Infosys Players Shine in Paras Badminton Premiere League



2 September 2018


Paras Bliss and Paras Hospital, Panchkula organised the annual Paras Badminton Premiere League at Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh for IT companies in Chandigarh. Infosys players dominated the league by winning all titles.

More than 200 players from different corporate faced each other at the one of its kind Inter Corporate Bliss Badminton Premier League organized by Paras Bliss and Paras Hospital, Panchkula on 1st and 2nd September, 2018.

Various corporates and companies from IT park, Chandigarh participated in the tournament, bringing to the fore some of the best badminton talent in the cities. Davesh Moudgil, City Mayor was the Chief Guest on the occasion, who awarded trophies to the winners.

Organized at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh, the tournament took off on Saturday, with an intense competition witnessed during the heat matches in multiple categories. Participants competed for Singles (Men and Women); Doubles (Men & Women) as well as Mixed Doubles.

The Women Singles winner was Tanya from Infosys while Anshul from Infosys bagged the Men Singles. In Women Doubles Tanya and Neha from Infosys got through the finals while in Men’s Doubles Anuj and Ankush, also from Infosys managed to sail through the finals. In Mixed Doubles, Anshul and Tanya won the league.

In Men’s Singles Abhay of Infosys was the second prize winner, while Divhu also of Infosys bagged the second prize in Women Singles. In Women Doubles, Niti and Divhu of Infosys came second, while Adarsh and Raminder of Bebo Technologies were second in Men Doubles. In Mix Doubles again Sitanshu and Divhu of Infosys were second prize winners.

The Badminton Championship was organized with an objective of raising awareness about the need for adopting active lifestyles through sports and exercises to prevent the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in India.

“Physical inactivity is particularly high among people who work in corporate settings as their jobs revolve around desks and computers. Even corporate companies must promote activity and sports on their campuses as a matter of policy to encourage good health among their employees. It will not just improve fitness levels of their workforce but also increase their productivity”, said, Mr. Ritesh Mittal, GM Operations, Paras Bliss and Paras Hospital, Panchkula.

Dr. Ashish Arora, Consultant Internal Medicine, said, Physical inactivity is emerging as a leading risk factor for lifestyle diseases today. Physical inactivity is responsible for increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as several forms of cancer. In fact, some experts are calling sitting the ‘new smoking’ given the ill effects it is having on this generation’s health. With near total mechanization of all our jobs, including household chores our levels of physical activity have drastically come down in recent years. This loss has to be compensated by adopting active lifestyles that include sporting activities, running, walking and yoga.


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