Friday, July 15, 2016

Indian citizens trapped in Sudan return home

Vijay Goel, Minister Of State (I/C) Youth Affairs & Sports welcomed the Indian citizens on their arrival at Palam Airbase in New Delhi on July 15, 2016.  The citizens were airlifted under Operation 'Sankat Mochan' From Sudan .

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Herbalife is title sponsor of Asia Pacific Boxing Championship

New Delhi, July 15, 2016, India: Herbalife International India, today announced that it is the official title sponsor of the Asia Pacific Boxing Championship being held in New Delhi on July 16.

Commencing with a weigh in at today’s ahead of tomorrow’s fight show with Kerry Hope Indian boxing sensation Vijinder Singh hit the weight today at 74.9 Undefeated Knockout King, looking out to continue his winning streak with 7-0, looked in shape weighing in at 74.9 Hope came in at 75.7 and looked in a fabulous condition before his bout in India.

Hope challenged Singh, saying “He doesn’t look like he is training as hard as I am.”

Singh, who has won all his previous 6 bouts said, “I will show him tomorrow how much I have been training. It will be a great fight night.”

Vijender has also promised all those coming to support him that this time is going to be yet another knockout win, “ this time its going to be a little difficult, but I will make it happen, I have been training very hard and I am pretty confident of my win against Hope. This could be my seventh knockout and what better way to celebrate than to play in your own country.”

Unveiling the title belt at a press conference here in New Delhi today,  Mr. Ajay Khanna, Vice President & General Manager – Herbalife International India said, “The Asia Pacific Boxing Championship is the first ever International pro-boxing show in India, and comes at a time when India is emerging as a big market for pro-boxing. At Herbalife we constantly look for such opportunities to fuel the development of sports and sports persons. Nutrition is vital for overall being, even more so in sports. In a high endurance sport like boxing, where agility and fitness are paramount, the role and importance of nutrition are amplified. Herbalife’s association with this event exemplifies our commitment to a healthy, active life, supported by good nutrition.”

Neerav Tomar, Promoter IOS Boxing Promotions said “I would like to welcome on board Herbalife as our partner for WBO Asia Pacific Boxing Championship. We are going to put up first ever mega professional boxing show for the fans in our country, I am sure everyone will enjoy it”.

The tickets sales of the event have been fantastic ever since the tickets went live. This is the first time that boxing is taking place at such a great level in India, and what makes it more interesting is the fact that people are showing their support and coming out to watch the fight.

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Sachin Bhot
Asif Khan
Natdanani Pengthong
Sunil Siwach
Sumit Rangi
Naveen Rao
Gaganpreet Sharma
Deepak Sheoran
Vachayan Khamon
Kuldeep Dhanda
Sanjeev Sahota
Vikas Lohan
Sidhartha Varma
Dilbagh Thakran

IOA president N. Ramachandran presents Olympic kit to Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel

IOA president N. Ramachandran presented Olympic kit (non playing) to Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel in New Delhi on July 14, 2016.
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Historic Day as sporting legends and Bollywood come together to support Vijender Singh

New Delhi, July 14, 2016: On the 16th of July 2016, the Thyagaraj stadium will witness an unprecedented event like no other where the who's who of Bollywood along with the champions of the sporting world will be in full attendance. "Singh vs Hope" has caught the eye balls of the nation and the world of Bollywood and sports will come together once again for a first of its kind pro boxing championship in India to support Vijender Singh as he fights for Herbalife Nutrition WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship Title. 

Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh, Mary Kom, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Sushil Kumar are just the few that have confirmed their attendance to be present in full fervor for the historic fight. Along with them other sporting names such as, Rajiv Shukla, and the Sports Minister, Haryana himself, Anil Vij will be completely committed to supporting Vijender. 

The stars of Bollywood that will add to the power packed performance and the glam quotient of the event are Irfan Khan, Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia, Diljit Dosanj, Rannvijay, Baadshah, Jimmy Shergil, Raghu and more that have yet to be confirmed. The rising star of Punjab, Guru Randhawa not only will be present to support King Singh in the fight but also will be performing for the opening event to pump the crowd with his hits, of the "Yaar Mod Do" fame.

Other prominent personalities that will be at the event are, Finance Minister of Haryana, Captain Abhimanyu Singh, The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, BJP President Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Kailash Vijayvargiya, Baba Ramdev and Anirudh Chaudhary are just some of the names that will surely be there. 

This iconic day is the moment of truth for the Indian Boxing sensation Vijender Singh as he is pitted up against Kerry Hope from Australia who is confident that his experience in Pro Boxing will give him an edge over the newly turned professional Vijender Singh. Singh has lived up to a very successful run in the amateur boxing circuit and has been unbeaten in the 6 fights that he has competed after turning professional in 2015. 

The response to "Singh vs Hope" has been completely off the charts and the popularity has spread like wild fire as Book My Show saw massive booking requests since the tickets went on sale.

Press release