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Thursday, December 13, 2012


The Tireless Tyrone??

 (Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.) - Martin Luther King, Jr. -

Dear Young minds,

     Friday’s (7-12-12) massive earthquake in north Japan coincided with the announcement of de-recognition of Archery Association of India (AAI) and Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF). The tremors in the corridors of Delhi’s Shastri Bhawan, where sports minister Jitendera Singh made the announcement, rattled the Chautala-Bhanot camp which had earlier defied the dictate of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This came following suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the International Olympic Committee and provisional suspension of IABF.

     Suddenly we are out of Olympics; our great athletes and sports personnel sim(B)ly cannot participate under our 'Tricolour' (at least as of now) for no fault of theirs but thanks to 'some' mess up in the IOA election process by powers that be. Almost (suddenly again) my mind went back to last years NBC report (a contrasting one) about a millionaire janitor,Tyrone Curry, who single handedly appears to be doing wonderfully well to encourage and promote sports @ his home base Seattle. 

     This guy won over $3.4 million dollars in the Washington State lottery 6 years ago and still spends his dayssweeping the cafeteria floor at Evergreen High School. "I try to make sure it's spotless and it's ready for the kids,' he says, with a smile on his face. After cleaning, he goes off to his second job -- coaching the track and field team. "Ten years ago, I said if I win some money, I'm going to put a track here," Tyrone said, and that's exactly what he did when he gave his boss a check for $40,000.

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The quote I have referred above under the header, is an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr's stirring speech, "The Drum Major Instinct" in which he urges all to find greatness through service and love.

"I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate".

 -Elbert Hubbard, author (1856-1915)

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