Faridabad Aone News/ Dinesh Bhardwaj: 9 November Faridabad-Delhi will witness an inflow of more than 1300 top shooters from around 150 universities across India for participation in the All India Inter-University Shooting Championship being organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) from November 12- 15 at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in Delhi.
For the first time ever, a Private University has been bestowed the honour to conduct such a prestigious championship and the National Rifle Association of India will extend all technical support. The competition will be conducted as per the latest ISSF rules by juries and referees certified by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at the state of the art Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges which is fully equipped with electronic targets and has been host to numerous Asian and World level competitions.
One of the major highlights during the competition will be the “Games Village” which is being set up at the Hermitage Huts in Surajkund. Usually such arrangements are reserved for the Games but the Manav Rachna University is setting a new benchmark by giving a Games like feeling to a Championship. There will be cultural and entertainment events every evening for the participants and the entire atmosphere at the shooting range and games village will be festive.
The tournament will include competitions in Rifle, Pistol, Skeet and Trap events for both Men & Women. Ace Shooter Ronjan Sodhi who is a member of the tournament core committee informed: “This is the first time that mixed team events are also being conducted.The matches will be played in accordance to the latest rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation. The scores shot in this championship will be considered for the Selection of team for World University Championship 2020”.
The selection committee comprises eminent names like Mr. Baljit Singh Sekhon (Joint Secretary, YA and Sports, Association of Indian Universities); Mr. Rajiv Bhatia (Secretary – NRAI); Mr. Sarkar Talwar (Director Sports, MRIIRS); Mr. FerozGhayas (DGM HR – Corporate Sports Division, Head Shooting Sports ONGC); Mr. Murad Ali Khan (International Shotgun Shooter & Medalist); Mr. Ronak Pandit (International Pistol Shooter & Medalist); Mr. Ravi Kumar (International Rifle Shooter & Medalist) and an AIU observer.
The tournament will see the participation of many national and international level shooters, both as participants and as mentors.The 4 day competition will be a grand celebration of sport with the highest standard of sportsman spirit.