TNSJA to honour Vijay Amritraj, VV Kumar

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Legendary Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj, former Test cricketer V V Kumar and Asian Games gold medallist R Gnanasekaran would be honoured with lifetime achievement awards by the Tamil Nadu Sports Journalists’ Association (TNSJA).

The awards would be presented at a function here Saturday, a TNSJA has stated in a Press release.

Besides the lifetime achievements awards, the other honours to be given away include Sportsperson of the Year, Young Achievers, Coach of the Year and Team of the Year.

Ten up-and-coming sportspersons would be honoured with scholarships to the tune of Rs three lakh.

The India Cements-TNSJA scholarship winners for 2018-19 (Rs. 30,000 each) are: R Rajesh (Athletics), B Mathesh (Athletics), B Mariyammal (Football), S Pushpa (Basketball), R Vimal Khumar (Cricket), K N Ramyashri (Cricket), Savitha Shri (Chess), D Vishwa (Table Tennis), V S Varshini (Badminton) and B Kundana Sri (Tennis).

The function would be co-hosted by India Cements Ltd, which is at the forefront of promoting sports for the last five decades.

“We are happy to partner with TNSJA to encourage promising young athletes apart from recognising some remarkable performances over the last year,” India Cements vice-chairman and managing director N Srinivasan said in the release.