Raipur: To mark the International Olympic Day, Chhattisgarh Olympic Association felicitated the players, coaches and sports associations.
Bhaiyalal Rajwade, minister for sports and youth welfare department and vice president Chhattisgarh Olympic Association, Ramesh Bais, Raipur Member of Parliament and patron of COA, Raja Ranvijay Singh Judeo, Rajya Sabha member and COA working committee member, Sonmoni Borah secretary, sports and youth welfare department, Government of Chhattisgarh, Avinash Champavat, Commissioner, sports and youth welfare department, Raipur and Dr Anil Verma were present.
The guests were accorded warm welcome by providing them tree saplings, with aim to carry out plantation.
COA joint secretary Sanjay Mishra gave the welcome address and threw light on importance of the day.
COA felicitated the players, coaches and sports associations as per the details sought. Minister in his address assured the players and sports associations of all the assistance.
Vijay Baghel, Bashir Khan, Gopal Khandelwal, Akram Khan, Sharad Shukla, Arun Dwivedi, Alok Dubey, Sahirram Jhakar, Mrs Geeta Pant, Sai Incharge, players and coaches were present.
The players, coaches felicitated were Archery : Avan Kumar Sahu, Parvati Sahu and coach- Hiru Sahu, Athletics: Shekhar Poyam, Ku.Bharti Yadav and Coach- Ajay Murthy, Badminton: Venkat Gaurav (Men), Juhi Dewangan (Woman) and Coach- Pawan Malik, Basketball: Mr. R. S. Gour (coach), Megha Singh (player) and P. Rajesh(player), Boxing: Renuka Sonwani, Ariz Ahmad and Coach C.M. Thakur, Cycling: Prince Kumar Singh and Elijabeth Beck, Fencing: Men – V. Johnson Solomon, Women – Ku. Renu and Coach Nikhil Kumar Jambhulkar, Football: Chandra Kumar Kerketta, Nidhi Suryawanshi and Coach – Santanu Ghosh, Handball: Men – V. Binu, Women – Ku. Rupa Sah and Coach – B.D. Karupati, Hockey: Balvinder Kaur Mehra, Dalbeer Singh and Coach- Anuraj Shrivastava, Judo: Rahul Kumar, Jyoti Rani Sahu and Coach- Vijay Nag, Kabaddi: Suman Urvasha, Kamta Nishad and Coach- Pradeep Yadav, Kayaking Canoeing: Pinky Sahu, Ashok Kumar Sahu and Coach- Rajkumar Nishad, KHO-KHO: Janki Nishad, Zafar Siddiqui and Coach-Sachin Dongre, Netball: Alice Peter, Tapesh Choudhrey and Coach-Jankisharan Kushwaha, Rifle Shooting: Aparajeeta Nath, Harman Singh and Coach- Durgesh Vashisth, Rugby Football: Shrichanad Deep, Mili Kannoje and Coach- Pawan Kumar Dhruw, Squash: Keshav Jalchatri, Sunidhi Pandey and Coach Dr. Vishnu Kumar Shrivastava, Swimming: Sivaksh Sahu, Shrishti Nag and Coach – Badri Prasad Gujar, TAEKWONDO: Hemlata Thakur, Himanshu Puri Goswami and Coach – Mukesh Puri Goswami, Tennis: Sakshi Mishra, R. Siddharth Rao and Coach – Rupendra Singh Chouhan, Table tennis: Aman Verma, Shushmita Shome and Coach- Premraj Jachak, Triathlon: Neha Sarwa, Parth Tawari and Coach- Pramod Farikar, Volleyball : Dipesh Kumar Sinha, Priyanka Verma and Coach- S.P.Singh, Weight Lifting: Rustam Sarang, Sarla Sahu and Coach- Budhram Sarang, Wusu: Vijay Prakash Jaiswal, Leelima Soni and Coach Ram Prasad Pasi and Wrestling: Vijay Yadav, Neha Yadav and Coach Shri Bagwan.