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Indian Educational School holds 20th CBSE table tennis tournament for girls

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FAIPS dominate U-17, U-19 categories as IPS win U-14 final

Participants pose for a group photo with T. Premkumar.

KUWAIT CITY, May 10: The Indian Educational School (IES) also known as Bhavans recently organized the 20th CBSE table tennis tournament for girls, U-14, U-17 and U-19. Fifteen teams from seven Indian schools took part in the tournament which was played under the leaguecum- knockout basis. The U-14 final was a thriller with both the Indian Public School (IPS) and the FAIPS teams manifesting their prowess.

The event was won by IPS girls 3-2. In the U-17 finals, FAIPS took on the agile girls from Indian English Academy and won the matches hands down. In the U-19 category FAIPS girls displayed their class with their forehand and backhand smashes against their opponents from the Indian Community School.

FAIPS girls were in control of the game right from the word go, hassling their opponents and relentlessly attacking every loose shot, defending flawlessly with incredible reflex shots on rare occasions. Victory came to them naturally flying past their opponents from ICSK.

The Physical Education Department of the IES under their team leader Murugaiyan made excellent arrangements to ensure the smooth conduct of the two-day event. The event was inaugurated by the Secretary to the Council of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf and Principal of the IES, Kuwait T. Premkumar.

In his address Premkumar, an outstanding sportsman of his times, said “Sports teaches character, it teaches to play by the rules, it teaches to know what it feels like to win and lose — it teaches life itself.”

Before the start of the tournament, he urged the players to play hard and fight until the last point, and enjoy the game to its fullest while expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the Principals of the Kuwait Chapter and all the Physical Education teachers of all the Indian schools in Kuwait for their support in making the event possible, and wished them and their teams the very best.

Premkumar completed the inauguration ceremony by taking on the seeded player from FAIPS. His backhand smash took the young player by surprise and the children were awestricken.