Coimbatore, Nov. 21:
The Under-17 Girls Team of Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan International School, Coimbatore, won the National Hockey Championship-2019 in the National Hockey Tournament recently conducted at Dr.Amrit LalIshrat Memorial Sunbeam School, Varanasi.
The Satchidananda girls’ team beat Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Kodugu, Karnataka by a convincing margin of 3-1 goals. In the semi finals, they beat General Raj Senior Secondary School, New Delhi by margin of 4-1 and in the earlier league matches they beat O.P.Jindal School, Raigarh 11-0; Indian School, Oman 5-0; and drew with the finalist Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Kodugu 1-1. S.Varshini was awarded with the ‘Best Forward Player’ and C.V. Dhanusha received the ‘Best Defender Award’ for Under 17 girls.
Our Under-17 boys’ team who emerged as South Zone I winners ended up claiming Bronze in the CBSE National Hockey Championship. S.S. Sree Ram was adjudged the ‘Best Forward Player’. The Satchidananda U-17 girls’ team beat PSBB, Chennai by 13-0, BVB Public School, Bhimavaram by 10-0, The Lawrence School, Lovedale by 8-0, in their earlier rounds held at Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan International School to qualify themselves for the Nationals finals.
S.P Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural development and Implementation of Special Programme, Coimbatore District Collector, Coimbatore Sri. K. Rasamani, Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner Shravankumar, Sri K. Ramasamy, Managing Trustee of the school and Dr. Kavidasan, Secretary of the school appreciated the students and thanked Physical Director Mr. Gerard Arokiaraj, the coaches Mr. S. Yoganand and Mrs. T.P. Anitha.
Dr. P. Senthil Rajkumar, Vice President, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu said that it is a big morale booster for a team from Tamil Nadu.
Dr. V. Ganasen, Academic Advisor, Dr. R. Umamaheswari, Principal congratulated the winners for their meritorious achievement.