the old do not easily share knowledge. Or even recognition. A well-known, instantly recognizable Indian coach is known to whisper rather loudly that awards for coaches should be limited to Indian coaches, rather than including the best—who could be from overseas—hired to work with our top athletes across Olympic disciplines.
In an environment so often sharply segmented, where knowledge and talent, expertise and skill can be hoarded or left to curdle, the gathering in Bengaluru opened many windows. It was the first meeting of the GoSports Foundation’s Bangalore Coaches’ Forum and it did what it had intended to: It brought together coaches across sport for a couple of hours to listen and talk to the best professionals in their city. These included Reeth Abraham, multiple times national champion in the heptathlon and other events and, currently, Masters athletics medallist; Nihar Ameen, Dronacharya award-winning swimming coach; and Vijay Divecha, corporate executive-turned-golf coach and, as he describes himself, “lifetime learner”.
Listening to their discussions, you began to understand how a network takes shape. Divecha, coach to world No.51 golfer Anirban Lahiri, among many others, turned his keynote address about a “development model” for Indian coaches into a conversation. The questions he asked contained worlds within worlds. Why have we taken up this work? Divecha asked. Passion, was the reply. What do the many coaching certifications imply? The theoretical knowledge of a sport’s technical foundations, he said, is a mere starting point in the race that involved their lives. From then on, coaching involved widening the knowledge base, reaching out to gurus about the stuff not found in the manual and getting into what is, in fact, the meat and potatoes of coaching. Teaching over merely issuing instructions, and with an awareness that teaching involves, at its heart, the art and science of learning and understanding how learning itself takes place: What do you know you know?
Divecha gave a message that can echo in our lives too: “Nobody has any secrets.” To true masters in most fields, he said, if you “go with enthusiasm…they will give you more than what you think you’re going to receive.” Secrets begin to be suspiciously sniffed, he said, “when you don’t ask”. What do you know you don’t know?
GoSports Foundation, a seven-year-old non-profit that tries to get funding and professional help for junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes, had organized the forum after highly successful athletes’ and coaches’ conclaves. The audience at the forum last week contained a fascinating mix of professional and amateur coaches, including a few school physical education teachers, Verghese K. John and Shanmugham Pandurangan, volunteer coaches at the Jude Felix Hockey Academy, which promotes the sport among underpriviledged children. The Paralympian swimmer in the mix broke the Indian record (naturally, P.T. Usha’s) for most medals—six—in a single multi-discipline game, at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Sharath Gayakwad has just dived into coaching himself and is co-founder and director of his own start-up company, Gamatics, which focuses on swimming. Gamatics sells competitive swimwear and training equipment and goes a step further, identifying the nearest accessible pool, club, swim coach and camp in Bengaluru.
Ameen told the audience that he was on his way to a national coaching conference to be held at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala and asked for feedback about the NIS’ methods and measures. The replies were quick, ready and plenty: Streamline and specialize the short-term courses—which athletics coach wanting to do a short-term course could possibly end up as an expert in both throws and jumps over six weeks? Try online courses in regional languages, update the syllabus available and please clean up your campus, damn it. Swachch Bharat, to start with, before getting worked up about the Bharat Mata stuff.
There was, it was established, no single “development model” available for Indian coaches to lean on. Indian coaches found their way in a varied country with varied athletic priorities through history, trial, error and drive. “It’s up to us,” Divecha said, “to develop this model”, using collective experience. Many models could be debated, it was hoped, by the forum meeting once every two months. Coaching was, in Divecha’s words, a “continuous education” with an impact. “That should be felt by the people you teach. That you are relevant to them no matter where they reach,” he said.
Shanmugham, who has returned recently to India after coaching the Qatar national hockey team for around two years, said that coaching, to him, was like the “ocean”. It drew you in and, as you tried to teach, it taught you. “Today you learn, today you see new waves coming and hitting you, and you have to adapt to them.” Divecha made a statement both daunting and inspiring—that sports coaches had a responsibility that needed to be taken responsibly. “One of the things we do, all of us,” he said, “is that we change people’s lives.”
What a modern athlete needs from his or her coach is not generic manual instruction, but, rather, individualized “deep learning”. So that as they rise through various levels, they learn the “development of expertise”, making them better at their sport. It requires, both from the coach and the trainee, determination, self-belief and the willingness to get into what Divecha calls “uncomfortable zones”.
“Like I say to everyone who comes to me,” he smiled, “this is not meant for the faint-hearted.”
– Article written by Sharda Ugra for Live Mint, republished here with permission.
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