Dr. Prakash Vaze Sports Foundation - All Maharashtra Medico Sports Festival
January 23, 2011

Creating Fitness Awareness among crowd

The13th All Maharashtra open Table Tennis and Badminton tournament organized byDr. Prakash Vaze Sports Foundation was held on 23rd January, 2011. The tournament was held at Kalidas Sports complex, Mulund West. The tournament began at 10.30 am and both Table tennis and badminton matches were going on simultaneously.

Doctorsfrom different parts of Maharashtra like Chiplun, Nashik, Solapur were active participants of this tournament. This Medico Sports festival, which is now carried on under Dr. Prakash Vaze’s banner, began 22 years back and from past13 years is being run by Dr. Vaze. This event was started with a motive of creating awareness about fitness among everyone. Dr. Prakash Vaze says, “I think asking doctors to focus on their fitness is the best way to spread the message of fitness among everyone. Only if doctors themselves take care of their health they can rightly advice others to stay fit and healthy. And with this motivethis sports festival was started.”

Dr.Milind Bhagvat, a well known Gyanaecologist from Thane won the prestigious Inaugural Smt. Susheela Vaze All Maharashtra Open Rotating Table Tennis Trophy Under Veterns Category when he defeated Dr. Prasard Patkar from Andheri by11-6, 11-7, 11-9 .

In Open Singles, Dr. Mayuresh Kulkarni, a well know Cardiologist from Nasik innail-biting final deafeated Dr.Neelkanth Potdar, a consulting Pathologist fromSolapur by 8-11,11-9,12-10 & 11-7.

 In Doubles, Dr. Potdar pairing with Dr.Shashank Ligade from Solapur easily defeated Dr. Sameer Patwardhan from Kalian& Dr. Milind Bhagvat from Thane in straight 3 sets by 11-4, 11-5 &11-8..

Lastyear World Open Vetern Winner at Spain, Dr. Atul Binniwale from Pune showed his supremacy in Medico Badminton by scalping Doubles Crown for the hird Time in13th Late Shri. V.G.Vaze Memorial Open All Maharashtra Rotating BadmintonTrophy, a symbol of supremacy in Medico Badminton and in Open Doubles,  pairing with Dr. Phatak from Pune defeated Dr.Milind Gharat, a Medical Practitioner from Panvel & Dr. Jagdish Khoyagi from Vashi, Navi Mumbai in a final by 21-17 & 21-12. In Singles Final,Dr.Milind Gharat concedes to Dr.Atul Binniwale, due to calf musles injury.

One of the winners of this tournament Dr. Atul Biniwale when asked what drives him to participate in this competition every year says, “I have been coming for this competition from many years and I always manage to win. And it always feels great to come back after your victory.”

International Young Badminton Indian ranking 2 player, Mr. Jishnu Sanyal from Shrikant Wads academy, Thane was The Chief Guest and gave the prizes. It is learnt from Dr.Prakash Vaze, Managing Trustee of the Sports Foundation.



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