Angul, 7th Feb, 2019: JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) organized a Two-days long Inter-High-School Kho-Kho and Kabaddi tournament at DAV-Savitri Jindal High School Ground, Badamahita, Angul. Teams from 14 local High-School participated in this mega tournament with their best players. Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sahu, DSO-Angul and Mr. Prashant Kumar Sinha, IPE-Angul graced the valedictory ceremony held today as Chief-Guest and Guest-of-Honor respectively and presented the trophies to the respective winners of the tournament in presence of Mrs. Puspalata Satapathy, GM-CSR, JSPL, Mr. Fakirmohan Sahu, Head-Master,DAVSavitriJIndal High-School and other dignitaries.
The girls’ of DAV-Savitri Jindal School, clinched the Kho-Kho and Kabaddi trophies by defeating the students of Brojamohan High School, Jarada and the Centenary Tribal High School, Paranga. Whereas the boys’ of DAV-Savitri Jindal High-School lifted the Kho-Kho championship trophy by defeating Centenary Tribal High-School Paranga and the students of Tukuda High-School became the Kabaddi champion by defeating Badakerjang High-School in boys category.
Attending the function Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sahu, advised the students to keep-up the sporting spirit and to do regular practice if they aspire to make professional career in sports. “A perfect sportsperson never gives-up practice and it is proved that only practice makes a man perfect,” he said.
Guest of honour in the valedictory function Mr. Prashant Kumar Sinha appreciated the efforts of JSPL Foundation in promoting and conducting such kind of tournaments to enhance the sportsman spirit among these new students.
Distinguished players like NandiniBhoi, RinaBhoi, Kanha Pattnayak and Surjyakant Behera were also awarded for their outstanding performance in different categories.
ROURKELA,04/02/19:One of the finest sports organization of Rourkela, Sundergarh Amateur Body Building Association have organized one championship for body building which was held at Civic Centre on Sunday. Sarda Prasad Nayak, Chairman, RDA was the Chief Guest and the competition was held for ‘Paschima Odisha Shree’, where numbers of participant had participated from Western Odisha which was made in 5 groups and each group has its winner and finally among all the topper from each group had gone through different requirements for the competition which was judged the experts. This year competition was won by Prashant Das of Bolangir as Western Odisha Shree and the runner up prize was gone to Bhabani Shanker Prusty of Bolangir. In the beginning, after the inauguration Sarda Prasad Nayak, the Chief Guest, in his address said precisely about requirement of good health and how it can be maintained and its benefits. The other respected guest of the event was Himendra Nath, Head of Regional Pollution Control Board, Ashish Chakroverty, GM, RSP, SAIL, Sudhashu Sekhar Mohapatra of Brahmani Engineering and Ex. Paschima Odisha Shree, Debadutta Mishra. Many other participants who won in different categories are Pratap Behera in Good Body building and in 55 kg, Hari Bhoi of Bargarh, in 60 kg Debabrata Sahu of Bargarh, in 65 kg Prashant Das of Bolangir, in 70 kg Gajanan Rout of Jharsuguda and in 75 kg, Bhabani Shanker Prusty of Bolangir. All the winners were felicitated and given away prizes by the guests. This entire programme was chaired by Susanta Behera, President of the Association and the competition was briefed by Biranchi Narayan Mishra, Secretary of the Association. This beautiful programme was witnessed by a large number of sports lovers and members of the Association and they were Prashanti Kabi, Bijay Badaeik, Bikrma Swain, Utkal Behera, Prafulla Ekka, Ashish Mohanty, Abhisek Mishra, Sanjit Mallick, Nikhila Pradhan, Amitabh Thakur, Suresh Mohapatra, Pabitra Lenka and Narahari Rout. The main sponsor of the event were Mahaveer Gym Industries and Sports Newton Technology of Cuttack.
ROURKELA,26/01/19:On the day of 70th Republic Day, one exhibition cricket match was organized by the district administration which was played between Lawyer’s-XI and Press- XI in the Udit Nagar Play Ground. This match was won by the Lawyer’-XI by 7 wickets. Despite the rainy weather all players from both the side was all enthusiastic for the game and match was kick started at around 3 pm with 12 overs each. The guest of the event, Ramesh Chandra Bal, President Rourkela Bar Association and DIPRO, Mr. Ashwini Kumar Bhoi had met all the players on the field and wished all the players for a tough fight. For the first time in Rourkela this match was supervised by two lady Umpires, Ex. State cricket players, Sushmita Patnaik and Ms.Suchitra Das. Captain of Press-XI, Rajesh Mohapatra and Captain of Lawyers-XI, Dhiren Garnaik went for the toss which was won by Press-XI and decided to bat first. In the scheduled over, batting first Press-XI had scored 91 runs on board with losing only four wickets. Shanker of Press-XI had scored the highest 29 runs. Chasing a healthy target, Lawyers-XI had reached the target in 10.4 overs by losing only 3 wickets. The unbeaten knock of 29 runs by Subhendu Dhal made the opponent to reach the target without any hitch. Subhendu Dhal was declared Man of the Match. Rajesh Mohapatra and Pratap Padhy had taken two wickets and one wicket respectively for Pres-XI. The Chief Guest of the match, Ramesh Bal had given away the winner and runner-up trophy to the respective teams. Both the umpires were also felicitated with gifts for their contribution to the game of cricket. This match was witnessed by a sizeable crowd’s despite bad weather condition. Journalist, Sushant Behera and Mahendra Mishra had coordinated the entire exhibition match and took the key responsibilities to make it a grand success.
Bhubaneswar,21/01/19:Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)in collaboration with Sportscom, the Sports committee of XUB hosted the very first edition of Xavier Meet – a Jesuit Sports Extravaganza, from 18th-20th January 2019 at the Xavier City campus. The sports fiesta is a planned rotating event, where every year, a new Jesuit B-school hosts the event. This year, XUB organized the 3-day event which celebrated the spirit of togetherness, created a gamut of memories and built bonds for a lifetime, besides honouring the passion for sports. Colleges like XLRI, Jamshedpur and XIM, Bhubaneswar battled it out with the home team- XUB, for the trophy across the twelve formal sporting events organized.
The sports fest commenced with the inauguration and unveiling of the trophy by Fr. E. A. Augustine, S.J, Registrar, Prof. Dr. SutapaPati, Co-Ordinator,Student Affairs (XUB) and P.K. Mohapatra, HostelIn-Charge. It was followed by the sapling planting, as a mark of sustainability. The first day began with a cricket match between XLRI and XIMB with XLRI emerging victorious in the first match. The evening saw an intense match of football followed by an equally exciting basketball match between XIMB and XUB. The day finally ended with a movie night organized to entertain all the students. Everyone embraced their inner “filmophile” and enjoyed ‘Chak De! India’.
The second day of Xavier Meet'19 continued with the momentum of the first day.It saw a series of intense and exciting clashes, with the Badminton and Table Tennis tournaments coming to an end. The Badminton series ended on an enthralling note, with the home team, XUB winning the finals and XLRI as the runners-up. In the table tennis tournament, XLRI was adjudged the winners, with XIMB finishing as the runners-up. The foosball matches saw XUB as the winner, while the XLRI team was declared as the runners-up. The Chess tournament resulted in XLRI winning it up against XUB in the finals. XLRI won it contrary to XUB finishing as the runners-up in the women’s cricket series. In men’s lawn tennis tournament, XLRI aced it versus XUB in the finals. Women’s throwball saw XLRI winning it against XUB. The XLRI women team aced the volleyball finals against the home team, XUB. The evening was followed by an Open Mic Event, that witnessed spectacular performances by the passionate students.
The third day marked the finals for cricket, football, volleyball, throwball, carrom and basketball. XLRI emerged as the winners, with XUB as the runner-up in football.In men’s cricket, XLRI was declared the winners, with XIMB finishing as the runners-up. Women’s cricket saw XLRI winning it against XUB in the finals. In men’s volleyball XLRI aced it versus XIMB in the finals. Men’s Basketball saw XLRI as the winner, while the runners-up was XIMB. Carrom saw XLRI winning it against XUB. Overall, XLRI lifted the trophy registering the maximum wins in this fiesta, with XUB and XIMB as the first and second runners-up respectively.
The extravaganza ended on a note of exhilaration with a heart-warming speech by Fr. S. Antony Raj, S.J, Deputy Registrar, XUB andSarthak Das (General Secretary – XUB). It was followed by the prize-distribution ceremony. The closing ceremony celebrated the success of the meet, alongside the spirit and passion for sports.
New Delhi: The participation of all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener Lokesh Rahul in the three-ODI series against Australia, starting in Sydney on Saturday, has been thrown into jeopardy as the duo have been suspended for their controversial comments in a television talk show.
The decision comes after Diana Edulji, the woman member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), advocated suspension of the duo until the quantum of sentence is announced.
CoA chairman Vinod Rai had earlier recommended a two-ODI ban for the duo but Diana decided to seek legal opinion before taking any action.
“Based on legal opinion and till the time the final procedure is laid down to address this issue, will recommend that a communication be sent to the concerned players and the team immediately,” Diana wrote in an email, accessed by IANS.
“It will be imperative that the players be put under suspension till a further course of action is decided for this misconduct,” the mail added.
In this regard, a five-member Apex Council comprising the elected office bearers President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer has been formed to conduct the probe.
Under such a scenario, India will be compelled to take the field without Pandya and Rahul in the series opener at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
According to a BCCI source, Rahul isn’t in the first choice playing XI while Pandya is also out of at least the first ODI even as the team management is still awaiting a final call.
Earlier on Friday, breaking his silence on the allegedly sexist comments made by Pandya and Rahul, India skipper Virat Kohli denounced the duo’s statements and said the team management is still waiting for a decision on the duo.
Terming the comments as “inappropriate”, the 30-year-old skipper said the belief in the dressing room is completely different from the individual comments of the two young players.
“We as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers do not support such views,” Kohli said during the pre-match press conference in Sydney.
“The two concerned players have realised what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what has happened,” he added.
On being asked about the possible combination if the duo is banned, Kohli said: “From the combination and team balance point of view, yes, you’ll have to think about the combination you’ll need then.”
“You don’t have control over these things so you have to address it the way it unfolds. That’s how we are looking at it, the combinations will have to be looked at when the decision comes out and from there on we’ll see what needs to be done about the whole situation,” he added.
Talcher,07/01/19:The departmental Leather Ball Cricket Tournament was organised from 2.01.2019 to 7.01.2019 at Dr B R Ambedkar stadium ,NTPC Kaniha. The tournament concluded today, finals of the tournament was played between Maintenance and Offsite teams.
Maintenance Dept. team won the finals chasing a total score of 126, which they managed to reach in the final over. Shri PK Sahu DGM HR and Shri Rajeev Agarwal AGM EMD attended the closing ceremony and distributed the prizes among the winner team and runners -up team.
Man of the Match: Manoj Ku Sahoo,Man of the series: Chitrasen Dalei,Best Bowler: Narottam KabiRunners Up: Off-site and the Winner Maintenance.
Talcher,31/12/18:Miss Priyanka Priyadarshini Sahoo bagged Silver Medal in Long Jump Championship under 14 Girls category during 66th Odisha State Athletic Meet held at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on December 28-30,2018.
It was a great privilege that Odisha born Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women's 100 meters event, Dutee Chand, had words of appreciation for her performance during the event.
She is the daughter of NTPC Talcher Kaniha employee,Shri Kumara Chandra Sahoo working in operations dept. and currently studying in DAV School.
NTPC Kaniha Family wishes all the best for her special achievement.
Angul, 22/12/18:DAV-Savitri Jindal High-School celebrated its fourth Annual Sports Day with participation of young athletes in various sports activities on 20th December. Students from Class 1 to Class 10 competed in this colourful sporting event, cheered by hundreds of students, parents and local villagers.
Attending the inaugural function as Chief Guest Chhanda Charan Das, Principal, OP Jindal School unveiled the mascot and declared the meet open. Fakira Mohan Sahoo, School Head Master welcomed the guests, participants and parents for the event.
Suresh Kumar Sharma, Vice-President of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd graced the occasion as Chief-Guest of the valedictory ceremony and handed over the prizes to winners and runner-ups of various events in presence of Guest of Honor Mr. Asish Ranjan Mohanty, DGM- HR & ES of JSPL, Nishikanta Kar, Principal of TTPS NTPC Public School, Suvendu Sekhar Bose, Head Master of TTPS High School, Ashutosh Mishra &Tapas Mohanty of CSR, and other distinguished guests, parents and spectators from the periphery villages.
Addressing the occasion, Sharma highlighted the importance of sports in a students’ life and asked them to practice the game of their choice to keep their physical and mental fitness.
Around 300 boys and girls of the school participated in 42 different sporting competitions under the guidance of school sports teacher Krushna Kumar Das along with other teachers and volunteers. Other students cheered their preferred participants.
School teachers Mrs. SmitaraniKhilar, Arnab Panda, Mrs. Arati Mahapatra, Mrs. Madhumita Sahu, Suryakant Baral conducted the event. Mrs. Deeptirekha Das accorded vote of thanks to one and all for their all-round support.