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Thursday, March 04, 2010 08:09:56 PM, Pervez Bari,

Indian Naval Chief of Staff Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma addressing players of National Sailing School in Bhopal

Bhopal: Indian Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma felicitated the players of India’s first National Sailing School, (NSS), in Bhopal for their achievements in a function organized at the Boat Club here on Wednesday.


Admiral Verma, who was chief guest on the occasion, presented cash prizes to two talented players who excelled recently. He gave away Rs.90,000/- to Shikhar Garg, who came out with excellent performance and won a bronze medal at Doha in an international meet. At present, he is out of the town and his award was received by his mother Mrs. Anamika Gupta. Another player Ekta Yadav received Rs. 50,000 at the hands of naval chief. She has been selected for Asian Championship and is at present taking part in a training camp outside Bhopal. Her award was received by her father GL Yadav, who is an Arjun Award winner.


On this occasion Admiral Verma also presented 10 Optimist sails to the National Sailing School on behalf of Yachting Association of India.


The program was held to encourage talented students of National Sailing School. The function was presided over by Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur. Those also present on the occasion included Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Tukojirao Puar, MLA Jitendra Daga, Director Sports and Youth Welfare Sanjay Choudhary and officers of Indian Navy.


Speaking on the occasion Admiral Verma appreciated the players of the National Sailing School at Bhopal for achieving feats at the international and national level in a short period of three years since its inception. He expressed his pleasure that students of this school have won 14 national and 38 international medals in just three years. He assured that all the needed help would be extended to the NSS so that its players can achieve further heights in future


Admiral Verma informed that with the help of Yachting Association of India, he has chalked out a major program, which will help National Sailing School get financial assistance and other necessary facilities to run its activities.


He said that a special program will be held at Bhopal on the occasion of 60th foundation day of Yachting Association of India. In this context a national championship would be organized wherein 150 sailors from all over India would participate, he added.


Admiral Verma hoped that alumni of this school will be able to get a place in Indian Navy. He announced that a model of a Navy ship will be placed at some crossing for public display in Bhopal.


Urban Administration and Development Minister Babulal Gaur said that Bhopal is known for its water bodies and Upper Lake has been described as the best for water sports by experts. But it should be ensured that its water is not polluted in any way.


In his welcome address, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Tukojirao Puar threw light on the activities of National Sailing School and Madhya Pradesh Sports Department. He demanded that Madhya Pradesh Director of Sports should be made member of Yachting Association of India's selection committee, Sailing Development Committee and council so that they can spell out expectations of Madhya Pradesh's yachtsmen at these forums. He said that a permanent coach of Indian Navy should be provided at National Sailing School at Bhopal and more boats should be made available to the school by making it a training centre.


Earlier, Director Sports and Youth Welfare Sanjay Choudhary read out the school's progress report. He informed that this is the first sailing school in the country, which was established in the year 2006 with only 21 students. During this short period, the school has achieved a number of successes and has come out with flying colors at national and international events. Madhya Pradesh government's Sports Department has been providing all possible assistance to the students of this school. He hoped that Indian Navy will continue to extend its cooperation to National Sailing School in future also.


Guests were welcomed by Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Tukojirao Puar. He also presented mementoes to the guests. The function was conducted by Padam Bhandari.





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