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The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.

This day gives us all a chance to reflect on the unconscionable toll — moral, physical, material — wrought by war. Those costs are borne not only by us today, but by future generations as well.

That is why this year’s theme is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” It highlights the fact that we cannot possibly think about building a sustainable future if there is no sustainable peace. Armed conflicts attack the very pillars of sustainable development, robbing people of the opportunity to develop, to create jobs, to safeguard the environment, to fight poverty, to reduce the risk from disasters, to advance social equity and to ensure that everyone has enough to eat.

We want a future where natural resources are protected and valued rather than used to finance wars, where children can be educated at school and not recruited into armies, where economic and social inequalities are resolved through dialogue instead of violence.

If we are to build such a future, we must all play our individual part. I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together to ensure that the Road from Rio leads us to sustainable development, sustainable peace... and a secure future for all. “ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “

What do people do?

On the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace”. Events vary from private gatherings to public concerts and forums involving large audiences.sec1_img1

Activities include:

  • Interfaith peace ceremonies
  • A toast for peace
  • A peace choir
  • Lighting candles
  • Peace prayers
  • A peace convoy of vehicles
  • Tree planting for peace
  • Art exhibitions promoting peace
  • Picnics for peace
  • Peace walks

Organizations engage in activities such as crafting giant peace dove puppets from re-used materials and flying the doves in their communities. People from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds also commit to organizing an International Day of Peace Vigil. Some groups observe a minute of silence at noon in every time zone across the world on Peace Day.

Public life

The UN’s International Day of Peace is a global observance and not a public holiday. It is a day when nations around the world are invited to honor a cessation of hostilities during the day.


A UN resolution established the International Day of Peace in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982 and was held on the third Tuesday of September each year until 2002, when September 21 became the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. The assembly decided in 2001 that the International Day of Peace should be annually observed on September 21 starting from 2002. By setting a fixed date for the International Day of Peace, the assembly declared that the day should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.

By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged people to work in cooperation for this goal. Since its inception, Peace Day has marked personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people worldwide and many events are organized each year to commemorate and celebrate this day.


About the Peace Bell

The Japanese Peace Bell is a United Nations peace symbol. It was presented to the United Nations in June 1954 by the United Nations Association of Japan, at a time when Japan had not yet been officially admitted to the United Nations.

Weighing 116 kg, with a height of 1 meter, and 0.6 meter in diameter at the base, the metal in the bell itself was obtained from coins collected by children from the delegates of 60 nations who were attending the 13th General Conference of United Nations Associations held in Paris, France in 1951.

The bell itself is housed in a typically Japanese structure, ressembling a Shinto shrine, made of cypress wood. Inscribed on one side of the bell are the Japanese characters that say: "Long live absolute world peace!".

The dove

The peace dove flying with an olive branch in its beak is one of the most commonly featured symbols for the day. The dove can also represent “hope for peace” or a peace offering from one person to another, hence the phrase “to extend an olive branch”. Often, the dove is represented as still in flight to remind people of its role as messenger.


Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes

India is a land of festival and celebrations and Lord Ganesh is known for his inclination towards sweets. Therefore, a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha will always be incomplete without special sweet dishes. There are a variety of sweets made on this occasion, with the most popular one being Modak. The worshippers visit Ganesh temples on this day, to perform Puja and offer many other sweets and milk to idols of Lord Ganeshji. The enjoyment of this ten days festivals can be doubled by preparing sweets and delicacies, like Besan Ke Ladoo, Motichoor Ke Ladoo, Kaju Ke Barfi, Puliyodarai,Karanji, Puran Poli Modak, Rawa Ladoo and Moong Dal Ka Halwa. Lets us check out the recipes for these sweet dishes.

Besan Ke Ladoo Recipe


  • 2 cups Gram Flour (besan)
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar (grinded)
  • 1 cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp Almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Pistachios (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cashew Nuts (chopped)


  1. Mix gram flour and ghee over a low heat in a kadhai and constantly keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  2. When it releases an appetizing smell remove it from the heat and allow cooling.
  3. Add sugar and nuts to the gram flour and mix thoroughly.
  4. Now form ping-pong size balls of the mixture.
  5. Ladoos are ready to be served.


Kaju Ke Barfi


  • 2 cups Cashew Nuts (soaked in water for 2 hours)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Silver Foil (optional)


  1. Drain and blend the cashews to a fine paste. Use as little water as possible when blending.
  2. Now in a saucepan make syrup with sugar and water and Cook on slow to medium heat.
  3. Cook stirring continuously till a soft lump is formed. Add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well
  4. Remove from heat on to a smooth surface and roll out (thin) quickly with a rolling pin. Cut into squares/diamond shapes.




  • 1 cup Wheat Flour
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ½ litre Oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 3¼ cups Sugar
  • 1½ cups Milk
  • Few Almonds
  • Few Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds


In a bowl mix salt, flour and ghee. Rub in well. Gradually add water and knead to form firm dough. Cover with wet cloth and set aside.

For Stuffing
Cook the coconut (use fresh or dried), sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds (optional) till the milk evaporate.

The Rest

  1. Divide the dough into 20-25 sections, roll them out into flat round pancakes. Place a spoon of stuffing at the centre and fold the pancake in half.
  2. Use a cutter to create the fluted crescent border and cut off excess dough. You can seal the edges by applying a little milk and pressing down hard.
  3. After all the karanjis are stuffed, fry them in very hot oil for 2-3 minutes or till golden brown, remove onto paper towels and allow to cool.




  • 3 cups Rice Flour
  • 6 cups Water
  • 6 tsp Oil
  • 4 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar or Powdered Jaggery
  • A little Milk


  1. Bring the water to a boil and add oil into it for the outer covering. Take off heat.
  2. Now add the rice flour, little by little to avoid lumps and cover the mixture and let it cool.
  3. When cool, knead it well into dough with a smooth finish in such a way that it should sparkle.
  4. Now take the coconut and Jaggery / sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan for the stuffing. Add milk. Keep on low flame with stirring. Stir and take off heat.
  5. The mixture should be fairly dry and turn a shade darker. Now make balls with the (covering) dough.
  6. Flatten them on the palm or on a surface into a circle. Place the stuffing in it and cover it completely with the dough.
  7. Fold the edges tapering to the centre. Now steam-cook the modaks in a cooker for 15 minutes until done.


Motichoor Ke Ladoo


  • 2 ½ cups Gram Flour (not superfine variety)
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3 cups Ghee
  • A fine-holed Shallow Strainer Spoon

For Syrup

  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp. Milk
  • 3 cups Ghee


For Syrup

  1. Put sugar and water in a vessel and boil.
  2. When sugar dissolves, add milk.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes till scum forms on top.
  4. Strain and return to fire.
  5. Add color and boil till sticky but no thread has formed.
  6. Add cardamom powder and mix. Keep aside.

For Boondi

  1. Mix flour and milk to a smooth batter
  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under stuffing except milk
  3. Heat ghee in a heavy frying pan
  4. Hold strainer on top with one hand
  5. With the other pour some batter all over the holes
  6. Tap gently till all batter has fallen into hot ghee
  7. Stir with another strainer and remove when light golden
  8. Keep aside. Repeat for remaining batter

Final Steps

  1. Immerse boondi in syrup.
  2. Drain any excess syrup.
  3. Spread in a large plate. Sprinkle little hot water over it.
  4. Cover and keep for 5 minutes.
  5. Shape in laddoos with moist palms.
  6. Cool and keep open to dry, before storing in containers.




  • Tamarind
  • Cooked Rice, according to need
  • 4 - 5 Cups water
  • Few Corriander Seeds
  • Few Red Chillies
  • 5 -6 Spoons of Oil
  • Few Mustard seeds
  • Few Methi seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Udad Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Channa Dal
  • Few Red Chilies
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • Few Groundnuts


  1. Soak a good quantity of tamarind in hot water,
  2. Allow it to soak for about 10 minutes after that remove the pulp, it should approximately be about 4-5 cups.
  3. Meanwhile grind coriander seeds (daniya seeds) and red chillies into a fine powder.
  4. Heat about 5-6 spoons of oil in a pan.
  5. Splatter mustard seeds, methi seeds, udad dal, channa dal, red chilli, hing, curry leaves & groundnuts.
  6. Fry all them till golden brown.
  7. Put 1 spoon of red chilli powder, 1/2 spoon of turmeric powder and add the tamarind water into it.
  8. Once it is boiling add the salt according to taste, along with the grinded powder.
  9. Allow it to reduce in volume; soon you will see the oil leaving the sides of the pan. When it attains a chutney consistency, remove from flame.
  10. Mix it with rice for pulliodirai.


Puran Poli


  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Water, enough to make dough
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • Oil / Ghee, for frying

Inner Filling

  • 1 - 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1 - 1/4 cup Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


  1. Blend the ghee and masala with the maida.
  2. Using water make a soft smooth dough. Leave under a wet cloth for 40-50 minutes.
  3. Knead the maida again. Put in the 6 tbs oil and knead till completely absorbed. Cover and leave aside for 4 hours.
  4. Put the dal in the cooker till one whistle.
  5. Drain the water.
  6. Grind the dal to make a paste with the jaggery and cardamom powder.
  7. Remember that the filling should not be watery.
  8. Make small balls of the filling. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them.
  9. Place one ball of filling on the dough and cover and seal up the filling.
  10. Carefully roll out the dough into thick puris making sure the filling does not come out.
  11. Fry on a tawa pouring ghee around it. Cook on both sides.


Rawa Ladoo


  • 100 gm Semolina (Suji/Rava)
  • 250 ml Milk, toned
  • 10 g Ghee
  • ½ cup Sugar, powdered
  • 1 pinch Cardamom


  1. Roast semolina in a non-stick pan on low heat till it slightly turns brown.
  2. Add ghee and milk.
  3. Stir till mixture becomes sticky.
  4. Add powdered cardamom and mix.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and add the sugar and mix.
  6. Form the dough in to small balls.
  7. Serve when dry.


Moong Dal Ka Halwa


  • 1½ cup Moong Dal, soaked
  • 3/4 cup Mawa, well crumpled
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1½ liter Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Saffron, soaked in a little milk
  • 5 Cardamoms, powdered
  • 6 tbsp Ghee


  1. Grind the Moong dal coarsely. Heat the ghee and fry the dal till golden.
  2. Add milk and cook till the milk has been absorbed. Add mawa and cook on a low fire, stirring continuously till the dal and the mawa are well blended. Remove from the heat and keep aside.
  3. Make sugar syrup of one thread and add saffron and cardamom powder to it. Add the fried dal to the syrup and stir quickly till it mixes well. If you want you can add thin silvers of blanched almonds.


BMW S 1000 RR

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Never before has it been so easy to keep so much power under control. This is as true on public roads as it is on the racetrack. The RR is a full-blooded racing bike, even though it can be ridden with a number plate attached. A race proven sport bike for the road.


Type Water/oil-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke in-line engine, four titanium valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 49.7 mm
Capacity 999 cc
Rated output 193 hp (142 kW) at 13.000 rpm
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Samsung has released a teaser video of its upcoming phablet, the Galaxy Note 2, which will be announced at the IFA show in Berlin on August 29

The clip (below) features the device’s stylus, dubbed the S-Pen, as well as a fraction of the Galaxy Note 2’s screen – although it fails to show the device in its entirety or even name check it.

"When magical moments come alive, everything becomes an inspiration."

"All the things you can do in the blink of an eye, with such a small and light thing," before concluding: “Be creative, on August 29th, in Berlin."

The Galaxy Note 2 is expected to sport a bigger screen (5.5-inches), faster processor and sharper snapper than its Galaxy Note predecessor.


Tips for Building Self Esteem & Self Love!
Self Esteem Tips

1. Set an intention. Before you get out of bed, decide what kind of day you want to have. Make a deliberate, conscious decision about how you want to create your day. Write it down. Play a little with how it might feel. When you get up, act accordingly. Remind yourself throughout the day of your intention. Look for ways your intention is playing out in your world. Suggested intention: Today is full of joyful miracles!

2. Be true to yourself. Live your life doing what feels right to you, not what someone else thinks you should do. It’s ok to listen to advice, but in the end, make the decision that feels best for you. Being a people pleaser is a very frustrating way to live. Get in the habit of pleasing yourself. You are responsible for your own happiness. Your feelings are important. "Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters." ~Dan Coppersmith

3. Change your mental diet. Read uplifting books. Listen to uplifting tapes and CDs and attend uplifting workshops. What you focus on expands. What you put your attention on becomes more real. So focus on what you want to create, on what makes you happy. Don’t focus on negativity. Stop watching the news. Avoid whiners and complainers. Walk away.

4. Be aware of what your monkey mind, the voice in your head, is saying. Widen back and observe your thoughts. If a particular thought isn't kind or isn’t serving you, note this and redirect your focus to what you are wanting. This may take a bit of practice. Remember to be kind to yourself as you are gaining awareness and strengthening your will.

5. Upgrade your physical diet. Processed foods contain very little nutritional value when compared to raw, organic fruits and vegetables. Eat fresh produce rather than processed foods whenever possible. Drink plenty of water, fresh juices and smoothies instead of caffeinated beverages or energy drinks. Add nutrient dense superfoods to your diet. When you take care of your body by supplying it with good nutrients, you will naturally feel better and have more energy.

6. Stop comparing yourself to others. You are not supposed to be like anyone else. You are you. You are the only one who can be you. Your perspectives, gifts and value are exclusively yours. You are a unique expression of God. Revel in it! If you want something to measure yourself by, compare how you were yesterday to how you are today, and be kind.

7. Create an uplifting environment for yourself. This can be joyful colors, uplifting music, nature photos, plants, uplifting posters, open windows… you decide. Wear clothes that you feel good in.

8. Celebrate your successes. Even the small ones. Don't wait to get perfect. Any progress at all is worthy of celebration. When you celebrate, you are telling the universe “I am loving this. Please give me more!” Yay!

9. Be grateful. You have much to be grateful for. Before you go to bed each night, write down ten things you are grateful for that day and why. This is an important step. Gratitude alone can turn things around for you. What are you grateful for right now?

10. Create a list of accomplishments and review it often. We tend to get overwhelmed looking at what’s left to be done and forget to give ourselves credit for how far we’ve already come.

11. Don’t take yourself, or life, too seriously. Lighten up. Dare to have fun. “Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly” ~ G.K Chesterton

12. Learn something new. Become an expert. Get curious and learn all there is to learn about what interests you. Learning is growing, and it feels good.

13. Do things that stretch your comfort zone. Anytime you feel fear, as long as it isn't life threatening, is an opportunity to grow! "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." ~Anais Nin

14. Do something nice for yourself. You deserve it! Maybe a massage, a bath or nap. Take yourself out on a date. Treat yourself with the same honor, courtesy, respect and kindness you would if you were taking someone else out that you really, really liked. The key here is to embrace and enjoy the experience. Feeling guilty defeats the purpose.

15. Do something nice for someone else. Volunteer. Being of service, without expectation of reward, feels really good.

16. Spend time regularly doing things you find joyful. What make your heart sing? Do more of it! Remember being happy is not a selfish act. Your joy is a gift to the world! When you feel joyful, your joy is contagious.

17. Do something physical. Clean out a closet. Get out of the house. Go for a walk. Do some gardening. Visit the nature preserve. Exercise. Fly a kite. Ride a bike. Exercise produces endorphins that help you feel better. Also, being outdoors in the sunshine helps the body produce vitamin D, which contributes to a healthier, happier you.

18. Spend time with supportive, uplifting people. We do exist!

19. Create positive affirmations about yourself. Post them about your home. Say them often and out loud.

20. Allow yourself to be where you are. Just feel whatever you are feeling, without judging it or judging yourself for feeling it. Let go of the story you have created around it and just be with the feeling. Embrace it. Explore it. Feel it. All any feeling wants is to be felt fully. This can only be done when you let go of your resistance to feeling it, which is kept in place by the story and the judgment around it. Without the story and the labels, feelings are inherently neutral. Feel the feeling fully, then just let it dissolve.

21. Remind yourself often you are a miraculous, sacred, perfect expression of Life. Amazing, incredible you are worthy and loved always, without having to do a thing

22. Spend some time just being. This is much easier in Nature. Go camping. Take a walk. Climb a tree. Sit by a stream. Put up a hammock and climb in. In reconnecting with the Earth and Nature, we slow down and have time for some inner reflection. Priorities become clearer. Who you truly are is more easily recognized here.


How to Care For Your Motorcycle After You Ride

Regular maintenance of your motorcycle is necessary to ensure that it is in top shape every time you use it. That is why you have to check it after you take it for a ride. You have to schedule a regular monitoring after using your bike. It can be tiring to check it right after your trip. That is why it is better to rest first since you will not be able to check your motorcycle properly if you are thinking of your bed.

Using the T-CLOCS is the best way to check your motorcycle. This is an acronym provided by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to help the riders check all the parts of their bike before they leave. It stands for tires, controls, lights, oils, chassis, and stands. You can use this checklist to check the motorcycle after you take it for a spin. This is necessary if you are going to use the motorcycle daily.

Here are some maintenance tips you should do after using your motorcycle:

1. After using your gears, you will take it off and clean it, right? You need to check the men's leather gloves for dirt and possible damage, the same with the other gears. If you do this to your gears, you need to do this to your bike as well. You have to clean it and check it for damages.

2. Follow the T-CLOCS checklist. It is important to check these parts especially if you have been from a rough trip. Check the chassis. Some portion of the frame can have damages from the rough road. Check the wires and cables as well. The trip can cause some of the parts and controls to loosen. Check the oil level as well.

3. If you are going to store your motorcycle for a long time, it is better to do a thorough check up on your motorcycle. If you are going to store it for the winter season, do the following:

a. Follow the T-CLOCS when storing your bike for the winter season. Check everything. Do the same when you prepare to ride it after the cold season is over.

b. Drain the oil from the motorcycle tank. This will prevent the liquid from changing to substances that can damage the internal metal of your oil tank. You can replace it with new oil.

c. Remove the battery from the motorcycle and store it in a warmer room. If you do not want to take your battery out, you can attach a battery tender. The battery tender will ensure that you will not overcharge your battery.

d. Covering your motorcycle is very important. Invest in high quality motorcycle cover. The cover will protect your motorcycle from external factors. In addition, it will keep your motorcycle warm.

Keep in mind that your motorcycle is your responsibility. All the gears that you use for riding are included. Aside from cleaning the men's leather chaps, jackets, boots, gloves, and helmet, you have to check your bike regularly as well. As what most riders say, if you take care of your bike, it will take care of you.


Aloe Vera Juice Benefits for Hair

We face plenty of hair problems throughout our lives. Sometimes we suffer from hair loss, sometimes from dandruff and sometimes from other scalp problems. The more hair problems we face, the more chemical products we use and the more our hair deteriorates further. How we wish there was a natural product as an answer to our various hair problems and to eventually stop them. How we wish that this natural product does not harm our hair in any other way. Well, our prayers are answered. We have aloe vera, which is the answer to all our problems. There are several aloe vera juice benefits for hair. These aloe vera juice benefits are discussed below, in detail.

Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

Hair Growth
One of the most important benefits of aloe vera juice on hair is the promotion of hair growth. Applying the juice directly to the scalp and keeping it on overnight, helps in hair growth. Using aloe vera for hair fall reduction is a tried and tested remedy since ancient times. It not only works in promoting growth of hair but also helps in making the hair shinier, silkier and thicker. Experts believe that it is possible to encourage hair growth and discourage hair fall by regular use of aloe vera.

Dandruff is an embarrassing problem that haunts most of us. If allowed to go untreated, this problem can become severe and turn into seborrheic dermatitis. One of the several aloe vera juice benefits for hair is the reduction in dandruff, with regular application of this juice on the scalp. The juice needs to be directly applied onto the scalp with small circular movements of the fingers. Depending on the severity of dandruff, keep the juice on the scalp for about 15 minutes. You will need to increase the time if you have too much dandruff. Chances are that the scalp will start feeling very itchy and you may also feel a burning sensation. In such cases, it is best to wash off the juice from the hair. However, if you can bear it, then let the juice remain for sometime before washing it off with a shampoo. Doing this regularly for a week should help you get rid of your dandruff problem.

Reducing Oiliness
One of the great aloe vera gel benefits is the reduction of oiliness in the hair. Many people have natural oily hair. Their hair remains oily even after they wash their hair. The reason for the oiliness is sebum which is secreted by the sebaceous glands, present in the skin. When the sebum is produced in excess, it gives a greasy look to the hair. Those who wish to reduce this sebum can do so by regular application of aloe vera juice on the hair. A shampoo can be made from aloe vera gel and some soap along with glycerin. This shampoo can be easily made at home and is far better than the chemical shampoos bought from the department stores.

There are several other aloe vera juice benefits too. If you have scratches on your scalp or if you have severe infection on your scalp, then aloe vera juice will help you to get relief from the itching and inflammation. It will also help in getting rid of the scratches and the infections. Aloe vera gel for hair also helps you in maintaining the pH balance of your hair. The most important thing is that aloe vera juice helps in reducing any other scalp problems that you may have.

Aloe Vera for Hair Loss

Now that you know about the aloe vera juice benefits for hair, let us now look at how can aloe vera gel help in preventing hair loss. There are several ways to use the aloe vera juice on hair. If you face a severe hair loss problem, then you will have to massage the juice onto your scalp and keep it overnight. Wash it off the next day. You will need to do this at least twice a week for several months till you start feeling an increase in the volume of your hair. On the other hand, if your problem is not a severe one, then you can regularly apply the juice to the scalp in short circular movements and keep it for about half an hour before you shampoo it off. Using aloe vera oil will also help in reducing the hair loss.

One of the several aloe vera uses is to make aloe vera shampoo at home. Mix some aloe vera juice and add to it some coconut oil and olive oil, soap and glycerin. You will get the best natural shampoo. You could add a few drops of any essential oils if you want to improve the color and smell of the shampoo. However, you will benefit more from the direct application of the juice on the scalp. Also, remember to massage the juice on the scalp as it is more likely to show the desired results.

I hope this article on aloe vera juice benefits for hair has been informative and useful for you. Nature has given us this wonderful plant for free, then why should we spend money on the chemicals that damage our hair? Use aloe vera for hair and see the effects in a few weeks. Not only does it help you in getting rid of the hair problems, but it also helps your hair look luxurious and voluminous.



Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd(BPCL) has been supporting Sports and Sportspersons in various disciplines by way of providing security, extending financial assistance for their participation in tournaments abroad, sending them for coaching camps to enhance their skills in the chosen area, in India or abroad and also providing them with the latest equipment and kits to excel in all National/ International Level tournaments.

Over a period of time, Sportsl, has become a major activity in the country. BPCL has done exceedingly well on the Sports front by recruiting and giving our country some of the best talents in the respective disciplines. Many of the sportspersons have been recruited by the Corporation first and then gone on to represent India in their respective disciplines. The focus of the Corporation has also expanded from winning PSPB hosted tournaments to nurturing and providing talented sportspersons to the country.

BPCL’s overall emphasis would be on molding players into potential champions of future. Hence the sports scholarship scheme is one small step towards achieving this goal.

Sports Scholarship Scheme

1. Objective
To award Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Sports Scholarship to promising young players with the sole purpose of promoting talent, augmenting current pool of players in PSPB/other events and creating a feeder cadre for the Corporation to recruit sports person for respective Sports discipline.

2. Duration of sports scholarship:
Duration: 3 years @ 1 year each, extendable from year to year.

On completion of duration of one year Sports Scholarship period, the performance of the player(s) will be reviewed based on their performance in the State Level/ National level tournament and All India Ranking tournaments for juniors and sub juniors. Based on this and the recommendation of experts in the field, the extension for the second year will be granted. Similarly, evaluation criteria will be followed for extension to the third year, based on the performance review at the end of the second year.

3. Value of scholarship:
Monthly stipend: Rs. 10,000.00 per /Month.
In addition to the above, the sports scholar would be supplied annually respective sports kit items and as per eligibility of the Sports Persons from respective disciplines.

The following players from BPCL selected to participate in the Olympics 2012 at London.

1. Saina Nehwal – Badminton : Saina became the first Indian Women’s Badminton player to win a medal at the Olympics when she won the Bronze Medal in the individual category at the recently concluded London Olympics. This year she also became the first Indian to win a Super Series Badminton event by winning the Indonesian Open. She also went on to win the Thailand Open & Swiss Open this year.

2. Jwala Gutta – Badminton : She partnered Ashwini Ponappa in the Womens doubles and V. Diju in the mixed doubles at the London Olympics.

3. Soumyajit Ghosh – Table Tennis : Was the lone Table tennis player to represent India in the Men’s Singles event.

4. Tushar Khandker - Hockey : Was the member of the Indian team for the London Olympics.

5. Birendra Lakra – Hockey : Was the member of the Indian team for the London Olympics.