Billabong High International School, Noida hosted 3rd All India Digvijay Singh Memorial Air Rifle/Air Pistol Championship, organized in association with U.P State Rifle Association, Lucknow and National Rifle Association of India, New Delhi from 11th – 14th November 2017.
The Championship was inaugurated by ace Indian shooter Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padmashri awardee Mr. Gagan Narang.
Speaking on the occasion, Rifle ace Gagan Narang, who recently returned after winning silver at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia, said, “It is really exciting to see Shooting spreading its wings in this country and schools slowly but surely embracing the sport. It is from schools that Olympic champions of tomorrow will emerge. I commend Billabong High in taking this initiative to host the 3rd All India Digvijay Singh Memorial Air Rifle/Air Pistol Championship and I am very happy to be here and see students excited to know about the sport.”
The valedictory ceremony was graced by Ms. Putul Kumari Singh, wife of late Shri Digvijay Singh. She’s been an ex-member of Parliament and Vice President of NRAI. She’s an ardent patron of All India Digvijay Memorial Committee.
Olympian and Arjuna awardee Indian Shooter Mr. P. N Prakash also graced the occasion as Guest of Honour.