(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
JAMMU- Jammu is all set to host the 84th Senior National Table Tennis Championship from March 20.
“It is a matter of great honour and privilege to be hosts of yet another major event in the sports calendar of the country,” Secretary, Youth Services and Sports (YSS) Sarmad Hafeez said at a press conference on Saturday.
The championship is being organised by J&K Table Tennis Association in coordination with J&K Sports Council.
Flanked by Sanjay Wahi, President J&K Table Tennis Association (JKTTA) and N. Ganeshan, Competition Manager of the event, the Secretary said that successful conduct of Veteran Masters National Table Tennis Championship in Srinagar last year has consolidated the claim of J&K to be one of the most sought after sports destinations in the country and the allotment of 84th Senior National Table Tennis Championship-2022 by Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) only substantiates the claim.
He said that J&K is hosting Senior National Table Tennis Tournament after a gap of almost 25 years.
Many former International stars and Arjun Awardees like Monalisa Mehta, S.Raman and Kamlesh Mehta will witness the event, Sarmad Hafeez added.
President JKTTA, Sanjay Wahi, said that many prominent paddlers of the country shall take part in the event which includes star players like Sharath Kamal, Manika Batra and Sathiana Ganaesekaran who collectively bagged six gold medals in recent Commonwealth Games.
The event is set to extend over a period of eight days in which more than 750 players and officials from 34 States, Union Territories, Sports Boards and Institutions are taking part. The championship carries a total cash prize of Rs. 16 lakh rupees.
Around 33 men and 32 women teams besides 65 technical officials from all over the country are going to take part in singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and team championship events.
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