Stairs Interstate National Volleyball Championship concludes, Delhi wins the Cup

Delhi showcased a dominating game, notching up easy victory (2-0) against Himachal in the final match of Stairs Inter-state National Volleyball Cup which was organized as a part of its flagship program Uflex Khelo Dilli. The finals were held in Malviya Nagar Andolan Park, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi on 28th June, 2014.

A total of 48 players from states of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi participated in the tournament. Team Uttar Pradesh won the match against Team Haryana for the third place in the tournament.

Team Delhi had marched into the finals after defeating Team Uttar Pradesh in the semi-finals by 2-0. The runners-up Team Himachal defeated Team Haryana by 2-1 in the semi-final to secure the berth in the finals.

The league matches of the National Volleyball Championship were held in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. The qualifying matches were held across these states in close to 2000 villages. The qualifying teams from these villages participated in the final leg in Delhi.

Speaking about the tournament Mr. Siddhartha Upadhyay, Founder, Stairs said: “Stairs Interstate National Volleyball Championship is a step towards providing a platform to youth to hone their skills and showcase talent. Realizing the amount of talent that exists among these children, Stairs believes in creating opportunities so that their ability is rightly tapped and nurtured. Seeing the response to the tournament, we plan to organize more such tournaments in future.”

“Championships like these acts as a catalyst to help budding players realize and understand their capabilities and push themselves harder to achieve their dreams. Harbouring positive competition and sense of unity with each other helps them understand and achieve their goals. Uflex Khelo Dilli, through such tournaments strives to build a self sustained, confident and self reliant society”, added Mr. R.K. Jain, Group President (Finance and Strategy), Uflex Ltd.

Uflex Khelo Dilli is a joint philanthropic endeavour of Uflex Ltd., India’s largest flexible packaging company and Stairs. It was conceptualized in 2011 with the aim of providing free space, infrastructure and sports equipment to the less fortunate children. Out of the more than 1, 50,000 youngsters playing at Stairs centres across the country, 15,000 are actively playing at the 29 Delhi centres alone.

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