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Anmol Narang has left a mark on the world by becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point. She’s a symbol of pride to her community and is confident that her endeavors to represent religion and kind will urge Americans to become familiar with Sikhism. US President Donald Trump recently tended to the 1,107 graduates which included the 23-year-old Sick girl Narang, they had assembled for the foundation’s yearly beginning.
A second-generation migrant brought up in Roswell, Georgia, Narang had been eager to join the military as she had been inspired by her maternal granddad’s service in the Indian Army. After she built up an enthusiasm for military help during secondary school, she started the procedure to apply for the West Point after her family visited Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In an interview with media Narang said, “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s a humbling experience, I have never worked harder for anything in my life. Being a Sikh woman is a very important part of my identity and if my experience can play a small role in being an inspiration for others, regardless of the career field, that will be wonderful”
At Saturday’s service, all graduates were socially separated 6 feet from each other over the Plain Parade Field to suit COVID-19 norms and wellbeing necessities. Loved ones were not permitted to go to the service however they could watch it on the web, a report suggested. President Trump encouraged the graduates by saying that, the premier military academy produces only the best of the best—the strongest of the strong—and the bravest of the brave. West Point is a universal symbol of American gallantry, loyalty, devotion, discipline, and skill, he further added. He congratulated the 1,107 graduates who became the freshest officials in the most extraordinary Army.
Even though many Sikhs have graduated from the academy, that Narang is the first observant to graduate from West Point. She trusts that her endeavors represent her religion and people will urge Americans to study more about Sikhism which is the fifth biggest religion on the planet.
In 1987, the US Congress passed a law that restricted Sikhs and a few different strict networks from keeping up their articles of confidence while in the military, in spite of a past filled with various assistance and basic housing. The Sikh Coalition said that for a long time, the obvious Sikh articles of confidence—including unshorn facial hair and turbans—were prohibited, in spite of being center fundamentals of the confidence.
Accordingly, for over 10 years, the Sikh Coalition has driven a crusade, in association with other Sikh and social liberties associations, prosecution accomplices, and similarly invested advocates, to guarantee correspondence of chance for Sikhs Americans in the US Armed Forces. Simratpal Singh, US Army Captain and a family companion of Narang commented on her achievement by saying, “I am massively pleased with (Second Lieutenant) Narang for overseeing her objective and, in doing as such, breaking an obstruction for any Sikh American who wishes to serve,”
“The broader acceptance of Sikh service members among all of the service branches, as well as in top tier leadership spaces like West Point, will continue to benefit not just the rights of religious minority individuals, but the strength and diversity of the US military,” Singh said in a statement.,” he further added
Singh’s 2016 suit over his own entitlement to keep up his articles of confidence in uniform prodded a basic change in the Army’s lodging strategy in 2017, which smoothed out the facilities procedure for Sikh officers and guaranteed that housing would remain with them all through their profession. In 2020, subsequent to giving a progression of individual facilities to Sikh aviators during the time earlier, the US Air Force actualized a likewise refreshed arrangement.
Since the Army and the Air Force changed their arrangements, in any event, 60 perceptive Sikhs are serving in those two parts of the military. The work keeps on guaranteeing correspondence of chance for Sikhs in the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, a media discharge said on Saturday.
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There are an expected 500,000 Sikh-Americans in the US. There have been a few assaults on Sikhs in America. Two Sikh Americans were slaughtered in two separate episodes in a single week in California in July 2017. In March 2017, a 39-year-old Sikh man was shot in the arm outside his home in Kent, Washington, by a somewhat conceal shooter who yelled “return to your own nation”. In 2015, an older Sikh-American man was fiercely ambushed and left with serious facial wounds by an attacker who shouted racial slurs like “fear monger” and “Container Laden”, in a clear loathe wrongdoing not long before the US celebrated the commemoration of the 9/11 assaults. As per a 2009 Sikh Coalition report, 41 percent of Sikhs studied in New York City had been called harsh names, for example, “Osama bin Laden” or “terrorist”.
However, Anmol Narang becoming the first observant Sikh to graduate from US Military Academy at West Point makes the community hopeless of their status in the US. With her position in the US Military Narang is hopeful to bring about a change and educate people about Sikhism. She hopes to fight the stigma and myths that people have about Sikhs and show them the true spirit of service that Sikhs follow.
By Monika Manchanda
Eating fruits is one of the most satisfying ways to tackle sweet-tooth cravings while meeting your nutritional needs. Despite many studies and research on fruit consumption in diabetes, there are a lot of speculations on the right kind of fruit consumption and its relation to blood sugar levels.
Eating seasonal and locally available fruit has many health benefits ranging from reducing sugar and inflammation levels to fighting high blood pressure -- thanks to their abundant vitamins and mineral presence! They are a powerhouse of antioxidants like vitamins A, B, C, E, and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and fiber.
The fruits listed below are not just diabetic-friendly but are loaded with fiber and water content which can slow down the sugar spikes and sugar absorption rate. Apples are not just nutritious and filling; According to a study, they are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes if consumed in moderation. Turns out there is a truth in the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", after all!
Apples are not just nutritious and filling; According to a study, they are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes if consumed in moderation. | Photo by Pierpaolo Riondato on Unsplash
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and more than 20 vitamins and minerals. They are high in fibers as well, and have been linked with lowering the risk of diabetes. Berries: Adding berries is one of the best ways to add a variety to your diabetes-friendly diet. You can choose from blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries because all of them are power-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers. Papaya is rich in natural oxidants, which makes it a perfect pick for people with diabetes. It reduces the chances of future cell damage.
Star fruit: This sweet and sour fruit is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C. It also positively impacts anti-inflammatory processes and can help repair cell damage, and it has minimal fruit sugars as well. Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin E, K, and potassium, and they are low in fruit sugars as well, which makes it a perfect diabetic-friendly fruit.
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and more than 20 vitamins and minerals. | Photo by Kristine Wook on Unsplash
Melons (Musk melon and watermelon): Powerful hydrating fruits like cantaloupe and melons are recommended for people with diabetes, and people with the risk of developing diabetes. Eat-in moderation for multiple nutritional benefits like fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B, and C. Dragon fruit is full of dietary fibers, vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Pear are nutrient-rich, and they are known to fight inflammation and improve digestion.? Studies also suggest that consuming pears along with a healthy diet reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Orange: This citrus fruit is full of fiber that helps slow down sugar absorption into the bloodstream, and its vitamin C component helps improve immunity levels.
Add fruit to your salads to enjoy their goodness with a sprinkle of cinnamon, it tastes better and reduces sugar spikes . | Photo by Jo Sonn on Unsplash
Add fruit to your salads to enjoy their goodness with a sprinkle of cinnamon, it tastes better and reduces sugar spikes . Add nuts like walnuts and almonds to complement your fruit snack. you can also add flaxseeds to balance the glycemic load in the body. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Diabetics, Apples, Star fruit, Pear, Melons, Kiwi fruit
By Nimerta C Sharan
Your monthly round up of the latest lifestyle launches, from luxury indulgences to artisanal creations, here's what you can look forward to :
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags 'Artycapucines - Chapter 3'. Six internationally -- acclaimed artists have transformed the black canvas of the timeless Capucines bag into beautiful art pieces. Each bag will be available in a limited edition of 200 and will be released worldwide at the end of October 2021.
Exciting news for all handbag lovers, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton recently launched their limited edition handbags. | Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash
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Looking for a quick festive fashion fix for you and your loved ones? E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. The shopping platform has roped in stylista Sonam Kapoor as the face of the sale that will offer more than 2500 brands at discounted prices.
E-commerce giant AJIO has announced it's hottest fashion sale starting September 30, 2021. | Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash
The country's leading design house, Good Earth, in collaboration with textile designer Madeline Weinrib will present its collection of 'butah' motif dinnerware and home textiles at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York. The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe.
The 'Heirloom Project' that honours diverse Islamic design techniques will display curated products from across the globe. | Photo by Jean Vella on Unsplash
Sweet dreams are made of this! Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. Spread over three floors, the bakery currently has twelve macaron flavours, their signature pastries and tea cakes and other brunch and high-tea items on the menu. Bon appetit.
Iconic French patisserie Laduree has opened its first Indian outpost at Delhi's upscale Khan Market. | Pixabay
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Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. Inspired by the richness and diversity of Rajasthan, the collection consists of organza and silk saris and shararas, gota lehengas and kurtas and embroidered odhnis. The colours and silhouettes are just right for the upcoming festive season. (IANS/ MBI)
Raw Mango's latest festive edit 'Moomal' goes live on their website on September 26, 2021. | Photo by Souravi Sinha on Unsplash
Keywords: Lifestle, AJIO, sale, Deepika PAdukone, saris, Motifs, artisan, art
Actress Kangana Ranaut has talked about how her weight adjustments for her latest 'Thalaivii' that "messed up many things" in her body and left her with "permanent stretch marks". For her role in the film, based on the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former actress J. Jayalalithaa, Kangana had to gain 20kg and undergo major physical transformation several times.
She took to Instagram to share her experience, detailing that doing all that over the six months period left her with "permanent stretch marks". "Gaining 20 kgs in 6 months and loosing it all within 6 months that too in my thirties messed up many things in my bodya I also have permanent stretch marks as well but art comes to life with a price and more often than not price is the artist him/herself," she wrote.
"Thalaivii" showcases the varied aspects of Jayalalithaa's life, tracing her journey as an actress at a young age to becoming the face of Tamil cinema, as well as the rise of the revolutionary leader who changed the course of the state's politics. Talking about her upcoming works, Kangana currently has 'Dhaakad'.
She is also shooting for her next 'Tejas', where she plays a fighter pilot. The Indian Air Force was the first of the country's defence forces to induct women into combat roles in 2016. The film takes inspiration from the landmark event. 'Tejas' is directed by debutant Sarvesh Mewara. The film will be RSVP's second film which pays a tribute to the Indian military after the immensely successful film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" which was released in January 2019. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Kangana Ranaut, Thalaivii, bollywood, stretc marks, actress, tamil cinema