by Priya Jadhav
Mumbai, September 26, 2019: The prestigious Gautam Thakkar Memorial Sub-Junior Badminton Tournament 2019 saw a huge response with the tournament receiving 200+ entries across various age categories. Supported by Shyam Bhatia Cricket for Care foundation and promoted by Badminton Gurukul, the tournament will be hosted by Bombay Gymkhana at their state of the art badminton courts.
The tournament which will see boys and girls competing in the singles and the doubles in the age groups of U-13 to U-17 has seen participation from some of the top junior players like Alisha Naik, Shashwat Kumar, Riya Vinhekar, Evanna Tyagi, Harsh Sharma, Siddharth Bhuta and Harshil Doshi to name a few.
When asked about the association with this prestigious event, Mr Shyam Bhatia, Founder, Cricket for Care said, “The objective of sponsoring this event is to inculcate essential life skills in the children of today by making sports a way of life”.
Mr Ayaz Bilawala, Badminton Secretary, Bombay Gymkhana said, “ Bombay Gymkhana is proud to host the Gautam Thakkar Sub-Junior Badminton Tournament, it is an amazing sight to see our young champions in action and an opportunity for us to guide them towards future success”.
Ms Supriya Devgun, Founder & Managing Director, Badminton Gurukul said, "Badminton Gurukul by promoting this event, aims to establish a strong grassroots development program in the city of Mumbai encouraging more and more kids to take up the sport and help us in our vision to make a more physically literate India.
The tournament will be conducted under the auspices of the Greater Mumbai Badminton Association and total prize money for the tournament is 2 Lakhs.