The largest Telangana State Sub Junior Sailing event in the country concludes

Hyderabad, July 25, 2017. The four day, India’s largest Sub Junior Sailing event concludes here at Yacht Club of Hyderabad this evening

R. Neelanandof Tamil Nadu Sailing Association won the Overall Trophy Telangana Open SubJunior Champion. 

Durgaprasadof Yacht Club of Hyderabad bagged Overall Trophy Telangana State-Sub JuniorChampion.  Sanchita Pant of RMYC(Royal Madras Yacht Club) was given awayOverall Trophy Telangana Open Sub-Junior Girls Champion.  KongaraPreethi of Yacht Club of Hyderabad got Overall Trophy Telangana State-SubJunior Girls Champion. 

B.V. PapaRao, Advisor to the Govt of Telangana State graced the function asthe Chief Guest and gave away Trophies. Meghana Chavali of Yacht Club ofHyderabad bagged three trophies---Overall Trophy Telangana State-Sub JuniorGirls Champion, Open Sub-Junior Girls Champion and State Sub-Junior Champion. 

M. Binoob ofYacht Club of Hyderabad bagged Open Sub-Junior Champion Trophy.  

Vijay Kumar,Meghana, Preethi bagged Gold, Silver and Bronze for being the most promisingsailors from the state.

 AryanThakur from Pune got the recognition as the most responsible sailor. 

G. Pritha ofMG & G awarded as the Youngest Sailor, R. Alan Paul of TNSA, Under 10 BestSailor and Laveti Jhansi Priya of Yacht Club of Hyderabad Under 12 Best Sailor. 

Speaking tothe media on the sidelines of the awards presentation ceremony, BV Papa Raosaid Telangana State would be the single biggest sporting power other thanBadminton in next 10 to 15years. The state government has been silently workingtowards this goal.  

We needright people in the right associations. Within few years after the formation ofTelangana State we made many associations very active. Some of them were notfunctioning effectively.  The Telangana Sailing Association hasfocused on junior talent. It is the best way to nurture young talent. 

The Sailingwhich until recently considered as the elite sport is being patronized bydowntrodden.  Now the sport is democratized.  TelanganaSailing Association is doing a good job, Papa Rao said.   

Papa Raoappealed to all the sailors and sailing associations to move on to other lakesin the state. The state boasts of little over 40,000 lakes of which at least200 to 300 lakes can be developed for sailing. To do that, they need to studythe wind.  

TelanganaState Sub Junior Sailing Championships 2017 began on 22nd Julyand ended today. It has received 71, the largest ever registrations, which isthe national record in the last 30years as no regatta under 16 categoryattracted so many entries 

Organised byTelangana Sailing Association, it was hosted by The Yacht Club of Hyderabad, Itheld in partnership with the Olympic Association of Telangana and TelanganaTourism and The Marriott Hotel.  It was the largest sub junior eventin the country  

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