God bless my child Mahi, he is the true son of India: ex-VP of Dhoni’s school

first_imgGod bless my child Mahi, he is the true son of India: ex-VP of Dhoni’s schoolIndia wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni showed quick reflexes as he made sure that the Indian flag did not touch the ground as fan rushed onto the field to touch his feet in Hamilton on Sunday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 18:31 IST MS Dhoni won a lot of hearts with his inspirational gesture in Hamilton on Sunday (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA Indian fan, carrying the tri-colour, tried to touch MS Dhoni’s feet during the third T20I vs New Zealand in HamiltonDhoni made sure the Indian flag didn’t touch the ground by snatching it away from the fanEx-VP of MS Dhoni’s school in Ranchi has heaped praise on the Indian cricketer for the inspirational gestureFormer vice president of MS Dhoni’s school, DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi, AK Singh has said he is not surprised by the India cricketer’s gesture when it came to showing respect to the national flag during the recently-concluded third T20I between India and New Zealand in Hamilton.Singh said patriotism was in Dhoni’s soul and the credit for the same should go to his mother, who was his first teacher.Singh’s comments came after Dhoni made sure the Indian tri-colour didn’t touch the ground even as a pitch invader, carrying the flag tried to touch the cricketer’s feet on Sunday.Dhoni snatched away the Indian flag from his fan’s hand, showing some quick reflexes that are often visible with his glovework. Dhoni’s gesture went viral on social media wherein the World Cup-winning former skipper was lauded.”Mahi had patriotism in his soul and I am sure he is not only a youth icon but he is an ambassador of patriotism. In a match, he swiftly showed the respect of 132 crores fellow countryman. His immediate refection should be an example for educating youth not only for job but most important duty towards mother Bharat Mata,” Singh was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.The former vice-president added: “God bless my child Mahi. The whole country is full of pride by his recent act In New Zealand.What a player! pic.twitter.com/0K6ew0Pbx1Abhishek Pandey (@abhishekpnd63) February 10, 2019″This is an important aspect of Mahi’s personality and patriotism… He had shown high discipline, dedicated attitude to any tasks as I am a witness of his journey of grooming and education at our school or our beautiful colony.advertisement”First credit should be given to his mother (Devaki Devi) as she is the first teacher. In JVM Shyamali there are different assemblies as it is a big school. Students sing the National Anthem at a distance of 400 or 300 meters. All students stand in attention while the National Anthem is played. The students never look at the ground but sing the Anthem and visualizing the love for the country and the tri colour.”Dhoni, who is at the twilight of his international career, is part of India’s 2019 World Cup plans. The 38-year-old wicketkeeper started the World Cup year on a high after being under the pump over poor form for the most part of 2018.Dhoni hit three successive fifties in Australia and helped India to a historic 2-1 ODI series win. He chipped in with some crucial knocks in New Zealand and was at his best with the gloves from behind the wickets.Expressing confidence at Dhoni’s ability to contribute for the Team India at the upcoming Cricket World Cup, India’s selection committee chairman, MSK Prasad said the wicketkeeper-batsman is back to batting the way he was known for during his heyday.”The way Mahi has played in the last couple of series, in Australia and New Zealand, the message is very, very clear: now he has decided to play his natural way. This is the Dhoni that we know. We will be very happy if he can replicate those fearless knocks, using that brutal force he has within him,” Prasad told ESPNCricinfo.Dhoni is expected to be part of India’s squad for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against Australia at home from February 24. The seasoned campaigner will also make use of the Indian Premier League to gain crucial game time in the lead up to the World Cup.Also Read | MS Dhoni in ICC’s version of John Lennon’s classic ImagineAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar in World Cup plans, says chief selector MSK PrasadAlso Read | Thought Rishabh Pant was a thick-skinned guy but he proved us wrong: MSK PrasadAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow MS Dhoni schoollast_img read more

Giveaway: Stormy Kromer Original Cap

first_img Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now That nip of fall is in the air in most parts of the country. And even if it’s not, we see you guys in Florida wearing flannel in the air conditioning. We understand and we totally appreciate it.We also appreciate a good cold weather hat. We are fans of beanies and fedoras but when it is Titanic iceberg sinking cold we need our ears covered and not with earmuffs. That is why we are such big fans of the legendary Stormy Kromer. We don’t need to go into the whole amazing story, you can read about it here.But what we do need to go into is this giveaway. We want to offer one swell chap an original cap accented with Harris Tweed, that iconic rugged wool from the Hebrides of Scotland.Just enter here and you could be warming your head with one of these handsome hats in a matter of weeks. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

US 6 million project launched to help Sri Lankan communities face natural

The project, “building resilience against recurrent natural shocks through diversification of livelihoods for vulnerable communities”, consists of key activities such as building household water harvesting and storage facilities, rehabilitation of irrigation schemes and skills development for youth in agriculture. Some 21,600 people in Moneragala, Matale, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa districts will take part. “This year Sri Lanka has been officially recognised as an upper middle income country, marking a new stage of prosperity and development for the country. However, KOICA shares the same concern with the Government of Sri Lanka regarding the small pockets of poverty still present in the Island,” said Kang Youn Hwa, KOICA Country Director in Sri Lanka. “We hope our investment will create a long-lasting impact on vulnerable rural households and communities by helping them create sustainable, climate-smart assets and develop necessary skills.” This project builds on an existing partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka, KOICA and WFP, which has provided resilience building and livelihood support to communities in 13 districts over the past two years. Results include farmers profiting from two cultivation seasons (both the Maha and Yala), the creation of critical water sources to mitigate drought conditions, utilisation of increased cultivation area and higher household incomes, as well as the needed training for youth on skills development in agriculture, intensification of agriculture livelihoods, diversified income generation activities, and value chain opportunities.Ranked second among the 176 countries most affected by extreme weather events, according to the latest Global Climate Risk Index, Sri Lanka is particularly prone to natural disasters such as droughts, floods and landslides. The Government of Sri Lanka, together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), today launched a three-year, LKR 1.06 billion (US$ 6 million) project to build resilience of communities against the impact of natural disasters.“The damages caused by the current dry spell and the preceding years of cycles of floods and droughts, clearly demonstrate the need to build capacities of rural farming families against climate shocks,” said Brenda Barton, WFP Country Director. “We are very grateful for the Government’s leadership and KOICA’s continued investment in resilience building to strengthen lives and livelihoods of Sri Lanka’s children and their families.” read more