A Haryana student has been selected for a three-year astronaut training programme of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the US.
A teenaged village boy, selected by NASA for its astronaut training programme, will be rewarded by the Haryana government.
Tuticorin District Collector Ashish Kumar, who had cracked down on illegal sand mining in the area, has been transferred.
Ashish Kumar has now set his sights on making the cut for next year`s London Olympics and is confident of qualifying in his very first attempt.
Gymnast Ashish Kumar
expressed fears that his aim to win a gold medal at the 2012
London Olympics may end up as an "unfulfilled dream" due to
lack of adequate training facilities in the country.
The trio of para-swimmer Prashant Karmakar, archer Deepika Kumari and gymnast Ashish Kumar feel that government still needs to upgrade its infrastructure and provide state-of-the-art training for consistent good results.
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