SOUTHERN RAILWAY BAGS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE 55TH ALL INDIA INTER-RAILWAY BADMINTON TOURNAMENT



The 55th All India Inter-Railway Badminton Championship was held at Railway Stadium, Perambur, Chennai.  Six teams from various Zonal Railways participated in the tournament.
 Southern Railway won the Overall Championship.   South Central Railway were the Runners up followed by Integral Coach Factory (ICF).

Shri John Thomas, General Manager, Southern Railway presented the trophies and Merit Certification to the winning teams.  Ms. Bhooma G. Veeravalli, Sr Dy General Manager & President, Southern Railway Sports Association (SRSA) and Shri Shivakumar, Chief Passenger Transportation Manager & Secy, Southern Railway Sports Association also participated in the event.


SRly team receiving  55th Railway Ball Badminton Championship  trophy from Shri John Thomas, General Manager  SRly

Southern Railway Sports Association Achievements of the Year 2019:

 Southern Railway Sports Association is the premier organization in the Indian Railway as well as Indian Sports arena.  Southern Railway has   an excellent track record of producing outstanding sportspersons,to  name  a few we have on our rolls. Ms.P.T. Usha, M.D. Valsamma, Beenamol,  K.Saramma, Shri. Joseph Abraham, Preeja Shreedharan, Tintu Luka in Athletics, R. Chandrasekaran, T. Muthu, B. Adisekar, S. Sathish Kumar in Weightlifting, Rafath Habib in Billiards & Snooker, Geethu Anna Jose, Anitha, Raja Priyadarshni  in Women Basket ball,  Kapil Dev,  T.C. Jothish, Minimol Abraham in Volley ball who have brought laurels to Country in their respective  field in Inter-National Level, Indian Railways and Southern Railway. On our rolls we have 4 Padmashree, 30 Arjuna Awardees and 1 Khel Ratna Award winners.
At SAF Games in Katmandu in December 2019, Ms Minimol Abraham and Ms.M.S.Poornima won Gold in Volleyball, Ms.P.U.Chitra won Bronze in 1500m, Ms Chandralekha won Silver in 4 x 100m Relay and Bronze in 200m. Ms Kanimozhi and Ms.M.A.Sivaanbarasi were a part of Indian Squad.

At USIC( World Railway Games) in Volleyball at  Albena (Bulgaria) in August 2019 Shri Manu Joseph our Volleyball Player was in the Gold Winning team which was coached by Shri.T.C.Jotish who is our coach. In Athletics at Trutnov (Chez Republic)  Ms.Chandralekha won Gold in 100m and 200m. Ms Chavi sharawath won Silver in 100m, 200m and 400m .
Southern Railway Ace athlete Ms.P.U.Chitra won Gold in 1500m at the Asian Athletic Championships at Doha in April 2019, Nexit General Invitation Athletic Championships at Netherlands in June 2019 and Folksam Grand Prix Athletic Championships ,,Sweden in June 2019.
Southern Railway Snooker specialist Shri.Rafath Habib represented India at IBSF World Snooker Champ-Men & Masters at Anatalya(turkey) in October 2019.
Southern Railway Bodybuilders Shri E.Karthick ( 85 Kg  ) and Shri.R.Satish Kumar ( 75 Kg  ) won Bronze medlas at World Bodybuilding Championships at Jegu Island(Korea) in November 2019.
Southern Railway Volleyball  Player  Minimol Abraham was  a member of the Indian team at Asian Volleyball Championships at Seoul,Korea in August 2019.
             The following  persons from Southern Railway are Medal winners at Sr Nationals  in their Disciplines representing Indian Railways:
                       
S.No
Name
Event
Position
ATHLETICS
1
Chandralekha
4 x 100m Relay
Gold
  200m
Bronze
2
P.U.Chitra
 800m
Gold
 1500m
Gold
3
Chavi Sharavath
4 x 400m Relay
Silver
 4 x 100m Relay
 Bronze
4
Kanimozhi-
 100m Hurdles
Gold
5
M.A.Siva Anbarasi
Triple Jump
Silver
6
V.Neena
Long Jump
Bronze
7
L.Suriya
5000m
Silver
10000m
gold
8
Manikanda Arumugam
4 x 100m Relay
Bronze
9
Elakiyadasan
4 x 100m Relay
Bronze
BOXING
10
Ashish Insha
52 Kg
Silver
AQUATICS
11
Emil T.Robin Singh
400 IM
Silver
4 x 200m Relay
Bronze
12
Aneesh Babu
Waterpolo
Silver


The position of Southern Railway team in All India Railway Championships.

S.No
DISCIPLINE
Position
1
Athletics-Men
3rd
2
Athletics-Women
Gold
3
Basketball-Women
Silver
4
Swimming
Bronze
5
Table Tennis
Silver

 
South Central Railway team receiving Runners  trophy from GM Southern Railway