Navy Chief Sunil Lamba 'flags off' Sailing Championship in Bhopal
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 19-Aug-2017

Bhopal, August 19: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba led the curtain raiser of six-day Raja Bhoj Multiclass Sailing Championship at Upper Lake in capital city. Around 250 sports and officers of the country are participating in the sailing championship. Ten events will be held on different boats under the competition.

Admiral Sunil Lamba in his speech said that he felt great happiness in visiting the city of lakes. It is also great pleasure to know that the first sailing school of the country started here in the year 2006 and its players bagged medals at national and international levels. Lauding State Government's cooperation and Sports Minister's efforts, he said that sports department is promoting water sports in better manner. 

Admiral Sunil Lamba assured cooperation at most from Yachting Association of India. He said that water sport is not only a sports but an adventure in which players get boost and physical development. He encouraged players to make the water sports a passion, removing fear from water.

Sailing players will demonstrate their skills every day between 8.30 am and 11.30 am and 2 pm and 5 pm. The championship is being held at wide scale first time in Bhopal. Also, various types of water sports events will be played during this event.

In recently held national championship at Hyderabad, wherein the players have won 13 gold medals, three silver and three bronze medals. It is to be noted that the players of Madhya Pradesh State Water Sports Academy have exhibited a brilliant performance at the national and international platforms.