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18 I ORLD NEWSW Passion Islam I March 2010
India commits support
to Palestinians cause
Indian Prime Minister
Dr Manmohan Singh Exhibition
reieterated his countrys
commitment to the
Palestinian cause in Opens
line with its support
for the UN Security Abdul Aziz Khoja, Minister of
An Invitation
Council Resolutions
Culture and Information, at the
242 and 338 which call
opening of the Two Holy Mosques
for a negotiated solution
Photographic Exhibition on
resulting in a sovereign,
Wednesday. Khoja is flanked by
independent, viable and
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary
united State of Palestine,
to add us
East conflict, said the
said an official press
and material support
General of the Organization of
release issued by Indias
to Palestine. At the
the Islamic Conference (left), and
External Affairs Ministry.
Dr Singh conveyd this
meeting, the Palestinian
Khalid Aran, head of the Arsika
On this occasion,
to visiting Palestinian
President shared
Institute in Turkey.
the Indian Premier also
President Mahmoud
his views on recent The two-week-long exhibition
announced a grant of
Abbas, who arrived in
developments in the at Bab Al-Bant Museum in Jeddah
USD 10 million to the
New Delhi this evening
Peace Process in West
Palestinian National
was opened with a fanfare of
for a two-day visit.
Asia. After the meeting,
Authority and reassured
traditional songs from popular
The Indian PM
the Prime Minister also
President Abbas of
folklore, after which Khoja and
reiterate Indias
hosted a dinner for
Indias support to his
guests took a tour of the display of
support for the Arab
President Abbas and his
countrys efforts for
images of the Two Mosques and
Peace Plan and urged
delegation, consisting
economic and social
of his Foreign Minister
cities going back over 120 years.
concerted action for development. President
Dr. Riyad Al-Malki, other
The exhibition has been organized
achieving a durable, Abbas expressed his
Ministers and senior
in collaboration with Arsika and its
just and comprehensive sincere appreciation for
extensive photograph collection.
settlement of the Middle Indias consistent political
RFL - anti abuse/
RFL are now looking for contributions
from clubs, individuals or anyone
Rugby League
discrimination comp
involved in the game on the theme of
tackling any abuse throughout our sport.
BME coaching course
Recently the RFL were informed of a It can be about your own experiences,
RFL and Sporting Equals are
situation where a young boy was racially
what you wish/hope for the sport, why delighted to announce an initiative
abused at a match. His mother said “It
it is important to tackle abuse and
which they hope will encourage Black
is the first time I have experienced this
discrimination in our sport - It could be
& Minority Ethnic (BME) and people
in rugby and hopefully the last. The
a poem, short story, poster, picture or
of faith to develop the skills to bring
coaches, parents and players were one
photo that sends a powerful message.
Rugby League into their community
hundred per cent behind my boy and it
There will be three different
by completing their level 1 coaching
made me realise not everyone accepts
categories under 12, 12-18 and over 18.
racism!”. She sent us a poem that she
The overall winning entry will be
The RFL is running a low cost
wrote in response to the racist incident
used as part of our Tackle It initiative
relaunch this year and each winning Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Rugby
her son experienced and we feel her
entry will receive a family ticket to a
poem sends a very powerful message.
League open to individuals from BME
central match of your choice such as
and faith communities. The cost of
the Challenge Cup Final or
United They Standtand
the course is only £25 per candidate
Grand Final. All shortlisted
I don’t mind my boy getting a few knocks on the pitch
contributions will be complied
as funding has been received
Because it’s his choice to play
into a range of resources
from Sporting Equals. The Level 1
I don’t mind cuts and bruises
that can be downloaded and
Coaching course will take place on
Because they just fade away
printed off used by clubs and
the 27th March and the 10th April in
I do mind him getting racially abused
communities to send a clear Yorkshire. RFL are also planning to
Because it’s something that he’ll keep
message that we have a zero deliver a Level 2 coaching course at
It hurts more than a cut or bruise because it runs so deep
tolerance towards any abuse in
the reduced cost later this year, which
His background & his colour are not choices that he has made
our game.
But he accepts and is proud of who he is
is also funded by Sporting Equals.
Please send entries to
And has no need to be afraid or
For information on this course
He’ll stand tall in the taunts of racism and will dismiss the weak
by post or on a CD to Sarah
please contact the RFL’s Performance
By being better and stronger and turning the other cheek
Williams, Red Hall, Red Hall
and Coaching Department on
He has the backing of his team mates so it doesn’t get too much
Lane, Leeds LS17 8NB by
0113 2375010, or
They will stand united and kick racism into touch
Friday 16th April. e-mail
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