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IPS duo wins All India Police Badminton Championship

Jamshedpur : IPS Saket Kumar Singh along with Annepu Vijaya Laxmi IPS (Jharkhand 2006) has won the title of Mixed Officers double round at the 11th All India Police Badminton Championship 2018 held at New Delhi.

The IPS duo have brought laurels to police as well as to State by giving excellent performance in highly rated championship in which 36 teams from State police and Central Armed Police Forces took part. Altogether 399 players, including 50 female players, participated in 16 different categories.

Displaying exemplary talent Saket Kumar Singh and Annepu Vijaya Laxmi defeated Minakshi Bhatt and Virendra Vikram Singh of CRPF 21-8 and 21-14. The championship was held at IG Stadium New Delhi from October 22. Union Minister for Sports, Rajvinder Singh Rathore was the chief guest on the closing ceremony of the tournament, which was organised by CRPF.

Saket, the superfit cop said that he started playing badminton just a passion during his probation period at Jamshedpur. “I vividly remember playing at Mohan Ahuja Stadium in Jamshedpur. I hone my skills and slowly I grew passion for the game and today I feel happy for having won the championship at New Delhi,” said Saket, while talking to The Pioneer.

He emphasised that sports promote physical fitness and spirit, which is vital for the uniformed personnel. He added that the sports is a way of life and all section of people should take active participation in it.

“For men in uniform who are posted in Naxal infested areas need to be fit. Active participation in sports like badminton helps us to energize and perform better,” said the senior officer.

Echoing similar thoughts Annepu Vijaya Laxmi said that Badminton has helped her to remain fit. “I started playing the game when I joined the services and today I am happy to have brought laurels for my state at national level event. I am of the opinion that badminton is one of the best sports that help to remain fit and brimming with enthusiasm,” she noted.

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