STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Jaipur diary

All of Rajasthan will keep a close eye on the 20km race walk to be held in Tokyo Olympics on Aug 6.

Published: 28th July 2021 07:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2021 07:45 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

Bhawna Jat to compete in 20 km walk at Olympics 
All of Rajasthan will keep a close eye on the 20km race walk to be held in Tokyo Olympics on Aug 6. That’s because Bhawna Jat who hails from a poor farmer’s family at Kabra village in in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district will be competing. She had qualified for the Olympics with a national record time at the National Championships in Ranchi last year. For the past several months, she has been training hard at the Sports Authority Centre in Bangalore. Her effort of qualifying for the Olympics has inspired many across the state. People in her village are holding prayers and can barely wait to see her on TV. Here’s wishing the best for Rajasthan’s daughter when she competes on the penultimate day of  the Olympics !!

India, Pak revive ‘sweets diplomacy’ on Eid-al-Adha
India and Pakistan revived their tradition of ‘sweets diplomacy’ along the border on Eid-al-Adha last week. BSF personnel in Rajasthan, Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir exchanged sweets on the auspicious occasion. In Rajasthan, BSF soldiers gave sweets to their Pakistani counterparts at Munabao in Barmer district and in the border areas of Bikaner and Sri Ganganagar districts. This was the first exchange of sweets between the two forces after the Pulwama terror attack in February, 2019. This special ceremony is being seen as an enhanced  confidence-building measure in the backdrop of the ongoing ceasefire. Most citizens are praying that this gesture of sweets and pleasantries will help to promote peace and harmony between India and Pakistan.

Child bride free from marriage after 18 years
20-year-old girl Sanju, trapped into a child marriage when she was just two, has finally got freedom after 18 years. A family court recently gave the historic verdict for annulment of her  marriage, the first child marriage annulled in Rajasthan’s Tonk district. Sanju of Ranoli village was helped Dr. Kriti Bharti, the managing trustee and rehabilitation psychologist of Saarthi Trust of Jodhpur. Dr. Kriti Bharti said “Sanju had expressed pain and wanted to be liberated from her child marriage. It was also the last wish of her late father to get the child marriage annulled.” A delighted Sanju is now dreaming big - “I got freedom from child marriage and Kriti Didi fulfilled my father’s last wish. Now I will be able to fulfill my dream of becoming an RAS officer.”

Database created to promote artists, generate awareness
Rajasthan govt is creating an online database of artists who are looking for a platform to showcase their talents. Their skills will be utilized to spread awareness about welfare schemes and to create an avenue for employment. The Jawahar Kala Kendra, the nodal agency for the database, has invited applications from artists accomplished in performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, puppetry, folk music and tribal arts. They can send in applications through District Collectors by July 30 or at JKK by Aug 15. Rajasthan is the 1st state to take such an initiative.

Rajesh Asnani
Our correspondent in Jaipur rajesh.asnani@ newindianexpress.com



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp