Haryana bags overall trophy in yoga

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Chandigarh, Oct 19 (UNI) Haryana annexed the overall trophy by winning seven gold medals and logging 84 points in the 27th National Yoga Championship organised by the Indian Yoga Federation at the Sector 42 Badminton Ball here tonight.

Haryana'a arch rivals West Bengal collected 68 points for the overall runners-up trophy. Andhra Pradesh finished third with 32 points.

Haryana emerged champions in men's as well as women's team championships. West Bengal men and women were runners-up in both the categories.

State Governor Dr A R Kidwai distributed the prizes and appreciated the efforts of the Indian Yoga Federation, headed by Chief Secretary Dharam Vir, for organising Nationals in Chandigarh.

He said that yoga was not restricted to a religion, but was a way of life to attain health and prosperity.

Mr Kidwai announced discretionary grant of Rs 51,000 for the Indian Yoga Federation, which is affiliated to the World Yoga Federation, USA.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dharam Vir said Haryana was the first state in the country to introduce Yoga Scheme in 1975.

Results ( All finals) Girls (8 to 14 years):1 Varun (Karnataka) 118 pts, 2 Suraj (Tripura) 117, 3 Jwahar Lal (Haryana) 117.

Sub Junior Girls ( 8 to 12):1 Komal (Haryana) 126, 2 Munamika Chakarvarti (WB) 121, 3 Dipshikha Tripura 116.

Junior Girls ( 12 to 18): 1 Vaishali Makwana (Gujrat) 42.33, 2 Aarti Pal (M.P.) 42.33, 3 Asha Roy (W.B.) 42.33.

Boys (14 to 20 years): 1 Bharat (Haryana) 128, 2 Dharmender (Haryana) 127, 3 Rakesh (Haryana) 125.

Senior girls (18 to 25):1 Sachin (Haryana) 40.33, 2 Naimish Manna (W.B.) 39.33, 3 T. Sravanthi (AP)38.67 Senior boys (20 to 30): 1 Virbhan (Haryana) 128, 2 Dharamvir (Haryana) 124, 3 Giriraj (Haryana) 123.

Women (25 to 40):1 Indu Sharma (Uttarakhand) 39.33, 2 Tulika (W.B.) 36.67, 3 Mavshumi Bora (Assam) 36.67.

Men (30 to 40 yrs):1 Santa Das (W.B), 2 Kaushik Das (W.B), 3 Ganesh (Haryana).

Veteran woman (40-50 years):1 M. Madhavi (Andhra Predesh), 2 Lakshami (Andhra Predesh), 3 G. Sujata (Andhra Predesh).

Veteran men (40-50 years): 1 Ombi (Haryana) 39.67, 2 Rajnath (Haryana) 39.33, 3 Y.Krishana (A.P.) 37.67.

Sr veteran woman ( 50+): 1 Vidya Nimbhal (Haryana) 36.67, 2 Aparna Mukhherjee (W.B.) 35.67, 3 Reba Mukherjee (W.B.) 35.33.

Sr vetran men (above 50): 1 Jora Singh (Haryana) 121, 2 Tadapatri V.A. (Kar) 115, 3 Gopal Krishana (Kar) 115.

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