BCCI asks Committee of Administrators to sanction Rs 5 crore for martyrs of Pulwama attack

first_imgBCCI asks Committee of Administrators to sanction Rs 5 crore for martyrs of Pulwama attackThe BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna also requested the State associations as well as the IPL franchises to make generous contributions to the cause.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiFebruary 17, 2019UPDATED: February 17, 2019 16:10 IST BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna has written to the CoA to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the CRPF martyrs’ families (Reuters)BCCI acting president C.K. Khanna on Sunday appealed to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.”We are saddened and join our fellow Indian citizens in condemning the dastardly Pulwama terror attack. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers,” Khanna wrote in a letter to CoA, office bearers and State units.”I request the Committee of Administrators that BCCI should contribute at least Rs 5 crore through the appropriate government agencies to the families of the martyred soldiers,” the acting president further wrote.The acting president also requested the State associations as well as the IPL franchises to make generous contributions to the cause.”I am also going to request the State associations and the respective Indian Premier League franchise owners to consider making contributions.”Khanna also requested that a two-minute silence be observed in the memory of the martyred soldiers during the opening game of the India vs Australia series as well as the IPL.”As a mark of respect to the Central Reserve Force personnel martyred in the terror attack, we should observe a two-minute silence during the first match of the India vs Australia series starting February 24, and during the opening ceremony/inaugural match of the Indian Premier League starting March 23,” he wrote.Former India opener Virender Sehwag has already declared that the children of the martyr’s families will be provided free education at his Sehwag Intrernational School’ if they wish to apply.advertisementThe Vidarbha team also announced that they would donate their entire Irani Cup winners’ prize money.Also Read | 14th February was a black day for India: Sania Mirza on Pulwama terror attackAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Pakistan Super League telecast suspended in IndiaAlso Read | Pulwama terror attack: Shikhar Dhawan to donate money to families of CRPF martyrsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow BCCIFollow COAFollow Pulwama terror attackFollow crpf attackFollow Kashmir attacklast_img read more

Want to be more empathetic Listen to your heart beat scientists say

first_imgWhen it comes to reading the emotions of others, “listen to your heart” may sound a meaninglessly vague suggestion.According to new research, however, the advice should be taken literally.Scientists have discovered that people able to hear their own heart beat are more empathetic and better able to navigate social situations.Experiments at Anglia Ruskin University have for the first time proven a link between a person’s own physiological awareness, and their psychological ability to “read the minds” of other people. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Volunteers were asked to count their heart beats without feeling a pulse and then shown video clips of social interactions.During the clips they were asked what they believed the characters were feeling and thinking, as well as non-social questions, such as what the weather was like.Those who had counted their heart beats most accurately were better at answering questions relating to the characters’ emotions, but there was no association between their “interoceptive ability” and correct answers to the non-social questions.Writing in the journal Cortex, the scientists say their findings mean it could be possible to make people more empathetic by training them to listen to their heart.Psychologist Punit Shah, who conducted the research, said: “ “An example of this could be if your colleague Michael is aggressive towards Sandra on public transport, your body processes this by increasing your heart rate, perhaps making you feel awkward and anxious, enabling you to understand that Sandra is embarrassed. We are afraid because we run from the bear, not the other way round, according to William JamesCredit:AFP “If you do not feel your heart rate increase, it may reduce your ability to understand that situation and respond appropriately.”This seems straightforward yet there is almost no scientific evidence for the link between internal sensations and mind reading.He said the discovery opened new avenues of psychological research centred on internal bodily sensations.Ever since 1884, when  American philosopher William James posed the question “Do we run from the bear because we are afraid, or are we afraid because we run”, psychologists have fiercely debated the extent to which emotions are primarily physical or mental events.The new research by Anglia Ruskin University adds weight to the argument that feelings are, at the very least, deeply rooted in physical sensations.”This may have a beneficial impact on daily functioning, where an improved ability to interpret the internal states of oneself and of others could result in more accurate mind reading, and more generally improve someone’s social interactions and overall quality of life,” said Mr Shah. “If you do not feel your heart rate increase, it may reduce your ability to understand a situationPunit Shah, Anglia Ruskin University Bearlast_img read more