Hyderabad honours eminent sportspersons
The 28th Olympic Day Run-2014, the first major one to be organised by Hyderabad District Athletics Association (HDOA) in Telangana State, saw the participation of people from various walks of life here today. The event saw the participation of Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Ali and Home Minister Naini Narasimha Reddy.
It was presided over by Chairman of the Organising Committee and Member of Parliament A P Jitender Reddy.
As many as 33 achievers were felicitated on the occasion. They included Dronacharyas, Arjuna Awardees and international achievers from diverse disciplines like athletics, roller skating, table tennis, carrom, tennikoit, fencing, power-lifting, wrestling, atya-patya, sepak-takraw and kabaddi. Three outstation athletes who were also felicitated.
Badminton S M Arif, N Mukesh Kumar and A Edwards (both hockey), Mir Khasim Ali (Table tennis), S Jayaram (Boxing), V Ravikanth Reddy (Volleyball) l A Iqbal (Ball badminton), Reet Abraham, Vandana Shanbag, Ashwini Nachappa and Satti Geeta (all athletics) were feted on the occasion.
President of HDOA, Vijaya Kumar Yadav and representatives of the State Olympic Association graced the occasion.
(Posted on 23-06-2014)