Anuj Clinch Men’s Single, Salil / Bandey wins Men’s Double title
POONCH: District Open Table tennis championship concludes here today which was organized by Poonch District T.T association under the aegis of J&K table tennis Association.
MLC Yashpaul Sharma was Chief Guest while SSP Poonch Rajiv Pandey(IPS) was the guest of honour. Col Y.K Gautam and Col Atin Tandon were special invitees.
In Men’s Single, Anuj bt Hassan Rizvi 11-9,9-11,11-6 while in Men’s Double, the due to Salil Raina and Saleem Bandey bt Sandeep Luthra and Narinder Singh 11-8,11-7.
Earlier in Cadets final Pratham bt Ridhik 11-9-12-10. In Sub Junior final Zafar bt Vanshik 9-11,11-5,11-8. In Junior Anuj bt Safwan 11-4,11-9. In Girls final, Suhani Bhalla bt Vanshika Raina 11-8,11-7.
Speaking on the occasion, Er Saleem Bandey, Gen Secretary of the association said that Poonch table tennis association is regularly organizing the said tournament for the last 27 years and that to without any facility for indoor games. He also thanked J&K Table tennis association for its continuous support.
He also sought the attention of government over under constructed indoor sports complex at sports stadium Poonch.
Renowned Anchor Pardeep Khanna threw light on the history of T.T association Poonch and also conducted the proceedings of the entire program.
Col Y.K Gautam, while speaking on the occasion said that Poonch is blessed with huge talent and youth need to use their energy in sports.
SSP Poonch Rajiv Pandey, IPS while speaking on the occasion said that the association has really done a wonderful job in promoting the game and deserve huge appreciation. He advised the youngsters to play an active role in nation development through sports.
MLC Yashpaul Sharma, said, “I congratulate the table tennis association members for their hard work that spanned over more than two decades. Today, Poonch players are participating in national Table Tennis events”. He assured full support to the association by announcing Rs 25 lacs for indoor sports complex if need arises..
Those who were present on the occasion included Ajeet Singh Jeet president of the association, Taj Mir, Advocate Mohd Zaman, Imtiaz Bandey, Narinder Mohan Suri, Kuljeet Thakur, Gurmeet Singh Raja, Advocate Iftikar Bazmi, Dr Subash Raina, Prem Parkash luhta, Nirdosh Kumar, Sham Singh, Vivek Matto, Narinder Singh, Citizen,