Mayookha Johny has bagged a bronze medal by covering a distance of 6.30 meters (long jump) in her third attempt at 20th Asian Athletics Championship event here on Wednesday .The national record holder of Asian Athletics Championships (2011) entered the competition with a right ankle sprain ,started with 6.09 meter jump at first chance and set 6.30 meter in her third attempt . Even though she tried to improve the score by finishing another three more rounds but could not succeed it . Japan's Sachiko Masumi won the gold medal with an effort of 6.55m while Uzbekistan's Anastasiya Juravlyeva bagged the silver in 6.36m .Last Updated on Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:25
According to the medical entrance examination results announced here on Thurs day May 23 , 2013, Kerala girls have dominated the boys in all medical streams except MBBS and BDS .There were more girls in the rank list as whole . Out of 59,225 candidates who wrote the examination ,51,559 have been included in the ranklist , in which 37,717 were girls .
Among the top 5 rank holders, Adila A, from PKMP Higher secondary school (Malappuram District) has earned the third position .
78 years old G. Devaki Amma has been honoured Haritha award by the Kerala Chief Minister Sri.Oommen Chandy for the valuable contribution made by her in the field of Bio Diversity . The presentation took place at the event of World Biodiversity day celebrations on Wedneseday May 22 , 2013, organised by Kerala State Bio Diversity Board ( KSBB) in the capital city,Thiruvananthapuram. The KayanKulam resident has cultivated more than 600 species of forest trees and medicinal plants in 4.5 acres of land at her home surroundings . The award carries a purse costing Rs 50000/-and a citation.Last Updated on Monday, 27 May 2013 05:18
Social Welfare & Panchayats Minister M.K.Munner said that, the law keepers must be sensitized with in the state ,as a result Kerala could become a model for the women friendly state just like health and education sector ,which is well known for its achievements in the state. He was addressing this at a inaugurating function of a works shop, regarding ‘Measures to tackle the menace of sexual crimes against women’ ,instituted by All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).He also added that intolerable atrocities against women and children have reached at the peak level . The minister stated this by quoting figures , ”of the 13000 crimes cases registered against women in Kerala last year, majority were rape, molestation and domestic violence” . He reiterately emphasized that every sections of society must be sensitized and made aware of women rights .The sections include not only teachers ,students , police but also judiciary and other law keepers ,then only we can achieve the status of women –friendly state .Munner also said that ,”The police must be sensitive to the victims state of mind while filing the FIRs and the same, remained to the lawyers for dealing with similar cases. Judges should treat each case on its own , not to desensitized and treat them indifferently just because they have dealt with many similar cases before”.
In addition to this ,organizations like Women’s Commissions should further strengthen their intervention and initiatives just like ‘Our Responsibility to Children ‘(ORC),a project started in Kozhikode district by the City Police in 2010, to address deviant behavior in Women . Recently it was announced that this project would be extended to all other districts under the supervision of Kerala Social Security Mission (KSSM) .The minister also mentioned that a scheme for starting shelter homes for victims of sexual abuse was on the cards.
The members attended the function include former Chair person of the State Women’s Commission Justice D Sreedevi , College of Engineering Principal S Sheela and AICTE office – bearers .
Kerala Women's Commission Chairperson, K C Rosakutty has appealed and asked Panchayat – Level Jagratha Samithis across the state to turn more active aiming better protection to women and children . She was addressing in a three –day workshop programme based on Women Security – Family Security :Jagritha Smaithis for Social Security organised by Santhigram and Grama Panchayat development council at Poovar. She said the women’s commission is not just a mechanism for dealing with atrocities against women and children.
She also added that Panchayat Jagratha Samithis should come forward and become more active to prevent atrocities . By doing this , Commission can make use of the services of Santhigram for strengthening the activities of the Jagratha Samithis from single ward to Panchayat Level .
Grama Panchayat President Latha Pushpangadan presided over the function. ICDS Supervisor VR Sivapriya , Santhigram Director LPankajakshan , Joint Director G.S Santhamma and Panchayat member Anto Marcelene were also present in the occasion .
Mayukha ,the team member of Kerala girls basket ball team ,renowned for brilliant performance in the national youth championship at Kolkata a few days ago, has reached half way to enter the country’s national team .
The 16 year , Kozhikode girl was the top scorer in the quarter final and final of the national youth championship at Calcutta . Talking to the media , she said , “It felt nice to contribute to my team success. And it was great being part of a very good side” . The teenage star who weighed her performance individually said that her best performance came in the knock-out stage. “I thought I played pretty well in the quarterfinal, semi final and final,” she says. “And I could do well in the preliminary league stage too.”
Mayukha, a Class X student at Providence GHSS, Kozhikode, took to basketball on her mother’s advice. “She was into co-curricular activities in her schooldays; I am glad that I listened to her and joined the basketball camp at my school,” she said. “We have good facilities at the school and are encouraged to play by the school management and teachers.” She feels basketball in Kozhikode is getting better these days. “There are good teams in a few other schools and the Silver Hills tournament is a good exposure for us,” she said.
Mayukha’s coach, Sreejith Subramanyan, believes she could go a long way in basketball. “She is a very solid player,” he says. “She is remarkably good at rebounds and her defence is excellent.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:24