Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:39

JSPL Barbil Felicitates Winners Of National Martial Arts Games 2016

JSPL Barbil Unit felicitated the winners of recently concluded National Martial Arts Games (NMAG) - 2016 at Goregaon, Maharashtra. JSPL Foundation promoted nine rural sport talents had participated in this national championship and won Eight Gold & One Silver medal. Gura Munda (senior 51 kg), Rajesh Munda (Sr. 57 kg), Bablu Munda (Sub. Jr, 37 kg),ManjuMunda(Jr. 48 kg), MuktaMunda(Jr. 44 kg), PhulmatiMunda (Jr. 48 kg), KitmaiMunda (Sub. Jr. 32 kg) and ChundriPurty (Sr. 48 kg) category bagged Gold, Ramesh Munda (Jr. 50 kg) category won Silver medal. EVP & Unit Head of JSPL Barbil Unit Mr. T S Shanbhogue presented a sports kit to each of the winners.

Congratulating the winners and their Coach Pankaj Mahanta, Mr. Shanbhogue said, “It is a matter of pride for Keonjhar and JSPL Foundation that the rural talents have once again brought laurels in the National Championship. It shows rural students, given an opportunity, can excel in global competitions. I wish all the best to the team and hope they will bring more medals in global competitions”. The team has qualified for International Martial Art Games to be held at Delhi shortly.

AGM CSR Dept. Mr. Vergil Lakra coordinated the felicitation programme. Among others Mr. V C S Rao, Mr. R K Mohanty, Mr.vManas Dash Mr.Sashank Pattnayak, Mr.BhuwanbPratap, Mr. S Ghosh, Dr. K P Behera were also present on the occasion to encourage the winners.

It may be noted that more than 100 tribal students (boys and girls from age group of 7 -14 years) from the villages of Deojhar panchayat are learning and practicing Kick-Boxing and Wushu under Coach Shri Pankaj Mahanta over the past six years at Sialijoda.