08HR01A.qxd 11/7/2013 6:46 PM Page 1 Page-1 c m y b . Hisar 20.5 14.0 ELEVATION 3 Kajal promoted as Inspector-General, CRPF WOMEN LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 4 Delhi University beat JMIU in final The Tribune VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Haryana Plus Chandigarh Friday, November 8, 2013 www.tribuneindia.com Football’s wonder girls from Bhiwani village win glory Reigning national champions in U-19 category; placed second, third in U-14, U-17 categories last year DEEPENDER DESWAL TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE ALAKHPURA (BHIWANI), NOVEMBER 7 Anju, Sanju, Munesh, Nirmal, Poonam, Jyoti, Preeti and Pooja among around 100 gutsy teenage girls are students of Government Senior Secondary School in the village. They are like the girlnext-door in every Haryana village, extremely shy who religiously obey every instruction of family members, do the household chores, work in the cotton fields and also study seriously. The only difference is that they are allowed to go to the playground in the mornings and evenings to play football every day. With their hard work and determination, these girls now dominate in school football at the national level. They are reigning national champions in the under-19 category while they were placed second and third in the under-14 and under-17 categories last year. They even reached the finals of the prestigious Subroto Cup held recently in Delhi where they lost to Manipur in penalty shootout after finishing 1-1 during the play time. Three of the girls had represented the country in the World School Football Cup held in France in April this year where they battle it out against the teams like France, Brazil, Romania and Denmark. And they achieved these feats without any facilities — no coaches, no logistical support and not even a ground. The girls have been practising on panchayat land — smaller than the football ground — close to their school which was a pond a couple of years ago. They have to share this ground with the kabbadi boys as two kabbadi courts are also GROUP’S ACHIEVEMENTS ❚ 2008 - Second position in state school games (U-4) ❚ 2009 - First position in state school games (U-4 and U-7) ❚ 2010 - First position in state school games (U-4 and U-7) and second position at national level (U-4) ❚ 2011- Under 14 and 19 first and under 17 third in state. ❚ 2012 - First in state in three categories. First at national games in U-19. Second and third position in U-14 and U-17. ❚ 2013 - Runners up in the Subroto Cup for junior girls. (First Haryana team to reach the final in the cup). located within it. The girls and the entire village give credit to the school physical training instructor (PTI) Govardhan Dass, a kabbadi coach himself who enjoys immense respect in the village, for this transformation and the phenomenal success of the girls. Surprisingly, neither villagers nor the PTI has any knowledge of the game. Even the girls have started following soccer after they started playing at the national and international levels. Continued on page 2 Girls play football in Alakhpura village in Bhiwani. ‘Inflation impacts middle class more’ A foggy view OUR CORRESPONDENT KURUKSHETRA, NOVEMBER 7 There is a strong case for regular monitoring of inflation based on consumer price index (CPI) on retail prices and not wholesale price index (WPI) which is based on "wrong" methodology of point-to-point basis, a known reality to all including the Planning Expressing concern over rising incidents of ‘honour killing’in Haryana, Miss India Elite 2013 Shefali Sood has called upon people to bring a change in their mentality towards girls and women to check honour killings as any religion, caste and gotra do not allow anyone to indulge in such a heinous crime. Shefali was interacting with mediapersons during her awareness campaign against social evils in Bahadurgarh town, located on the border of Delhi and Haryana, about 25 km from here, recently. She said honour killing was a social evil and it should be eliminated by making collective efforts. In reply to a question, she said there was an urgent need to take concrete steps in the direction of curbing rising crime against women to strengthen the social set-up. “Not only that men should change their attitude towards women, but the police also should work honestly to deal with crime against women so as to ensure the safety and Miss India Elite Shefali Sood security of women,” said Shefali, adding that sincere efforts should be made in the direction of women empowerment. Terming female foeticide as a ‘blot’ on the face of society, she said awareness among people could turn to be an instrument in eradicating social evils as these had caused power planning and good governance, said Goel. We have no technical problem to adopt inflation targeting in the country but have three constraints including debt management function linked with the monetary management function. Steering the interest rates, the financial markets are segmented and imperfect. Congress on its toes to make it a success Miss India Elite Shefali Sood backs Rahul as Prime Minister JHAJJAR, NOVEMBER 7 country affecting the middle class severely especially during the festival season. Goel said the impact of inflation was more on the middle class than the rich and the poor. Therefore, we need to understand the intricacies involved in measuring inflation, he added. For helping our countrymen, we need to adopt inflation targeting, man- CM inspects arrangements for Gohana rally Dipping of temperature causes less visibility for commuters on National Highway no. 8, Gurgaon. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed RAVINDER SAINI Commission which believes in a comfortable level of inflation. This was stated by Dr MM Goel, Prof of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kurukshetra University. Talking to mediapersons here recently, Goel expressed his concern on the measurement and management of inflation in the OUR CORRESPONDENT SONEPAT, NOVEMBER 7 imbalance in gender ratio to a large extent. “Awareness campaigns at school, college and village levels should be launched by the government and social organisations to make people aware about future adverse effects of female foeticide on society,” said Shefali, adding that taking out awareness rallies was one of the effective ways to motivate people against female foeticide. In reply to another question, Miss India said Rahul Gandhi was her first choice for the post of Prime Minister as he possessed the ability and calibre to integrate the youth power for the progress of the nation hence the youth should give an opportunity to Rahul Gandhi to hold the reigns of the country as Prime Minister, she added. Notably, Shefali, a resident of Delhi, was adjudged ‘Miss India Elite 2013’in September. She emerged winner after defeating 60 women from across the country. Haryana’s Sonam Barak was runners-up while Uttar Pradesh’s Reshu Sisodia got the third position. Out of the 60 women, 19 were chosen for the grand finale. After the BJP and the INLD organised successful rallies at Rewari and Kurukshetra recently, the Congress is all set to demonstrate its popularity through the Gohana rally on November 10. To ensure perfect arrangements for people during the rally, its proper media coverage, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda inspected the arrangements at the venue of the rally last evening. The CM was accompanied by the state Congress pres- ident Phool Chand Mulana and MPs Deepender Singh Hooda and Arvind Sharma. CPS Jaiveer Singh, MLAs Jagbir Singh Malik and Sri Krishan Hooda, OSD Randhir Singh Saroha, the IG, Rohtak Police Range, Anil Rao, DC Chander Shekhar, SP Arun Singh and local party lead- ers were present on the occasion. Later, talking to mediapersons, Deepender Hooda said the rally would create a history with regard to the participation of the public. “The rally will prove the popularity of the party and the government,” he claimed. Continued on page 2 Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda inquires about the arrangements at the venue of November 10 rally in Gohana. Photo: BS Malik c m y b
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