Indian Hawks Roller Skating Club J&K wins 13 medals in All India C’ship

Kashmir Times. Dated: 4/26/2019 1:05:29 AM

JAMMU, APRIL 25: Showing extraordinary grit and agility of highest class, the roller skaters (Speed) of Indian Hawks Roller Skating Club J&K brought laurels to State by winning 13 medals in the First All India Roller Skating Championship 2019 organised by Roller Skating Federation of India (RSFI) in collaboration with RSFI unit of Uttar Pradesh from 17thto 21st April, 2019 at Greno Speed Skating Rink in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
While felicitating the medalist skaters in a function held here on Thursday at Shiva Roller Skating Rink Peerkho, President J&K Roller Skating Association G.S Khurmi, the Chief Guest on the occasion, lauded the young skaters for their matchless performance in the national skating arena. He said that the outstanding show of skating skill and endurance by these skaters has raised hopes that J&K will soon become top stakeholder as far as medal tally in the national and international events is concerned.
Er. Ratnesh Puri (AEE PDD), a parent of two champion skaters Kartikeya Puri ( two gold medals and one silver) and Puneesh Puri (two gold medals and one bronze) appreciated the entire team of Indian Hawks Roller Skating Club especially ace skater Arjun Gandotra for inspiring young skaters and giving special tips necessary for excelling in speed skating. He asked the management of aforesaid club to continue with its unrelenting support towards young skaters to help them to maintain winning spree in the upcoming events.
Applauding the performance of skaters of Indian Hawks Club, Arjun Gandotra, who was special guest on the occasion, said that J&K is in no way behind any other State as far as sporting talent is concerned but the only flaw here is the dearth of facilities to hone the skills of sports persons. He wished good luck to the Indian Hawks’ squad for its future endeavours and assured wholehearted support in enthusing confidence and enhancing gaming techniques of young skaters. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr Rakesh Shan, a parent of another medalist skater namely Ranveer Shan.
The medalist skaters of the Indian Hawks Skating Club include Kartikeya Puri (2 golds, 1 silver), Ranveer Shan (One silver, one bronze), Samarjot Singh (2 golds, one silver), Prageet Kour (One silver), Tamanna Saini (One bronze) and Puneesh Puri (Two golds, one bronze).
Later, G.S Khurmi also interacted with other skaters of the Indian Hawks contingent including Dhruv Gandotra, Ruhika Sharma, Manya Sharma, Abhinav Bakshi, Devansh Kapur, Surya Narayan Sharma, Angad Singh, Uday Narayan Sharma, Viraaj Gandotra, Vedant Jamwal and Vanshaj. He encouraged them to put in their hundred per cent in the game to get results akin to that of medalist skaters.



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