NEW DELHI: The Congress decision to nominate star boxer Vijender Singh for the prestigious South Delhi constituency has come as a surprise to many but former chief national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu has not been taken aback at the development.The longest serving national coach in Indian boxing history, Sandhu was in charge when Vijender bagged the historic bronze medal in the middleweight categary at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sandhu feels that Congress President Rahul Gandhi always admired and appreciated Vijnder’s skills inside the ring. “Gandhi is a boxing fan and liked to watch Vijender in action,” Sandhu said on Wednesday. “I remember, during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Gandhi would sometimes come to the Talkatora Indoor Stadium unannounced to watch Vijender’s bouts. “Later, he would come to encourage our team members, speak to Vijender and leave. I found him to be a genuine boxing lover,” said the former coach. In 2015, Vijender turned a professional boxer under the WBO banner and has performed excellently since then — winning 10 bouts in a row. On July 16, 2016, Vijender took on Kerry Hope of Australia at Delhi’s Thyagaraj Sports Complex and Rahul Gandhi was present to watch the keenly fought bout. “As far I know, Vijender was in close contact with Gandhi. He would sometimes go and meet the Congress leader. But I don’t know whether that resulted in Vijender getting the party ticket in this election,” Sandhu said. Having two WBO titles, Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Oriental Super Middleweight, under his belt, Vijender now takes on BJP’s sitting parliamentarian Ramesh Bidhuri and Aam Aadmi Party leader Raghav Chadha in the political arena. Back in 2017, during an event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce in Delhi, Vijender and Rahul Gandhi were engaged in an interesting conversation. Vijender, who was in the audience, had some questions for the Gandhi scion, and Gandhi had some interesting responses. To begin with, the professional boxer asked him that while a lot of politicians were seen inaugurating sport events, they are rarely seen playing any sport. Gandhi replied that he practised Aikido, which is a modern Japanese martial art, and also swims regularly. Vijender then suggested that Gandhi post videos of his sporting activities to inspire the youth. What was more interesting though was the second question which also won applause from the audience. The boxer wanted to know if Gandhi would tie the knot anytime soon or only after he became Prime Minister. The Congress leader almost ducked that, passing it on to “destiny and it will happen when the time is right…”, giving the audience something to laugh about. Vijender pressed and said: “Everybody is waiting for it. It will be quite something if you become Prime Minister and then marry.”
Orissa High Court Disposes Of PIL For Waiver Of School Fees During Covid-19, Based On MoU Submitted By Institutions For Flat Rate Concession
News UpdatesOrissa High Court Disposes Of PIL For Waiver Of School Fees During Covid-19, Based On MoU Submitted By Institutions For Flat Rate Concession LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Jan 2021 10:56 PMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of PILs seeking waiver of school fees levied by private unaided schools in the State, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic from March, 2020 onwards. The matter was closed after 14 private unaided schools submitted before the Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Dr. Justice B. R. Sarangi, a MoU for waiver of fees at a flat rate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Thursday disposed of a batch of PILs seeking waiver of school fees levied by private unaided schools in the State, in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic from March, 2020 onwards. The matter was closed after 14 private unaided schools submitted before the Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Dr. Justice B. R. Sarangi, a MoU for waiver of fees at a flat rate in different slabs mentioned therein. Terms of MoU The MoU contemplates waiver of maximum 26% Tution/ composite fee for institutions where fees is above Rs. 1 lakh per annum. Similarly, there a separate slab rates, based on the fee amount. All schools charging fees upto Rs. 6,000/- shall not be liable to offer any waiver.The institutions have decided to waive of ‘Other Optional Fees’ till reopening of schools. However, the charges on Transport and Food shall remain as per actual. There is a flat waiver of 30% on Hostel fees. The Bench said, “this Court is not persuaded to further issue directions in the matter in light of the MOU arrived at between 14 educational institutions in Odisha on the question of fee waiver during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic.” It has however clarified that if any party to the MoU faces any problem in relation its terms, the same may be agitated in separate proceedings and examined on a case to case basis. “While this Court has recorded the fact of the MOU having been entered into, this will not preclude individual institutions or parties, who may be aggrieved or who may have a different point of view than that recorded in the MOU, or seek strict enforcement of the terms and conditions of recognition or grant of NOC as set out in the Resolution dated 23rd September 1996, from seeking appropriate reliefs in separate proceedings as are permissible to them in accordance with law,” the order stated. The development comes after the State Government expressed its inability to intervene in the matter as there is no provision under the Orissa Education Act, 1969 (‘OE Act’) and the Rules framed thereunder for fixation of fee structure of different unaided schools. The Government also stated that it has no objection if the Court accepts the MoU and passes appropriate directions. It referred to the case of DAV College Managing Committee v. Laxminarayan Mishra, whereby the Supreme Court accepted the recommendations of the Fee Structure Committee, Odisha, for fixation of fees for DAV School. It is pertinent to note here that certain minority institutions had expressed apprehensions with respect to the terms of the MoU. However, the Court refused to entertain the same, stating, “The problems faced by any of the parties in relation to any of the terms of the MOU will have to be agitated in other separate proceedings and examined on a case by case basis. No omnibus directions in that regard can possibly be issued at this stage.” Case Title: Mohammed Mustaq Ansari v. State of Odisha & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
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