London, April 25, 2017: An Indian-origin boy, Ishwar has won at the United Kingdom National Yoga Championship was held on 22 April 2017 in London. The event was conducted by the UK Yoga Sports Federation.
The seven-year-old has won a national level competition for yoga for the second consecutive year. Ishwar studies in St Michael’s School in London and he has been quoted as the ‘youngest wonder boy’ by a global yoga magazine, mentioned TOI.
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After winning the national-level competition, he is now preparing for the next event and will represent Britain in the World Yoga Championship, that is scheduled to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal in June 2017.
Even at this young age, Ishwar has already performed in various National and International championships including World Yoga Championship, World Yoga Festival and Om International Yoga Show. Not just that, he has also demonstrated yoga on many television channels, and plans to perform choreographed Vedic yoga to the music of Vedas, Upanishad and Bhagavad-Gita.
JY Pillay has been appointed as the acting President of Singapore
Pillay, also the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, is a veteran civil servant of Indian Origin
The Singapore polls take place on 23rd September
September 2, 2017: Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay on Friday took over as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of the state is elected later this month.
The temporary appointment of Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s six-year term on Thursday, the Strait Times reported.
The nomination day for the Presidential election is September 13, followed by polling day on September 23.
According to the report, when the office of President is vacant, the first in line to exercise its powers is the CPA Chairman, followed by the Speaker of Parliament. This is the first time the office has fallen vacant since the elected presidency was introduced in 1991.
Pillay is no stranger to exercising the powers of the President. As CPA Chairman since 2005, he has been acting President each time the President goes on an overseas trip. He acted as President in May, when Tan made state visits to Europe.
He has served more than 60 such “stints”– the longest of which was 16 days in April and May of 2007 when then President SR Nathan visited Africa. (IANS)
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