June 16, 2021

More than 1,50,000 students to participate in Asian School Indoor Rowing Championship in Kolkata

first_imgThe Calcutta Rowing Club is going to conduct the Asian School Indoor Rowing Championship at the Calcutta Rowing Club in Kolkata from September 4.The interesting fact is that there will be a separate competition for the specially-abled children.Participants of the championship: About two lakh students from across India and neighbouring Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are expected to take part in the championship.”Apart from 75,000 students from 100 schools of West Bengal, more than one lakh and fifty thousand students from other states of the country including Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab will compete,” veteran oarsman and founder of Bengal Water Sports, Shakeel Ahmed, told PTI.He added, “Our aim is to reach the grass roots level by conducting the preliminary rounds in different districts.”About the sports meet: The event is for both boys and girls first at district and then at state level. The meet would be held in three age groups-Group 1: under-12 yearsGroup 2: under-15 yearsGroup 3: under- 18 yearsNote: All the state level winners along with competitors from other countries will join the grand finale on December 2.”Indoor rowing is now quite popular and regularly practiced in the western countries though it is comparatively a new entrant in India,” said the chairman of the event and Associate Vice President of Rowing Federation of India Chandan Roy Chowdhury.Read: Atal Tinkering Labs to be set up in 500 schools in Tamil Nadu: Education MinisterAlso read: SC puts SSC CGL, SSC CHSL Results 2017 on hold: All you need to knowadvertisementlast_img read more

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