National Sports Day celebrations by Kreeda Bharati in Chennai

Kreeda Bharati Tamilnadu organized National Sports Day celebrations on 27th August 2017 at Dr. Nalli Kuppuswamy Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Korattur, Chennai and awarded Jijabai Puraskar awards to the distinguished sports personnel. Two day event was packed with many games and events to name a few – Kho Kho, Malkhamb, kabaddi, silambam, table tennis, badminton, yoga wherein around 1100 people from 12 districts participated.

The valedictory function was welcomed by Shri P T Baskar, Jt Secy, Kreeda Bharati Tamilnadu presided by Sri V K Mohanarengan, President, Kreeda Bharati in the presence of Sri M Thirunavukarasu, Vice president, Sri Thirumugam Vice President and Sri N R Narendranath, Hon Correspondent, Dr. NKVV Jr. College. 

Jijabai Puraskar awards were given to five distinguished sports personnel namely.

1. G Loka Karthik Raghav – All India Gold and Silver medalist in Silambam

2. Harshanavardhini – won several awards; Gold Medalist in table-tennis

3. D Senthilkumar – sincere, enthusiastic Malkhamb and Yoga practitioner. Professor at Sriram Engineering College, credit to India Book of Records, etc

4. K Pavithra, National player – Kho-kho

5. Ulagadurai, Kalaimaamani, Physical Education, Malkhamb specialist

Shri P Balakrishna Reddy, Youth Welfare and Sports Minister of Tamilnadu participated and distributed the prizes to the participants. In his address, he said that it is interesting to note the experience of conducting this program by Kreeda Bharati on its own efforts. Appreciating the efforts of students and Kreeda Bharati, Minister promised to participate in any forthcoming events and extends support to Kreeda Bharati. Shri Alexander, MLA of Ambattur Constituency also participated and distributed the prizes. Dr. J Aravindan, President Kreeda Bharati Tamilnadu honoured the awardees. Shri A N Ashok, Secretary, Kreeda Bharati appealed the gathering to encourage more qualified sports persons as there is a need for good players to represent the nation. Sri S Jegathalaprathaban, Organizing Secretary, Kreeda Bharati thanked the guests and the gathering for their immense participation.

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