Country’s top shuttlers participate in badminton championship at Nagpur


Sharvari Vaidya | Nov 4, 2017 0:07

It was a sight to behold when India’s ace badminton players like Akshay Dewalkar, Tapaswini Samatroy, Tushar Sharma, etc., gave their opponents tough time during the 73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur in Nagpur. Amidst much fanfare, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule inaugurated the championship at Divisional Sports Complex on November 1, 2017, which got concluded on November 3, 2017.

The championship, which was organised by Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) had players from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur and also Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB).

The championship was witnessed by around 4000 zealous students from Nagpur, who came to cheer and support team Maharashtra. Team Maharashtra defeated team Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinals, where Mumbai’s Sanjana Santosh and Nagpur’s Vaishnavi Bhale emerged as the finest performers.

MBA President Arun Lakhani, National District Badminton Association (NBDA) President Kundatai Vijaykar, NBDA Secretary Mangesh Kashikar, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, General Secretary Badminton Association of India Punnaiah Chowdary were also present at the event, who lighted the inaugural lamp along with Bawankule.

Below are some pictures of the championship. Pictures by: Himanshu Pal

02-11-2017-Chandrashekhar Bawankule-73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-Himanshu Pal(25)
Maharashtra Badminton Association President Arun Lakhani along with Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor Nanda Jichkar
02-11-2017-Kuhin Manek, Sundar Shetty, Ornar Rashid and Punaiah Chowdary -73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-Himanshu Pal (1)
(L to R): Kuhin Manek, Sundar Shetty, Ornar Rashid and Punaiah Chowdary
02-11-2017-Nanda Jichkar-73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-Himanshu Pal
National District Badminton Association (NBDA) President Kundatai Vijaykar, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule lighting the inaugural lamp
02-11-2017-Nanda Jichkar-73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-Himanshu Pal(22)
(L to R): Maharashtra Badminton Association President Arun Lakhani, Mayor Nanda Jichkar and Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule
02-11-2017-Pradeep Gandhe, S Muraldharan,Mangesh Kashikar and Girish Natu-73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship-Himanshu (3)
(L to R): Pradeep Gandhe, S Muraldharan,Mangesh Kashikar and Girish Natu
Badminton champions during the 73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur in Nagpur.
Badminton champions from team Maharashtra during the 73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur in Nagpur.
Badminton champions during the 73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur in Nagpur.
Badminton champions from team Uttar Pradesh during the 73rd Inter State Inter Zonal Badminton Championship at Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur in Nagpur.

 

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