All India Forest Sports Meet: CG leads medal tally

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2019 11:38:51


Sports Reporter,


Third-day of 24th All India Forest Sports Meet started to eventful shows at all the venues as Chhattisgarh led the medal tally with 46 medals including 20 gold medals on Friday. The energy and enthusiasm among the participants is reaching an all time high. As the events are progressing, not just the team managers of all the teams, but even the senior most officers put in all their time in showcasing their talents and encouraging the team players.

Among the T20 Cricket Matches that happened on Friday, the highlight was Chhattisgarh versus Jharkhand, in which Jharkhand was all out for 49 and team Chhattisgarh romped home with a grand 10 wickets in just 4 overs. Rohit Sodi of Sukma was man of the match for his 3 wickets haul in four overs at the cost of just 7 runs. Chhattisgarh will now be playing semi final with team Goa in International Cricket Stadium Parsada.

In the game of minds, Duplicate Bridge, Team Chhattisgarh was represented by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) Rakesh Chaturvedi, APCCF PC Mishra, CCF SSD Badgaiyan and Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) M B Gupta. The team stood first with team west Bengal bagging the second place. Odisha got the third place and Jharkhand taking the fourth place. Maniram Adile of Raipur, who serves Raipur Forest Division, snatched 3 gold medals in 100m freestyle, 200m midlay, and 100m backstroke. Team Chhattisgarh put up a wonderful show in swimming as well with 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 fourth positions. In the game of strength, tug-of-war, team Chhattisgarh was defeated by a might show from Andhra Pradesh.

An amalgamation of various organisation teams made a graceful show with medical team providing quick relief and Swachhta team ensuring a clean environment. The all India nature of sports event has brought a unique show of competition as well as fraternity. In the backdrop of a healthy competition, the drive away points for the whole forest fraternity remain the spirit of fitness and fairness.

By the end of the day, Team Chhattisgarh was leading the way with 44 medals including 20 gold medals and 136 points. Team Karnataka was at a close second with 31 medals and 109 points. Team Kerala was at distant third with a medal tally of 15 medals and 46 points. The challenge for the host team is from the rival teams, yet the young and agile foresters of the Chhattisgarh seem determined to hold onto the spot right up to the end.