Paramjeet Samota - Indian CWG 2010 Gold medallist

Indian Boxer Paramjeet Samota was born 5 July 1988 in a Jat family of Danaud village of Bhiwani district in Haryana. He won a gold medal in the Super heavyweight category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On 13 October 2010, in the finals of the event he defeated Tariq Abdul Haqq of Trinidad & Tobago 5-1. In the fifth Commonwealth Boxing Championships held in New Delhi from 10-18 March 2010, he along with five other fellow Indians won gold medal. He defeated New Zealand's Joseph Parker 7-3 in the finals.
"I am very happy that my son has won gold medal for India. I want to thank the divine powers and his coach. My family, and my villagers, the whole district is very happy that Paramjeet has won gold and brought laurels to our village in Haryana state and for the whole nation," said Pradeep Singh, father of Paramjeet Samota. Almost every house in Danaud celebrated Paramjeet's victory by lighting lamps and bursting firecrackers.eople danced to the tune of drumbeats and visited the village temple to thank for Samota's victory. "We are very happy that he will come to the village with his gold medal. He has brought laurels to the academy and the entire village. We are really very happy," said Vikas, a friend of Paramjeet Samota. By Kanwarjeet Singh Virk.

Saina Nehwal sign Rs 1 Crore endorsement deal

India Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal is turning out to be a hot property in the celebrity endorsement market after a string of successes this year, most notably the gold medal she secured in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games. One of Private Telecom operator is the latest in a series of corporates that have signed on the World No. 3 as a brand ambassador and Saina's endorsement value is understood to have reached the Rs. 1 crore per deal mark. "She is really in demand. A lot of companies want to associate with her. She has already signed up with telco and at least four firms operating in areas such as food and infrastructure will come on board very soon," Deccan Chargers Sporting Ventures Media Coordinator H Manjula said.
Deccan Chargers Sporting Ventures handles Saina's account. Saina already endorses the Deccan Chronicle newspaper, Adani Wilmar's Fortune edible oil and Herbal life's nutritional product range. According to industry analysts, Saina, who was charging around Rs. 50 lakh per endorsement, is now able to command Rs. 1 crore per deal after her CWG win. The higher rate is also supported by Saina's hat-trick of wins at the Indian Open, Singapore Open and the Indonesia Open Super Series in June this year.

ABJM demands withdrawal of cases against members

The Akhil Bhartiya Jat Mahasabha(ABJM) on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Haryana government demanding the withdrawal of all cases registered against its members during the agitation for separate reservation for Jats last month. State ABJM president Om Prakash Mann, who led the delegation, said the demand for separate reservation would be raised again during the Jat Ekta rally to be held at Jind on December 5. The delegation also demanded allotment of one acre of land for construction of a memorial for Jat activist Sunil, who was killed in police firing in Mayyad village last month.

Dainik Bhaskar on Success story of Jat sportsman

India's Leading Hindi News Paper Dainik Bhaskar's Jaipur edition describe the Success story of Jat sportsman and tier-B Cities success story.

Dainik Bhaskar's editorial report on Success story of Jat sportsman

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Haryana Govt to honour Commonwealth Games winners

The Commonwealth Games has boosted the image of Haryana due to the brilliant performance of its players.The state government will continue its efforts to provide the best possible infrastructure and support to sportsperson, said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while speaking to mediapersons here this morning. The government would honour the winners with cash rewards at a special function at Sonepat on November 1, he said. The results at the games were overwhelming. Though the population of the state was just two per cent of the total population of the country, a major share of medals had been won by sportspersons of Haryana.
The Chief Minister said some credit for the success went to the government’s sports policy. His government had recruited 11 sportspersons to the DSP rank in the past six years. Haryana had recently launched a project named “Play for India” under which young talent had been identified and selected for training for competitions at the national as well as the international level. Also, it was commitment and dedication on the part of sportsmen of the state that had resulted in their super performance at the Games. The state government had constructed as many as 117 sports stadia in rural areas in the past few years and would try to set up sports academies in the districts too. While those winning the gold medal would be given a cash reward of Rs 15 lakh, the silver and bronze medallists would get Rs 10 and Rs 5 lakh, respectively. The coaches would also be honoured with cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh on Haryana Day.

Jat leader Shaukeen resigns from Sangharsh Samiti

Delhi president of Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Samiti Ran Singh Shaukeen today announced his resignation from the post. In a press statement released here, Shaukeen, claimed that he was fed up with the attitude of Samiti leaders, said "The Jat agitation had lost its true manner and in present circumstances it was not possible for me to hold the post."Shaukeen alleged the national president Yashpal Malik, who had recently spearheaded the Jat reservation stir in Haryana and Haryana unit president Hawa Singh Sangwan had allegedly betrayed Jats in the name of Jat reservation agitation. He claimed that he had borne the entire expenditure of agitation during last three years.
"I spent around 7-8 lakh rupees for three years including mass rally held at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on July 28 this year," the Jat leader said. When contacted, Sangwan said Shaukeen had been expelled from Samiti on September 14 due to his anti-Samiti statements. He also termed all allegations against Samiti leadership including against Malik as "baseless and false".

Jat threaten to block NCR for reservation demand

The Games are over and Jats are gearing up to hit the streets of national capital region (NCR) with their demand for other backward classes (OBC) status. All India Jat Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) has called a meeting in Bhiwani on Monday to chalk out a new protest strategy. According to sources, Jats are likely to announce a new date of Delhi jam which is likely to be sometime in November. The meeting would be chaired by the Samitis national president Yashpal Malik.
We had called back Delhi jam only on a temporary basis ahead of Commonwealth Games. Jats have made the country proud as always. The government should come ahead and accept our valid demands, otherwise we will block NCR from all corners, said a senior Jat leader.

Source: Times of India, Delhi

When Stadium follow "Jaton ka chora"

India’s favourite hockey song Chak de and Dan dana dan from the film Goal are also played at all hockey matches. There is a roaring response to Jaaton ka chora jeet gaya at boxing matches as most puglists are from the Jat community.

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CWG revels real Jat Community, Hide recent controversy

Commonwealth Games 2010 revels the actual Jat Community, leaving behind all recent controversy. The Jat community, which threatened to scuttle the Commonwealth Games and block the Games baton seeking reservation in government jobs, has turned out to be the nation’s flag bearer at the mega sporting event. Jats have won total 27 Medals in CWG 2010, if we includes 4 jat players of indian hockey then we can say that total 31 Medal was won by Jat in CWG 2010. As Krishna Poonia, a Haryanvi Jat and the gold medallist in the women’s discus throw event said on Tuesday at the international broadcasting centre, “Our community is more known for female foeticide and honour killings. But so many Jat women have won medals at the Commonwealth Games; it only proves what we are capable of if given the opportunity.”
There are 50 athletes from Jat community in the Games, of which a remarkable 31 have won medals. The gold haul includes two shooting gold medals won by Harpreet Singh, a Jat Sikh. Seven Jat girls from Haryana and three Jat Sikh girls from Punjab have also added to the medals list. Two Haryana lads Paramjit Samota and Manoj – both Jats – have entered the boxing finals in their respective weight categories and are assured of at least a silver, thus taking the tally further up. After the victory of Indian hockey team against England on Tuesday, more Haryana athletes are assured of at least a silver medal.
The Indian hockey team features four Haryana Jat boys – Sandeep Singh, Sardara Singh, Mandeep and Bharat. After the sensation victory against England last night, their fans back in their home state are hoping for a gold against the mighty Australians. Other prominent Jats include Sushil Kumar, the current world champion and the gold winner in the 66kg freestyle wrestling category and Mandeep and Manjeet Kaur who won the 4X400 metres relay last evening. Sociologists and researchers said Jats – Haryana’s dominant community – had always promoted traditional sports in rural areas including boxing, wrestling and kabaddi.

CWG Diary - "All winners from India and also from Jat families"

Krishna Poonia’s gold was the first for India at the Commonwealth Games since Milkha Singh won the 440 yards race in 1958. After Australian world champion Dani Samuels cried off due to health and security fears, the Indian trio of Poonia, Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil were tipped to win at least two of the three medals. The three women are fierce rivals on the national circuit. Antil and Poonia aren’t the best of friends, especially after the former returned a positive test just after the 2006 Games. Poonia had then taken potshots at Antil, but today, no bad blood showed.
As the packed house brought the roof down, Poonia shouted over the din to tell a reporter that that she was happy that all winners were from India. “And all from Jat families,” she added. And when Poonia couldn’t come up with a great answer when asked if she would have won the gold had Samuels been around, it was Antil who jumped to her defence. “Even if Dani Samuels had participated today, Krishna would have won,” she said.

Haryana having double Crorepatis than Bangalore

India is considered to be one of poorest country in world and specially the rural india. Spread across 650,000 villages, with an average population of 1,100, rural villagers were long imagined by city dwellers as primitive, impoverished and irrelevant, something to drive past on the way to something else. But Northern state Haryana is one of exception in this list. Haryana has the largest number of rural crorepatis in India. The Jat people are one of the most prosperous groups in India on a per-capita basis and Majority of population in haryana belongs to Jat community.
Northern state of Haryana, rural dwellers are now nearly twice as likely to be crorepatis as city dwellers in Bangalore, the high-technology hub, according to the National Council for Applied Economic Research, the leading collector of data on rural India.

Jat Community in OBC and General Category

Jat people are considered a forward class in all the states of India but Jat community in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi comes in GEN Category as per Govt when some Jat region are classified as OBC in some states, e.g.Jats of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Mirdha Jat people in Madhya Pradesh. Land reforms, particularly the abolition of Jagirdari and Zamindari systems, Panchayati Raj and Green Revolution, to which Jat people have been major contributors, have immensely contributed to the economic betterment of the Jat people. A number of Jat people belonging to the political classes have produced many political leaders, including the 6th Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Adult franchise has created enormous social and political awakening among Jat people. Consolidation of economic gains and participation in the electoral process are two visible outcomes of the post-independence situation. Through this participation they have been able to significantly influence the politics of North India. Economic differentiation, migration and mobility could be clearly noticed amongst the Jat people

Ms. Alka Lamba - Secretary All India Congress Committee

Ms. Alka Lamba was born on 21st September 1975 to Mr. Amar Nath Lamba and Mrs. Raj Kumari Lamba in New Delhi, India in Jat community. She always believed in Congress Ideology and later joined Indian National Congress and presently serving as a SECRETARY ALL INDIA CONGRESS COMMITTEE (AICC). In year 2002, she was appointed the General Secretary of All India Mahila Congress and for the next four years generously worked for the cause of women in India. In year 2003, she contested Delhi Assembly elections from Moti Nagar Constituency against the senior BJP leader n former CM of delhi-Shri Madan Lal Khurana.
Political career:
Current post
Secretary All India Congress Committee
General Secretary Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee
Past posts held:
1993-1995 NSUI Delhi Girl Convener
1995-1996 DUSU President
1997-1999 NSUI All India President
2002-2006 General Secretary All India Mahila Congress
2006-2008 Vice- Chairperson NIPCCD Ministry of Women Child
Contested 2003 Delhi Assembly Election against former CM of Delhi Shri Madan Lal Khurana.

Saina Nehwal wins Gold in CWG 2010

Women shuttlers led by singles title-favourite Saina Nehwal provided India with a golden double to pilot the country to a historic second-place finish in the Commonwealth Games that ended here today. Saina rallied brilliantly from a first-game loss to put it across Mew Choo Wong of Malaysia 19-21, 23-21, 21-13 in the Women's Singles Final after Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa had captured the Doubles crown. In the first game, Saina found it difficult to judge the shuttle and lost a few points at the forecourt and nets to see the game slip out of her hands. But the Indian came back strongly in the second. Saina started playing more cross shots and kept pushing the shuttle at the back in the long rallies to come back from a 0-2 deficit to lead 14-10.
Wong then narrowed the gap and wrested the lead at 21-10 before the Indian closed the game with two more points to roar back into the contest. In the decider, Saina employed a similar strategy and keeping her rival away from the nets, used her deceptive drops and tosses to lead 11-7. She consolidated on her lead as Wong's game crumbled. The Malaysian kept hitting the shuttle out of the court and hit the nets in the final point as Saina burst into tears and ran into her mentor Pullela Gopichand's arms.

Krishna Poonia wins gold in discus throw at CWG Delhi

It was a historic day for Indian athletics and rajasthan on Monday as Krishna Poonia clinched the gold in the women's discus throw event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Krishna won the gold with a throw of 61.51 metres while Harwant got the silver with 60.16m. The bronze went to Seema with a throw of 58.46m. India swept the event with Harwant Kaur and national record holder Seema Antil also winning the silver and bronze respectively.
Poonia's gold, which she won by throwing the discus to 61.51m, was the first gold after 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh's 440 yard race gold in the 1958 edition of the Games in Cardiff, Wales. Harwant came up with an effort of 60.61m, a tad below her season's best of 60.66m, while national record holder Seema Antil threw the discus to a distance of 58.46m.

Wrestler Sushil kumar wins gold in CWG Delhi

Sushil Kumar brought a spectacular end to India's campaign in wrestling by winning the 66 kg freestyle gold here Sunday. India finished with 10 gold, five silver and three bronze. Sushil gave a power-packed performance as he outclassed South African Heinrich Barnes, 7-0. As the bout ended, the overflowing stands broke into an impromptu jig to the tune of 'yeh desh hai veer jawano ka'. Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi were among the spectators cheering the Indian wrestlers. Apart from Sushil's gold, there was some disappointment on the final day of wrestling as Indians lost two other finals -- Anuj Kumar (84kg) and Joginder Kumar (120kg) -- and had to be content with silver. Anil Kumar got bronze in the 55kg event.

Alka Tomar win Gold for India in CWG Delhi

Alka Tomar - once a world championship bronze medallist herself - showed great presence of mind and a solid defensive game to bring India gold in the 59kg freestyle women's wrestling on Friday. Then she put it all down to the champion in their midst. "After Sushil-bhai won gold at the Worlds, we all believe we can beat anyone," she said. Chances are very few heard what Alka Tomar said over the happy, racous din that she had helped kick off in the stands. It was an impromptu party, and everyone was invited. Music blared down from the Indira Gandhi Stadium stands - a noisy medley of bhangra and Bollywood. Fans were dancing, the mood was one of happy, deliriouspromise. It was one Anita showing up in the 67 kg title bout was determined not to ruin. She didn't, but first, Alka Tomar.
“I chose to stay back in the village even though my entire family is in Delhi to see Alka perform at the Commonwealth Games as I did not have the courage to see her had she lost in the bout today. Agar haar jati to dekh na paata.” Alka’s father Nain Singh Tomar thus explained the reason for not being there with her daughter in her moment of glory. His blessings however bore fruit and she claimed a gold in the 59 kg freestyle category in wrestling by defeating an Olympic medallist in style. He has been distributing sweets to the neighbours and in fact the entire village is celebrating Alka’s triumph at the Games. Hundreds of villagers gathered around her home is Sisoli village, in Meerut and were dancing on the beats of dhols and nagaras.