AAI conducts all India Inter Institutional Table Tennis at Jaipur
On a request by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) with which AAI Sports Control Board (AAISCB) is affiliated, AAI conducted the prestigious 46th All India Inter Institutional Table Tennis Tournament at Jaipur. 18 organizations participated in the Men’s Team Event, 11 organizations in the Women’s Team Event, 4 organizations in Youth Boys and Youth Girls Team Event. Apart from the team events Men’s Singles/doubles, Women’s Singles/doubles and Mixed Doubles were also conducted in which players from the various states also participated. AAI which has in its ranks some of the most promising young players of the country participated in all the events. This tournament is the 2nd most important National Table Tennis Tournament in the country after the Senior National Table Tennis Championship. All leading players of the country participated in the event including those who participated on behalf of India in the RIO OLYMPICS namely Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Mouma Das and Manika Batra.
AAI Men’s and Women’s Team finished runner up in the team events losing to Petroleum Sports Promotion BOARD(PSPB), a composite team of Public Sector Oil Companies. The Youth Girls Team won the Youth girls team event defeating Petroleum Sports Promotion Board while the Youth Boys Team finished runner up to the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board. In view of being finalist, the Men and Women team qualified for the Senior National Table Tennis championship to be held in Gurgaon while the Youth Girls Team in view of being the winner qualified for the Junior & Youth Nationals to be held in Surat.
In the open events, AAI’S Ronit Bhanjha and Ayhike Mukherjee finished runner up to G Sathian and Ankita Das of PSPB in the Mixed Doubles Event. The men’s singles was won by G Sathian of PSPB, Women’s Singles by Suthirtha Mukherjee of West Bengal, Men’s Doubles by Sudhanshu Grover & Abhishek Yadav of PSPB and Women’s Doubles by Mouma Das & K Shamini of PSPB.
The tournament was inaugurated by Shri Ramcharan Bohara, Hon’ble Member of Parliament(lok Sabha) in the presence of Shri Rakesh Kalra, Regional Executive Director (Northern Region), Airports Authority of India, Shri BK Tailang, Airport Director, Jaipur and Shri Dhanraj Chowdhury, Secretary General, TTFI on 24th July,2016 while Shri Anuj Agarwal, Member (HR) & President, AAISCB was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony in which Shri PC Chaturvedi, IAS and President, TTFI , Regional Executive Director, AAI, Northern Region and Airport Director, Jaipur Airport were also present.
GL Verma Secretary, AAI Sports Control Board
Member (HR)-AAI, giving away the trophy and prize to the winner
AAI Youth Girls Trophy