Vinod Tawde, state minister for sports, encouraged budding talents and announced of play and score marks while giving away Krida Mitra award to Dr Vijay Patil, president of DY Patil Group, for organising west zone badminton interstate tournament in September last year, successfully.
The tournament was held at the newly-renovated wooden court at the DY Patil sport complex in Nerul.
The minister appreciated the effort of Dr Patil and encouraged students for participating in different games. He said that he would work to make some provision of giving extra 10 marks for students who spend five days in a week in ground for any sports.
“By participating in different sports, students can achieve a lot. They can also make a career in sports where there is money and respect as well,” said Tawde. He added that he is working in this concept.
Dr Patil said the recognition by the sports minister has infused in him a fresh energy to work in the field of sports for Navi Mumbaikars. “I am happy and now, I will provide more opportunities for budding talents to use the sports complex,” he said.
The west zone badminton tournament had witnessed a total 100 players from five states and it held at the DY Patil Complex in Nerul.
The tournament had been jointly organised by the Maharashtra Badminton Association, Badminton Organisation of Raigad and DY Patil sports complex. The theme of the tournament was donate organ to save life.
The tournament witnessed top rank players participating from five states namely Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. The function was attended by Belapur MLA Manda Mhatre and Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur.