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"As the fray portends, the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 marks a milestone in the history of basketball in our region.
And certainly India is just the country to host such an event," said Hagop Khajirian, FIBA Regional Director-Asia.
Introduction: Childhood is a period of rapid growth after infancy.
Among children the nutritional requirements increase because the growth rate increases.
Therefore I am convinced that hosting these two events will act as catalysts to the growth of basketball in India.
We certainly count on all sections of the sporting family in their support for the cause of Indian basketball." "It's a great opportunity for us to show case our abilities," said K Govindaraj.
India will also host the FIBA U16 Asian Women's Championship from October 22-28 in a city yet to be named, with Chennai and Hyderabad being the leading contenders.
"It is certainly exciting to go back to India for a FIBA Asia event after eight years," Khajirian enthused.
This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of underweight among the Government Primary School children in an administrative zone of Chennai city.
India are no strangers to hosting FIBA Asia events, the FIBA Asia Championship for Women in Chennai in the summer of 2009 and the FIBA Asia U16 Championship for Women in Pune later that year being the most recent instances.
Bengaluru itself was the host of the 2004 edition of the FIBA Asia U18 Championship.
Objective: To assess the prevalence of underweight based on Body Mass Index percentiles (NCHS & CDC) among Government Primary School children in Pulianthope zone of Chennai.
Materials and Methods: A Cross-sectional study was done among 320 Primary school children both boys and girls aged 6 to 10 years studying in classes I – V in Government Primary schools of Pulianthope Zone, Chennai during August, 2012. Anthropometric measurements like Height and weight were recorded.
"The teacher did not even take into account that there were boys in the class," The News Minute quoted her as saying.