Shri Narendra Modi congratulates Pankaj Advani and Rupesh Shah for their wonderful performance at World Billiards Championship 

Rupesh Shah hails from Gujarat

Shri Narendra Modi congratulated Shri Pankaj Advani and Shri Rupesh Shah for their stellar performance at the World Billiards Championship in Leeds, UK. Shri Modi said that both these athletes have done the nation very proud by winning their titles not once repeatedly. While Shri Rupesh Shah won the World Billiards Title for the 2nd time, Shri Pankaj Advani received his 8th world title.

Shri Rupesh Shah hails from Gujarat and joins Shri Geet Sethi in the group of billiard champions from Gujarat.

Shri Modi is an avid sports lover and has left no stone unturned to promote a culture of sport and sportsmanship among the people of Gujarat. A notable example of his efforts is the Khel Mahakumbh, which is a sports extravaganza in which people from all over the state participate. In 2011, for the first time 60,000 specially abled athletes joined the sports extravaganza.

The Chief Minister has been the force behind the setting up of a Sports University and has envisioned the setting up of sport schools in every district of Gujarat. During the Vivekananda Yuva Parishads held through the last month he presented sports kits to youngsters.

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