Khelo India University Games: Swimmer Shubhrant Patra dominates with remarkable perfromances Swimmer Shubhrant Patra clinched the men's 200m butterfly gold with a dominating performance and then returned to help Jain University claim the 4x100m freestyle crown and top the medals standing in the 4th Khelo India University Games 2023, Ashtalakshmi, here on Tuesday. Kalyani Saxena of Sarvajanik University, Surat and Danush S of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences also added a second gold to their tally on the second day of swimming competition at the Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex as the race for the overall title heats up. With 32 gold medals decided in two days of competition, Jain University tops the standings with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals while Utkal University is second thanks to three gold medals from swimmer Pratyasa Ray, who added the women's 200m backstroke gold to her tally on Tuesday. Patra, who is originally from Odisha but now trains and studies in Bengaluru, bagged the 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 2:06.94s, finishing over half a second ahead of Chandigarh University's Harsh Saroha. Shubham Dhaygude of Savitribai Phule University clinched the bronze with a time of 2:11.18s. He then returned to the pool for the 4x100m freestyle relay, swimming the third leg, as he teamed up with Xavier Dsouza, Dhyan Balakrishna and Sambhavv R to bag the gold with a time of 3:37.76s. Anna University (3:39.35s) and the University of Kerala (3:41.65s) bagged the silver and bronze respectively. Earlier, Kalyani Saxena and Danush S proved that they were far ahead of the competition as they clinched the women's 400m medley and men's 50m breaststroke gold respectively. On Monday, Kalyani won the women's 200m breaststroke gold while Dhanush topped the men's 200m breaststroke race. Elsewhere, in the basketball competition, the University of Madras will take on Jain University in the women's final. In the semi-final, the team from Tamil Nadu hammered Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48, while Jain University got the better of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61. In the men's category, Panjab University upset defending champions Jain University 89-87 to reach the final where they will face the University of Madras, who got the better of the University of Rajasthan 79-76. In the weightlifting competition, being held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, KIIT's Sneha won the gold in the 55kg category with a total lift of 172kg with Punjabi University's Ramandeep (165kg) and Kurukshetra University's Shalu (159kg) taking home silver and bronze medals respectively. Results Basketball (Semi-Finals) Men: Panjab University bt Jain University 89-87; University of Madras bt University of Rajasthan 79-76 Women: University of Madras bt Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48 Jain University bt Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61 Football Men: Group B: Mahatma Gandhi University vs University of Kerala Shivaji University bt Adamas University 3-2 Women: Group A: vs Chaudhary Bansilal University bt Goa University 4-0 Guru Jambeshwar University vs University of Madras 3-1 Hockey Men: Group A: Chandigarh University bt Manomaniam Sundamar University 4-3 Lovely Professional University bt Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University 7-4 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Sambalpur University 5-4 Bengaluru City University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-2 Women: Group A: ITM University bt Sambalpur University 2-1 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-1 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Maharshi Dayanand University 5-0 Ranchi University bt Punjabi University 4-2 Kabaddi (Semi-Finals) Men: University of Kota bt Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University 37-33 Mangalore University bt Chaudhary Bansi Lal University 35-26 Swimming Men: 1500m freestyle: Gold - R Ruhunu Krishna (Uni. of Ker) 16:29.47s; Silver - Vikrant Bangale (Pandit Deendayal Energy Uni.) 17:36.05s; Bronze - Litheesh Gowda (Visvesvaraya Technology University) 17:43.22s 200m butterfly: Gold - Shubhrant Patra (Jain Uni) 2:06.94s; Silver - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 2:07.40s; Bronze - Shubham Dhaygude (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:11.18s 200m backstroke: Gold - Subhasish Dey (Adamas Uni) 2:11.81s; Silver - Sai Nihar Bikkina (KLEF Uni) 2:12.90s; Bronze - Aaryan Bhosale (Uni of Mumbai) 2:13.31s 50m breaststroke: Gold - S Dhanush (Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences) 28.66s; Silver - MS Yadesh Babu (Anna Uni) 29.50s, Shwejal Mankar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 29.50s 50m butterfly: Gold - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 25.20s; Silver - Vishnu G (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 25.47s; Bronze - Veer Khatkar (Maharshi Dayanand Uni) 25.74s 4x100m freestyle: Gold - Jain University 3:37.76s; Silver - Anna University 3:39.35s; Bronze - University of Kerala 3:41.65s Women: 400m IM: Gold - Kalyani Saxena (Sarvajanik Uni) 5:26.71s; Silver - Firdoush Kayamkhani (Uni. of Kota) 5:28.36s; Bronze - Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 5:28.80s 200m backstroke: Gold -- Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 2:30.95s; Silver - Bhakti Wadkar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:33.11s; Bronze - Bharti (Chandigarh Uni) 2:37.84s 50m breaststroke: Gold - Vasupalli Naga Greeshmini (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 34.78s; Silver - Aarti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.42s; Bronze - Jyoti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.93s 50m butterfly: Gold - Snigdha Ghosh (Adamas Uni) 28.90s; Silver -- Shristi Upadhaya (Jadavpur Uni) 29.30s; Uttara Gogoi (Chandigarh Uni) 29.81s Weightlifting Men: 55kg: Gold - Vijay Kumar Maheshwari (PRSU) 224kg; Silver - Balaji P (TU-TN) 217kg; Bronze - Donigolla Veeresh (CU) 213kg 67kg: Gold - Tharun T (PU-Tn) 255kg; Silver - Dinesh Chellamariappan (UCC) 254kg; Bronze - Tipannu Lakkhanvar (MU-KR) 205kg 73kg: Gold - Jaskaran Ram (SBBSU) 271kg; Silver - Bellamkonda Krishna (CU) 265kg; Bronze - Logeswaran Sankar (TU-TN) 263kg Women: 55kg: Gold - Sneha (KIIT) 172kg; Silver - Ramandeep (PU-PAT) 165kg; Bronze - Shalu (KU-HR) 159kg 59kg: Gold - Usha (CU) 185kg; Silver - Liza Kamsha (YVU) 181kg; Bronze - Balo Yalam (GKU) 179kg 64kg: Gold - Pooja Rajesh (GKU) 176kg; Silver - Sanapathi Pallavi (AU) 175kg; Bronze - Sukama Adak (CU) 172kg. (ANI)
Itanagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The Vice-President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar, on Tuesday called upon all the citizens to emulate the approach towards ecological preservation shown by the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Addressing the 38th Statehood Day celebrations of Arunachal Pradesh in Itanagar on his maiden visit to the state, Dhankhar said: Your way of life 
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Arunachal Pradesh, also known as the 'Land of the Rising Sun', celebrates its Foundation Day on February 20. This date holds significance for the state as it marks its journey from the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to a full-fledged state of the Indian Union. Know about the history, significance, and interesting facts associated with this state. Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day: History Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987. Till 1972, it was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). It gained Union Territory status on January 20, 1972 and was renamed Arunachal Pradesh. Administratively, the state is divided into 16 districts. The capital of the state is Itanagar in Papum Pare district. Itanagar is named after Ita Fort, meaning fort of bricks, built in the 14th century AD. Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day: Significance Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is significant as it commemorates the official declaration of Arunachal Pradesh as a state on February 20, 1987. Arunachal Pradesh boasts of diverse tribal communities with their unique customs, traditions, and languages. The Foundation Day serves as a platform to showcase this cultural wealth through vibrant traditional dances, music, and attire. It also celebrates the state's achievements in various sectors like infrastructure, education, healthcare, and tourism. The festivities foster a sense of unity and belonging among the diverse communities of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh Facts Here are some facts about Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day: Arunachal Pradesh became the 24th state of India on February 20, 1987. Arunachal Pradesh shares its international border with Bhutan to the west (160 km), China to the North and North-East (1,080 km) and Myanmar to the East (440 km). Major industries of Arunachal Pradesh include agriculture, art and crafts, weaving, cane and bamboo, horticulture, power and mineral-based industries. Greenfield Hollongi Airport, now renamed Donyi-Polo Airport, is the fourth operational airport in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is the first Indian state to obtain organic certification for kiwi fruit. The oranges of Arunachal Pradesh are Geographical Indication (GI) tagged. Arunachal mandarin orange is more commonly known as Wakro orange, which accounts for almost 90% of the total citrus population. In December 2020, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) also revived the 1,000-year-old heritage Monpa handmade paper industry in Tawang. Arunachal Pradesh has a vibrant craft tradition. Cane and bamboo are an important craft in this state and the workmanship is of a very high order. . Read more on Trending by NDTV Profit.
Itanagar: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar arrive at Itangar on February 20 on a two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh. According to official sources, Dhankhar will attend the 38th Statehood Day celebration at Indira Gandhi Park in Itangar. He will also attend the state award ceremony at Raj Bhawan on February 21. Meanwhile, Capital district administration has  The post Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar to visit Arunachal on Feb 20 appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .
ITANAGAR, Feb 16: Arunachal Pradesh has achieved 100 per cent saturation in Har Ghar Jal scheme under the Centres Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM), chief minister Pema Khandu has said. The state has become the first in the Northeast and tenth in the country to achieve a cent per cent saturation under the central government sponsored 
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