PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Jamaica had to play second fiddle to the United States in the Nike USA versus The World events on yesterday’s final day of competition at the 2016 Penn Relays.Jamaica’s only success came in the men’s 4×100 metres, where they took advantage of a big mistake by a strong USA Red team to win the event in 39.70 seconds. Jermaine Hamilton, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Oshane Bailey were the members of the winning Jamaica quartet. USA Blue placed second in 39.02, with third going to St Kitts in 39.49. The USA Red team included the likes of Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers.Jamaica were second in three women’s relays the 4x100m in 42.90, 4x200m in 1:31.34, and 4×400 m in 3:29.00. The Americans won five of six relays contested.- R.G
Sirsa: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday exhorted the people to embrace the ideology propounded by Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev in its true spirit. He said the message of love, compassion, equality, peace and brotherhood that Guru Nanak promoted all his life holds extreme relevance even today. “..The message given by Guru Nanak Dev ji is as relevant today as it was during his time,” Khattar said here addressing a state-level function organised in the build-up to the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak. The chief minister exhorted the people to participate in the celebrations through the year with full enthusiasm and gaiety, regardless of caste, colour, creed and religion. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He announced that 9.75 acres land would be transferred to the Gurudwara Chilla Sahib in Sirsa where Guru Nanak Dev had spent over 4 months during one of his journeys. “Ownership rights of the land, which at present rests with the state government, would be transferred in the name of Gurudwara,” he said. He said the state government would provide all support and cooperation to the Gurudwara Chilla Sahib for starting projects of public welfare. He also announced to establish a Sikh Museum in Kurukshetra as an inspiration to the young generation. Khattar said that 400 posts of Punjabi teachers would be advertised soon to fill up the vacancies. Congratulating a large number of priests, saints and devotees who had converged in Sirsa not only from Haryana but also from other states, the chief minister emphasized that “education will not serve its purpose till the time moral values and good thoughts are instilled among the children”.