CRPF team won the inaugural match of the All India Police Badminton

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All India Police Badminton
CRPF team won the inaugural match of the 11th All India Police Badminton Championship. Photo : CRPF

More than 400 hundred players belonging to 36 teams of different police forces are participating in All India Police Badminton Championship, started today at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium. This is 11th edition of annual badminton championship and is being organized by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the last champion of the competition. CRPF team won the inaugural match of the 11th All India Police Badminton Championship.

Sports Secretary of Government of India, Rahul Bhatnagar inaugurated the five day event 11th All India Police Badminton Championship-2018 in K.D.Yadav indoor Hall . On this occassion , Mr. Bhatnagar said that the police personnel from across the country participating in sports in addition to performing their respective duties is quite commendable. Underlining the importance of discipline in sports, he said that the same discipline is already built into the forces which stand them in good stead in the field of sports as well. Referring to the unprecedented success of Indian Sports persons in the recently held International sporting events like the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Para Asian Games and Youth Olympics, Shri Bhatnagar said that the sporting ecosystem in the country is poised for a big change for the better. He expressed the hope that the country’s sporting talent will bring more and more laurels to the country in the time ahead.

Earlier, welcoming the guests and the participants to the sporting meet, Director General of CRPF Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar highlighted the sporting achievements of CRPF which includes 16 Arjuna Award, 01 Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna and 01 Padmashri. DG, CRPF appreciated the enthusiasm of all the participants who are taking part in this sporting meet. On the occasion a souvenir was also released by the Chief Guest Rahul Bhatnagar.

According to a press release as many as 402 players belonging to 36 teams from different police forces are taking part in the sporting event being organized by the Central Reserve Police Force. These include 7 Central Armed Police Forces, 25 state police and others like the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) etc. The Championship will draw to a close on Friday the 26th of October 2018.

The 10th AIPBC last year had been organized by the Kerala Police in Cochin, in which CRPF had won the trophy.