DDCA to open two academies for underprivileged kids: Rajat Sharma

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 12, 2019UPDATED: September 12, 2019 20:47 IST DDCA president Rajat Sharma (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRajat Sharma also announced a medical insurance cover for all current first class cricketersGautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag have agreed to help in this endeavourRajat Sharma was speaking during the Annual Awards Function where Feroz Shah Kotla was renamedThe Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma Thursday announced the setting up of two cricket academies for under-privileged kids here, an endeavour the likes of Kapil Dev and Gautam Gambhir have agreed to support.The DDCA president announced a plethora of welfare schemes for state team’s present and former cricketers during the Annual Awards Function where Feroz Shah Kotla was renamed as Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium.”Following my friend late Arun Jaitley’s vision, we have decided to have two cricket academies for under-privileged kids. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has allotted land in Pitampura and CWG Games village,” the DDCA president said during the glittering ceremony attended by Virat Kohli and his team.”We will open two academies in Delhi where players from economically weaker background will get free training. Gautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Virender Sehwag have agreed to help in this endeavour,” Sharma said.”Former greats like Sehwag, Nehra and Gambhir have assured me that they will help shape career of these kids free of cost,” he said.Sharma also announced a medical insurance cover for all current first class cricketers.”We will have insurance cover for all our current players,” he announced.”Also like BCCI has a medical emergency fund for ex players from which they give Rs 5 lakh, we are also having a fund from which we will give Rs 5 Lakh to any ex player who faces medical emergency,” he added.Also Read | Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium renamed after Arun Jaitley, pavilion stand unveiled as Virat Kohli standAlso see:advertisementFor 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow DDCAFollow Rajat Sharma DDCA to open two academies for underprivileged kids: Rajat SharmaIn an initiative for underprivileged kids, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Rajat Sharma has announced the setting up of two cricket academies.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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That was a key part of the Secretary-General’s message delivered at the start of the two-day United Nations 2018 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, being held in Moscow.It has been organized by the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) as part of the Special Information Programme on The Question of Palestine, in collaboration with Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the support of the UN Association of Russia, and the Russian Peace Foundation.In his message, delivered in the Russian capital by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Alison Smale, said that the seminar provided an “important platform to discuss media-related topics connected to the difficult and challenging situation in the Middle East” adding that it was “encouraging that it remains strong, 27 years after its inception”. “The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains central to the Middle East quagmire. The recent tensions in Gaza are a painful reminder of how fragile the situation is,” she said, on behalf of Mr. Guterres.“The people of the region and the world cannot afford another escalation of violence”, she added, noting that the UN remains “strongly committed to a just, comprehensive and lasting two-State solution that ends the 50-year occupation and resolves all final status issues. This is key for security and stability in the entire region”.The event brings together more than 150 diplomats, journalists, media experts and youth representatives from Israel, Palestine and other parts of the Middle East, Russia, the United States, Europe, and beyond.Subjects for discussion and debate on Wednesday and Thursday include a look back at the legacy of the 1993 Oslo Accords; how journalists cover the whole Israel-Palestine conflict and can better protect themselves covering conflict; and the narrative of Palestine refugees, 70 years on from the Nakba, or “catastrophe” by which Palestinians commemorate their mass-displacement during the 1948-1949 war. read more

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