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Man Kaur: A 100-year-old runner wins three gold medals at the Americas Masters Games in Canada

Man Kaur has won over 20 medals, 3 of them gold this week at the Americas Masters Games

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Vancouver, Sept 16,2016: “Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance”- David Mamet

Man Kaur, the 100-year-old women from India did overcome her old age and treachery by winning three Gold Medals at the American Masters Games on August 29, 2016. It is a sporting event held in Vancouver that takes places over 9 days and features athletes that are over 30 years of age.


Things you should know about this centenarian women:

  •  Kaur, completed the whole 100 meter race in just one minute and twenty one seconds, without taking a single break in the entire run.
  • She was the only female participant in the 100-meter-race.
  • The international event rolls out athletes who are above thirty years of age, Man Kaur is alone in her category, but that fact has not let her step back.
  • Kaur has now won more than twenty medals in Masters Games across the globe. Three of them this week, at the the America’s Masters Games.
  • The three events in which she won Gold Medals are : 100- meter sprint, javelin and shot put.
  • Man Kaur, has a son who is 78 years old, who also is taking part in the Games.
  • She started running at the age of 93, when encouraged by his son.
  • While practicing in her home at Chandigarh, she goes out every evening to run five or ten short distances.
  • Her secret of health – lots of exercise and a good diet. She avoids junk and unhealthy foods and is a complete vegetarian.

On a differnt note, see this video of 100 years old Ida Keeling: Another world Champion

Coming back to story of Man Kaur!  “When she wins, she goes back to India and she is excited to tell others, ‘I have won so many medals from this country’. Winning makes her happy” said Kaur’s son Gurudev Singh, mentioned in press agency . He went on to add further, “She encourages other old ladies, that they should run, they should not eat wrong foods, and they should encourage their children also to take part in the Games.”

When she crossed the finish line in Vancouver she stood there smiling, with her hands raised in the air, the other contenders most of them in their 70s and 80s were there cheering for her. Kaur’s energy and drive to compete has become an inspiration to participants in the unique international event for athletes.

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Many of us would struggle to get out of bed after reaching 90 years or so, while most might not even live that long, but not everyone falls in the same cohort,while probably thinking about about their illness and how pray for death to come fast. Man Kaur thinks about improving her timing in the 100 meters sprint.Man Kaur gives us major life goals.

Your are an Inspiration, Lady. Go on!

-Prepared by Enakshi Roy Chowdhury of Newsgram. Twitter: @enakshirc58

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Manushi Chhillar from India Wins the Miss World 2017 Title

India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

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Manushi Chhillar has been crowned as Miss World 2017. Instagram #ManushiChhillar

China, November 19: India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here.

Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner.

Chhillar, who is from Haryana, had earlier this year won the Femina Miss India 2017.

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Anti Ageing was the official skin care expert for Manushi Chhillar at the Miss World 2017 pageant. Instagram #ManushiChhillar

India, England, France, Kenya and Mexico grabbed the top five spots at the peagant.

Manushi, born to doctor parents, studied in St. Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat.

Her entire family including brother and sister were present and they looked excited watching Manushi grabbing top five spot.

As many as 108 beauty queens from different parts of the world participated in the prestigious pageant. (IANS)

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The major Challenge is to make the Youth of the Country Entrepreneurial and not Job Seekers : Venkaiah Naidu

"The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers," Venkaiah Naidu said pointing to the NDA government's various initiatives.

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Venkaiah Naidu. Wikimedia Commons
  • At a time of tepid job growth and continuing income disparities, the major challenge is to make the youth of the country entrepreneurial and not job seekers, Vice President  Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.

“Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is a need for inclusive growth… there is the need to take care of the suppressed, oppressed and depressed,” Venkaiah Naidu said at the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust’s (BYST) silver jubilee celebrations here with Britain’s Prince Charles as the chief guest.

“The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers,” Venkaiah Naidu said pointing to the NDA government’s various initiatives to encourage youth enterprises like Startup India, Standup India and the Mudra financing scheme for underprivileged sections.

Modelled on Prince Charles’ Trust for business startups, BYST, founded by Lakshmi Venkatesan, daughter of former President R. Venkatraman, is engaged in building rural entrepreneurship — “grampreneurs” — as also enterprise among under-privileged sections, which includes business mentoring. The current BYST chairman is Bajaj Group chief, Rahul Bajaj.

“Without mentoring, it would be very difficult to set up startups, with all the business, marketing and other vital issues involved in the first two-three years,” Prince Charles said in his address at the International Mentoring Summit organized by BYST to mark its 25 years.

“What amazes me are the sheer number of jobs these young entrepreneurs had created. The aim of such a project should be to create a virtual cycle of creating entrepreneurs who can then invest in the future of business,” Charles said referring to his trust.

BYST was officially launched in 1992 by Prince Charles and expanded its operations to six major regions of India.

Out of these six regions, four — Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad — run the urban programme while two regions — Haryana and Maharashtra — run the rural programme.(IANS)

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India sends Emergency Fuel Supplies to Sri Lanka

According to Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan, Modi assured all assistance from India to Sri Lanka following Siriena's request for emergency fuel supplies and petrol shipments.

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India is sending additional fuel to Sri Lanka, confirmed PMO onTwitter (representative image) Wikimedia

New Delhi, November 9, 2017 : Following reports of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) rejecting a shipment of petrol from Lanka IOC (LIOC), the Sri Lankan subsidiary of Indian Oil, India on Wednesday made emergency fuel supplies to Sri Lanka following a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

“In the telephone conversation with Sri Lankan President @MaithripalaS, PM @narendramodi conveyed that India is sending additional fuel to Sri Lanka and assured India’s continued support for development cooperation,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.

According to Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan, Modi assured all assistance from India to Sri Lanka following Siriena’s request for emergency fuel supplies and petrol shipments.

LIOC has made available 3,500 kilo litres of its own stock to CPC, Doordarshan said in a shared tweet.

A ship with an additional 21,000 kilo litres of petrol also left for Sri Lanka and additional petrol is being made available from Kochi refinery in Kerala.

Citing CPC sources, the Sunday Times said an emergency fuel supplies’ shipment that arrived at the Colombo harbour on October 17 had been tested for a second time and rejected on a quality test.

However, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he did not agree that LIOC was responsible for the current fuel shortage in the country and said two oil shipments would be arriving in the country within two day, acording to a report in the Colombo Page.

“Apart from petrol shipment arriving on November 8, another shipment is due from India on November 9, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe informed the parliament on Tuesday responding to a question raised in the parliament regarding the fuel crisis,” the statement said.

It said that Wikremesinghe said a discussion was held with the Indian High Commissioner in this regard and the Indian ship would arrive either November 9 or 10. (IANS)