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Telangana boy gets admission in PSPB's Ajmer Table Tennis Academy
Jashan Sai, an 11-year -old boy from the city-based Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA) has been selected by the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) for their prestigious residential training scholarship at Ajmer.
Hyderabad: Jashan Sai, an 11-year -old boy from the city-based Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA) has been selected by the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) for their prestigious residential training scholarship at Ajmer.
Jashan took part in the selection trials on August 6th in Ajmer and topped the list of competitors in Cadet category. He is the first boy to get selected to the prestigious academy after YV Chandrachud and TR Rohit of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh in 1996.
"It is a great achievement and the residential training camp under a foreign coach and the best infrastructure will help him sharpen his skills. I wish to see him in international arena representing India," GTTA coach Somnath Ghosh.
Inspired by his grandfather Brigadier H Ravi Kumar, Jashan took the game at the age of six and honed his skills under Nagender, Vishal and Sreedhar at Anand Nagar Welfare Sports Academy (AWA) before joining GTTA.
"With the sole aim of getting his grandson into PSPB academy, Brig.Ravi brought him to GTTA to be trained under our coach Mr.Somnath. Good that he got selected," GTTA secretary B Shiva Shankar said.