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Students take keen interest to celebrate Yoga Day

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Yoga is prescribed among students to keep their emotions under control.

Instructors said yoga is a way to remind the students to calm down

New Delhi: Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practices and disciplines which originated in ancient India. In modern times, it is practiced in various forms of around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

The Yoga Day, marked internationally on June 21, was celebrated most school and universities affiliated under the Delhi University on Friday. What is interesting to note that students took interest in performing yoga.

At IIT Roorkee, the Yoga Day was celebrated on June 20 and 21. On the first day, around 350 and second day 500 students, faculty and staff member participated.

It was organised by the institute’s sports council and wellness centre. Quizzes and experience sharing sessions were also held on both days.

IIT Roorke faculty participate in the Yoga Day.

“Yoga is the part of India’s glorious knowledge wealth. In present turbulent time becomes readymade solution for many challenges as anxiety, stress, and similar physiological and mental health related challenges,” said Vivek Vyas, a research scholar at IIT Roorkee.

Yoga instructor Mr. Malik said, “Yoga Day is a way to remind our students to calm down and the stress. I feel such events should be made regular as they not only benefit the students but also the faculty and staff members.”

While on the other hand, SRM Institute of Science & Technology also celebrated the day at their multipurpose indoor stadium. Almost 300 students participated in the yoga program and demonstrated different types of yoga, where Dr Sandeep Sancheti, Vice Chancellor SRM IST explained the benefits of yoga as a regular practice.

Dr K. Vaithianathan, director of sports at SRM institute said, “the most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.”

“Yoga becomes means for connecting with society in this digital era. My family along with our neighbours started this exercise and now it becomes essential part of our daily routine. It helps to be connected and associated with wider social sphere and same time deeper inner sense,” said a student.

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Vinesh Phogat faces tough battle at World Wrestling Championships

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New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat faces a tough road in her quest to win at the UWW World Senior Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

She returns to the elite competition a year after having to pull out due to elbow injury. The 25-year-old switched to 53kg from 50kg and has won three gold medals at the Yasar Dagu, Poland Open and Spain Open.

She then claimed a bronze at the Asian Championships along with a couple of silver medals at the Dan Kolov and Medved International tournaments.

In the qualifying rounds, the seventh seed faces Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattson and a win over her will fetch her a chance to compete against the two-time world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan.

If Vinesh can manage to overcome that hurdle, last year’s World Championships runner-up and top seed Sarah Hildebrandt will await in the quarter-finals. While Vinesh has got the better of both Mattson and Hildebrandt this season, Mukaida stopped her at the continental event in April.

In 50kg, all Indian hopes will rest on the shoulders of the second seed Seema Bisla, who won gold at the Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in July.

The higher seeding doesn’t exempt her from facing a quality opponent as early as the opening round and she could possibly begin her campaign against three-time Olympic medallist Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan.

A win will put her in the way of either European Games bronze medallist Miglena Selishka or Yasar Dagu silver medallist Ekaterina Poleshchuk.

Lalita Sehrawat, the former Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Asian Championships bronze medallist, will be representing India in 55kg. As the 12th seed, she kicks off her challenge against Mongolia’s Bat Ochir, the 13th seed. A win will set up a possible quarter-final showdown with America’s third seed Jacarra Winchester.

In 72kg, sixth-seeded Komal Bhagwan Gole will be in contention for a berth in the quarter-finals when she faces off against Turkey’s accomplished Beste Altug. Should she manage a win there, she has a tough proposition in the next round as she will have to square off against the top seed Zhamila Bakbergenova of Kazakhstan.

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Ruchita Vinerkar wins women’s 10m air pistol national trials

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New Delhi: Indian Railways’ Ruchita Rajendra won the women’s 10m air pistol national shooting trial, getting the better of Tamil Nadu’s Shri Nivetha 237.6 to 236.8 in the finals here on Monday.sports news headlines

Shikha Narwal of Haryana finished third with 216.8.

Ruchita had earlier grabbed the eighth and final qualifying spot with a score of 570 after the 60-shot qualification round. Shri Nivetha had topped qualification with a score of 582.

Other winners of the day included Rajasthan’s Aadhya Tayal who won the junior women’s 10m air pistol and Haryana’s Shikha who triumphed in the youth category of the same event.

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Duryodhan Negi knocked out of boxing world championships

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Ekaterinburg (Russia): A slow start cost India’s Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg) dearly as he lost to Jordan’s Zeyad Eashash in the second round to bow out of the World Men’s Boxing Championship here on Monday.

Negi, a former national champion, was competing in his maiden world championship. He lost 1-4 to the sixth seed.

The first round belonged to Eashash as he managed to pierce Negi’s defences with lusty right straights. The standout feature of Eashash’s game was the power of his punches.

Negi recovered in the second round with well-placed body blows and right hooks of his own but Eashash was a step ahead of the Indian in terms of overall pace and accuracy.

It wasn’t the cleanest of fights and both the boxers had to be repeatedly told by the referee to avoid holding and keep their heads up. Eashash even got a warning.sports news in english

Negi tried to claw back with an all-out aggressive approach in the final three minutes and even though the boxer from Jordan looked exhausted, he had just enough in the tank to pull through for a split verdict.

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