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Give me your hand

first_imgGive me your hand,Let me hold fast unto it;So that you’ll lift me up,From where I stand!Lift me up from where I stand,With your bold strong hand,O, you mighty one,And stand me up firm!You’re the source of my inspirationThe fountain of my imagination;Bless the works of my handAnd take them to another level!Print my works on the “sand of time”That generations unborn will come to see;And appreciate this inborn gift of yours,Which I’ve cultivated and cherished yet forlorn!Give me your handLet me clench unto itFor I am counting on you, O, mighty oneWho bestowed this enviable gift of meAnd let my works not be forlorned!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SPORT-DOPE 3 LAST

first_imgAgarwal was candid in admitting that to realise these Agarwal was candid in admitting that to realise these aims a drastic increase in budgetary allocation will be required. “The organisation needs a lot of expansion and budgetary allocation is very meagre. Earlier, the NADA was testing 2000 samples a year and now the target is 5000 samples a year. But the budget is still the same and how will it be possible. This needs to be changed. “We have made projections to the government and we want to do certain things which we have not adequately addressed in the past, for example education among the athletes to bring awareness about harmful effects of doping. “This education has not reached to the athletes who are vulnerable to doping. There have been programmes in various forms but actually the target group has not been covered. Because when we analyse these people caught for doping, most of those were unaware of any kind of such education,” said Agarwal. He said the main focus would be to prevent athletes from using drugs by making them aware that doping is harmful for to their own health as well as career. “Many players are not aware and even coaches prescribe certain supplements to their wards to enhance their performance not realising that in the long run its harmful to the health of the athlete. Also, the the rules are so strict now, it is not easy to get away with doping. “So, doping will eventually ruin any sportspersons health as well as career. This is what we need to inculcate when the players are young so that they do not fall prey to doping.” Agarwal also wants to check the easy availability of contaminated nutritional supplements in the open market and for this he said NADA will take help from other government bodies like Medical Council of India or Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. He said he would approach the All India Council of Sports headed by former BJP Member of Parliament and ex-Indian Olympic Association Acting President V K Malhotra. “Various doping components are easily available in the market and these things need to be checked. We can deal with Medical council of India or Indian Medical Association or Food Safety and Standards Authority of India with regard to various nutritional food supplements which may contain contaminated substances. We will approach the AICS to coordinate with these organisations on this aspect,” he said. “There has to be a mechanism to prevent the availability of these substances unless they are needed genuinely and therapeutic use exemption is sought. These substances should not be available in the market. Or, there should be a label of warning that these substances are not to be used by healthy individuals pursuing sports and games. “Nutrition supplement per se is not harmful if it contains proteins, minerals and vitamins. Certainly, an athlete needs nutritional supplement. But it should not contain the doping substances and willy-nilly an athlete may take it thinking that it may strengthen his muscles but actually he is getting these dope substances artificially. “If he gets tested he will test positive but he will say he has never used banned substances and that the test may be wrong. He is not even aware that these products may contain banned substances. The culprit is the contaminated supplement which has not been declared in the label which substance it contains.” PTI PDS KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more