In an endeavor to promote the sport of Handball in India, Genesis Global School, a premier day-cum-residential school in Noida, has partnered with Uttar Pradesh Handball Association (UPHA) for the third South Asian Handball Championship in India.
Inaugurated on March 23, the opening ceremony was graced by the presence of dignitaries such as Anandeshwar Pandey, secretary general, Handball Federation of India, Dr. S.M. Bali, CEO, Handball Federation of India and Rajeev Mehta, secretary, Indian Olympic Association.
A total of five teams from Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India will be competing against each other. Each team comprises of 16 players contending for the title.
The tournament will be played on a super league basis. The first match was played between Pakistan and Nepal, in which Pakistan won followed by the second match India v/s Bangladesh where India won the match. The Indian team had bagged the gold medal in the Challenge Trophy in 2013 which was held in Nepal.
The finals will be played on March 26, 2014, followed by the prize distribution ceremony. Matches will be played both during the morning and evening session and there is no entry fee for the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Gurbir Singh, director, Sports & Estates said, “It is indeed a moment of inspiration for all of us present here to witness the high spirits in all the sportsmen. We are happy to partner with Uttar Pradesh Handball Association (UPHA) and encourage cross cultural games in India. This is a great opportunity for the school to host a pan-India tournament of such huge caliber, we aim to continuously strive towards organizing an array of such platforms for sportsmen.”
Comments Pandey, “The UPHA has been the founder member of the Indian Handball Association since 1972 and has rich experience in holding events. Till now, state has played host too many national level tourneys in handball in senior, junior and sub-junior sections. We are very excited to host it at Genesis Global School having impeccable and matchless sports facilities this time.”
Genesis Global School, Noida is a premier day-cum-residential school offering a truly world class campus spread over 30 acres in Noida – Delhi NCR, with super connectivity via a six lane expressway. The school offers an international platform with a perfect blend of technology, modern pedagogy, culture and innovation.Posted in Campus