We have got for you important news, events and short stories of positivity that took place in India in the past few days in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!

Local roundup is the accumulation of short stories of positivity, news, and events that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.

1. Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh to be India’s flag-bearer in Tokyo Olympics

Manpreet Singh and Mary Kom

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has announced that six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom and men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Also, wrestler Bajrang Punia will be the flag bearer at the closing ceremony.

2. Nukkad Natak organised in Chandigarh to spread awareness about vaccination

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A government body in Chandigarh, The Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) organized a nukkad Natak at a wellness center aiming to spread awareness about the vaccination. The participants were seen in white and black clothes performing while people gazing at them.

3. Teen Kabaddi player from Dharavi sells masks outside Kabaddi ground

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Aishwarya Vijapurkar, a 12-year-old Kabaddi player, is forced to sell masks, cutlery items, garbage bags, etc., outside Kabaddi ground since her father, who earlier worked as a security guard, lost his job in the pandemic. Aishwarya gets up at 5 in the morning to play Kabaddi and then sells household items at around 8 am.

4. Girl helps mom in selling fishes after father dies due to Coronavirus

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After her father died of COVID-19, Vaibhavi Khartamol, the 11-year-old girl from Dharavi, did not leave her mother alone and sits with her to help her in selling fish. Previously, her father used to run the business, but now it’s the mother-daughter duo working to feed themselves.

5. Social activist from Hyderabad receives UK award for hunger alleviation

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Azhar Maqsusi has initiated ‘Hunger Has No Religion’, which feeds nearly 1,500 people every day in five cities across the country. He has been awarded the United Kingdoms Commonwealth Points of Light Award recently for his works.

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