Surat: Surat Area Table Tennis Organization (SDTTA) on Tuesday felicitated city’s favaourite children, Arjuna Recipient Harmeet Desai and also natural born player Manav Thakkar for their stupendous efficiency in a nationwide competition.
Experienced advocate Harmeet beat city companion Manav in the Male’s last at the 81 st National and also Inter-State Championships held at Hyderabad to be crowned nationwide champ.
Surat Municipal Company (SMC) Commissioner Mr Banchhanidhi Pani, IAS was the primary visitor while Mr Haresh Sangtani, honorary assistant Gujarat State Tabl Tennis Organization (GSTTA) was the visitor of honour.
Chatting on the event, Harmeet remembered his active trip of 20 years. “I have been playing table tennis for past 21 years. In these two decades TT culture in Surat has undergone a sea change. Nobody took Surat players seriously, not even in state tournaments. But today, two Surtis played final in the national tournament,” stated Harmeet.
Remembering gold minutes of his job, the 26- years of age paddler additionally stated concerning present he obtained from Surat Area Table Tennis Organization. “In 2005 when I won a state ranking tournament, SDTTA gifted me TT table. It was very special. I thank SDTTA and GSTTA for their constant support throughout this wonderful journey,” stated Harmeet.
The recently crowned nationwide champ Harmeet called Gujarat’s TT future as intense. “Manav, Manush Shah and Ishaan Hingorani are surely going to excel and Gujarat paddlers and team are no pushovers anymore. Gujarat is among the forces to reckon with,” he said.
Understood for motivating sporting activities tasks, Mr Pani commended Harmeet for his exceptional success. “During my IAS training period, I came across lot of table tennis players across India, but Gujarat. But Harmeet and Manav’s final has put Gujarat on the national map. Harmeet is going to be inspiration to many. This is big achievement of GSTTA,” stated Pani.
Pani has actually been recognized to prolong his hand for advertising sporting activities. While published as Sabarkantha Area collection agency, Mr Pani had actually motivated Trip De Polo cycle race held with the sloping Polo woodland as component of Republic Day Celebrations.
Manav’s moms and dads– Dr Vikas and also Kalpana– obtained the honor on his part as the paddler is away on nationwide obligation contending in Portugal.
SDTTA head of state Mr Pramod Chaudhary, that has actually contributed in changing Table Tennis society in Surat hailed Harmeet and also Manav. “It is proud moment for all Surtis. Harmeet has set a trend. Soon we are going to have a residential academy here in Surat and I am confident, this diamond city will produce more national champions who will idolize Harmeet,” stated Chaudhary.
Additionally existing throughout the feature were Amit Choksi, assistant SDTTA and also media board chairman GSTTA Kushal Sangtani.
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