JMI joins ‘Fit India Movement’, organises walkathon,  takes pledge to promote sports and healthy lifestyle

first_imgJamia Millia Islamia(JMI) Vice-Chancellor Prof Najma Akhtar today, on August 29, flagged off a walkathon as part of ‘Fit India Movement’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark the National Sports Day. Before the walkathon a congregation of students and staff were assembled to view the live telecast of the launch of Fit India Movement on Doordarshan.In the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor hundreds of students from Jamia Schools and university including NSS volunteer and NCC cadets, teachers, officers, and non-teaching staff walked through various parts of the large university campus from gate number 7. The march culminated at Dr M A Ansari Auditorium.Students carried the tricolour, banners, and placards displaying Fit India Movement slogans. They also shouted slogans promoting fitness and following a healthy lifestyle.Flagging off the march, the Vice-Chancellor said, “education demands us to take care of our health. It is the most prized possession of every individual. Health is also the quality of life which enables the individuals to live life to the full. We have to pay attention to preservation, promotion, and restoration of health through our healthful activities.”Inside the Ansari Auditorium, the participants were administered a pledge by A.P. Siddiqui(IPS), Registrar, JMI to include sports in their daily life and motivate others to play in order to keep themselves fit and make a healthy India.Students were also provided Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique to handle life-threatening emergency situations at home, workplace, academic places and playground till the arrival of the medical help. The event was part of a workshop organised by Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences of the university.advertisementlast_img read more

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Sanchez lifts lid on his Man Utd frustrations

first_imgAlexis Sanchez does not regret his decision to join Manchester United but suggested he became frustrated at not being selected regularly for the Red Devils.The Chile international found himself struggling for form from the moment he completed a switch from Arsenal in the winter transfer window of 2018.Despite being a proven performer in the Premier League, Sanchez found it difficult to make his mark in Manchester and saw questions asked of his value on a lucrative contract. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Niggling knocks and an inability to adjust to the demands of his new surroundings have left the South American stuck on five goals in 45 appearances.That return has led to United sanctioning a loan move to Serie A giants Inter , with the plan being for Sanchez to rediscover his spark in Italy before another call is made on his long-term future.The 30-year-old forward told BBC Sport on the path his career has taken of late: “I’m very happy I went to Manchester United.”I’ve always said that. It’s the club that’s won the most in England.”When I went to Arsenal it was fantastic – I was happy there – but United were growing at the time, they were buying players to win something.”I wanted to join them and win everything. I don’t regret going there.”Alexis Sanchez Chile 2019While remaining convinced that he made the right decision, Sanchez started just 31 of 77 possible outings for United and concedes that tactical tweaks left him frustrated at times.He added: “I think that I’m happy when I play for my national team.”I was happy at Manchester United too, but I’ve always said to my friends: I want to play.”If they would let me play I’ll do my best. Sometimes I’d play 60 minutes then I wouldn’t play the next game – and I didn’t know why.”Sanchez is yet to take in a competitive outing during the 2019-20 campaign, having returned to United over the summer nursing an injury picked up on Copa America duty.He is adamant that he was ready for international duty, despite the lack of minutes under his belt, and is unsure as to why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to completely overlook him during pre-season and the opening weeks of the new campaign.Sanchez said: “I felt fine. I think I did well in the Copa America.”After that, it [not playing any pre-season games] depended on the coach to let me play. You need to ask him this question, not me.”last_img read more

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Cops raid brothel in Warakapola

The police arrested the women as well as two other suspects and will produce them in court today. (Colombo Gazette) The police raided a brothel operating in Warakapola and arrested eight people, the police media unit said today.The police said that the brothel had been operating in Ambepussa, along the Kandy road. A police team had raided the premises last evening and found 6 women who were involved in prostitution.The police said that the women were residents of Matara, Kandy, Beligala and Ganewalpola.

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