Badminton Tournament

Maharashtra Mandal London together with other mandals and Marathi organisations collaboratively hosted a Badminton Tournament on 6th February 2022 at Vale Farm Sports Centre in Wembley. As we try to bring some normality in our lives after two years of Covid-19 lockdowns and isolation, we felt promoting sport and valuing our health would be a great way of celebrating and motivating healthy life styles.

The Badminton Tournament was a great success, whereby, 73 “Doubles” Teams participated (Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) from across South East England from a variety of communities/ethnicity. The participants were extremely talented and ranged from Youths to 50+ years. And although we had a doctor available to treat injuries, none of the participants suffered any kind of trauma.

We are happy to announce the following, well deserved winners:

Women’s Gold trophy & medal winners – Karen & Jenny (Rio)

Women’s Silver trophy & medal winners – Sajini Nedumaran & Vinotha Baskaran

Women’s Bronze trophy & medal winners –Shafana & Sagira

Men’s Gold trophy & medal winners – Ajinkya Ansingkar & Jignesh Khimani

Men’s Silver trophy & medal winners – Shaneel Lakhani & Vishal Badiani

Men’s Bronze trophy & medal winners – Anand Ganapathy & Kumaran Sambandam

Mixed Gold trophy & medal winners – Anand Ganapathy & Sajini Nedumaran

Mixed Silver trophy & medal winners – Shafana & Satish

Mixed Bronze trophy & medal winners – jigar jani & Jenny (Rio)

Maharashtra Mandal London would like to thank Dr Vijendra Ingle, Mr Ravindra Gadgil, Mr Nandan Sant, Bhausaheb Patil, Abhey Ketkar, Vishvesh Shende and Mr Brij Haldania for their dedication and effort in supporting MML during the planning and execution of this Badminton Tournament.

Finally, we would like to show our appreciation to all the sponsors for this event, namely, Rorotel, ICICI, Kolumbus International, V R Mortgage Solutions Ltd, Rivington Solutions Ltd, Mumbai Zing and Maay Marathi, thank you very much for supporting this tournament.

MML is extremely grateful to everyone for their assistance in in relation to this event; it was a truly exhilarating tournament full of energy and relentless, competitiveness in some of the matches. Please forgive us if we have missed thanking anyone.

Our next program is on 12th March and is based on the Life of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.