Nagpur News : The Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur (SJAN) in association with Nagpur District Badminton Association (NDBA) is organising Tulsiramji Gaikwad-Patil Memorial District Open Sub-Junior Badminton tournament from November 5 to 7.
The three-day tourney will be held here at the Nagpur University’s Subhedar Hall, Ravi Nagar. Boys and girls will compete for top honors in ten events in three age categories – Under-10, Under-13 and Under-15. In the U-13 and U-15 section, doubles events will also be held.
At the press conference held at Lotus Inn on Wednesday, Chairman of Gaikwad Patil Group Mohan Gaikwad said they are always ready to help sports. I love sports and want to do lot of things for the development of sports”. He also announced that this tournament will be an annual future with SJAN.
Director of Gaikwad Patil Group Colonel Rahul Sharma said “Our Group has been sponsoring badminton and chess tournaments regularly in the region. We also have a team in the Maharashtra Chess League (MCL). I am happy that we and SJAN have joined hands for this venture”.
The NDBA will provide the technical support to the tournament. President of Nagpur District Badminton Association Kundatai Vijaykar said, “We are happy that SJAN has taken initiative to conduct one district open tournament. It will provide a platform to the budding players to show their talent”.
SNDL has sponsored the prizes in the tournament. Its senior manager (PR and Branding) Yogita Kasture expressed gladness over joining the hands with SJAN.
Leading badminton equipment company Yonex will provide the shuttles. Entry forms will be circulated shortly to coaches and players. NDBA joint secretary Naresh Chafelkar was also present on the occasion. SJAN president Dr Ram Thakur made introductory remarks. Secretary Kishor Bagde proposed a vote of thanks.