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Practice With Mathias Boe Helped Me Win Title, Accolades Chirag


NAGPUR: Chirag partnered with R Satwik Sai Raj of AP to win the men’s doubles crown in the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament which concluded at Cochin on Tuesday after practising with the former world No. 1 men’s doubles champion and former All England champion Mathias Boe of Denmark last week.

Boe, however was on his personal visit here and trained at Goregaon Sports Club for a week.

“Playing with Mathias did help me a lot. In fact, he is proving to be a lucky charm for me. Even if I practice 3-4 days with him before any tournament, I win that tournament,” a jubilant Chirag told TOI on Wednesday.

“Mathias is an experienced player. He is a truly world-class doubles player. I got to learn so many things just by watching him closely. Last week, he guided me on many occasions. If I made any mistake, he was there to point it out and correct it quickly. On court he is very fast and playing with him helps me sharpen my game. I was much more confident in Cochin after a brief stint with him,” said Chirag.

When TOI broke the news to Boe about Chirag’s victory in Cochin, he congratulated the promising lad. “That’s a great result for him. Chirag seems to be a natural doubles player and has an excellent future ahead of him,” said Boe from Denmark.

It has been a remarkable week for Chirag and his partner Satwik. For the first time in their career, Chirag and Satwik played together in a tournament. From qualification to championship, the pair of Chirag and Satwik created a history of sorts.

In five days, the teenage duo played eight matches, including three qualifiers, on their way to triumph. In the final, Chirag and Satwik outclassed Jishnu Sanyal and Shivam Sharma 21-17, 21-18. The unseeded pair of Chirag and Satwik caused three big upsets to clinch the title.

Chirag, aged 18, and Satwik at 15, became the youngest men’s doubles champions at a Senior All India tournament with their combined age of only 33 years.

Chirag and MR Arjun of Kerala are the reigning U-19 boys doubles champions. On the advice of national doubles coach Tan Kim Her of Malaysia, Chirag has now decided to play with Satwik.

“I am happy with win but I didn’t feel like celebrating much. Hopefully many more and much bigger ones are still left to be won. At Cochin we were individually stronger that’s why we managed to win despite playing for the first time. Our combination was okay but we both were better individually,” said Chirag.

Chirag Sen trains at the Uday Pawar badminton Academy, Goregaon Sports Club in Mumbai.

It is noteable that Chirag won the National U-19 boys doubles title after training with Boe few months ago.

Sports Quota Recruitment in East Coast Railway 2015 – Orissa/Andhra Pradesh

East Coast Railway

Job-Field: Railway Jobs.

Job Location: Orissa / Andhra Pradesh.

Last date to Apply: 12 Oct, 2015.

Description for “East Coast Railway Sports Quota Recruitment 2015 Application”

East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar, Odisha invites applications from eligible Sportspersons who are Indian Nationals for recruitment against Sports Quota (Open Advertisement) for the Year 2015-16. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th October 2015.


Post,Total Vacancies,Pay Band with Grade Pay

Sports Quota 2015-16,46 (ECoR Hqs 31, WAT Division 05, KUR Division 05, SBP Division 05),Pay Band-1 5,200 20,200/- + GP 2800 / 2400 / 2000 / 1900 / 1800

Age Limit: 18 to 25 Years as on 1st January 2016.

Educational Qualifications:

(1) GP 2800/- Posts -> A university Degree or its equivalent.
(2) GP 2400/- Posts Matriculation or its equivalent with 80 words per minute in Shorthand (English) for a duration of 10 minutes which will be transcribed in typing in 65 minutes. (OR) Matriculation or its equivalent with 80 words per minute in Shorthand (Hindi) for a duration of 10 minutes which will be transcribed in typing in 75 minutes.
(3) GP 1900 & 2000/- Posts -> Pass in Matriculation or its equivalent from a recognized board.
(4) GP 1800/- Posts -> Pass in 10th standard or ITI or equivalent from a recognized board.

Categorization of International Championships:

Category-A -> Olympic Games (Senior Category)
Category-B -> World Cup (Junior/Senior Category) World Championships (Junior/Senior Category), Asian Games (Senior Category) Commonwealth Games (Senior Category)
Category-C -> Commonwealth Championships (Junior/Senior Category) Asian Championships/Asia Cup (Junior/Senior Category) South Asian Federations (SAF) Games (Senior Category) USIC (World Railways) Championships (Senior Category)

Selection Process: Selection will be based upon performance in sports Trials and Interview / Certificate Verification to be conducted and finalized by a nominated selection committee. The venue & date for Trials and Interview / Certificate Verification will be intimated to the eligible candidates.

Application Fee: UR and OBC candidates should submit application fee of 100/- in the form of Indian Postal Order from any Post Office (issued on or after the date of this notification) drawn in favour of “FA&CAO, East Coast Railway, payable at Bhubaneswar. SC/ST, ex-servicemen, physically challenged, women, minority candidates (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists & Zorastrians [Parsis]) and candidates belonging to economically backward classes (whose family income is less than Rs.50,000/- per annum) need not pay this fee.

How To Apply: Eligible Candidates should apply on the prescribed application format. Completed application application in all respects addressed to following addresses Division wise:-

Candidates applying for Application should be sent to:

Headquarters Posts,The Assistant Personnel Officer(Recruitment), 2nd Floor, South Block, Rail Sadan, PO-Mancheswar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751017.

Khurda Road Division (KUR) Posts,The Sr.Divisional Personnel Officer, East Coast Railway, Khurda Road Division, Po-Jatni, Distt-Khurda, Odisha – 752050.

Waltair Division (WAT) Posts,The Divisional Personnel Officer, East Coast Railway, Waltair Division, Po-Dondaparthy, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh – 530004.

Sambalpur Division (SBP) Posts,The Sr. Divisional Personnel Officer, East Coast Railway, Sambalpur Division, Po-Modipara, Sambalpur, Odisha – 768002.

Applicant should write on the top of the envelope containing the application as follows: “Application against Sports Quota (Open Advt.) recruitment for the year 2015-16.” The last date for receipt of application is 12/10/2015 up to 17:00 Hours (For residents of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, Closing Date 26/10/2015 up to 17:00 Hours). For Details and applicaiton format also available in East Coast Railway Notification and Application Format (dated 12 to 18 September 2015) Page No 40 & 41.

East Coast Railway Website: http://www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.