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Fifteen children injured in wall collapse
An injured boy, Safwan Sarang waits for X-ray at J J Hospital in Mumbai on 12 September 2016. He was playing with his friends when the slab collapsed injuring atleast 15 childrens. Vijay Bihani/Mumbai Weekly
Auto rickshaw drivers go on strike, end up betrayed Mumbai’s biggest auto union went for a one day strike on August 31, against the app based cab services like Ola and Uber. The rickshaw drivers demanded effective regulation on business operation of popular app based taxi aggregators including their pricing strategy to attract customers. Shashank Rao, the leader
of the biggest auto union in Mumbai had earlier said that the government had failed to regulate the practice of transportation of passengers via cab services booked through call centres. He added that their business is suffering because of these app based cab services. Nearly one lakh auto rickshaws went off the
road on the day. The commuters were at the receiving end as many were seen stranded on the streets throughout the city. The protesters also demanded that a badge to be given to all rickshaw drivers and owners who are in the business for three years, without imposing any restrictions on them.
Prime Minister Modi turns 66
Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik made a sand art dedicated to Prime Minister on his birthday in Mumbai on 16 September 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap/Mumbai Weekly
An auto rickshaw driver stands amid parked autos in Mumbai. Imrose Ahmed/Mumbai Weekly
India celebrates canonization of Mother Teresa Mother Teresa, who is admired for her work with the poor in India has recently been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony in Vatican. The canonisation was attended by thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter’s square. A special mass was celebrated at various churches. One such mass was organised by
the Blessed Mother Teresa Church at Virar, a northern suburb of Mumbai. The mass was organised by the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation established by Saint Teresa in 1950. People celebrated the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s inclusion to sainthood. Catholic Church songs
were sung; the Bishop enlightened the people by talking about the life of Saint Teresa. Some people felt that Vatican was late in conferring Sainthood to Mother Teresa. Right: A man pays respect to Mother Teresa idol in Mumbai on 4 September 2016. Tamaghna Chakraborty/ Mumbai Weekly
A slab of an empty godown collapsed on 12 September in Mazgaon injuring at least 12 childrens. They were playing inside the godown when the incident occured. The incident took place at around 6:15 P.M on the eve of Bakra Eid. The local residents informed that the children used this godown as their hangout spot. Three fire engines, two rescue vans and one ambulance were rushed to the spot immediately. There were no casualties and the children were rushed to Prince Aly Khan hospital and J.J. Hospital. The rescue operations finished within an hour. One of the children was critically injured while all the children were declared to be out of danger. All the children’s are recovering from injuries.
Moments in the Local Poonam Bathija
One cannot imagine Mumbai without its lifeline, the local trains that carry people in and around Mumbai. It certainly forms one of the busiest rail services in the world. It is a common sight to see people literally hanging out of the train during busy morning and evening hours. The last train of the day leaves from Churchgate station of the Western Railway services at 12:50 A.M. Though late at night, there are still a fair number of people who gets onto the train. Some sleep, some chat while some just stand at the doors. We can also find vendors selling various items from eatables to wallets. People were also spotted smoking and drinking inside a luggage compartment.
The train reaches Virar, the last station at around 2:40 A.M. The first train from Virar leaves at 3:25 A.M. The compartments are loaded with goods that later diverges to different parts of the city. Goods contain from fruits & vegetables to flowers to fishes. People normally close the doors to prevent the luggage from falling off the train. The last train for the Central railway leaves from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST) at 12:30 A.M. and reaches Karjat station at 2:50 A.M. The first station from Karjat station leaves at 4:32 A.M. Mumbai is known as city which never sleeps and Mumbai local train in a way forms a very integral part of peoples life in the city.
A man has a drink in the local train which smelt like alcohol in Mumbai on 30 September 2016. Vaibhav Bhosle
MW Ganpati Bappa Moriya!
Students hold candle march for slain traffic cop
Sydenham college students participate in candle march protest against killing of a traffic cop in Mumbai on 17 September 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap/ Mumbai Weekly Over 200 Students of Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics carried out a rally on 17 September, 2016 from their college to Hutatma Chowk protesting the murder of traffic head constable Vilas Shinde. Students were seen wearing helmets as a mark of pro-
test.On August 23,while on duty the Head Constable Vilas Shinde in Khar stopped two youths riding on a motorbike to fine them for riding sans helmet. Both the riders attacked Mr. Shinde on the head with a bamboo stick and fled, Mr Shinde was rushed to the near-
est hospital Lilavati . After nine days, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away. Shinde’s family faced another tragedy when his mother passed away with a heart attack at his funeral. There have been several incidents in which people have attacked law keepers.
Two men take Ganesha idol into Arabian sea for immersion in Mumbai on 9 September 2016. Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrated in the honour of the elephant headed god Ganesha, came to its conclusion on 15 September. It is celebrated
so that every new activity gets completed without any obstacles. Like every year the city came to a standstill with the roads being
blocked all over the city. Huge idols of Ganesha were being carried in trucks while the smaller ones were carried by the families in
In support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‟s initiative of „Swachh Bharat Abhiyan‟ , Actor Amitabh Bachchan along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavison picked up brooms to sweep the garbage at J.J. Hospital to inspire people to join the mission. Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of the campaign, accumulated the garbage with his bare hands. He stressed for the participation of every individual. Amitabh Bachchan sweeps to promotes Swachh Bharat Initiative at J J Hospital in Mumbai on 3 September 2016. Vijay Bihani/ Mumbai Weekly
their cars. Huge idols belonging to famous mandals like Lalbaugcha Raja were immersed at Girgaum chowpaty. Immersion
of idols also took place at various beaches in the city like Versova, Juhu, Dadar chowpaty and various other beaches in the city.
Maharashtra ranks number one in giving up LPG under Prime Minister Scheme
A man moves LPG (domestic gas) cylinder out from the truck in Mumbai on 21 September 2016. According to media reports Maharashtra topped in the number of people opting out of LPG subsidy provided by government under an initiative by Prime Minister Modi urging citizens who can afford, to give up on their LPG subsidy. Himmat Singh/Mumbai Weekly
Bombay High Court verdict allows entry of women to inner sanctum of Haji Ali Giving female worshippers a relief the Bombay High Court in a landmark judgment lifted the ban imposed on women from entering the inner sanctum of Haji Ali Dargah saying it seizes the fundamental rights and no trust or organization has the right to prohibit women’s entry into a public place of worship. The court rejected the arguments of the trust that allowing women in close proximity to the grave of male Muslim saint was
sin in Islam saying, “Simply quoting verses are not sufficient, particularly, when women were being permitted to enter the sanctum sanctorum up to 2012. There is nothing in any of the aforesaid verses which shows that Islam does not permit entry of women at all, into a dargah/mosque and that their entry was sinful in Islam.” The dargah trust is taking some time before considering to take the matter with Supreme Court
Women stand at a promenade with Mumbai‟s well known Haji Ali Dargah(mosque) seen in the backdrop extending into the Arabian Sea on 13 September 2016 . Vijay Bihani/ Mumbai Weekly
Poonam Bathija Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. On one hand Women have traditionally been viewed as being caring and nurturing but are ill treated and looked down upon on the other. India has witnessed gender inequality from its early history due to religious practices that resulted in a wide gap between the position of men and women in the society. We are a society of people with double standards with the kind of attitude we have towards women. Our thoughts and preaching are way different than our actions. Gender inequality is a man made concept where Men are considered to be supe-
rior to Women, so much so that they have no power to take independent decisions for themselves and are exploited, degraded, discriminated and violated in the outside world as well as at home. Women are traditionally considered by the society as weaker sex, have been accorded a subordinate position to menMost women today are more economically independent and active social workers and have succeeded in proving themselves equally in various walks of life. We have been able to create a perfect balance in managing the household, children as well as our professional life. Despite having proven themselves, some are expected to lay their educational and career goals aside for the sole purpose of looking after their family. Be it at home, work place or even in public, women is treated inferior. The society has also been killing female child at birth or before
A man carries an idol for immersion into sea in Mumbai on 3 October 2016. Pavish Eswaran/Mumbai Weekly birthand if she is not killed the find ways to discriminate her throughout her life. The male child is given preference for education over the female child as he would be their poten-
POINT OF VIEW:
Imrose Ahmed Sheikh Indian Armed Forces is the world’s 3rd largest military force for which Indian government has a budget of US$40.07 billion in FY 2016 whereas Pakistan’s last year military budget was 7.8 billion. This India’s giant military budget is surely sufficient to tackle Pakistan’s military power. But question is where we stand in intelligence in front of our favorite enemy. Pakistan or its tamed terrorists groups again attacked in Uri sector on 18 September like they killed our 19 soldiers same as Pathankot attack on 2 January earlier this year. Again same brawl everywhere be it news channels or chauvinist political parties or in public domain started that we should immediately attack Pakistan and kill their soldiers.
Equality - the time is now
tial source of income. Hence educating a girl child is still seen as a bad investment as she is bound to get married and leave her home one day. Not only in education, in case of food
habits as well as the male child gets all the nutritious food while the girl gets whatever is left behind after the male members have taken their meals. It is a woman who have al-
ways been on the compromising end and she does so without any resistance for the sake of her family and thankless society. It's time for us to realize the worth of women and encour-
age them to widen their horizons and grow in different walks of life through awareness and education. where women can become economically independent and self-reliant,
fight their own fears and go out in the world fearless. The above views are personal views expressed by the author of this article.
India must answer Pakistan sanely
What does it change if Indian Army kills their 19 or 100 or 1000 soldiers? Pakistan then will again retaliate in some or the other way. Indian forces must and ought to reply to Pakistan but in an effect full way, like in 1971 war, Indian forces’ wonderfully planned strategy broke the backbone of Pakistan and Bangladesh came out of it. We mustn’t haste but design a good action plan keeping its consequences in mind and at the right time. Indian forces know where are the terror camps in POK they should tackle them not only militarily but with espionage, that’s where we lack. K. Subrahmanyam, a leading defence analyst and former Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), said, “Good intelligence work requires the mastering of inductive as a ga i n s t deductive logic". Not only the intelligence information is n e e d e d b u t of evaluation and interpreting the available data is a vital element which lacks in Indian intelligence, he also
A local train runs past a newspaper stall at a railway platform in Mumbai on 30 September 2016. Pavish Eswaran/Mumbai Weekly says it is not ample to accumulate information it has also to be adequately processed and analysed and placed in context. But this can be done only with a great political will which our government surel y lacks. And its price is always paid by the blood of soldiers and
people in such attacks. We should feel pride in our nation’s military power that we can surely carry out covert attacks against our bitter bête noire foe but where is our intelligence agencies are standing vis-a-vis with acrimonious antagonist. When I was an NCC
cadet in my college, some of our physical instructors in my battalion, who are soldiers, attached from regular Indian Armed Forces’ regiments to NCC battalions, told us that even our Indian military officers accept that strategy of Pakistani officers are better than them. I was
extremely shocked after outfits beyond those hearing this from our barbed wires of LOC. own soldiers. Lack in intelligence had cost us Kargil war, ParIndian government liament attacks and needs to be more ma- Mumbai attacks of ture and try to under- 26/11 and now these stand country’s safety gory attacks on our solseriously and Indian diers are going on unintelligence surely abated. An effective needs to spread its roots logistics ought to be in ISI or among terror chalked out for a total
stoppage of cross border terrorism in order to prevent bloodshed of our soldiers & denizens sans the politicians.
The above views are personal views expressed by the author of this article.
A model on the quirk box ramp displays work by designer Jayesh Sachdev & Rexi Bhatia at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on 24 august 2016. Left: Actor Emraan Hashmi poses with his son Ayan Hashmi for Hamleys by Diesel at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on 28 August 2016. Right: A model walks on ramp for designer Kriti Tula at Lakme Fashion Week on 26 August 2016.
This year Lakme Fashion Week kickstarted on 24th August 2016 on a high fashion note at St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai. The 5 days long fashion gala from 24th-28th August 2016 had winter festive as its theme, around 70 fashion de-
signers made their way to the runway this year. An Amalgamation of Gen Next, Emerging and Established designers presented eclectic and innovative designs on the runway. From contemporary fashion, quirky designs and pat-
terns to re-inventing the weaves and giving importance to the textiles and the handlooms in India, LFW W/Fâ€™16 was an epic sight to witness the trends best of all times just at one place. Bollywood celebrities graced the runway
for the talented designers in full swing with panache. Stars were spotted both on the ramp and the front rows who came to support the fashion designers and celebrate fashion. Shilpa Shetty graced the ramp for designer
Anushree Reddy from Hyderabad whereas the bong beauty Bipasha Basu walked for the very talented designer Sanjukta Dutta from North-East. Many celebrities attended the event some of them include Emran Hashmi
along with his son, Ranbir Kapoor etc. All Photos: Aditi Nashine/ Mumbai Weekly Right: Models walk the ramp wearing apparels of designer Vineetrahul at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumba on 28 August 2016.
From left to right: Left: A model gets ready for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai on 21 August 2016 Centre: Actress Bipasha Basu walks on ramp for Designer Sanjukta dutta at Lakme fashion week in Mumbai on 28 August 2016. Right : Actress Shilpa Shetty poses on ramp wearing designer Anushree Reddyâ€&#x;s apparel at Lakme fashion week in Mumbai on 28 August 2016.
Baba Ramdev urges government to tax Coca Cola and Pepsi co heavily
Domestic Paper business needs 13 billion dollar investment
A woman consumes soft drink in front of a Coca cola hoarding in Mumbai on 17 September 2016. Imrose Ahmed/ Mumbai Weekly With a synergistic effect Patanjali Ayurved founder and yoga guru Baba Ramdev along with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) demand from the health and the finance ministry to impose heavy tax on companies selling beverage products declaring them as
unhealthy products, which will be malevolent for the top beverage titans Coca-Cola and Pepsi as per media reports. Patanjali Ayurved and its ilk are raising their Swadeshi (natively produced or made in India) brigade voice, forcing government to impose 40 per-
cent sin tax on these unhealthy products. Regarding this, in the previous year, CocaCola had already cleared that if the GST bill is passed and the government also makes us file a sin tax of 40 percent, then the company will have no other option but to shut down
some of its factories. are global, not just local. He didn’t say anyPatanjali Ayurved thing about launching spokesperson S K Ti- any native version of jarawala said, "Our the drinks from Patanproducts have made a jali to replicate or offer serious impact in India. alternatives to the prodWe will launch more ucts offered by Cocahealthy products soon.” Cola, Pepsi and other He also stressed that the brands. As reported by demand to curb sugar First Post - an online and fat-based products news website.
A man loads paper bundles in a truck in Mumbai on 23 September 2016. Himmat Singh/ Mumbai Weekly India being one of the fastest growing paper industry is rapidly growing over 7 percent and is projected to grow at another 4 per-
cent per annum by 2030, despite having continuous focus on Digitization. The country’s paper industry estimates that it
needs an investment of 13 billion Dollars by 2030 to meet the growing demand and consumption, according to media reports.
Audi launches new model ahead of festive season The premium car manufacturer of luxury aut om obi l es Audi launched its all new Audi A4 compact sedan in India priced at approximate 600,000 USD (ex-showroom D e l h i ) . The new car is powered by a 1.4 litre petrol engine with a new 7 Speed transmission, which has a top speed of 210 km/h. The improved A4 stands on the Audi’s MLB (Modularer Langsbaukasten or Modular Longitudinal component system) platform with a
blend of lightweight materials. As a result, the car is 270 pounds lighter than other models and weighs 2900 pounds. Audi is one of the leading luxury car brand in India and also globally. The new Audi A4 sedan boast feature such as Anti Braking Syst e m ( A B S ) According to media reports Audi India Head Joe King said that the Audi A4 has been among the volume drivers for them and they expect the all new A4
sedan to account for one-sixth of our total sales. While commenting on the festival season King said with an overall positive sentiment in the market the company expects to do well. Audi India is also planning to launch petrol versions of all its existing models in India by the first quarter of 2017 as it tries to adapt to changing market demand due to pollution concerns over diesel v e h i c l e s . The Supreme Court of India had imposed an eight month ban on die-
sel cars and SUVs with engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above in Delhi-NCR, which has not b e en l i ft ed. After the entry level A3 and A8 sedans, the new A4 is the other model to have a petrol variant. The company's popular Q series SUVs are available only in diesel options. Audi sold 11,192 units in India last year with 3.14 per cent growth, as per media reports. lost top position to Indian luxury car space to rival Mercedes Benz according to media re-
A man removes poster of Audi car outside showroom in Mumbai on 21 September 2016. Himmat Singh/ Mumbai Weekly
India’s largest airlines, Indigo is the second low cost airline in terms of passengers carried. The airline was founded by Rahul Bhatia of Interglobe Enterprises and Rakesh Gangwal,a United States based NRI in the year 2006.The airline offers economy class seating with a capacity of 180 passengers per aircraft and operates flights to approx 40 destinations.. At present the airline operates a single aircraft type of Airbus A320 with all economy configuration and can accommodate as many
as 180 passengers. Since the airline has experienced tremendous growth of passengers travelling in the past years the airline has opted to induct 20 Airbus Group SE A321 neo jets which can accommodate more number of passengers and which can fly longer distances. Indigo airlines which is a Gurgaon based company has purchased 20 A321 neo carriers which has a seating capacit y of 240 p a s s e n g e r s approximately which is an increase of 30-40 seats more compared to
the previous Airbus A320. The airlines decision to install larger narrow body plane is due to the competitive changes faced by other competitors in the industry, this will give a competitive edge to Indigo airlines over the others as well as better fuel efficiency. . Currently the airline maintains domestic flights, as well as international services from India to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Dubai International, Kathmandu, Muscat and Singapore Changi, as per media reports.
Left: Workers stand as an airplane flies above them in Mumbai on 25 September 2016. Suraj Gauda/ Mumbai Weekly
7 CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
Celebrities attend launch of Yuvraj Singh ’ s clothing brand
(From left to right) Bollywood Actors Kajol Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shabnam Singh(mother of Yuvraj ), Yuvraj Singh, Deepika Padukone and Farah Khan share a moment at a launch event of Yuvraj Singh‟s new clothing brand “YouWeCan” in Mumbai on 3 September 2016. Shashi S Kashyap/ Mumbai Weekly
Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has made an entry in the fashion industry by launching his own brand called YWC fashion this month. He has collaborated with well known designers like Shantanu and Nikhil for his fashion line. Yuvraj said that all the profits made from his clothing line will be directed towards his NGO YouWeCan which is an initiative started to detect cancer at an early stage. Many Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachan, Deepika Padukone etc attended the event.
Nawazuddin and Amy promote Freaky Ali
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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his costar Amy Jackson were spotted playing golf on the streets of Mumbai while promoting their upcoming movie Freaky Ali. The promotional event was also an idea to raise awareness about the poor quality of Mumbai roads.As the film Freaky Ali is on golf, Amy told reporters that she loves playing golf with her father in England, She told media. As the actor interacted with the media he revealed that he is enjoying doing romantic movies in contrast to series films like Gang of Wasseypur which made him popular.
Bollywood Actor Amy Jackson watches as Nawazuddin play golf at a street in Mumbai to promote their new movie, Freaky Ali on 7 September 2016. Shashi S Kashyap/ Mumbai
Bollywood actors Kangana Ranaut and Sonu Sood react to a question asked by media person at a promotional event for their upcoming movie in Mumbai on 19 September 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap/ Mumbai Weekly Tutak Tutak Tutiya is an upcoming Indian horror comedy film directed and co-written by A.L. Vijay and Sonu Sood being the producer.
The movie features Sonu Sood, Prabhu Deva and Tamannah in the lead roles.The films music has been composed by Sajid Wajid and Vishal Mishra who
made their debut in Tamil and Telugu music industry by this. According to media reports Sonu Sood said that he believes language should not be a
barrier when it comes to showcasing talent.The movie will be released worldwide three languages ie Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
The Weekend Girl
Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor pose for photo on teaser launch of their upcoming bollywood movie Rock On 2 in Mumbai on 2 September 2016. Shashi Shekhar Kashyap / Mumbai Weekly
Farhan Akhtar and S hr adh a K ap oor launched trailer of their new film Rock On 2 which is a sequel to the Rock on fim which released in 2008 . Movie also cast Arjun Rampal. Rock on 2 is a film directed by Shujaat Saudagar. Finally the much talked about film casting Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor is out with its teaser and an official screening was held by the team for the media. The entire team was super excited and was seen happily answering to the questions asked by media.
Indian model and film actress Poonam Pandey poses for photograph, for the promotion of her upcoming short movie, The Weekend, in Mumbai on 20 September 2016. Her new movie The Weekend has been shot exclusively on mobile phone and it has not been rated or certified by censor board till now. Poonam Pandey shot to fame when she promised to pose nude if India won 2011 cricket world cup. Shashi S Kashyap/ Mumbai Weekly
MW Sindhu and Malik felicitated in the city
Indian striker Jeje Lalpekhlua celebrates after scoring a goal during an international friendly in Mumbai on 03 September 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly Underdogs India defeat a Superior Puerto Rican Team India beat Puerto Rico 4 goals to 1 in an International friendly soccer match played on the 3rd of September. The match was highly anticipated by football fans in Mumbai as this was the first international match played in the city 61 years. The last international match was played in February 1955 against the then Soviet Union at the Brabourne stadium. The atmosphere in the Andheri Sports complex on match day seemed nothing less than any tournament finals with the fans chanting and cheering for the Indian National team led by India’s celebrity goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
who was the first Indian to play a match in a top European league match and also the first Indian to play in the UEFA Europa League. Stephen Constantine, the coach of the Indian national team went ahead with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Jeje Lalpekhlua the Mohun Bagan striker leading the attack, he was supported by the India’s ace striker and former captain Sunil Chhetri who plays for the national league champions Bengaluru FC, Jackichand Singh and Jairu. The Puerto Rican team who were 38 places above the Indian National team at 114 and India was at 152 at the time of the match. The guests took an early lead in the eighth minute when Jackichand’s
Above: P V Sindhu at an felicitation event in Mumbai on 6 September 2016. Suraj Gauda/ Mumbai Weekly
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Emmanuel D'Andrea of the Puerto Rican team (right) tries to save the ball from Indian striker Sunil Chhetri during an international friendly in Mumbai on 03 September 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly mistimed tackle won the Puerto Rican side a penalty which was converted into a goal by Emmanuel Sanchez. India was quick to re-
turn to equalize due to a free kick won just outside the box when Jairu was Halted by Juan Velez. Sunil Chhetri took the free kick
shooting the ball which was bounced back hitting the goal post only to find Narayan Das who took no time to send the ball into the far
corner of the Puerto Rican Goal. The victory seem to have helped the team as in the latest ranking release on the 15th of September 2016.
Right: Sakshi Malik poses for the media with her Olympic medal in Mumbai on 6 September 2016 Vijay Bihani / Mumbai Weekly Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu was felicitated by Maharashtra Badminton Association along with her coach Pulela Gopichand. The ceremony was attended by the Chief Minister of Maharahtra Devendra Fadnavis and the Maharashtra Sports Minister Vinod Tawde. Sindhu became the first shuttler from India to receive an Olympic medal. She had earlier won two bronze medals at the World Championships. According to media reports, President of the Maharashtra Association, Arun
Lakhani said, “We have extremely talented players, we have great badminton minds, what we need is strong support on infrastructure which fortunately is also there.” Car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. also felicitated Indian Olympic bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik along with PV Sindhu. Sakshi who won the bronze medal in the 58 kilogram weight category of women’s wrestling is first women to do so from India.
Angand and Sharanya shine at Bombay District level Sportsmeet
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Above: Children take part in a race during District sports meet in Mumbai on 02 September 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly Left:Avanish Patil attempts a high jump during District Sports meet in Mumbai on 03 September 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly. Right :Vihan Sylva attempts a long jump during District Sports meet in Mumbai on 03 September 2016. Nithin Francis / Mumbai Weekly It was an Olympic like atmosphere created by the enthusiastic and ambitious young athletes at the University Sports Pavilion marine lines. The 1st and 2nd of September saw hundreds of
young boys and girls gather for the 49th Bombay City District Amateur Athletics Association Championship (BCDAAAC). The sports meet had both track and field events
such as the hammer throw, Javelin throw, Shot put, long jump high jump and various running events for both boys and girls. The competitive spirit was seen even amongst chil-
dren who fell under the category of 'under 8' giving it their all. Angad Singh Oberoi and Sharanya Kheruka won both the 50m and 100m races of the respective boys under 8 and girls
under 8 categoriesAkshay Khot secured the first place in the 100m men’s race in 10.4secs breaking the Bombay city record on the first day of the two day event.
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