Make This Your Homepage   •   Bookmark Us   •   Download our Toolbar  
India Education Diary : Eden of Education
HomeAdmissionEdu PolicyScholarshipExamNotificationsCompetitionsExam ResultsEdu Jobs
SEARCH

CARE India joins LEH LEH Sports to promote sports as a medium of social change
Monday, February 27, 2012
  Related News
Fragrances From The North East to enthrall the National Capital from 22nd-24th August
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
New Delhi: Fragrance of the North-eastern films to traverse through the National Capital - Delhi! This is an opportunity for Delhiites to get as close as possible to North-East India later this month, without stepping out of the national capital.
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal organized Annual HR Conclave, DISHA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Manipal: ‘DISHA’ the Sanskrit word for ‘Direction’ means a path, an orientation, a viewpoint or an objective, and this makes it an apt name for the Annual HR Conclave, DISHA, organized by the T.
Infosys Science Foundation Hosts Public Lecture on Nanotechnology and Product Development: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Report by India Education bureau, Bangalore: The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) in association with the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, today organized an engaging lecture by Prof.
IMI to witness Coming Together Summit - Conventus'14
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Report by India Education bureau, New Delh: IMI, a leading B-School will be organizing its Annual Management Conclave - Conventus '14, a three day programme from August 22-24, 2014 at their Delhi Campus.
Hindustan Zinc Announces
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Report by India Education bureau, Jaipur: Hindustan Zinc today announced “Hindustan Zinc Announces Sakhi Awards 2014” to honour the rural and tribal women who are attached with self-help-groups and various NGOs who are engaged in bringing socio-economic empowerment in the rural and tribal women of Rajasthan.


New Delhi: Myths about women went for a toss as over 100 people participated in a unique football tournament, `Kick for a Cause', staged by LEH LEH sports in collaboration with CARE India. The primary objective of this initiative was to focus attention on prejudices against women in connection with the forthcoming International Women's Day.
 
Eight teams comprising three boys and three girls each and captained by a girl participated in the fun-filled amateur football tournament at the Mini Football Ground in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj yesterday to drive home the message that myths against women  are unfounded and unacceptable.
 
The myths that were shattered in celebration of women were ``It's Man's World'', "Girls Belong in Marriage, not School'', ``She Asked for it'', ``Women are too Emotional and Soft'' and ``Women can't Lead.''  To raise awareness among the participants and the viewers, players kicked these myths which hung in the goal nets as stickers during penalty shootouts.
 
The event was organised by CARE India, a leading humanitarian organisation focused on ending poverty through women's empowerment, in collaboration with LEH LEH Sports, a venture focused on increasing access to participation in sports opportunities in the Delhi NCR. It was part of CARE India's iCARE campaign to engage one million youth in support of the cause. 
 
"The football tournament involving women as team members and captains was a powerful symbolic gesture to highlight myths fostered by male-dominated society against women. There is no rationale for the perpetuation of myths about women who knock them down daily," said Alka Pathak, Chief Advocacy and External Relations Officer. "There was fun and joviality on the ground, but it was also accompanied by the message of women's empowerment. It went well with the participants and viewers alike. We have sent a positive message that women are capable of doing anything," said Pathak. 
 
 "Kick for a Cause is an initiative created by LEH LEH Sports in 2011 to use sports as a medium for powerful change. We were delighted to partner with CARE India in staging Kick for a Cause 2012 to promote the cause of women's empowerment", said Siddharth Pandey, the founder of LEH LEH Sports.
 
The sporting event hosted eight teams Myth Busters United, Last Minute Stitch, CARE Unlimited, Underdogs, Temptations, Empowering Athletics, DU Force, and Daredevils. All age groups and skill levels played for the cause.
 
Teams were mainly formed by the volunteers and ambassadors of iCARE, which has already created a buzz among students in schools and colleges around the city.
 
"It is a good way for development and creating focus on social issues. People come out with only suggestions with regard to social issues; we need solutions," said Akanksha, a student of National Open University, who was a member of the team Underdogs. "We should play more such games to spread the message."
 
Nishita Kankariya, an iCARE Ambassador and second year student from Kirorimal College, said, "I have joined the programme because I want to empower my fellow students. Most of the boys in Delhi University believe that girls cannot play such games. Today even that myth has been shattered." 
 
Usha, a young sprightly girl, was declared the player of the tournament for scoring the maximum number of goals. Manvi Abrol was awarded the medal for best sportsmanship. All the participants were given certificates and medals.

 
Email Story   Feedback   Print Story

 
Admission Notifications
GET LATEST ADMISSION NOTIFICATION
PGD in TPPE at CBIP, New Delhi
Ph.D at Tamil Nadu Physical Education And Sports University
Ph.D Admission at GRI, Gandhigram
Distance PG Diploma Courses at TANUVAS
Part-Time B.Tech Course at IHRD
Apprenticeship at Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi
Doctoral Eligibility Ent. Test (DEET) at Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag

 
Exam/Test Alert
GET LATEST EXAM/TEST ALERT
IUCAA-NCRA Admission Test (INAT-2014)
Combined Med Services Exam 2014
DNB PDCET July 2014: Exam on June 18
PGDRDM at NIRD: Entrance Test on June 1
Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2014 on February 9
KIITEE 2014 - Apply by March 20
PRAVARA Med/Dental PG Entrance


Advertisement

  Press Release
Xanax effects
Resort casino
 
Type of studies Edu Bodies Career Options/counseling Exam result/alert Others
  Medical
  Engineering
  Computer
  Law
  Humanities
  Statutory Bodies
  IIMs
IITs IITs
  Universities
  Boarding school
  Career Options
  Career Counselling
  Coaching
  Interview tips
  Resume Making
  Scholarship
  Exam result
  Exam Alert
  Admission
  Notifications
  Top colleges
  Top universities
  Kids Corner
  Schools
  Tender
IndiaEducationDiary Search

India Education Diary | Admission | Edu Tender | Scholarship | Exam | Notifications | Competitions | Exam Results | Edu Jobs
| About Us | Mission | Advertise with us | Contact Us | Feed Back |
2006-07 All rights reserved worldwide by www.indiaeducationdiary.com
India Education Diary