A rehearsal of Yoga asanas, as part of the preparations for International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015, was organised at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. The program was hosted jointly by Gurgaon District Administration and Patanjali Yoga Samiti. DC T L Satyaprakash and Addl. DC VP Singh took part in the special ‘Yoga Shivir’. DC said that Yoga in the morning is good if done with the right posture, in correct form and for the correct duration. More than 2,100 people are expected to participate at the International Yoga Day function on 21st June, at the same venue – Tau Devi Lal Stadium. DC added that it is a matter of pride for all Indians that Yoga, which is rooted in our tradition, has been accepted the world over and the entire world would be observing International Yoga Day every year on 21st June - starting from this year.
A cross-country race was flagged off by Additional Chief Secretary, Sports Dr. K K Khandelwal and Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal from Sector 5 HUDA grounds. Even the rain could not deter the sportsman spirit of the runners; in fact a large number turned up early. Senior Citizens from Sector 5 and adjoining areas also participated. The Vice Chancellor of CRS University, Jind, Lt General (Retd.) Ranjeet Singh and Psychiatrist at General Hospital, Gurgaon, Dr Brahmdeep Sandhu also ran the full distance. This time there was also a separate race, of about one kilometer within the HUDA ground, for children aged 9-12 years. The Top 3 winners were: Men (7km) - Jagmal, Subhash Chander, Shimni; Women (5km) - Arpita, Kajal Sharma, Osho Bhargava; Girls (Under 12 years) - Kunika, Anchal, Kajal; Boys (Under 12 years) - Shashi Alipur, Pintu Tigra, Nitin. The winners were given cash prizes. Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash, Secretary of Haryana Football Association Sunil Bhardwaj, District Sports Officer Roshni Devi and Athletics Coach Raj Kumari were also present. Dr Khandelwal, who has been instrumental in preparing the new Sports Policy, said that the State government has announced a ‘Haryana Sports & Physical Fitness Policy-2015’, which will prove a boon for outstanding and committed sportspersons. He said that the Sports Policy is ambitious in its effort to improve the full spectrum of sports in Haryana. It is a comprehensive Sports Policy based on the themes: ‘Sports for All’, ‘Excellence in Sports’ and ‘Physical Fitness for All’. Everybody should play as per their convenience, whatever their age, for keeping their bodies healthy, Dr Khandelwal added. MLA Gurgaon Umesh Aggarwal said that Gurgaon is going to host a Half Marathon in February next year. Till then every month a cross-country race will be organised in Gurgaon.
A team of Gurgaon District Administration succeeded in nabbing an owner of Bhatia Diagnostic Center, Gurdwara Road while he was conducting a sex determination test on the foetus of a pregnant woman whom the team had ‘motivated’. A sum of Rs 10,000, with the notes bearing ‘signatures’, was recovered from the doctor. The Center was sealed and the accused Radiologist, Dr Rajiv Bhatia, was arrested on the spot. An FIR has been lodged under PC & PNDT Act at the City Police Station. Earlier in the week another doctor had been caught. Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash has constituted a team - consisting Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Saryu Sharma, Secretary of District Red Cross Society Shyam Sunder Sharma, Drug Control Officer Amandeep Chauhan and Social Worker Nisha Yadav - for conducting raids and inspecting records of all the Ultrasound Centers in the District. According to G L Singhal, Project Co-ordinator with the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ project in the CM Cell, Chandigarh, the offence is punishable under Section 23 of PC&PNDT Act. He informed that the accused Radiologist had been convicted earlier also by the lower court of Gurgaon in 2001, against which an appeal was pending in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. The accused can now be sentenced for a period of 5 years as per provisions of the Act. DC T L Satyaprakash had earlier imposed Section 144 of Cr PC, making the installation of CCTV cameras mandatory at all Ultrasound Centers in the district. He has also planned to make it mandatory for Radiologists to fill up an electronic F-Form before conducting ultrasonography on a patient.
Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T L Satyaprakash has said that, with a view to helping students take up technical education and higher studies within the country and abroad, an ‘Education Loan Fair’ will be organised in Gurgaon district. Assistant General Manager (AGM) of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Railway Road Branch, P K Arora, said that OBC is offering education loan unto Rs 25 lakhs to students seeking admissions to A-Class institutions like IIMs and IITs, without taking any collateral security. The rate of interest is 10 percent per annum. Similarly, for B-Class institutions, an education loan upto Rs 10 lakhs can be sanctioned and the rate of interest is 10.5 percent. Students pursuing technical education (like B Tech, BE, MBA, MCA, MBBS, MS, MD or higher education in any university abroad) can avail an education loan of Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs from any bank. For taking a loan, the student has to show that he or she has qualified in the entrance exam held for the course.