By Trictynews Reporter
Chandigarh 10th November:- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Yi Solan Chapter, in association with Chandigarh Citi Center (CCC) Zirakpur, organised Table-Tennis and Badminton matches today here at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula. The matches concluded with great zeal and optimism among the youth. Yi Solan Chapter plans to continue to engage the youth with such activities which is the need of the hour as the Youth represents the most vibrant section of our society.
The sports carnival was open to all individuals aged between 18 and 65 years including women, as Sports can serve as a fantastic tool for social and gender inclusion. Girls and women often do not have the same access to services and opportunities but CII-Yi Solan made sure that women participate in all the sports activities being organized in the carnival.
Around 40 individuals participated each in Badminton and Table Tennis. The various matches organized were Men’s Singles and Double, Women’s Singles and Double and Veterans which was specifically for people above the age group of 50 years.
Arun Jindal, Director, Chandigarh Citi Center, said that it is a matter of great pride to be associated with CII for this mega event. Chandigarh Citi Center plans to partner with CII in more such initiatives in the coming times.
Nitin Aggarwal, Chair Yi Solan Chapter, said that it is a unique initiative taken by CII-Yi Solan Chapter and CCC. Unlike typical sports events, this was a sports carnival where both men and women played together.
Pankaj Gupta, Director, Chandigarh Citi Center, said that our objective of promoting sports through this Sports Carnival has been fulfilled. With the overwhelming response received from the teams as well as the audiences, we will be organising the Sports Carnival again.
The winner for the Badminton Men’s Single was Arpan and runner-up was Ravinder, and for double’s winner was Arpan-Mandeep and runner-up was Pankaj-Ankur. The winner for Women’s Single was Preeti and runner-up was Pooja, and for double’s winner was Anamika-Preeti and Runner-up was Ankita-Peffi. In the Veteran Category, the single’s winner was Satpal Angurala and runner-up was BR Sharma, in the Veteran Double’s category, the winner was Hari Singh - BR Verma and runner-up was Bhole Rama -WC Goel.
The Winners for the Table-Tennis singles under 50 Category was Umesh Rajpal and runner-up was Ashwani Sharma and Double’s winner in the same category was Umesh Rajpal - Ashwani Sharma and runner-up was Gurmeet- Shubham. The winner for the Table-Tennis above 50 categories was Vijay Thakur and runner-up was Subhash Sharma. The winner in the Table-Tennis women category was Vasundhra and runner-up was Peffi.