Pune: Jnana Prabodhini High School girls and Erin N Nagarvala Boarding School boys emerged winners of the Inter-School Kabaddi Tournament which was organised by Puneri Paltan at Maharashtra Mandal Badminton Hall,Gultekdi on June 24 and 25.
Over 420 students took part in the event which witnessed students playing on the mat for the first time.
The best raiders of the event were Tejas Kalbhor (Modern High School) and Komal Awale (Renuka Swaroop Madhyamik Vidyalaya), the best defender award was given to Pratham Ingale (Dr. Erin N Nagarvala High School) and Runali Jadhav (Jnana Prabodhini High School) from the boys and girls category respectively.
Three Maharashtrian players of Puneri Paltan- Umesh Mhatre, Girish Ernak and Akshay Jadhav motivated the young players with their personal experiences and anecdotes.
Kailash Kandpal, CEO, Insurekot Sports Pvt Ltd and Manager of Puneri Paltan said “We want to reinforce Kabaddi right from the grass root levels. Inter-school tournaments are the best way to do so because there is a lot of young and fresh talent waiting to be discovered. We want to keep this tradition going and aim to organise such tournaments every year.”