Amit Panghal

Amit Panghal (born 16 October 1995) is an Indian amateur boxer. He won a gold medal at 2018 Asian Games and a bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in the light flyweight category.

Panghal was born on 16 October 1995 in Mayna village of Rohtak district, Haryana. His father, Chaudhary Vijender Singh Panghal, is a farmer in Mayna, while his elder brother, Ajay Panghal, who works in the Indian Army. Ajay, a former amateur boxer, inspired Amit to take up boxing in 2007 at Sir Chhoturam Boxing Academy. As of March 2018, Panghal is a serving the Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).

Career- Panghal won the gold medal in his debut appearance at the National Boxing Championships in 2017. He won the bronze medal in the light flyweight category of the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Tashkent in May 2017, and qualified for the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships, where he was beaten in the quarterfinal by Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan. In February 2018, Panghal won the gold medal at the Strandzha Cup in Sofia. He won the silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games in the light flyweight category. In September 2018, Panghal won a gold medal in 2018 Asian Games, defeating 2016 Rio Olympics' gold medallist and the best boxer awardee of the Olympics, Hasanboy Dusmatov. On 11th September 2018, he was nominated for the Arjuna awards on recommendation by the Boxing Federation of India in view of his stellar performance in the Asian Games.

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Dayachand Mayna

Dayachand Mayna was a poet of Haryanvi language. He is one of the important poets and folklore artists Haryana had ever produced. He was born on 10 March 1915,in a Valmiki caste family in Mayna village of Rohtak district of Haryana (erstwhile Punjab). He produced best of the Haryanvi Saang and Raagni, his work challenged the Brahminism of his time. He wrote a very famous play (Kissa) on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He wrote 16 Kissas(play in Haryanvi) and more than 100 Raagniyaan(poem in Haryanvi). He died on 20 January 1993

He is regarded as the John Milton of Haryana, he is the only poet of Haryana who acquired the status of Rashtriya Kavi (National Poet), his poetry in Haryanvi is not less than Lakhmi Chand. Dr. Rajendra Badgujar in his book argued that "if you want to know Haryanvi folklore then you have to read Mahashaya Dayachand Mayna.[3] Apart from poetry, he is considered a freedom fighter for his service in the Indian National Army.Dayachand Mayna had many disciples including most famous Chajjulal Silana

Badgujar, Rajinder (Ed.) (2011). Mahashaya Dayachand Mayna Haryanvi Granthawali. Kaithal, Haryana: Sukriti Prakashan. ISBN 978-8188796236 Badgujar, Rajinder (Ed.) (2012). Dayachand Mayna Ki Chuninda Raagniyaan. Kaithal, Haryana: Sukriti Prakashan. ISBN 978-8188796724

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