The Chennai Rifle Club, situated in the Old Commissionerate compound Egmore, has been successfully conducting the students training programme.
The club functions under the stewardship of the Commissioner of Police, Thiru. Mahesh Kumar Agarwal IPS, who’s the President of the club, and Vice President Thiru. Amalraj IPS, Addl. Commissioner of Police.
Honorary Secretary of the club, Rajsekar Pandian said that this programme is a boon to the students of Chennai, who have an avid interest to learn the shooting sport and excel but did not have access to it. The idea behind the Students Programme is to break the notion that this sport is not available to general public. This programme aims to make the sport accessible and viable for the students of Chennai city.
Honorary Joint secretary, M.Gopinath said that the student membership is available on pre-booking basis and general category membership is also open at the club for residents of Chennai.
Interest shown by youngsters has considerably increased after the club’s exceptional performance at the recently concluded 46th State Shooting Championship Competition, in which the student members of the club, came up with outstanding performances breaking the previous records. Actor Ajith Kumar won six medals in various category of pistol matches.
Below mentioned are the list of winners from the students programme:
10M AIR RIFLE EVENTS
1. DIPAKUMAR – 10 M AR (NR) MEN – GOLD
2. SAAHITHYAA – 10 M AR (NR) WOMEN – BRONZE
3. SAAHITHYAA – 10 M AR (NR) JNR WOMEN – BRONZE
4. SAAHITHYAA – 10 M AR (NR) YOUTH WOMEN – BRONZE
5. SAAHITHYAA – 10 M AR (NR) SUB YOUTH WOMEN – SILVER
6. PURVIKHAA – 10 M AR (NR) SUB YOUTH WOMEN – BRONZE
10 M AIR PISTOL EVENTS
1. RAMANAN – 10 M (NR) MEN – GOLD
2. SWATI SS – 10 M AP (NR) WOMEN – GOLD
3. ABILAAKSHARA – 10 M AP (NR) WOMEN – SILVER
4. RAMANAN – 10 M AP (NR) JNR MEN – GOLD
5. HARRISH JAYASURYA – 10 M AP (NR) JNR MEN – SILVER
6. SWATI SS – 10 M AP (NR) JNR WOMEN – GOLD
7. ABILAAKSHARA – 10 M AP (NR) JNR WOMEN – SILVER
8. RAMANAN – 10 M AP (NR) YOUTH MEN – GOLD
9. HARISH JAYASURYA – 10 M AP (NR) YOUTH MEN – SILVER
10. SAWTI SS 10 M AP (NR) YOUTH WOMEN – GOLD
11. ABILAAKSHARA – 10 M AP (NR) YOUTH WOMEN –
12. KAVIN RR – 10 M AP (NR) SUB YOUTH MEN – BRONZE
NEW STATE RECORD
SWATI .SS – 378 / 400 (ISSF WOMEN, ISSF JNR WOMEN,ISSF YOUTH WOMEN , NR WOMEN, NR
JNR WOMEN, NR YOUTH WOMEN)
GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
INDIVIDUAL: GOLD – 07, SILVER – 06, BRONZE – 05 = TOTAL – 18
TEAM: GOLD – 27, SILVER – 36, BRONZE – 33 = TOTAL – 96
GRAND TOTAL: GOLD – 34, SILVER – 42, BRONZE – 38 = TOTAL – 114
It may be recalled that the Chennai rifle club students’ programme was inaugurated by former Commissioner of Police Thiru. A.K. Vishwanathan IPS the then President and Thiru. D.V. Seetharama Rao, General Secretary, National Rifle Association.
Now the South Zone Shooting Championship Competitions in Rifle and Pistol events are being held at the Tamilnadu Special Police, Battalion-3 shooting range at Veerapuram from 9.3.2021 till 13.3.2021.