Sports Reporter JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir made a winning start in the 27th Mini National Volleyball Championship at Shirdi in Maharashtra beating Bihar in a close contest 3-2 (30-28, 25-23, 15-25, 24-26, 15-11). As per the reports reaching here, Bhanu Partap Singh, Prince, Rohit, Aman and Aryan played brilliant game thereby guiding the side to an important win. Both coach, Shubam Sharma and manager, Mohinder Sharma worked hard with the boys in this marathon five sets game. Earlier, the event was declared open by actor, director and producer, Sohail Khan, who was the Chief Guest. Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, Secretary General, VFI was Guest of Honour. In all, 44 teams (22 each of boys and girls) drawn from 27 states and other affiliated units of the VFI are taking part in this competition, said Jakhar. “The championship would prove an asset in identifying hidden talents of the players of the country who shall be honoured with highest sports awards at later stages of their life.” he added. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volleyball Association of J&K and Associate Secretary of Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), Kuldip Magotra has been nominated as Chairman of the Control Committee of the Championship by VFI. Magotra was also honoured by the organisers along with other dignitaries. The six-day National Championship being organised by Maharashtra Volleyball Association under the aegis of Volleyball Federation of India will conclude on April 26, 2019.
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