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Kharangajhar emerges on top
- Tata Group community championship draws to a close

Kharangajhar pipped Jamadoba to emerge champions in the Tata Group Community Athletics Championship, which concluded at the Sumant Moolgaonkar Stadium in Telco on Wednesday.

The former logged 97 points whereas the latter finished with 67.

Besides claiming the title, Kharangajhar also lapped up individual honours with Ajay Mahto and Siddhu Kisku walking home with the best athlete honour in under-14 and under-18 boys’ age group, respectively. Both totalled 10 points each.

Rinku Singh of Jamshedpur East was adjudged the best athlete in girls’ under-14 category while Jamadoba's Sona Kumari received the honour in the under-18 eves section. They finished with 10 points each in their kitty.

Sabitre Banda from Kolebera came up as the best under-16 girl athlete even as Kedo’s Hemsem Baskey finished on top in the boys’ section with six points each.

Chandrabhan Singh, president of Telco Workers’ Union, handed over the prizes to the winning outfit. Senior Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tinplate functionaries were also present.

The two-day championship was organised by Tata Group of companies — Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tinplate Company of India Limited.

Around 800 boys and girls from 16 village units, where these companies undertake rural development work, participated in the event.

The championship was a culmination of pre-athletics or unit level meets conducted in rural areas where the Tata Group of companies operate. The athletes were selected from Tirildih, Gurma, Kolebira, Patamda, Kuchai, Manoharpur, Noamundi, West Bokaro, Jamadoba, Kedo, Kharangajhar, Kuchai, Matladih, Chakradharpur, Chaibasa, Jamshedpur East and West.