Months after winning Gold Medal at the South Asian Yoga Sports Championship 2017 Kathmandu, Riza Masha Khan met Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur today. State chief minister in a tweet said, “Met Riza Masha Khan, gold medalist of South Asia’s First Yoga Championship. She has made Chhattisgarh proud. More power to her!”.
A student of Delhi Public School (DPS), Raipur, Khan was among 26 participants from Chhattisgarh and 70 participants from Bangladesh and hosts Nepal. As per a release by DPS, two students Shreeja Panda and Riza Masha Khan won gold medals in the 8 – 12 age category, proving their mettle in the face of fierce competition and immense pressure, a report by dailypioneer.com said.
As per the report, Raina Arora also clinched the gold for India in 12-14 age group, at the first ever Yoga Sports Championship which was organised in Nepal capital from May 6 to 9.
The trio were awarded amidst great cheer and applause in an award ceremony graced by dignitaries of International Yoga Sports Federation, Switzerland.
“With immense joy and pride, I congratulate these students for bringing laurels to the school and etching a milestone in the annals of the Alma Mater. It is indeed an appeasing stance and I am sure students will draw immense inspiration for abiding the indigenous Yoga culture which we truly support and teach our children,” Principal Raghunath Mukherjee was quoted as saying dailypioneer.com.
Pro Vice Chairman Baldeo Singh Bhatia and other members of the management committee of the school also congratulated the three for their performance, the website added.