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    Bengaluru :

    The 48th Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan National Sports Meet (Girls) will be held at Kanteerava Stadium for four days, starting Tuesday. Around 3,387 girls under-17 and under-19 representing 25 regions of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan from different parts of the country will participate in 20 competitive sports. On winning, these girls will represent central schools in the School Games Federation of India (SGFI). Athlete and Arjuna Awardee Ashwini Nachappa will attend the opening ceremony.

    The girls will compete in badminton, lawn tennis, volleyball, basketball, chess, handball, hockey, archery, judo, kabaddi, kho kho, shooting, skating, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, yoga and rope skipping. This year, taekwondo will see the largest participation with 306 girls competing in it.

    Neelam Raidurg, coordinator for the national sports meet, said, “More and more parents want their daughters to be trained in self-defence. Hence the increased participation. In previous SGFI competitions, girls who have been selected from the national sports meet have won gold medals in skating, badminton and taekwondo.”

    U Vimal Kumar, Arjuna Awardee, former badminton player and chief national coach, will attend the closing ceremony on Saturday.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> Cities> Bengaluru / by Express News Service / Ocotber 01st, 2017

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