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कामनवेल्थ में प्रतिभा दिखाएंगे बागेश्वर खिलाड़ी
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बागेश्वर: 28 जनवरी से चेन्नई में होने वाले कामनवेल्थ प्रतियोगिता में प्रतिभाग करने के लिए बागेश्वर के चार खिलाड़ी सोमवार को रवाना हो गए हैं। उन्हें ताइक्वांडो संघ के अध्यक्ष हीरा सिंह धपोला ने रवाना किया।

उल्लेखनीय है कि बागेश्वर के खिलाड़ी गजेंद्र परिहार, महेंद्र परिहार, नेहा खेतवाल व दीपा कोश्यारी का 28 जनवरी से चेन्नई में होने वाली कामनवेल्थ प्रतियोगिता के लिए चयन हुआ है। ये खिलाड़ी कोच कमलेश तिवारी के नेतृत्व में सोमवार को चेन्नई को रवाना हुए। इस अवसर पर श्री धपोला ने खिलाडि़यों को शुभकामनाएं दी। रवाना करते वक्त श्री धपोला के साथ ताइक्वांडो संघ के सचिव दरवान सिंह परिहार, उपाध्यक्ष अनिल कार्की, ललित नेगी, किरन नेगी आदि उपस्थित थे।


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अल्मोड़ा की एकता भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम में

          अल्मोड़ा की उदयीमान खिलाड़ी एकता बिष्ट का चयन भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम में हुआ है। उन्हें अंतिम 15 खिलाड़ियों में स्थान मिला है। वह लेग स्पिनर हैं। उनके घर पर बधाई देने वालों का तांता लगा है। खेल प्रेमियों ने आतिशबाजी करके खुशी का इजहार किया।उल्लेखनीय है कि एकता पिछले साल अप्रैल-मई में वेस्टइंडीज में आयोजित महिला टी-20 वर्ल्ड क्रिकेट कप के लिए 30 संभावित खिलाड़ियों में चुनी गईं थी लेकिन बाद में वह अंतिम 15 खिलाड़ियों में शामिल नहीं हो सकी। उसके बाद से एकता लगातार प्रैक्टिस करती रही और आखिरकार उनका चयन भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम के सदस्य के तौर पर हो गया है। उन्हें अंतिम 15 खिलाड़ियों में शामिल किया गया है। वह बंगलूरू में प्रशिक्षण कैंप के लिए रवाना हो चुकी हैं। जिला क्रिकेट एसोसिएशन के अध्यक्ष गिरीश धवन ने बताया कि बंगलुरू में 16 जून तक प्रशिक्षण लेने के बाद 17 जून को भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम इंग्लैंड रवाना होगी। इंग्लैंड में 26 जून से भारत, आस्ट्रेलिया, न्यूजीलैंड और इंग्लैंड के बीच होने वाली टी 20 और एक दिवसीय क्रिकेट प्रतियोगिता में भाग लेंगी।एकता के भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम में चयनित होने पर क्रिकेट एसोसिएशन के जिलाध्यक्ष गिरीश धवन, सचिव लियाकत अली, कोषाध्यक्ष मनोज सनवाल, विधायक मनोज तिवारी, पूर्व विधायक कैलाश शर्मा, शेखर लखचौरा, सीएल सेन, बिट्टू कर्नाटक, जगदीश वर्मा, ललित लटवाल आदि ने प्रसन्नता व्यक्त की है।वहीं एकता बिष्ट के कोच लियाकत अली ने एकता के राष्ट्रीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम में चयन होने पर खुशी जताते हुए इसे एकता की मेहनत और लगन का नतीजा बताया। उन्होंने कहा कि इससे अन्य युवा खिलाड़ियों को भी प्रेरणा मिलेगी।

गली से भारतीय टीम तक का सफर

                 एकता बिष्ट ने अल्मोड़ा के खजांची मुहल्ले में अपने साथियों के साथ प्लास्टिक और रबर की गेंद से शुरुआत की और फिर अल्मोड़ा के छोटे से स्टेडियम में प्रैक्टिस करके देश की टीम में शामिल होने का सपना देखा। अल्मोड़ा में तमाम असुविधाओं के बीच यह मुकाम हासिल करना सरल नहीं था, लेकिन अपनी मेहनत और लगन के बल पर आखिरकार एकता ने यह संभव कर दिखाया और आखिरकार वह भारतीय महिला क्रिकेट टीम में बतौर लेग स्पिनर चुन ली गई हैं। एकता अल्मोड़ा जिले के ल्वाली गांव के मूल निवासी महेंद्र सिंह धौनी की तरह क्रिकेट में नाम कमाना चाहती है। खजांची मुहल्ला निवासी अल्मोड़ा निवासी पूर्व सैनिक कुंदन सिंह बिष्ट और तारा बिष्ट की पुत्री एकता बचपन में घर के पास हुक्का क्लब के आंगन में अपने साथियों के साथ शौकिया क्रिकेट खेला करती थी और तेज गेंद फेंका करती थी। 2002 में उन्होंने प्रैक्टिस के लिए अल्मोड़ा के छोटे से स्टेडियम जाना शुरू किया। एकता की लगन को देखते हुए कोच लियाकत अली ने उन्हें लेफ्ट आर्म स्पिन गेंद करने की  प्रैक्टिस करानी शुरू की। अल्मोड़ा ग्रेजुएट की पढ़ाई के दौरान ही वह विश्वविद्यालय की टीम में चयनित हो गई। 2002 से 2006 तक एकता ने उत्तराखंड की टीम में खेला। उसके बाद उत्तराखंड की महिला टीम नहीं बन पाने के कारण वह उप्र की टीम से खेलने लगी। 2005 में उनका चयन भारतीय जूनियर टीम के कैंप के लिए हुआ पर चोट लगने के कारण उसे वापस लौटना पड़ा। 2009 एकता के लिए काफी अच्छा रहा। नवंबर 2009 में उन्होंने उप्र की ओर से खेलते हुए विदर्भ के खिलाफ आठ ओवर में बगैर कोई रन दिए तीन विकेट लिए। विदर्भ के खिलाफ एक अन्य मैच में उन्होंने 13 रन देकर पांच विकेट लिए यह उनका अब तक का सबसे शानदार प्रदर्शन है। मध्य प्रदेश के खिलाफ भी एकता ने 10 ओवर में नौ रन देकर तीन विकेट लिए। 26 फरवरी 2010 को बंगलूरू में इंग्लैंड के खिलाफ बोर्ड एकादश की तरफ से खेलते हुए एकता ने 10 ओवर में 40 रन देकर एक विकेट लिया। प्रतियोगिताओं के आधार पर उनका चयन 2010 में महिला क्रिकेट टी20 विश्व कप के लिए संभावित 30 खिलाड़ियों में हुआ लेकिन तब वह अंतिम 15 खिलाड़ियों में स्थान नहीं पा सकी। इस बार उन्हें अंतिम 15 खिलाड़ियों में शामिल कर लिया गया है। एकता एक अच्छी फि ल्डर मानी जाती हैं जिससे उनकी संभावनाएं अच्छी मानी जा रही हैं। एकता अब तक भी अपने कोच लियाकत अली के निर्देशन में अल्मोड़ा स्टेडियम में ही प्रैक्टिस किया करती थी। जबकि यह फील्ड भी मानकों के मुताबिक छोटा है। एकता का कहना है कि भारतीय टीम की ओर से खेलकर जीत दिलाना उनका सपना है इसके लिए वह जी तोड़ मेहनत करेंगी। वह महेंद्र सिंह धौनी की तरह नाम कमाना चाहती हैं। अपनी अब तक की सफलता का श्रेय वह कोच लियाकत अली और माता पिता को देती हैं।

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पहाड़ की बेटी ने झुका दिया आसमां

पेरिस में भारतीय फुटबाल टीम का नेतृत्व करेगी सोनम बर्लिन में हुई फुटबाल चैम्पियनशिप में धनाभाव के कारण नहीं ले सकी थी भाग प्रदेश के खेल विभाग की आर्थिक मदद की पेशकश ठुकराई

(source - http://pahar1.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_357.html)


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महाराणा प्रताप स्पो‌र्ट्स कॉलेज के प्रशिक्षु रहे पंकज ने 2010 में राष्ट्रीय-अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर सफलता की सीढ़ी चढ़ी। एशियन ग्रांड प्रिक्स में दो रजत व एक कांस्य पदक जीतने के बाद पंकज को अगस्त 2010 में बड़ी सफलता मिली। इंटर स्टेट एथलेटिक्स में पंकज ने आठ सौ मीटर दौड़ में नया राष्ट्रीय कीर्तिमान स्थापित किया। इस सफलता ने पंकज को 2010 में दिल्ली में आयोजित होने वाले कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स का टिकट दिलाया। लेकिन होनी को कुछ और ही मंजूर था। कॉमनवेल्थ गेम्स से लगभग दस दिन पहले पंकज की दाई जांघ पर फोड़ा हो गया, जिसका ऑपरेशन कराना पड़ा। घाव गहरा था, जिसके चलते पंकज न तो कॉमनेवल्थ और न ही ग्वांग्झू एशियन गेम्स में भाग ले सके।
इंज्युरी ने पंकज को मानसिक रूप से तोड़ दिया। हालांकि उन्होंने उम्मीद नहीं हारी। लगभग सवा साल बाद पंकज एक बार फिर ट्रैक पर वापसी को तैयार है। पंकज लगभग छह माह से बंगलुरु में चल रहे राष्ट्रीय शिविर में पसीना बहा रहे हैं। दैनिक जागरण से फोन पर हुई बातचीत में पंकज ने बताया कि लंबे समय से ट्रैक से दूर होने उनका करियर काफी पीछे चला गया। उन्होंने बताया कि इंज्युरी से पूरी तरह उभर चुके हैं। पंकज ने बताया कि फरवरी में जापान में होने वाली एशियन इंडोर एथलेटिक्स चैंपियनशिप पर उनकी निगाहें हैं। उन्हें उम्मीद है कि वह इसके लिए क्वालीफाइ कर लेंगे। इसके बाद अप्रैल में होने वाली फेडरेशन कप नेशनल एथलेटिक्स में वह बेहतर प्रदर्शन करेंगे।



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Unmukt Chand- Cricketer from Pithoragarh. Lives in Delhi.

He is Captain of U-19 World Cup.

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जटिलताओं की रेस जीत नितेंद्र बने अंतरराष्ट्रीय धावक

गरुड़ (बागेश्वर) : आग में तप कर ही सोना कुंदन बनता है। यह बात कोलंबो में देश के लिए स्वर्ण पदक जीतने वाले धावक नितेंद्र रावत पर सटीक बैठती है। अणां गांव के नितेंद्र रावत को पहाड़ की जटित परिस्थितियों ने ही आज अंतरराष्ट्रीय धावक बना दिया है। बचपन में पढ़ाई के लिए रोजाना 14 किमी पैदल चलने से ही नितेंद्र के लिए धावक बनने की राह खुली। बचपन की इन्हीं परेशानियों से लड़कर नितेंद्र आज एथलेटिक्स में अंतरराष्ट्रीय पहचान बनाने में कामयाब हुए हैं। कोलंबो में आयोजित एथलेटिक मीट में देश के लिए ‌र्स्वण पदक जीतने की कामयाबी उनकी सफलता में चार चांद लगाने सरीखा है। 
 अणां गांव के लोग उन्हें नितिन के नाम से ही जानते हैं। उनका मानना है कि माता-पिता के स्नेह ने यदि इकलौते नितिन को सुविधाभोगी बना दिया होता तो शायद आज उन्हें यह सफलता नहीं मिल पाती।
 छह कुमाऊं रेजिमेंट के हवलदार नितेंद्र रावत आज सेना के स्पो‌र्ट्स कोर में शामिल हैं। उन्होंने बचपन से ही कठिन परिश्रम में सफलता की राह चुनीं। पिता हरीश रावत व माता रमा रावत अपने लाडले की इस कामयाबी पर फूले नहीं समा रहे हैं। उन्होंने बताया कि नितेंद्र की प्राथमिक शिक्षा गरुड़ स्थित शिशु मंदिर में हुई, जो घर से सात किमी दूरी पर है। इस प्रकार उन्हें रोजाना 14 किमी पैदल चलना पड़ता था। इकलौता पुत्र होने के बाद भी माता-पिता ने उन्हें कठिन परिश्रम को ही जीवन की राह बनाने की सलाह दी।
 पिता बताते हैं कि नितेंद्र स्कूल आने-जाने में लगने वाले समय को नोट करते थे और प्रतिदिन उसमें सुधार का प्रयास करते थे। कुछ समय बाद तो उन्होंने दौड़कर ही स्कूल जाना शुरू कर दिया। बचपन की इसी मेहनत ने उनके भीतर धावक बनने की ललक पैदा की। नितिन ने इंटर तक की शिक्षा राइंका गरुड़ से प्राप्त की। बाद में बीएससी के लिए उन्होंने अल्मोड़ा कैंपस में प्रवेश लिया। स्कूल-कालेज में होने वाली प्रतियोगिता में भी प्रतिभाग कर उन्होंने कई मेडल जीते। इसी बीच वह छह कुमाऊं रेजीमेंट में भर्ती हो गये। खेल के प्रति समर्पण को देखते हुए उन्हें स्पो‌र्ट्स कोर में शामिल किया गया। उनके परिवार ने इस उपलब्धि का श्रेय नितिन के कोच सुरेंद्र भंडारी को भी दिया है।
 -उपलब्धियां-
 - फैडरेशन कप में गोल्ड मेडल
 -स्टेंडर्ड चार्टर्स आफ मैराथन मुंबई में प्रथम स्थान
 -एयरटेल मैराथन में गोल्ड मेडल
 -दिल्ली ओपन मीट में पदक
 -थाईलैंड में एशियन ग्रांड प्रिक्स एथलीट की पांच हजार दौड़ में स्वर्ण
 -कोलंबो में पांच हजार मीटर दौड़ में स्वर्ण
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 बधाई देने वालों का लगा तांता
 -घर पर हुई आतिशबाजी, बंटी मिठाईयां
 गरुड़(बागेश्वर): अणां गांव के नितेंद्र रावत को कोलंबो में मिली कामयाबी पर क्षेत्र के लोगों ने खुशी जताई है। सोमवार को नितिन के घर पर बधाई देने वालों का तांता लगा रहा। गांव वालों ने आतिशबाजी कर मिठाईयां बांटी। नितिन की सफलता पर पूर्व सीएम भगत सिंह कोश्यारी, विधायक चंदन दास व ललित फस्र्वाण, जिपं अध्यक्ष विक्रम शाही, पालिकाध्यक्ष गीता रावल, ओलंपिक संघ के प्रदेश उपाध्यक्ष महेश नेगी, शिव सिंह बिष्ट, गोपाल दत्त भट्ट, देवेंद्र गोस्वामी, प्रधान गणेश नेगी, क्षेपंस आनंद बिष्ट, घनश्याम जोशी, किशन बोरा, बबलू नेगी, शिव सिंह बोरा, दीवान सिंह नेगी, डा. हेम दुबे, नंदन अल्मियां, प्रताप कबडोला आदि ने खुशी जताई है।
http://www.jagran.com/uttarakhand/bageshwar-10389755.html

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6 कुमाऊं ऐजीमेंट के हवलदार नितिन रावत ने थाइलैंड में तीन स्वर्ण पदक जीते

गरुड़। थाइलैंड में चल रहे एशियन ग्रांड प्रिक्स में 6 कुमाऊं रेजीमेंट के हवलदार उत्तराख्ंाड निवासी एथलीट नितिन रावत ने एक पखवाड़े में तीन स्वर्ण पदक जीत कर भारत का नाम रौशन किया है। रावत के गोल्ड जीतने पर उसके बागेश्वर स्थित अणां गांव में खुशी का माहौल है।
6 कुमाऊं ऐजीमेंट के हवलदार नितिन रावत ने थाइलैंड में विगत दिनों पांच हजार मीटर और तीन हजार मीटर की लंबी दौड़ और एशियन प्रिक्स के तीसरे चरण में श्रीलंका में रविवार को संपन्न हुई तीन हजार मीटर की दौड़ में स्वर्ण पदक जीता है। नितिन के तीन गोल्ड जीतने पर उसके पिता हरीश रावत, माता रमा रावत बेहद खुश हैं। नितिन के पिता ने बताया कि उनका इकलौता पुत्र बचपन से एथलीट में काफी रुचि रखता था। उन्होंने बताया कि नितिन मंगलवार को श्रीलंका से बंगलूरु लौटेगा गांव के क्षेपं सदस्य आनंद बिष्ट ने बताया नितिन के अवकाश पर गांव लौटने पर सम्मानित किया जाएगा। (amar ujala)

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(Script of a Satirical, Humorous, Social theme, Political theme, Humorous, Entertaining Drama)
                (Bakhron Gwair Syal: A Garhwali Language Stage Play By Bhishma Kukreti, written in 1987 and published in 2005)
             (A Satirical, Humorous, Hilarious, Realistic Stage Play, Drama)

                          By: Bhishma Kukreti


Main Characters
Village Chief (He becomes fatter in every scene)
Dharma- Forty years old
Gaje Singh - Forty years old
Dhingwa-Fifty years old
Gopal Singh- below forty
Rikhwa- Forty year old poor man
Bhana Ironsmith- Sixty years old poor man
(Different back ground voices)


[The curtain is on. On Curtain a photograph is hung where a Garhwali hill village is shown]
(From Background- voices are heard)
One woman voice- Shit! In this village, nothing is available. In my Delhi, you may get even the butter manufactured in New Zealand and cornflakes made in Brazil…
Another woman Voice- Hey Sister! When did you come from Delhi?
First woman- Yesterday night
Second Woman- Have you met my husband in Delhi? He did not send money order for many months. I’m unable to pay shopkeepers and he is persuading to sell my irrigated land.
Background Male Voice- Should we not Thanks to Money Order Economy?
Another woman Voice- Mother in Law! My two months old child is weeping. I am busy in thrashing paddy grain.
Mother in law (rage full voice) - Put the toy in his hand.
Daughter in law: - That is the finest advice. Seeing the toy, the weeping child will forget the hunger.
(Suddenly there is sound of Bell-Tan  ...Tan  ...Tan)
A school Boy’s voice- Papa! I have to finish home work of mathematic questions.
A Male strong Voice- Shut up. Don’t be in illusion that by education you would be a Big Officer. Will your Grandfather take care of your younger brother? Take him on your thigh and sing lullaby that he sleeps. After that you have to take out cow dung from cowshed.
(Sound of Bell-Tan  ...Tan  ...Tan)

A Teenage female Voice- O Sister in Law! O Bhabhi! I want to go for urination and daily…
An Older female Voice- Shut up! You daughter of Bhutani! Will your mother come from heaven to paint the kitchen wall by cow dung?
Another woman Voice- O wise sister! My baby is caught by diarrhea. For miles, there is no hospital. He is also vomiting every hour.
Wise woman Voice- Brand his belly and stomach by hot red iron rod.
(Very Strong male Voice and slowly the curtain also open the stage. The drawing room of Village Chief is shown and there are photos of contemporary political leaders including Mahatma Gandhi etc. There are bundles of some files, a cot and furniture as per imagination of director)
Male Voice- Shut up and Shut Up... You selfish villagers!  Don’t you see our village chief is in great pain? Don’t you see that the village chief is running here and there as if he had child delivery pain?
You are worried about your money order but shameful woman! Don’t you see that the village chief is in confusion?
You are worried about mathematical questions and their solutions but ever did you think that our village chief can’t find solution for his worries?
You are agonized for your son’s diarrhea and are you not worried that our village chief is having mental and physical pains? Disgraceful villagers!
Village Chief (Repeatedly strike his head by his fist and slowly runs in his drawing room from one corner to other corner) - O My Mother! What should I do? What is the solution? I was unknown that the job of a village council chief is so very hard. I was thinking that job of a village chief is just the simplest job. (Coughs). But, it is headache to be a village council chief. It is total headache to be a village chief. Village chief means no gains and only pains. What should be done? What is the remedy?
Gopal Sing (enters and see village chief (Pradhan) running one corner to other corner) – Paylagun Pradhan Ji! Village Chief! Good Morning Pradhan Ji. Pradhan Ji! You are running in circle as if you are pregnant cow and would deliver the calf. What is the matter?
Village chief or Gram Pradhan-(checks his stomach and then pull his hands from stomach suddenly with force) - You son of Pig!  You are joking with me when I am having severed stomach pain.  I am great Pradhan Virendra.
Gopal Singh- Oh! Don’t remind me stomach pain. Last year I had stomach pain in cow shed camp in outfields. The whole night I was busy in toilet. The stomach pain is very painful.
Village Chief or Gram Pradhan- Oh My God! This pain is different pain.
Gopal Singh- Virendra Uncle! Different pain! But your wife is here only.
Village chief-(angry) - You Pig! It is headache and severe headache…
Gopal – My foot on headache! Come on! I massage your head and there won’t be any headache for many months.
(Gopal massages the head of Village Chief).
Village Chief- Ha! Ha! Now headache is no more. But now, my legs are paining as if there is heavy tension.
Gopal Singh (Gopal pulls legs of Pradhan and started massaging them with fast hands) - O Pradhan Ji! Your legs are so strong as if these are pine tree stem. At this age, you are very strong.
(In the mean time, Pradhan started coughing)
Gopal-You lie down and I shall press your neck.
Village Chief-What?
Gopal- I mean that let me massage your neck too.
(Gopal massages the neck of village chief)
Village Chief- Thank god! You came at proper time. I was to die.
Gopal- I am first son of my father. I am always at proper and right time.
Village Chief (touching his neck) - It is headache to be a village chief means Gram Pradhan. You have to carry the heavy load that you only created.
Gopal- Yes Pradhan Ji! There are problems everywhere. Take my problem …
Village chief (jumps on his feet) - Problems! Have you come to me for your problems? Have you not seen that I was running here and there as if ..
Gopal- I think you have constipation. Take soap water from your back and constipation would go. Let me help to push soap water through your back.
Village Chief- O son of Pig! You started joking again.
Gopal-But, Pradhan Ji! The headache comes by constipation.
Village Chief- I have a great problem. I could not sleep for three nights and days. I thought from one angle but there was another problem. When I though from another angle and found that there was different problem.
Gopal (enthusiastically)- You are absolutely right. Take my problem. My problem with Galladar uncle...
Village Chief (again jumps) - Your problem! Don’t you see that I am dying by my problem and you have come for your problem and solutions?
Gopal- Chief! Listen! My problem is very serious.
Village Chief- I think you are drugged. I am crying for my problem and you have come with your useless and small problem
Gopal- No! No! Chief! My problem is not small. It is very grave problem. If you don’t make take decision as village chief, either I will kill my uncle or my uncle will kill me.
Village Chief- You both go to hell. Why don’t you go to court to settle your disputes? Leave me alone and let me find the solution for my serious problem.
Gopal- Village Chief! My uncle did encroach my farm land. If you don’t take judgment there will be murder from either side.
Village Chief- I am least bothered if you murder your uncle or he assassinates your whole family. When you kill your uncle inform me in person. Get out from my sight at this time. I don’t have a moment for think about other problem.
Gopal (Going out) - If there is murder you will be responsible for every killing.
Village Chief (walking in his drawing room cum office)- These illustrate villagers! If his uncle had done intruded the farmland he should approach to Patwari or police. Even his uncle run away with his nephew’s wife I don’t have time to settle their disputes.
I have bigger problem than land encroachment and rapes.  I am in terrible dilemma. Every Gram Pradhan has become famous in my area. Every village chief talks about their achievements in Block chief meetings. Every Village Chief has bright fame as moon. Only my fame in the region is less than glow worm. Bisht Pradhan of Bisht Ganv sold the pine forest of village and built three floored temple. Baman Pradhan of Baman village built Nagarja temple by selling village Tun forest. The Nagraja temple is copy of Meenakshi temple. Every villagers of region is   talking about those tall temples. Other village chiefs also built temple in their village by selling village assets and got fame and name and now are celebrities. I am ashamed that I did not take birth in prosperous village where natural resources are for sale and village chief gets fame and name. There is no lime mines, there are no trees in our village that I sell and ….. What? What am I thinking? Shit! Why could I not think for so many days?  What a Applaud! I am proud of my marvelous thinking ... Wah! Wah! I am the wisest village chief of this province. What an idea for getting fame! I am great! I am great!
 Where my two Chamchas!  O Gaje Sing! O dharma Nand! Where are you? Both are mindless. I can’t find them when I need them the most. I got such a marvelous idea and both are absconding.
(Village Chief lies on bed as if he got heaven)
Village Chief- Now, I am relaxed. I am relieved! For three days, I was unable to sleep.
(Two persons enters from two sides into drawing room)
Both- I am now here. I am here now.
Village Chief- Now, I am relieved. This relaxation comes by only when there is …
Dharma Nand- Oh! Now you are relaxed. Did you get solution?
Gaje Singh- o Dharma Nand! What do you mean? Do you think of our great village chief?
Dharma Nand- O! Gaje Singh! In my opinion our village chief is human being.
Gaje Singh- Dharma! I think you did not have breakfast today. That’s why you are calling our village chief as mere human being.
Dharma Nand – Do you mean that village chief has cow horns?
Gaje Singh- Foolish man! Pradhan Ji! It was better for you to nourish a dog than this Dharma. O Dharma! Listen! These days, people do not respect deities but worship Gram Pradhan. Gram Pradhan is not human being but more than deities.
Dharma- Yes! You are right. Now a day, people go first paying tribute to Gram Pradhan and then pay visit to temple. Even people fist put mark on forehead of Pradhan Ji and then put mark on deity idol.
Gaje Singh- Now, you are talking sensibly.
Dharma Nand- Pradhan Ji! Why did you call us?
Gaje Singh- Did you get?
Village Chief- You both were talking about that barring me every Gram Pradhan has become famous due to temple building.
Both- We only endorsed your views.
Village Chief- Now, what I carry would be the top. No village chief would have thought what I do now.
Dharma- We are sure that you are wisest village chief in this region.
Gaje Singh- No! Not only in our area but our village chief is the wisest village chief in whole of Garhwal.
Dharma- Will you build 60 feet Devi temple on top of our village hill?
Village Chief- No! I will do that everybody will forget every Pradhan.
Dharma- Have you called a black magician from Bengal?  Would that black magician shine your fame?
Village Chief- The will be only may name everywhere. Everybody would say Virendra the great village Chief. Virendra from Gadhpur! The Great Virendra ... The great Virendra from Gadhpur…
Gaje Singh- Yes! You are absolutely right. Because of your majesty, Gadhpur would also get fame and name. Because of you, everybody respects us too and pays tribute to us this way or that way.
Virendra - Let comes the second October and everybody all over this state will talk only about Virendra from Gadhpur. There will be discussion in every media about Virendra from Gadhpur. Second October is the birth day of Mahatma Gandhi and another great man will take birth on this date that is great Virendra.
Gajendra- yes! On that day is Shradh day of Gandhi. Very Good! We shall get Kheer and Kadhi …
(Virendra did not pay attention his eyes are towards sky or roof)
Dharma- O Gaje! Shradh day is when a person died. Birth day is nor Shradh day.
Gaje- Dharma! See we remember our deceased parents on their death day or tithi. India remembers Mahatma Gandhi only on second October. Definitely it is Shradh day of Mahatma Gandhi. Indians do not remember Gandhi other than second October.
Dharma- In a way, you are right that Indians remember Gandhi only on second October. It means that second October is Shradh day of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gaje Singh- It means on that day we shall have Kheer, Kadhi, Mithu Bhat and Rayta?
Dharma- In my opinion, we shall have mutton on that day for our village. There should be big feast for our villagers.
Virendra- There will be more than the feast.
Dharma- It means there will be one rupee Pithai for all.
Gaje Singh- Dharma- Your attention is always on Pithai or tribute.
Dharma- I know you too. Your attention is always on goat for mutton.
Village Chief (shows unhappiness) - I told so many times to pay attention on my views.  On that day, the whole Gadhpur village will be decorated as a bride. It will match with fifteenth August celebration in Delhi. There will be flowers, garlands, flower beds, flags, banner, banana and pine Singh Dwar that is welcome gates, cultural music, big meeting. This rally will be bigger than city rallies. Huge rally!
Gaje Singh- What are you telling a rally in our village?
Village Chief- Yes! Huge rally in our village! There will be Dhol, Damau and what not in music. On that day, we shall raise a Gandhi sculpture in our village.
Dharma – Pradhan Ji ki Jai, Virendra Ji ki Jai! Gandhi Ji Ki bhi jai!
Village Chief- The height of Gandhi Ji statue would be sixty feet and base would be twenty four feet high. There are eighty four karods deities and there will be eighty four feet high Gandhi Ji statue in our village. The base and Gandhi Ji statue would be of white marble stone.
Gaje- Eighty four feet high statue …?
Village Chief- Yes! Statue will be eighty four feet high …
Gaje Singh – Great Idea!
Dharma- Greatest Idea!
Village Chief- Gandhi Ji! Gandhi Ji was great lover of villages. Gandhi Ji used to tell villages are soul of India. He used to tell that farmers are deities for India. But we villagers don’t understand his values. Gandhi Ji respected villagers but we villagers never repaid his debt.
Dharma- Will it not  too expensive?
Village Chief- Great work means huge expenses! The expense will be in Lakhs.
Gaje Singh- Will You spend that much by your own on Gandhi Ji Statue?
Village Chief (Loudly laughs) – Politicians don’t spend a penny on such social act. If I spend money on statue I would be called fool the most in this world. The real politicians spends money but not from his pocket from government or nation’s natural resources. None of you can understand the secret of fame and name from other’s pocket.
Gaje Singh – That is right.
Dharma- That means firing through other’s solders!
Village Chief- Yes! Other will pay and I shall get fame and name. These days, you become more famous when other invests on you.
Dharma- Definitely! In modern democracy suggests walk to top on other’s horses.
Gaje- But from where that much amount would come? Are you going for collective subscription?
Village Chief- You should have big eyes and you will search the wealth. The wealth is in our village.
Dharma- Did you find any hidden treasurer?
Village Chief- It had been there for centuries. We could not exploit our village natural resources. How big is our village catechu forest?
Dharma- Our village catechu forest be about 800-1000 acres.
Gaje Singh- I think more than 1000 acres.
Village Chief- I shall sell catechu trees to Catechu Factory Catechu factory owner would offer lakhs and lakhs. That amount would be more than enough for statue and other programs for huge rally.
Gaje Singh – However, villagers would be main hurdle between selling catechu trees to Kattha Seth.
Village Chief- You are blind. The people are as good as sheep to follow the leader. You may take people wherever you would want to. Only you should know the trick.
Gaje Singh- Wah! This called Heen Lage Na Fadkadi aur Rang nikle Chokha. The forest belongs to our village and you will get fame by selling collective forest. You are modern technocrat for getting fame and name.
Dharma- Pradhan Ji! Whether you like or not like but it is just impossible to sell collective catechu trees of village and even you can’t erect small statue of Gandhi Ji.
Village Chief- Get out from here. I shall keep a dog in your place. Your family depends on me for every gulp of food. Now, you are preaching me that I can’t erect Gandhi Ji statue. You know my tricky power. Being an upper caste person I took tea at lower caste people houses. Though I an upper caste man but I did not hesitate to touch the feet of a poor Harijan just to get votes. At the time of village chief election, I created such a situation that Rajput families are enemies of Brahmin families and Harijan families think that Rajputs and Brahmins are their enemies by birth.
Dharma- Yes! You are right that Rajputs now don’t talk with Brahmins and Harijan don’t want see faces of Rajput and Brahmins. However…
Village Chief- Gaje Sing! Take this bugger out. I don’t want to see his face forever.
Dharma- I know that due to your smart tactics now, every caste hates every other caste. However there is a problem.
Village Chief- I know how to crush the problematic stones. What do you mean by problem?
Dharma- There are Dhingwa and Badri.
Village Chief- What will they do?
Dharma- You are well aware about Dhingwa and Badri wanted to become village chief. You won the position. However, still Dhingwa and Badri are hopeful to get position. Apart from Badri and Dhingwa, there is Sudama too who will challenge you.
Village Chief- Yes! Yes! Dhingwa, Badri and Sudama would challenge me. This trio might stop my chariot of fame.
Dharma- That is the main reason I was insisting to hear my plea. I can’t go out from your shadow.
Village Chief (serious) – definitely! These three would not allow villagers accepting my scheme of selling catechu forest and erecting eighty four feet Gandhi Ji statue. Dhingwa Singh … Badri Prasad … and Sudama teacher … Trio … wall between my dream and the reality ….. Sudama teacher1 No! I should not worry about Sudama teacher. But Badri Prasad and Dhingwa Singh would never allow me selling catechu forest for my own fame. Badri Prasad … Dhingwa Singh ….
Gaje Singh – Be careful! Both are dangerous game players. Dhingwa Kaka and Badri Tau may destroy your scheme at crucial time.
Village Chief- I can make fool of villagers. However, Badri and Dhingwa would not come into my trap easily.
Dharma- That means you will have to abandon selling catechu forest.
Village Chief (in deep thinking mood) - Dhingwa is Rajput … Badri is Brahmin … You both listen!  Brahmin and Rajput families should not be friendly at any cost.
Gaje Singh –what do you mean by Brahmin and Rajput families should not be friendly at any cost?
Village Chief- Badri is my enemy number one and Dhingwa is my enemy number two. Till they don’t see eye to eye with each other I am safe. When they have collaboration I am finished. It means I have to play the alphabets of R and B.  That means I have to create bigger rift between Rajput and Brahmin families.  Even the Rajput children should stop playing with Brahmin children. Both castes should boycott each other’s marriage party and religious feasts.
Dharma- What about Sudama teacher?
Village Chief- Sudama teacher is intellectual. I am not worried about his concern for social causes. Badri and Dhingwa want power. Power hungry are far more dangerous than social cause oriented intellectuals. Power hungry men are dangerous than man-eaters.
Dharma- Definitely, you have to manage Badri kaka and Dhingwa Kaka.
Village Chief- Definitely! I have to manage they both … Dhingwa and Badri …
Gaje Singh- It is terrible to manage both for such a big work.
Village chief- Listen carefully! I am visiting Kattha city to negotiate with Kattha Seth for selling catechu. I will see that I get full advance from Kattha Seth. In the mean time, I shall make strategy to tackle Dhingwa and Badri.
Both- Badri and Dhingwa ….
Village Chief- you just spread the news in the village that Gram Pradhan is erecting eighty four feet high Gandhi Ji stature on second of October. Every villager should dream for eighty four feet high statue of great Gandhi Ji. Tell that Gandhi Ji statue will enhance the fame and name of village. Each villager should know that every Indians will ask our village for such high statue.
Gaje Singh – Don’t worry Pradhan Ji. Each villager will dream about our village is famous for big name in all corners of India.
Village Chief- Now, you have to keep eyes on Badri and Dhingwa. You should have each activity by these two buggers.
Dharma- Chief! Don’t worry!  We shall have details of every moment of Badri Kaka and Dhingwa kaka. We will know what Badri Kaka is eating and where Dhingwa Kaka is urinating.
Village Chief- Now, I am relaxed. Gandhi Ji statue would make me MLC.
Dharma- Definitely, Gandhi Ji statue would take you to Lok Sabha too. Still, the stick of Gandhi Ji has power to take a village chief to Parliament.
Village Chief- Well! Now I am visiting to Kattha factory city and will return with money. You see that there is more enmity between Rajput and Brahmin families.
(Curtain)
(Background Voices)
Chorus- Come! Children! Come on! We shall tell the tale of Gandhi Ji. Gandhi Ji can take you assembly. Gandhi Ji can take you to parliament too.
Second voice- Now, we shall have eighty four feet high Gandhi Ji statue in the middle of our village!
Third voice- yes! We shall be proud that our village has eighty four feet high statue. Our village will have fame and name.
A woman voice – Will that fame offer medicinal treatment to my dying child?
Another woman- Will that fame satisfy my hunger?
A Male voice- Will that fame offers my child better education?
A woman voice – Will that fame offer medicinal treatment to my dying child?
Another woman- Will that fame satisfy my hunger?
Male Voice- Will that fame brings canals to my dry fields?
Voice- Fame is more important.
Voice- No! Medical facilities are more important than fame
Voice- No! Fame is more important than any facility.
Voice- No! Irrigation is more important than fame
Voice- No, fame
Voice- Food is important than fame
Voice- Fame
Voice- Food
Voice- Fame
Voice- I am Confused that whether fame is important or irrigation!
Voice- I am also confused fame or education facility
A Loud Voice- Shut up! It is not your job to decide what is valuable and important for the village.
Another loud Voice- Yes! You just follow what leaders say. It is job of Village chief to decide best for this village.
(Slowly, Curtain ups. Village Chief is walking slowly in his drawing room. Now, his stomach is bigger than past.)
Village Chief (Happy mod) - Wah! I won. I won. I am great winner. I sold forest in ten lakhs. No doubt the value was for twenty lakhs rupees. But you have to pay the heavy price for total advance.  Personally I don’t lose anything. It is collective natural resource. Nobody is loser in selling collective resources at half the price. I am the winner. Now, there will be four headed statue of Gandhi Ji in centre of village. Brahma would be embarrassed to see that four headed marble statue. This four headed statue will bring great fame and name for Virendra the great village chief of Gadhpur! Virendra the great leader of this province! Now, nobody can stop me becoming MLC of this state. After second October, Virendra would be called MLC. What a great idea! Just by selling natural resources I become MLC! Great Virendra!
    But the job is not so simple. Badri and Dhingwa might put down spikes on my road of success. I have to take care for their strategies in stopping my game plan.
    They are dangerous. They are hurdle. I have to take hard decision. Everything is fare in political war.
 O Dharma! O Gaje! Where are you? You Both! Are you alive or dead!
(Both come running)
Both- We expected that you will take more time in getting advances for catechu trees from Kattha Seth.
Village Chief- I am great village Chief Virendra of Gadhpur. I am powerful negotiator.
Dharma- It means you have sold village forest to Kattha Seth.
Village Chief – Yes! I sold village forest and I got full advance too.
Both (Loudly) -Virendra Ji Ki jai Ho! Virendra Ji Ki jai Ho!
Village Chief- Tell me about villagers. What are their opinions about Gandhi Ji statue?
Gaje Singh- Mostly, the villagers are happy. Older are dreaming to have Bhajan there on daily basis.
Dharma- Younger boys have decided to have Card games and Chaupad from morning to night on the base of Gandhi Ji statue. Many young boys have assured donating lamp and oil for many months.
Village Chief- Shut up! To know the characters of cow and buffalos you find character of owner. If you want to judge people’s mood you have to find out mood of their leaders. Tell me activities of Dhingwa Sing and Badri Prasad. What are the views of Badri and Dhingwa about Gandhi Ji statue?
Gaje Sing- Don’t ask about jealousy of Dhingwa Kaka. Whenever, anybody asks him about Gandhi Ji, he starts shivering. He starts preaching that we should not erect statue of Gandhi Ji by selling collective catechu trees.
Village Chief- Whose statue does he suggest?
Gaje Sing- He was referring some Bigtori karas or Gabaru ..I don’t know what this Bigtori is…
Village Chief- he means Victoria Cross winner Gabar Singh of Garhwal rifle.
Gaje- Yes! Yes! Dhingwa Kaka was saying rifle too.
Village Chief- What about Badri?
Dharma- Badri Bada becomes fire cracker when he hears about Gandhi statue.
Village chief- What are his views?
Dharma- Badri Bada wants that there should be statue of Jagta Guru Acharya…
Village Chief- Jagadguru Shankaracharya!
Dharma- Yes Shankar …
Village Chief- Gabbar Singh …! Shankaracharya …Statue... It means both Dhingwa Singh and Badri Prasad are not against statue. Both are pro Statue. Both are image worshippers. Both are politicians. Poison should be treated by poison. Politicians would be dealt by political tricks.
               Tell me! Are they still in non talking term?
Gaje Singh- No! Till date they are not in talking terms. However, the underground news is that they want treaty very soon. They did not used bad words for each other for four five days. Otherwise, in morning Dhingwa Kaka used to have bad words for Badri uncle and Badri uncle was calling Dhingwa the betrayer.
Village Chief- They should not have any friendship.
Dharma- Both wants forest for own political purposes. 
Village Chief- The lion is not afraid from foxes but when all are organized the lion becomes helpless.
Gaje Singh- How is it possible that Dhingwa uncle and Badri uncle don’t become friends?
Village Chief- Both should do not see each other. Both should have more enmity.
Dharma – How?
Village- Very simple! If the cow of Gopal Singh enters into standing crop of Vishal Mani the news should be a Rajput sent his cow into Brahmin’s field. The simple event should be converted into caste war. If there is smut on Brahmin’s wheat, the news should be it is because of Rajput and like that …for every ill-fate Brahmin should blame on Rajput and Rajput should blame on Brahmins for every unfortunate.
Dharma- You mean there should be caste tussle between Rajput and Brahmin.
Village Chief- Dhingwa and Badri would be busy in Brahmin-Rajput tussle and I shall prepare me for becoming MLC.
Gaje Singh- This is called Chanakya Neeti. Divide and rule!
Village Chief- You should know when to show your triumph card.
Dharma- That is right. However, what should be done for that Sudama teacher?
Village Chief- Don’t worry for that ineffective intellectual. Such intellectuals are neither counted among men nor women.
Gaje Singh- Pradhan Ji! This Sudama Master is biting insect. It is news in weekly paper that Chipko People are also joining with Sudama teacher.
Village Chief- In our Garhwal, these intellectuals either publishes articles or publishes news for their movement. They will write letters to prime minister or chief minister but do not come in field. Filed work is not their cup of tea. This Sudama is confused intellectual. First, he will think whether letter should be written on white paper or pink paper or other color. Then he will waste his long time on about the type of pen. If he decides about paper and pen he would be undecided for color of ink. By then he decides I would be MLC of this province.
Dharma-You are right about intellectuals for taking decision. They are always undecided for taking the job in hand and think that their responsibility is just to publish their views.
Village Chief- Sudama master will write letter to Chipko people. They are now too, too much intellectuals and not field activists. They will also take time to decide. By that time, Kattha Seth would have deforested. By that time, there will be smiling Gandhi Ji statue. We should worry about field activists as Badri and Dhingwa. They don’t write letters or publish articles but act fast. Oh! My God! I forget letter. I have to write hundreds of letters. Shit! Go and find out where the ink pot is in my inner room. Find out ink and pen too. If ink and pen are not there run to market and bring reams of white paper.
Dharma- Letter?
Gaje Singh – Letters from you?
Village Chief- Go and bring inkpot, ink and white papers.
Dharma- I think you used ink or pen seldom. I am dead sure we cannot search ink and ink pot. 
Village Chief- Run to market and bring pen, inkpot, and ink including reams of white papers. I have to write hundreds of letters to famous politicians.
Dharma- Gaje would go to market. He would come faster than me within three hours from market.
Gaje- Well! I would visit market to bring the required items.
Village Chief- Dharma! You search Village Chief Stamp and stamp pad. Gaje! Run for ink and papers.
Dharma- I am sure, I shall take three hours to find out Village Chief Stamp and Stamp Pad. I don’t think you used stamp for months. I am going your village chief store room to find out stamp.
Village Chief- Run fast! There is no time left for writing hundreds of letters. It is very tough job to write hundreds of letters.
(A mature but an old man and poor Rikhwa enters)
Rikhwa- Oh! Thank deities! My nephew is here in his office. Virendra! My dear nephew!
Village Chief- See! You came to the drawing room of a village chief. So, do not treat me as your nephew. Treat me as village chief and not nephew in relation. Call me as Pradhan.
Rikhwa- What do you mean that you are not my nephew? 
Village Chief- Yes! I am not your nephew.
Rikhwa- Am I not your uncle?
Village Chief- Did I speak in foreign language? I am just a village chief. I am just a Gram Pradhan.
Rikhwa -Oh! My God! Are we in new era where village chief is not human being?
Village Chief- I am not there at your house for taking Shradh or Barkhi meal.
Rikhwa (utter surprise, towards audience) - Hain! You mean are Gram Pradhans from other planet? Before Gram Pradhan system, there were Padhans, there were Thokdars or Jameendars. However, they were human beings. Even a Thokdar used to call a fifteen years old boy uncle if he was in relation. A Thokdar used to touch feet of all who were uncles or aunty in relation.
Village Chief- See! Rikhwa!
Rikhwa- Keep quite! You are calling me by my name.
Village Chief- You illiterate villager! You won’t understand that we are living in democracy.
Rikhwa- Democracy! Does democracy means that you should forget your blood relation?
Village Chief- You bugger can’t understand the importance of Gram Pradhan.
Rikhwa- I can’t understand that what the Gram Pradhan is?
Village Chief- Yes!
 Rikhwa- Do you remember what did you tell me when you came to beg for my vote?
Village Chief- What did I tell?
Rikhwa- You said,” Rikhwa Kaka! You are my younger father. Caste me your vote” You only reminded me that my grandfather and your father’s grandfather were first cousin bothers. 
Village Chief- Now, do you want that I should touch your feet on daily basis? Have I become your slave for your single vote?
Rikhwa (Pathetic tone) – I am extremely sorry! Mr. Gram Pradhan! It is my mistake to call you my nephew. All right! I am your slave. My wife is your slave too.
Village Chief- That is fine. We are human being and we do mistakes. Now, tell me why did you come to see me?
Rikhwa- What to tell you and how to tell you?
Village Chief- What is this Nonsense? You came here and now, you are telling me what to tell me?
Rikhwa- Well!  I have only one son and ….He ….
Village Chief- Did I stop you for having more children?
 Rikhwa- My son Bhadwa is in ninth standard.
Village Chief- Yes! He goes to school as if he will become a top most officer in Prime Minister Office.
Rikhwa- he is the brilliant most in the region.
Village Chief- Unh! Have you come to tell me about your son’s brilliancy?
Rikhwa- I am in terrible condition because of Bhadwa.
Village Chief- I don’t have single moment to pass time. Tell me straight about your propose.
Rikhwa-   His school fees should be waved out.
Village Chief- Mr. Rikhwa! You are singing song with pigs!
Rikhwa- What? Am I singing song with Pigs?
Village Chief- Definitely! Waving fess is the job of School principal. You should approach to principal.
Rikhwa-  I went to principal but he said that I should visit you.
Village Chief- Who the hell told you that Gram Pradhan waves the fees?
Rikhwa- Principal told that I should take certificate from village chief that I am poor.
Village Chief- Is principal unaware about your condition?
Rikhwa- Why not? Principal is also my nephew in relation and knows everything about me.
Village Chief- So what?
Rikhwa- Principal says that I should get certificate from you to wave the fees.
Village Chief- Have I seen your stores that how much do you earn?
Rikhwa- In village, everybody knows that I am poor. Even dogs and cats know that I am poor. That is why dogs and cats don’t come to my house.
Village Chief- If you don’t have ability don’t send your son to school. If everybody would be educated who will do labor jobs?
Rikhwa- Please! Don’t speak such words.
Village Chief- I am telling the truth.
Rikhwa- When my Bhadhwa would be educated he would get good job and my prosperity would return as my grandfather.
Village Chief- Unh! Might be! He would become a peon
Rikhwa- Please! I beg not to speak inauspicious words.
Village Chief- Did I invite you to my house?
Rikhwa- Principal asked me to get certificate from you that I am poor.
Village Chief- Even the school peon knows that you are poor.
Rikhwa- That is why, I am requesting you.
Village Chief- You better peruse matter with principal.
Rikhwa- Please, just you write letter to principal that I am poor.
Village Chief- Have you become mad?
Rikhwa- When I was at my house I was alright. Now, I am also feeling that I am mad. Provide me certificate.
Village Chief- Do you have news?
Rikhwa- If the stomach is full every news comes. If you are poor no news comes. I heard that you are erecting Gandhi statue.
Village Chief- Thank god you heard the news that there would be Gandhi Ji statue. Gandhi Ji did a lot for poor but these poor are ungrateful. I am not ungrateful.   
Rikhwa- Certificate?
Village Chief- Get out from here. If I waste time for writing your poor certificate I shall lose time.
Rikhwa- But certificate is very important.
Village Chief- Why don’t you understand simple language that I don’t have a second  to write letter to principal.  I have to write hundreds of letters.
Rikhwa- But for me fees wave is case of death and life…
Village Chief- You poor are selfish people. Gandhi Ji lost his life for you poor people and you don’t understand the importance of providing respect to him.
Rikhwa- But my case is simple. Just a few words would be enough for certificate.
Village Chief- You would not understand. I don’t have time for urinating too.
Dharma (Sweating, Dharma comes)- Got it ! Got it!
Rikhwa- Ye Dharma! You tell Pradhan Ji to give me certificate.
Dharma- Uncle! You should understand the importance of time of village chief. He is busy for you and all poor people only.
(Dharma pushes Rikhwa and takes him out and comes back)
Voice of Rikhwa- Village chief does not have time for poor but has time for writing hundreds of letters. Democracy? Gandhi Ji ? Poverty certificate? Certificate ?
Dharma- At this junction, you should not annoy anybody.
Village Chief- Annoy? Whom? Rikhwa? He will visit to either Dhingwa Singh or Badri Prasad. Both will ignore him. He is just a poor man now. At the time of voting he is rich. Now, Rikhwa is useless for three of us.
Dharma- Yes! Political calculation speaks so.
Village Chief- Have you found village chief stamp?
Dharma- Yes! Can you imagine where was village chief stamp lying?
Village Chief- Where?
Dharma- Musdunl! Means into rat burrow
Village Chief- Thank god! You found it. Is the stamp intact?
Dharma- Yes! Up to certain extent!
Village Chief- Where is this Gaje Singh? I don’t have time.
Dharma- I think he will reach any time
(Gaje Singh enters)
Village Chief- Gaje! Have you brought pen, papers, and inkpot?
Gaje-Yes!
Village Chief- Now, Dharma! Take paper and pen and I will dictate letter you write.
Dharma- What letter? For whom will you posting letters?
Village Chief- I shall post letters to at least two hundred influential central and state level leaders. Dharma! Start!
Dharma-Respected Neta Sing or Neta Nandan …
Village Chief- Shit! You should write Janpriy Neta Ji or leader of leaders…
Dharma- Janpriy Neta Ji! Sadar Namaskar...
Village Chief- Oh my god! When will you get intellect? Write Jay Bharat instead of Sadar Pranam
Dharma- Then after it I shall write Atra Kushlam Tatrastu ... Means I am healthy I pray healthy body for you?
Village Chief- Are these politicians my uncles? They don’t need health.
Gaje- Do politicians don’t need health?
Village Chief- I have to write letter formally and not informally.
Dharma- Ok! Fine! I shall write we organizing Gandhi Statue opening ceremony on the occasion of Gandhi’s birth day and two thousand people will attend the ceremony…
Village Chief-Write fifty thousand people would attend the Gandhi Statue opening ceremony.
Gaje- Fifty thousand people?
Village Chief- Yes! Fifty thousand people would attend the ceremony. When a politician would know fifty thousand crowds is getting together he or she would come here in small village as honey bee comes to a blooming flower.
Dharma- So I will write that you are cordially invited to have your presence in this grand ceremony of sixty feet high Gandhi statue….Your presence would bless the people … your presence is essential for forwarding the message of Gandhi Ji …
Village Chief- That is fine…
(Dim and fast Light show the time gap for writing two hundred letters by Dharma)
Village Chief- Now, two hundred letters are in cover. Post them immediately. I am visiting Saharanpur.
Dharma- There is so much work and you are visiting Saharanpur?
(Dharma goes with huge bundle of letters)
Village Chief- Yes it is important..
(A voice comes- O Pradhan Ji! O Pradhan Ji!)
Village Chief- Who the hell is at this important juncture?
 (Bhana Lohar (Ironsmith enters)
Bhana Lohar (does not enter into drawing room speaks from outside of drawing room) - Thank God! Pradhan Ji! You are here.
Village Chief (Angrily) - O Bhana Iron Smith! What is the matter? 
Bhana Lohar- There is only one problem for we schedule caste people.
Village Chief (Angry)-What?
Bhana Lohar- Hunger and Hunger…. 
Village Chief- You Harijan! You only fight for food and food. Other than food you don’t know that there is importance of reputation, self esteem and honor for the village.
Bhana Lohar- We had problem of food from the old time. Now, farmers are getting ready made farm appliances and we don’t get job to make appliances. Same is the case for kitchen appliances. We are losing our traditional jobs and new jobs are not available. 
Village Chief- Bhana Lohar! Did I tell people to buy readymade farm appliances? Tell me your purpose for visiting me.
  Bhana Lohar- We heard that there is a scheme for scheduled caste people. Please visit Block head quarter and get rice and wheat for hungry scheduled caste people.
Village Chief- Do You mean that I visit to Block head quarter and come with rice and wheat for you scheduled caste people?
Bhana Lohar- We are in sever distress. By getting rice and wheat we may live for a few days. Please make visit to block head quarter.
Village Chief- Do you know it is utmost urgent that I visit Saharanpur for Gandhi Statue? Do you mean leaving important job I visit Block head quarter and request for free rice and wheat for you scheduled caste?
Bahna Lohar- But we don’t have a single grain in our house.
Village Chief- Bhana! There are abundant varieties of edible forest produces in this village. Go and eat Taidu, Basingu and many other forest produces.
Bhana Lohar- What about free scheme of rice and wheat?
Village Chief-  If I get chance after Gandhi Jayanti I shall visit Block Development Officer and ..
Bhana Lohar- By then, we shall be no more…Hunger …
Village Chief- Gaje! Take this Iron smith out of my sight. They don’t know that village reputation and honor is more important than hunger.
(Gaje drags Bhana Lohar out of sight)
(Background Voice of Bhana Lohar- This is definitely Kaljug. Pradhan has time to spend visiting Saharanpur but don’t have time to visit block Development officer.. Ghor Kaliyug...)
Gaje comes in and says-Pradhan Ji! In my opinion, you should not annoy Harijans. Scheduled caste people had great value for getting votes.
Village Chief- Yes! Definitely, scheduled caste people are Vote Bank. We should use them as Vote bank and not united scheduled caste. That is why I made Raija Tamota deputy village chief. These scheduled caste people are happy that Raija metal smith sits beside me.
Gaje -- Every Harijan is happy that their representative Raija sits beside our great Pradhan Ji.
Village Chief- Deputy Village Chief post is a toy for them. They play and are happy.
Gaje- When the scheduled caste people become aware?
Village Chief- There are many alternative toys for scheduled caste. For thousands years, they were suppressed by Pap. Now reservations, quota, positions keep them happy. One day, this toy another day another toy is the game plan for these Harijans.
Gaje- No! No! Pradhan Ji! Now days, they have leaders as Mayavati, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ramdas Athavale and so on …
Village Chief- That’s what my type of leaders wanted that in every district there should be competing Harijan leaders. These leaders fight among themselves and we leaders take best of advantages. The best leader is who sees that there is no unity among any community. Every community should have competing leaders who fight together. Our job is that make sure that iron smith fights with cobbler fiercely, gold smith fights with Dhunar and so on.
Gaje- Surprised! In election time, you always used to speak for unity among all communities.
Village Chief- Position teaches everything. Now, I got position and I have to defend my chair. My caste is in minority in this region. Due to my own caste, forget my being Jila Parishad President, I cannot be a Sarpanch. So I will not speak in favor of caste. My job is to divide every community. Yes! There is one name that is still relevant in India. That name is Gandhi Ji. Nobody follows Gandhi but everybody exploits Gandhi Ji name. Gandhi name is a polish to shine your name.   We believe in Idol worshiping and from old time whoever erects statue he gets fame. 
Gaje- You are clever politicians!
Village Chief- Gandhi Ji is a sellable name. If successors of Nathu Ram Godse sell Gandhi name they would get ministerial posts in India.   Gandhi Name is Paras stone for every small time or big time leaders in India. You might have heard urban development minister creates new township and names it as Gandhi Nagar.  Gandhi Name is Paras stone!
Gaje- Yes!
Dharma (enters in hurry)
Gaje- is somebody died in village?
Dharma (inhaling and leaving big breath)- Pradhan Ji! Pradhan Ji!
Gaje- Who died?
Dharma- That Dhingwa …
Gaje-Oh! No! Is Aunty of Dhingwa no more? She was serious too.
Dharma- Everything is finished …
Village Chief- What happened?
Dharma- Dhingwa Kaka is busy in doing…doing..
Village Chief- What is he doing?
Dharma- That Dhingwa kaka and Badri Kaka …
Village Chief- Tell me in details.
Dharma- There is going to be a meeting between Dhingwa Kaka and Badri Kaka in night. Every main leaders of village are attending that meeting. Even scheduled caste leaders will attend meeting.
Village Chief- Dhingwa and Badri are meeting. Dhingwa and Badri are meeting. Badri is very wise. Even god does not know his strategy. Till he takes action his wife would not know his action plan. He keeps his plan on his chest. Dhingwa is talkative. He cannot hide his strategy. Before, he acts, he tells loudly his strategy. Badri is dangerous for me more than Dhingwa. Dharma! Who all are attending meeting?
Dharma- Brahmin, Rajput and all important scheduled caste people. It seems that there is going to be truce between Dhingwa and Badri Kaka. Dhingwa Kaka is visiting every house and making everybody understand that instead of Gandhi Ji statue there should be irrigation canal, public water reservoirs and many other social benefit works.
Village Chief- No! Dhingwa and Badri should not come together. Gaje! Call Dhingwa here with you.
Gaje- Will he come here?
Village Chief-Definitely, his forefather would also come on my calling. 
(Gaje walks out)
Village Chief (sees towards roof) - Dhingwa will call meeting. Dhingwa would misguide people against me. Even there is Gandhi statue is erected it is fatal without people. People’s big crowd would make me MLC. Dhingwa should be on my side. What is his weakness? Yes! Got it! I got his weakness. His daughter is his weakness.
(Dhingwa enters,)
Dhingwa- Did you call me?
Village Chief (his belly is enlarged)- Oho! Dhingwa Ji! The great leader of Gadhpur! Do I have power to call you?
Dhingwa- Don’t joke with me. You are Gram Pradhan. So you are leader and not me.
Village Chief- Am I leader for you?
Dhingwa- You are organizing huge meeting and big festival. Definitely, you are leader.
Village Chief- If you become powerful you will not allow me live in this village.
Dhingwa- You also want that nobody supports me.
Village Chief- I am organizing such a big meeting, erecting eight four feet high Gandhi Ji statue  and the village will get reputation. But you are calling meeting against this honorable act. 
Dhingwa- You will also earn big name in the state. 
Village Chief- Is earning a big name crime? Are you financing for my name and fame?
Dhingwa- It is the collective money from village forest. I will see that you only don’t get fame and name.
Village Chief- I am Gram Pradhan. The village Chief of Gadhpur! So definitely, I will get name and fame.
Dhingwa- Pradhan Ji! So what? You got eight two votes and I got eight one vote.
Village Chief- Badri says to me that he is equal to me who got eighty votes.
Dhingwa- If Badri did not fight election I would have been village chief.
Village Chief- If my aunt had mustache she would be my uncle! I won the election. It is immaterial whether I won by one vote.
Dhingwa- You won the election but people are with me now.
Village Chief- What can your supporters do?
Dhingwa- I have followers not only in the village but in whole block. I shall ignite the situation. I cannot bear that due to collective village money you only get fame and name. Gandhi Ji statue will bring name and fame for you. I will see that I also get name and fame.
Village Chief- Mr. Dhingwa Singh! There has to be only one lion in the herds.
Dhingwa- I will not make it happens that you get name and fame from village forest money.
Village Chief- who will stop me?
Dhingwa- Me Dhingwa Sing the son of   Dunkur Singh will stop you erecting Gandhi statue. I will see that you don’t get name. I want my share for name and fame too. Till I am alive nobody can touch a single catechu tree.
Village Chief- That means you are calling meeting for your name.
Dhingwa- For getting name, I may do nude dance.  Village Chief- Nude dance! You will become nude on day after when …
Dhingwa- What is day after?
Village Chief- Is not your daughter’s groom party is visiting our village for engagement?
Dhingwa- Yes! There is my daughter’s engagement day after.
Village Chief- There is specific secrete about you daughter. Do you know?
Dhingwa (in terror) - What do you mean by secrete?
Village Chief- Only you, I and your wife know that secrete.
Dhingwa (terror)-No!
Village Chief- Yes! I just have to sit with boy’s father and you will not be able to marry your daughter forever.
 Dhingwa- You can’t harm any girl from village. Every girl of our village is as our daughter.
Village Chief-You can be naked for your name. Same way, I can disclose that secrete. 
Dhingwa-My daughter is my life.
Village Chief- Gandhi Ji statue is my life.
Dhingwa- To disclose secrete is not right for a man.
Village Chief- Why not! If you can make hurdle in my way I can be hurdle for your daughter marriage.
Dhingwa- I touch your feet. Not speak about my daughter’s secrete. 
Village Chief- Visit each house and tell them it is better irrigation canal than Gandhi statue. Go!
Dhingwa- Please for god sake! …
Village Chief- Take your followers with you and stop catechu tree cutting. Make truce with Badri Datt. 
Dhingwa-Please pardon me. But don’t spoil my daughter’s life. I shall never see Badri. I shall not tell anybody that instead of Gandhi Ji statue we should have social benefit works
Village Chief-Then go and tell to  scheduled caste community that instead of Gandhi Statue, scheduled caste people should get land from forest.   
Dhingwa- I beg by my daughter. I shall not tell anything against Gandhi Ji statue.
Village Chief- Are you sure?
Dhingwa- In the name of my Kuldevi, I promise I will not go against your plan. Just keep that my daughter’s secrete as you kept secret till date.
Village Chief- OK! I believe on your words. It is definite that just after establishing Gandhi Statue I shall move to state capital. I need my devotee successor as village chief and Sarpanch. 
Dhingwa- Who?
Village Chief-You.
Dhingwa- Will I become Gram Pradhan and then Sarpanch of Gadhpur?
Village Chief- Yes! Definitely! You are most active person.
Dhingwa-Thank you a lot.
Village Chief- However, you will have to make my strategy workable.
Dhingwa- I shall do everything for you.
Dhingwa- Don’t worry. I am Rajput and I shall die but would not deceive you. I also want fame from this act of …
Village Chief-Don’t worry. Everybody would get share from pie. I am worried from Badri side.
Dhingwa- Forget about Badri. I have to take revenge from him. He promised me that he would not contest Gram Pradhan election but … If I get chance I shall see that he dies.
Village Chief- Badri is also misleading people that forest money should be spend on social cause works. People respect and believe on him more than I and you.
Dhingwa- Forget about Badri. He will not be able to show his face before anybody in village.
Village Chief- How?
Dhingwa (whisper in the ear of Village Chief) - Do you think he will be able to show his face.
Village Chief- Now, I am convinced. I am visiting Saharanpur and from there I am visiting state capital and Delhi
Dhingwa- Why are you visiting Saharanpur?
Village Chief- Saharanpur! There are expert sculptures for making statue. The sculpture makers are also fast there. I have to place order of Gandhi Ji Statue. Now, in my absence, you have to lead the village. See that at least people from hundred villages attend that occasion on Gandhi Jayanti.
Dhingwa- You! Invite leaders and I shall collect crowd.
(Village chief goes out and curtain downs)
(Background Voices – Now our village name would be on Indian map. There is no so high Gandhi statue in whole of Uttarakhand as high it will be in Gadhpur. For a month, Village chief has been visiting state capital and Delhi)
(Curtain ups Dharma and Dhingwa and Dharma are sitting)
Dhingwa- Dharma! These are my golden days. Now, I shall also get name and fame along with Pradhan Ji.
Dharma- Yes! Definitely, village chief provides everybody his share. However, Badri Kaka is still a biggest hurdle.
Dhingwa- Badri will be hurdle when he is able to show his face to people.
Dharma- Badri kaka is very respectable personality.
Dhingwa-I am always jealous to Badri. Had he not contested the election I would have been elected Gram Pradhan. Now, he will see that what mistake he did by contesting Gram Pradhan election.
Dharma- What are you talking about?
Dhingwa- Where does Banwari the younger brother of Badri works and lives?
Dharma- Banwari works and lives in Kolkata.
Dhingwa- Where does wife of Banwari live?
Dharma- Banwari’s wife lives in village with Badri Kaka family.
Dhingwa- My followers already spread the rumors that Banwari’s wife and Badri have extra marital relationship. My fellows spread news that they sleep together in farms, cowsheds etc
Dharma- Oh1 No!  Banwari’s wife is poise as Sati Savitri. Nobody would believe.
Dhingwa- Everybody believes on such ‘bichkin’ rumors.
Dharma- Poor! Sati Savitri! She becomes victim of political infighting.
Dhingwa- You have to sacrifice some one in this battle.In politics you have to kill somebody to get your fame and name. A sacrificing goat is a must for political fight. Banwari’s wife is sacrificing goat for me.
Dharma- Will people believe?
(Village chief (now fatter) enters)
Dhingwa- -Pradhan Ji you became fatter! You are now, professional leader.
Village Chief- Oh God! What a terrific journey. Two hundred leaders from Delhi and state capital are joining the uncovering of Gandhi Statue program of second October. Tomorrow, Gandhi Ji statue will be in the village. What is the news in the village?
Dhingwa- We have already built twenty four feet high base for sixty feet high Gandhi Ji statue.
Dharma- Everything is as per your plan. However, that Sudama teacher is making holes in your plan.
Village Chief- What did he do?
Dhingwa- he published articles in the newsletters of Delhi and Dehradun as ‘Killing of Gandhi’s thought!’, re-killing of Gandhi Ji in Gadhpur!’
Village Chief- The titles are marvelous and catchy!
Dhingwa- Further he writes that Village Chief Virendra, Dhingwa Singh and Badri are looting the village cash assets. The village is lacking irrigation facilities, drinking water facilities and Garm Pradhan is planning to have Gandhi Ji statue. Sudama also criticized state and central leaders who are coming on the occasion of Statue uncovering function. Further he writes that it is Suraj but Kuraj.
Village Chief- Sudama is excellent writer!
Dhingwa-But! I am afraid!
Village Chief-There won’t be any harm for us.
Dhingwa-How come?
Village Chief- See! These papers are read by migrated Garhwalis who don’t live in villages. They will feel that they are safe. They just can’t do anything against us. These papers are not read by our villagers. That means the writings of Sudama will go into vain.
Dhingwa- Sudama can make some disturbances in function.
Village Chief-Sudama is intellectual. Sudama types of intellectuals become happy on their printed letters. They become happy and appreciate them by own. Need not to worry at all
Dhingwa- Even then we should take precautions.
Village Chief-We should never worry from pen. Yes! When pen and sword become united, pen and plough become joined then we politicians should be worried. Till these intellectuals sow the seeds of revolution we should not worry. When the intellectuals become street fighters that time the political leaders should make strategy to smash them.
(Gaje enters)
Gaje-(fiercely)- Pradhan Ji ! Pradhan Ji! No! No Neta Ji! Neta Ji!
Dhingwa- What happened?
Gaje- The wife of Banwari Kaka …
Dharma- What happened to her?
Gaje- She did suicide.
Dhingwa- Yes! That’s what I wanted. Where is Badri?
Village Chief-Where is Badri?
Gaje- He ran away from village. People are angry on their sinful relationship.
Dharma- It is very bad. Poor Banwari Kaka’s wife became target.
Gaje- I am also sorry for her. She was very kind and poise.
Village Chief and Dhingwa- In every fight, some sacrificing goats have to pay price.
Village Chief-Now, we shall celebrate Gandhi birth anniversary without any hurdle.
Dhingwa- Now, we shall sacrifice hundred of goat and sheep. We shall also kill five six deer. I have already talked with Patwari.
Village Chief- Hundred of bottles of wine are reaching tomorrow. Fifty national and state level journalists are also coming to cover the program. I am tired now. Dharma! Bring the whisky. Let us enjoy our victory in advance. Gaje! You bring a chicken from Barma Tamta.
Gaje- I forgot to tell that Sudama will sit on hunger strike on that day at the program place.
Dhingwa - Forget about Sudama teacher. Bring whisky and chicken.
Village Chief- Now, Nobody can stop me becoming Member of Legislative Council and Dhingwa as Sarpanch.
Dharma- But?
Village Chief- You listen radio news on the Gandhi Anniversary day.
Xx     xxx
(In drawing room at one corner Gaje is sitting and other corner Dharma is sitting and listening Radio News)
       Radio news- This all India radio, Nazibabad Radio station. Now Chakradhar Kandwal will read the news. I am Charkradhar Kandwal from Nazibabad Radio station. Listen! The Main news of Garhwal. The most important news is that in morning, there was unveiling of sixty feet high Gandhi statue in Gadhpur village. Virendra the village chief of Gadhpur village was main source of erecting such high statue. The statue is supposed to be highest statue in the state. Thousands of people gathered at the function. There were hundreds of central and state levels leading political and social leaders present at the unveiling ceremony.
           In evening today, Chief Minister appointed Shri Virendra as Chairman of Pradesh Gandhi Darshan. The position of Chairman of Pradesh Gandhi Darshan is equal to state minister. The Chief Minister announced that Shri Virendra will tour all over the state for publicizing Gandhi thoughts in the state.
       At the time unveiling Gandhi Ji statue, a couple of unsocial elements led by Sudama Master tried to disturb the meeting. State police from city arrested Sudama Master and took him to district court for taking him on remand.
At the same function, Dhingwa Sing was appointed Sarpanch of the area.
Now sports news! Chelsea beat Manchester United in football league. …

                                                                    Curtain downs!
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ऐसे खेली फुटबॉल कि बने 'इंडिया की आयरन वॉल'
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पूर्व अंतरराष्ट्रीय खिलाड़ी त्रिलोक सिंह बसेड़ा ने गांव में फुटबॉल खेलने की शुरूआत कपड़े की बॉल बनाकर की और फिर एशियन गेम्स में स्वर्ण पदक जीतने तक का मुकाम हासिल किया।

फुटबॉल में उनका ऐसा जलवा ऐसा चला कि लोग उनके मुरीद होने लगे थे। ‘आयरन वॉल ऑफ इंडिया’ के खिताब से नवाजे गए त्रिलोक सिंह को मरणोपरांत देवभूमि खेल रत्न सम्मान देकर उत्तराखंड खेल विभाग ने उनको सच्ची श्रद्धांजलि दी है।

‘आयरन वॉल ऑफ इंडिया’ के खिताब से सम्मानित
किसान परिवार में पैदा हुए त्रिलोक सिंह बसेड़ा 1962 में जकार्ता में हुए एशियन गेम्स में भारतीय फुटबॉल टीम के अहम खिलाड़ी थे। भारतीय टीम ने तब दक्षिण कोरिया को 2-1 से हराकर स्वर्ण पदक जीता था।

तब उन्हें तत्कालीन प्रधानमंत्री पंडित जवाहर लाल नेहरू ने ‘आयरन वॉल ऑफ इंडिया’ के खिताब से सम्मानित किया था। उनके बड़े पुत्र भूपेंद्र सिंह बसेड़ा के अनुसार 16 साल की उम्र में 1950 में ईएमई सेंटर सिकंदराबाद में सेना में भर्ती हुए।

उन्होंने बटालियन एथलेटिक्स में तीन स्वर्ण जीते। जल्द सेना की फुटबॉल टीम में शामिल हो गए। डीसीएम कप, डूरंड कप, एसएन बनर्जी फुटबॉल प्रतियोगिताओं में भी उनकी टीम खिताब जीती।

खेल के दम पर 1966 में उनको सेना में जेसीओ पद पर पदोन्नति मिली। इस बीच 1962, 1965 और 1971 की लड़ाई में त्रिलोक सिंह ने बंदूक से भी निशाना साधा। मगर मैदान में लगी एक चोट ने उनको असहाय कर दिया। 1979 में मात्र 45 वर्ष की उम्र में ईएमई सेंटर हॉस्पिटल में उनकी मृत्यु हुई।

मरणोपरांत देवभूमि खेल रत्न सम्मान
त्रिलोक सिंह बसेड़ा
पिता : लक्ष्मण सिंह बसेड़ा
माता : कौशल्या बसेड़ा
जन्म स्थान : भंडारी गांव (देवलथल), पिथौरागढ़
जन्म तिथि : 18 अक्तूबर 1934
शिक्षा : प्राथमिक शिक्षा 1945 में अल्मोड़ा, 1947-48 में जूनियर हाईस्कूल देवलथल और हाईस्कूल 1962 में सिंकदराबाद से।
नौकरी : ईएमई (सेना)
मृत्यु : फरवरी 1979

लाइफ टाइम अचीवेंट अवॉर्ड
हरिदत्त कापड़ी
राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार- अर्जुन अवॉर्ड
पिता- वीर देव कापड़ी
माता- मंदोदरी देवी
जन्म स्थान- चिड़ियाखान (मुवानी), पिथौरागढ़
जन्म तिथि- पांच अगस्त 1942
शिक्षा- प्राथमिक व जूनियर हाईस्कूल मुवानी से ली
नौकरी- 29 जून 1957 को 14 वर्ष की उम्र में ब्वॉयज कंपनी बंगाल में भर्ती हुए और 1980 में रिटायरमेंट लिया।
खेल- बास्केटबॉल

देवभूमि उत्तराखंड द्रोणाचार्य अवॉर्ड
नारायण सिंह राणा
पिता- रतन सिंह राणा
माता- जगो देवी राणा
जन्म स्थान- चिलामू (धनोल्टी), टिहरी गढ़वाल
जन्म तिथि- 15 सितंबर 1951
शिक्षा- ग्रेएजुशन देहरादून, हाईस्कूल उत्तरकाशी से
नौकरी- आईटीबीपी में सब-इंस्पेक्टर
खेल- निशानेबाजी, अंतरराष्ट्रीय कोच

ये है पुरस्कार राशि
उत्तराखंड खेल रत्न - पांच लाख रुपए, स्मृति चिन्ह, ब्लेजर।
देवभूमि द्रोणाचार्य अवॉर्ड - तीन लाख रुपए, स्मृति चिन्ह, ब्लेजर।
लाइफ टाइम अचीवमेंट अवॉर्ड- पांच लाख रुपए, स्मृति चिन्ह, ब्लेजर।
(source Amar ujala)

 

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