Sterlite Trophy 2015 - Tamil Nadu Junior State Ranking Badminton Tournament
Valediction and Prize Distribution of Sterlite Trophy 2015
Tamil Nadu, India, June 9, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Sterlite Copper, a unit of Vedanta Limited in association with Tamil Nadu Badminton Association (TNBA) & Tuticorin Gymkhana Club organized “Sterlite Trophy 2015 - Tamil Nadu Junior State Ranking Badminton Tournament” at Gymkhana Club, Thoothukudi between June 4-7, 2015. Prizes and medals were presented to the winners during valedictory function at Gymkhana Club, Thoothukudi on 7.6.2015.
Totally 628 players participated in this tournament across the state (Tamil Nadu) and they were divided into nine categories, which are Men (Singles & Doubles) and Women (Singles & Doubles) in U17 Category and Men (Singles & Doubles), Women (Singles & Doubles) and Mixed Doubles in U19 Category. The shuttle matches were conducted at Shuttle Courts of Gymkhana Club, Thoothukudi, VOC College, Thoothukudi and SDAT, Thoothukudi. 14 players won the title under nine categories, 14 players bagged final match runner up and 28 players bagged semi-final match runner up.
The valedictory function was presided over by Mr Ashwin M Kotnis, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi District and Mr.Pankaj Kumar, Chief Operating Officer; Sterlite Copper was the Chief Guest of the function. Mr.Ashwin M Kotnis, IPS, during his special address appreciated Sterlite Copper for continuously encouraging sports activities in and around Thoothukudi. Mr. Ashwin M Kotnis and Mr.Pankaj Kumar jointly distributed medals and prizes to the winners of the tournament. While addressing the gathering Mr.Pankaj Kumar lauded the fighting spirit and healthy competitive attitude of the players.
Mr P Divakaran, Head - Operations & Engineering Services, Sterlite Copper, Mr P Mohan Kumar, Vice President, TNBA, Mr U Raj Mohan, Joint Secretary, TNBA, Mr K Xavier Jothi Sargunam, District Sports Officer - SDAT, Thoothukudi. Mr T Velsankar, President - Thoothukudi District Badminton Association (TDBA), Mr Prem Vetri, Chairperson - Tamil Nadu Junior State Ranking Badminton Tournament and Officials of TNBA, TDBA and Tuticorin Gymkhana Club were also present on this occasion.