Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jan 2019 12:35:18










AFTER his shock ouster from French Open last year, World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic’s career was at the crossroads. A fragile mind had all but given up any chances of making a comeback. Recurring injuries had relegated him to oblivion for an entire year in 2017 before he relaunched his return bid. Now, at the start of the year, tennis has seen yet another heartwarming story of how a human mind transcends the pain barrier. On Sunday, at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Djokovic was working in an altogether different zone. He was just not bothered about the opponent. And the other side had a proven champion in Rafa Nadal. The domination of Djoker to rout Nadal was awe-inspiring. He was sliding, stretching, contorting to reply everything Nadal threw at him leaving the Spaniard absolutely gutted. There was nothing that Nadal could use --neither experience nor excellence. He had just to bow to the genius of Djokovic. It was a magnificent return for the Serbian and a wonderful news for Grand Slam tennis. The Djoker is back with a solid ace.




LIKE education, healthcare is a basic necessity and the Government is duty bound to provide this service to the masses. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, while laying the foundation stone for All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the other day, has reiterated his Government’s commitment to providing universal healthcare. Through expansion of the premier healthcare institute to various states, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government has taken a major step towards bringing quality healthcare services in the public sector so as to make the medical care reachable to common man. While those who can afford can avail health service from private sector, the common man has to be offered affordable and quality service through upgradation of public sector healthcare. As of now, while private sector health services are equipped with modern facilities manned by experts, much needs to be done in public sector. Upgradation of public sector healthcare is overdue for common man.