Bhubaneswar,09/08/18:Odisha's Sohini Sanjay Mohanty who knocked out Manipur's Nandini Laishram in the girls' singles semi-final, notched up an easy 6-1,6-0 win over Y Thoibi of Manipur in the final to emerge champion before claiming doubles title with Nandini Laishram.
Y Thoibi of Manipur sealed a 6-3, 6-2 win over Adrika Rajkumari of Assam in the semi-final final before conceding to Sohini Sanjay Mohanty.
Mohanty and Nandita capitalised on Assam's pair, Rima Taye and Adrika Rajkumari to pull off a 6-3, 6-1 win in the girls' doubles semi-final before enjoying 6-3, 6-2 win over Manipur's Y Thoibi and Sanareima Ningthemcha in the final.
Sohini S Mohanty from Odisha won the double crown by winning both singles & doubles title of Girls U12 event in AITA Championship series tennis tournament at Imphal,Manipur.
Today in singles final she defeated Yumnam Thoibi from Manipuri by 6-2,6-2 and in doubles final partnering with L Nandini Chanu defeated Y Thoibi and partner Sanareima M N C by 6-2,6-2.
New Delhi,(16/07/18):Football-fever in the world is over with world-cup final match played at Moscow (Russia) on 15.07.2018 between France and Croatia. Football is most favourite game in the world leaving cricket much behind being placed at number-seven. India once held number-one position in Hockey too, but that also vanished with cricket monopolizing in India with cricketers earning enormously through crores of rupees given annually to individual cricketers by Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) as salary, match-money and award money apart from huge income from other sources like from advertisements.
It is a matter of concern that world’s second largest populated country India with a population of more than 130 crores does not figure anywhere in world’s most favourite game of football, while Croatia with just about with a small population of just about 43 lakhs managed to reach to world-cup final. It is time that a planned craze may be developed in Indians to make football and hockey also their favourite game like Cricket so that India may also one dream of winning world-cup final in football. Playing football is also otherwise is healthy requiring strong bodies and sharp mind unlike cricket which is more or less a game of chance.
Bhubaneswar: Four players from Odisha have been included in the 18-member squad for the Women’s Hockey World Cup to be played in London next month.
They are defenders Deep Grace Ekka and Sunita Lakra, and midfielders Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz.
Forward Rani Rampal has named as the captain of India’s squad for the prestigious tournament which is slated to begin on July 21.
India have been placed in Pool B alongside hosts and world no. 2 England, world no. 7 USA and world no. 16 Ireland.
While experienced Rani will lead the team, goalkeeper Savita has been named as her deputy.
Indian women’s team:
Goalkeepers: Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar
Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan
Forwards: Rani (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Udita.
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday visited Kalinga Stadium sports complex in Bhubaneswar and inspected the progress of the infrastructure works for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
“Reviewed the progress of work at Kalinga Stadium & happy to see the pace of the beautification and modernization work. I am assured that it will be completed well in time, ensuring a world-class hockey experience during Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. #HWC2018,” the CM tweeted.
The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
As many as 16 countries, including hosts India, will participate in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.
Patnaik was accompanied by Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev and other senior officials of the department.
Talcher:NTPC Kaniha has recently organized First Inter Region Sports Meet-2018 at its Recreation Center.In this flagship event 4 teams from different projects were participated i.e NTPC Bongaigaon, NTPC Darlipali, NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Station and NTPC Kaniha. This Sports based programme was inaugurated by ED, NTPC Kaniha and President-Tanvi Sangam along with all the Lady members on 7th June, 2018. Besides this, all the GMs from different departments were also present. The programme was started with a motivational note to develop the sportsman spirit amongst all the Individuals and to love the sports as part of life.
This event comprised of 3 events, viz Badminton, Table tennis and Carrom.
NTPC Kaniha declared as “Event Champion”. NTPC Thermal emerged as winner in Table Tennis event. NTPC TTPS, NTPC Darlipali and NTPC Bongaigaon won Runners up Trophies in Badminton, TT and Carrom events, respectively.
Finally, this programme concluded with a Grand Prize distribution ceremony in the presence of Shri N Acharya (GM Maint.), Shri Anil Jana (GM FM), Shri N.S. Rao (GM TS) coupled with amazing cultural events by the NTPC Kaniha Township kids on 9th June, 2018.
Rourkela,This shocking announcement came from the greatest batsman ever; rather, we must say a ‘great sport person’ who took retirement from all formats of International cricket with immediate effect, came from his twitter accounts. He said “It is the time for others to take over”. This news has shocked the entire cricket fraternity and his fans present across the globe. He has carried a great personality and is known for his coolness and unique unorthodox cricketing shots. He has already played 123 Tests, 228 One-Day International and 78 T20 for South Africa. He scored 8765 runs in Test at an average of 50.66, 9577 runs in ODI with an average of 53.50 and 1672 runs inT20 at an average of 26.12. Altogether he had scored 47 centuries and 109 fifties which is stupendous and had performed excellent in IPL as well. This IPL was his fourth IPL edition and this year he was representing RCB but unfortunately RCB could not qualify for playoff. He had captained South African team for years together in ODI and in Test but in both formats he decided to quit captaincy, where decision was his personal one means he was a successful captain. He also holds many records including world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century and fastest 50 in T20 by a South African. He started his cricketing career in International cricket in the year 2004 against England in Test and had debuted ODI in 2005. He joined South African Team as a Wicket-keeper/Batsman but with due course of time he has mended himself to a good fielder and an all-rounder. He married his girl friend Danielle Swart to whom he had proposed in the year 2012 at Taj Mahal in India. They got married in the year 2013 and is blessed with two sons, Abrham and John. In his earlier life he also represented his country in other sports, which shows his versatility. Undoubtedly he is the greatest cricketer ever, the same impression, Virat kohli, his intimate friend also carries. Whenever he comes to ground the crowd becomes joyful because of his unique shots and his temperament. His untimely retirement is a great loss to International cricket. But he believes that the decision to leave cricket is appropriate when you are playing good and keeping yourself fit and fine.
ROURKELA: Indian Premier League is the dream cricket tournament for most of the Indian and the same is viewed by people across the globe. It is a prestigious and money rich game, which engages many big companies in advertising but the ugly part of this, is Satta or betting that spoils the youth and encouraged crime in different area. City Rourkela is also the victim of this high profile game. Satta are going on openly in many places in Rourkela and Southern Rourkela. In the city the most affected areas are Few sector areas, Koelnagar, Basanti Colony, Timber colony. Mostly unemployed youths are taking part in this satta game to earn easy money the outcome is sometimes they earn huge and many times thy loose huge. Many dalals are managing this activity smartly and as per the sources this all is going on with the knowledge of police in some places. There is no restriction, youths are eating for the call of the price for the match to bet and it keeps on changing with games as per the strength of the team. Mostly popular team is Chhenai Super King and Sunrisers Hyederabad. Calls are very popular with also KKR team. Anyway these activities are continuous process and youths are quite happy with this activity. When the game starts, party begun with soft drinks, hard drinks and with snacks. This entertainment continues with food till the end of the game and the climax comes when the game ends. The winner goes happy and looser goes loosing heart. Sometimes young students are also getting involved in this foul play and they are stealing money and adopting unethical means to source money, which is a bad practice. And at this tender age if this habit becomes a regular affair then the future is bleak. Anyway in the past many intellectuals tried to stop this but consequences were negative and the police didn’t come out to help. This time at least police will look into this matter more seriously to stop the unethical practice will save the precious career of the youths in the city.
ROURKELA: In India, Odisha is known for producing hockey players and Sunderagrh is the key for this major success. Sunderagarh district has been producing hockey players of international stature and recently, Sunita Lakra had added new feather to this long history of player leading India in hockey after she was pronounced the captain of national team. This happy moment not ended here, another four women hockey players from Odisha have been inducted to Indian team to play Asian Championship Trophy Women’s hockey tournament at Donghae City, Korea on May 13. Other women players are Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla. Previously Dilip Tirkey had captained Indian Men Hockey team for many years and had brought a lot of glory. This time this representation is done by a woman, who is a good forward player. She has made her debut in Indian hockey team in 2009 and has been the backbone of Indian women’s hockey team. She along with her other players will play their first match against Japan on 15th May. Sundergarh is the breeding ground for hockey players to represent our country and for this a lot of contribution is made by the central and state govt. to upgrade infrastructure. There are three Astroturf grass fields are available in Sundergarh district and all are in Rourkela.