ROWING NEW'S
FORM FOR TRANSFER [To be submitted within 1st to 30th April of each year to RFI Secretariat]
Form for 2017 Transfer
2016 Umpiring Seminar and Examination at Kollam, Kerala
There will be an Umpiring Seminar and Examination at Kollam, Kerala conducted along with the 37th Junior Rowing Championships 2016 .
Those who are interested to attend the seminar & take the examination are informed to download the “RFI Rules of Racing” from the RFI website – www.indiarowing.com and start preparing for the same.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria, amongst others are: -
1. Basic Knowledge of English. (reading and writing)
2. Knowledge of Hindi (additional advantage)
3. A decent Educational Qualification. (minimum of 12th pass or equivalent from a recognized Board)
4. Must not be an active Rower from any Association
5. Must have a clean track record and not been suspended by RFI in the past on any count
6. Should have taken interest in Rowing, in the recent past.
7. Must sign the ‘Form of Commitment’ of the RFI before sitting for the exam.
8. On passing the test, candidate must be willing to officiate in RFI Regattas, as and when called and nominated.
9. Each Association can sponsor FOUR candidates from their state for the exam.
10. Age of Candidate must not be above 50 years, on date of exam.
11. BOARDING AND LODGING WILL BE ON ACCOUNT OF THE CANDIDATE . Kerala Rowing Association will offer Assistance for those who require same
12. Candidates must have taken part in at least one RFI recognized regatta .

Registration forms must be accompanied by a cheque / dd in favor of ‘Rowing Federation of India’ – payable in Chennai for Rs. 1000.00 towards exam fee.
After verification, exam fee will be returned to ‘non-selected’ candidates,

Please also note that RFI Reserves the Right to reject proposal of any candidate without assigning any reason what so ever, in the best interest of the Sport and the Federation.
“Registration Form” attached
Relevant dates: -
1. Last date of receipt of completed Application forms – 20th October, 2016
2. Last date of announcement of approved / selected candidates from RFI – 01st November 2016
3. To ascertain if you are selected please see RFI Website for information under “rowing news”.
4. Date of arrival at Kollam Kerala – Monday 28th November
5. Date of Contact Class in kollam– Tuesday 29th November 1000hrs – 1700 hrs
6. Date of Written Exam in kollam– Wednesday 30th November
7. Date of Practical’s in Kollam – Thursday, 1st December 2016 (only those who clear written’ s will be called for practical’s)
In all matters concerning the exam and the results, the decision of the Examination Committee appointed by the RFI is final.
Thanking you & Warm Regards,
For Rowing Federation of India


Girish J Phadnis
Secretary-General
Encl: - Registration Form
37th Junior Nationals-Kollam-Kerala-29th Nov~04th Dec-2016
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE FORM ATTACHED
37th Junior Nationals-Kollam-Kerala-29th Nov~04th Dec-2016
FINAL ENTRY FORM ATTACHED
37th Junior Nationals-Kollam-Kerala-29th Nov~04th Dec-2016
Good Day All,

 Let me take this opportunity to wish  you all and your families a very Happy Diwali  and season greetings . May we together take our sport forward for which we all are giving our  time n effort and let us all  work towards getting Glory for our Nation and  opportunities for our Rowers . 

The Second Bulletin for the 37th Jr National Rowing Championship is attached . Regretfully the Preliminary entries from the  Host Kerela , UP , MP , Delhi , Andaman , Chandigarh and Uttarakhand has not yet reached this office . I will appreciate if the same is done . 

I must once again like to emphasize the Importance of the upcoming Junior Nationals  and the Senior Nationals in January 2017 . Both these Nationals will be the base selection regattas for the  2017 and 2018 International regattas. Indian Campers will be selected from the Rowers taking part and basis their performance in these Regattas for the Initial camps . 

A reminder for the Umpires clinic that is being held at Kollam is also reattached  for those who have missed out on the earlier circular. 

Please find attached the following

1. Bulletin II for the 37th Junior Nationals , Kollam 
2. Arrival Departure Form.
3. RFI Final Entry Form
4. Umpires Clinic Circular 

Please convey my best wishes to all the Rowers and look forward to seeing you all at Kollam .


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Girish J Phadnis
Secretary-General
Rowing Federation of India [IND]
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37th Junior Nationals-Kollam-Kerala-29th Nov~04th Dec-2016
The above Championships will take place at Kollam (Quilon) Kerala in Nov~Dec 2016. Please note eligibility conditions and new qualification age for entry!
National Indoor Rowing Championships-Kolkata, West Bengal. Sunday 18th September, 2016.
Rowing Federation of India is pleased to announce that the National Indoor Rowing Championships will be held in Kolkata, West Bengal on Sunday 18th September, 2016.
Events:
Women (Open & Lightweight)
2000m Individual
2000m Pairs
Men (Open & Lightweight)
2000m Individual
2000m Pairs

•Only citizens of India can participate through any affiliate of RFI.
•Affiliates are allowed to enter maximum 2 entries in each of the 8 event categories.
•Lightweight women must be 61.5Kg or under.
•Lightweight men must be 75Kg or under.
•For the individual and team events, all individual lightweight competitors must meet the weight limits.
•The format of the Pairs events will be, 2 rowers rowing over 2,000m at the same time on individual machines, with the final result assessed as the cumulative timing of both the rowers.
•Concept2 Model D rowing ergometers, with PM5 monitors will be used.

For more details, please email us at sec.general.indiarowing@gmail.com
1st Inter-State Challenger National Sprint Rowing Championships-2016
07th to 12th June, 2016
Sri Ramachandra Medical University, SWSC Rowing Club, Porur, Chennai
19th Sub Junior National Rowing Championships-2016
07th to 12th June, 2016
Sri Ramachandra Medical University, SWSC Rowing Club, Porur, Chennai
34th Senior National Rowing Championships
25th to 31st January, 2016-Hussain Sagar, Tank Bund, Secunderabad
18th Sub-Junior National Rowing Championships-Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru,Karnataka-26th to 31st May, 2015
Bulletin II of 02.04.2015
19th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru,Karnataka-26th to 31st May, 2015
Bulletin II of 02.04.2015
19th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru,Karnataka-26th to 31st May, 2015
Bulletin I of 29.03.2015
18th Sub-Junior National Rowing Championships-Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru,Karnataka-26th to 31st May, 2015
Bulletin I of 29.03.2015
35th NATIONAL GAMES - Vembanad lake, Alappuzha - Kerala - 30th January to 06th February 2015
Official Entry & Travel Intimation Form
35th NATIONAL GAMES - Vembanad lake, Alappuzha - Kerala - 30th January to 06th February 2015
Race Bulletin ver 2 dt 29.11.14
35th NATIONAL GAMES - Vembanad lake, Alappuzha - Kerala - 30th January to 06th February 2015
States that Qualify & Options Form attached. States Mentioned in RFI Letter dt 17.11.2014 'Qualify for Participation'
35th NATIONAL GAMES - Vembanad lake, Alappuzha - Kerala - 30th January to 06th February 2015
Race Bulletin ver 1 dt 25.11.14
35th Junior Nationals-Gomti River, Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh-10th to 16th November,2014
Bulletin 2
35th Junior Nationals-Gomti River, Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh-10th to 16th November,2014
Final Entry & Travel Intimation Form
35th Junior Nationals-Gomti River, Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh-10th to 16th November,2014
Bulletin 1
2014 17th ASIAN GAMES-Incheon, Chungju, KOREA-INDIA TEAM
20th to 25th September, 2014
2014 20th Asian Junior Rowing Championships - 01st to 07th September, 2014
India Junior Team is in Taiwan to participate in the 2014 20th Asian Junior Rowing Championships at the Dongshang River Regatta Course, Yi-Lan, Taiwan starting 01st September with Finals on the 07th September, 2014

The Final Crew is from many associations, who have come together to train in the High Performance Training Center in the Hussain Sagar Lake at Hyderabad

We wish the Junior the very best to do well in the races
2014 2nd Youth Olympics-Nanjing, China-17th to 20th August, 2014
INDIA Junior Team participating in the Junior Men's Coxless pairs. [JM2-]
17th Sub-Junior & 18th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Rabindra Sarobar,Kolkata-01st to 08th June, 2014
Travel Intimation Form
17th Sub-Junior & 18th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Rabindra Sarobar,Kolkata-01st to 08th June, 2014
Official Entry Form
RFI-Umpirers Exam-Kolkata-June-2014-Announcement
Dear Friends An Umpires Clinic (04th June '14)& Exam followed by Practicals (05th June'14)will be held in Kolkata during the Nationals. Detailed Bulletin and Application form attached. Download Application form. Enter details. Send Scan as pdf attachment to RFI Office in Chennai by email. Courier the filled in form along with DD/Cheque to Chennai by deadline Warm Regards, M.V.Sriram Secretary-General Rowing Federation of India [IND] Old No 7, New No 15, Sriram Colony Alwarpet, Chennai - 600018 - INDIA +91 98400 89429 www.indiarowing.com http://twitter.com/talisman23 https://www.facebook.com/IndiaRowing?ref=hl
RFI-Umpires Exam-Application Form
An Umpires Clinic (04th June '14)& Exam followed by Practicals (05th June'14)will be held in Kolkata during the Nationals.
17th Sub-Junior & 18th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Rabindra Sarobar,Kolkata-01st to 08th June, 2014
Bulletin II
17th Sub-Junior & 18th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Rabindra Sarobar,Kolkata-01st to 08th June, 2014
Bulletin 1
17th Sub Junior & 18th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata-1st to 8th June,2014
Advance Intimation dt 29.03.2014
2nd Masters National Rowing Championships-Kolkata-West Bengal-11th to 14th April 2014
Official Entry and Travel Intimation Form
2nd Masters National Rowing Championships-Kolkata-West Bengal-11th to 14th April 2014
Bulletin 1
33rd Senior National Rowing Championships-CME-Pune-Maharastra-02nd to 09th February,2014
Entry & Travel Intimation Form
33rd Senior National Rowing Championships-CME-Pune-Maharastra-02nd to 09th February,2014
Bulletin 1
34th Junior Nationals-Sonali Park, Upper Ganga Canal, Roorkee-Uttarakhand-18th to 25th November,2013
Bulletin 2 attached
19th Asian Junior Rowing Championships - Samarkand, Uzbekistan-2013
INDIA win 4 Silver Medals. Press Release dt 16.10.13
National Umpires Seminar at Roorkee - Uttarakhand in November 2013
Announcement
15th Senior Asian Rowing Championships - Lu'an,China-22nd to 29th September, 2013
INDIA Team List
34th Junior Nationals-Sonali Park, Upper Ganga Canal, Roorkee-Uttarakhand-18th to 25th November,2013
Official Entry & Travel Intimation Forms
34th Junior Nationals-Sonali Park, Upper Ganga Canal, Roorkee-Uttarakhand-18th to 25th November,2013
Bulletin 1 attached
2013 World Junior Rowing Championships
Lake Galve, Trakai, Lithuania - 04th to 11th August, 2013
The 16th Sub Junior and 17th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships - Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru - 26th May ~ 02nd June,2013
Revised Official Entry Form
The 16th Sub Junior and 17th Challenger Sprint National Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru - 26th May ~ 02nd June, 2013.
Detailed Bulletin II attached
The 16th Sub Junior and 17th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships - Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru - 26th May ~ 02nd June, 2013.
Official Travel Intimation Form
The 16th Sub Junior and 17th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships - Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru - 26th May ~ 02nd June, 2013.
Official Entry Form
The 16th Sub Junior and 17th Challenger Sprint National Ulsoor Lake, Bengaluru - 26th May ~ 02nd June, 2013.
Detailed Bulletin 1 attached
32nd Senior National Rowing Championships at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Payyanur (near Kannur) Kerala-21st to 28th February, 2013
Bulletin III
32nd Senior National Rowing Championships
Ezhimala, Kannur-Kerala from 21st to 28th February, 2013-Entry & Travel Itinerary Form
32nd Senior National Rowing Championships
Ezhimala, Kannur-Kerala from 21st to 28th February, 2013-Bulletin II of 20.01.2013
32nd Senior National Rowing Championships
Indian Naval Academy-Ezhimala, Kannur-Kerala from 21st to 28th February, 2013
2012 National Masters Rowing Championships-Jagatpur-Cuttack-Odisha 04th~11th November, 2012
"New Format" Travel Itinerary Intimation and Entry Form
2012 National Masters Rowing Championships-Jagatpur-Cuttack-Odisha 04th~11th November, 2012
Bulletin 1
33rd Junior National Rowing Championships-Jagatpur, Odisha-2012
Travel & Entry Format
NEW ENTRY FORMAT: -
YOUR ENTRIES MUST COME IN THE NEW ENTRY FORMAT ONLY
FOLLOW THESE STEPS ONE BY ONE.
STEP ONE: -
DOWN LOAD THE EXCEL FILE - 33rd JUNIOR NATIONAL ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS-JAGATPUR-ODISHA-2012-TRAVEL AND FINAL ENTRY FORM.xls INTO YOUR DESK TOP
STEP TWO: -
FILL IN THE DETAILS IN THE APPROPRIATE BOXES AND SAVE THE SAME.
WHILE SAVING THE FILE YOU CAN ADD YOUR STATE NAME TO THE FILE BEFORE SAVING.
STEP THREE: -
SEND AN E-MAIL TO ORISSA ASSOCIATION FOR ROWING AND SCULLING AND A COPY TO RFI-SECRETARIAT BY ATTACHING THIS FILE.
STEP FOUR: -
TAKE A PRINT OUT OF THE FILE - 2 PAGES [ FIRST PAGE IS TRAVEL ITINERARY AND SECOND PAGE IS ENTRY FORM] SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION TO SIGN, STAMP AND COURIER IT TO ORGANIZING SECRETARY OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS-ORISSA ASSOCIATION FOR ROWING AND SCULLING AND A COPY TO BE CARRIED BY THE MANAGER / COACH OF THE TEAM WHEN HE COMES TO JAGATPUR
ENTRY FORM IN ANY OTHER FORMAT WILL BE REJECTED.
2012 NATIONAL MASTERS ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL ALSO BE HELD WITH THE JUNIOR NATIONALS.
DETAILED BULLETIN AND ENTRY FORM FOR THIS CHAMPIONSHIPS FOLLOWS.
33rd Junior National Rowing Championships-Jagatpur, Odisha-2012
04th ~ 11th November-2012
1st National Sculling Championships-Bengalure-2012
"New Format" Travel Itinerary Intimation and Entry Form
1st National Sculling Championships-Bengalure-2012
Bulletin 2
18th Asian Juniior Rowing Championships-Yaohu International Aquatic Sports Center-Nanchang,China-13th~16th September, 2012
15.9.2012 At the 18th Asian Junior Rowing Championships at Nanchang, China INDIA win GOLD in the Junior Men's Coxless Fours [JM4-] and SILVER Medals in the the Women's Coxless Fours [JW4-] and Men's Coxless Pairs [JM2-]. Congratulations to the Rowers, Coaches and Team management. Jai Hind.
18th Asian Junior Rowing Championships-Nanchang-China
11th to 17th September, 2012-Team Announced
33rd Junior & 1st Masters National Rowing Championships - Jagatpur, Odisha-2012
Advance Information regarding dates and events to be rowed.
1st National Sculling Championships-Bengaluru-2012
11th ~ 15th October, 2012 - Bulletin 2
1st National Sculling Championships-Bengaluru-2012
11th ~ 15th October, 2012 - Bulletin 1
15th Sub-Junior & 16th Challenger National Rowing Championships-June 2012-Kodaikanal,Tamilnadu.
Official Results
15th Sub Junior & 16th Challenger National Rowing Championships-Kodaikanal,Tamilnadu-10th to 17th June, 2012
Bulletin 3
40th All India Schools Rowing Championships-Lake Club-Kolkata-6th~12th May, 2012
Bulletin 1
15th Sub Junior & 16th Challenger National Rowing Championships-Kodaikanal,Tamilnadu-10th to 17th June, 2012
Bulletin 2
Umpires Exam-Kodaikanal-June-2012
15th Sub Junior & 16th Challenger National Rowing Championships-Kodaikanal,Tamilnadu-10th to 17th June, 2012
Bulletin 1
15th Open Sprint National Rowing Championships-Hyderabad-2012
Official Results
31st Open (Senior) National Rowing Championships-Hyderabad-2012.
Official Results
Bajrang Lal Takhar awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.
31st Open Nationals-Hyderabad-13th to 19th February, 2012
Bulletin IIA
31st Open Nationals-Hyderabad-13th to 19th February,2012
Bulletin II
31st Open Nationals-Hyderabad-13th to 19th February, 2012
Bulletin I
Borun Chanda Passes Away-a tribute from Naresh Vassudhev
Borun Chanda Passes Away-A tribute from R.Chandramouli
Borun Chanda Passes Away-A tribute from TARA
Borun Chanda Passes Away-A tribute from S.Muthiah
32nd Junior National Rowing Championships, Vembanad Lake, Alleppey, Kerala-21st to 28th November,2011.
Official Results
14TH ASIAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS & 17TH ASIAN JUNIOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS-Hwacheon-South Korea- 13th to 17th October,2011
OFFICIAL RESULTS
32nd Junior Nationals - Allepey - Kerala - 21st to 28th November,2011
Entry Forms in MS Word Format
32nd Junior Nationals - Allepey - Kerala - 21st to 28th November,2011
Detailed Bulletin 1 attached
39th All India Invitation Schools Regatta-12th to 18th June, 2011-Lake Club-Kolkata
Entry Forms
39th All India Invitation Schools Regatta-12th to 18th June, 2011-Lake Club-Kolkata
The 39th All India Invitation Schools Regatta 2011 is being held in Lake Club, Kolkata from 12th to 18th June, 2011. Invitation and Entry form attached
14th Sub-Junior and 15th Challenger National Rowing Championships-30th May to 6th June, Kolkata-2011
Entry Forms in MS Word Format
14th Sub-Junior and 15th Challenger National Rowing Championships-30th May to 6th June, Kolkata-2011
Detailed Bulletin Attached
14th Sub Junior & 15th Challenger Sprints - 2011
The above Rowing Nationals will be held from 31st May to 6th June, 2011 at BRC Course, Kolkata, West Bengal.
34th National Games-Jharkhand-2011
Options and Entry Forms
34th National Games - Jharkhand - 2011
The Rowing events will be held in Maiton Dam near Dhanbad from 11th to the 18th of February, 2011. Detailed Bulletin attached.
16th Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou, China
Our Standing in Asia post Asian Games 2010
16th Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou, China
How we made it to 1 GOLD, 3 SILVERS & 1 BRONZE. Please read attached files
16th Asian Games 2010, Guangzhou 2010
INDIA win their first ever GOLD in Asian Games in Mens Single Sculls. Bajrang Lal Takhar wins GOLD for INDIA. We also win the first medal for Women in any Asian Games with the Womens Coxless Pair Bronze. Final Tally is One Gold, Three Silvers and One Bronze-Five in all.
16th Asian Games - Guangzhou - China 2010
Indian Rowing Team consists of 18 Men, 12 Women, 3 Coaches, Manager, Support Staff and Substitutes.Detailed Team and Events they are participating in attached. Good Luck Team India..
CWG-New Delhi-2010
All Award Winners Invited to the CWG-2010 · Arjuna · Dhyanchand · Dronacharya · Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratana · Olympic Medalists · Asian Games Gold Medalists · Commonwealth Gold Medalists Accredition Form Attached. Please download, fill it up and forward it to Mr. Harishsharma at harishsharma45@hotmail.com Regards, Sriram MV
1st Youth Olympics Games-Singapore-14th-26th August, 2010
Team Announcement
2010 Junior Asian Rowing Championships, Guangzhou, China
INDIA WIN TWO GOLDS & ONE SILVER AT THE ASIAN JUNIOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS GUANGZHOU, CHINA 2010
16th Asian Junior Rowing Championships-Guangzhou-China-17th-23rd-July, 2010
Team Announcement
13th Sub Junior and 14th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Roorkee-Uttarakhand-30th May-6th June-2010
Official Results of the 14th Challengers
13th Sub Junior and 14th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Roorkee-Uttarakhand-30th May-6th June-2010
Official Results of the 12th Sub-Juniors
13th Sub Junior and 14th Challenger Sprint National Rowing Championships-Roorkee-Uttarakhand-30th May-6th June-2010
The above Nationals will take place in the Upper Ganges Canal-Roorkee. Detailed Bulletin 1 attached.
Coaches Wanted by SAI
Coaches Wanted by SAI
30th Open National Rowing Championships - Upper Lake - Bhopal - Madhya Pradesh 10th - 17th March, 2010
Detailed Bulletin Attached - Please send in your entries by due date.
Asian Junior and Senior Rowing Championships - Yi-lan - Taiwan - 2009
Here are the Final Results. INDIA won a rich haul of 3 GOLDS, 3 SILVERS and 4 BRONZES, a total of 10 Medals in these Championships.
Please read attached winner list with photographs.
Congratulations to the winners from the Rowing family of India
Asian Junior and Senior Rowing Championships - Yi-Lan - Taiwan - 2009
Results of 7.11.2009
Finals tomorrow
Asian Junior and Senior Rowing Championships - Yi-Lan, Taiwan - 2009
Team list with pictures
Asian Junior and Senior Rowing Championships - Yi-Lan, Taiwan - 2009
Team Details
IOC Olympic Solidarity - "FISA Coaching Course" - Kolkata - 2009
Detailed bulletin attached
30th Junior Nationals - Ulsoor - Bangalore- 2009
The above championships will be held in Ulsoor lake - Bangalore - Karnataka. Please read attached Bulletin.
34th National Games - Jharkhand - 2009
Rowing Events of the 34th National Games will be held at the Maiton Dam - Dhanbad from 20th to 26th November 2009
Detailed BULLETIN attached.
IOC Olympic Solidarity - "FISA Coaching Course" - Kolkata - 2009
21.08.09 A ten day FISA Level 1 & 2 "Coaching Course" will be conducted in Kolkata in the 2nd week of December 2009 {exact dates are being worked out - keep watching this space for final dates} This is first call for prospective candidates / participants for the course. Please get in touch with your respective Association for detailed admission procedure and qualification criteria
World Juniors - Brieve - France - 2009
Indian Junior Men Coxless Pair of Yasin Khan and Munesh Kumar placed 11th in World Rankings after entering the Semi Finals of a World Championship for the first time. A great performance. A lot of promise from this pair for the future.
The other entries from INDIA also did their personal best. Hoping for a better performance in the years to come
2009 World Rowing Junior Championships, Brive La Gaillarde, France 2009
A 12 member Junior Team of boys and girls accompanied by National Coach Ismail Baig and assisted by Binu MT will participate in the above championships from 5th to 8th August '09 Chacko Kandathil, FISA Umpire and Chairman Umpiring Commission of the RFI will serve in the Jury We wish them good luck
Arjuna Awards 2009
Satish Joshi Nominated for Arjuna Award - 2009
Rowing World Cup - II - Munich - Germany - 2009.
21st June, 2009

Results of the World Cup - II - Munich - 2009

In the Light Weight Womens Quadruple Sculls [LW4X] the Indian girls Meena Madhuri Toppo, Thara Kurian, Tababi Devi and Chaoba Devi have won a Bronze Medal in a time of 7:13.15. This is the first time India is winning a MEDAL at the World Cup. The average age of the crew is 19 years and they have a huge potential in store to make more podium finishes for INDIA.

Arjuna awardee Bajrang Lal Takhar managed to enter the Final C of this championships and has finished with a timing of 7:51.63 in the single sculls [M1X].

In the Light Weight Double Sculls [LM2X] Manjeet Singh and Devender Kumar Khandwal finished on top in the Final D in a time of 6:45.79 ahead of competition from Slovakia and Hong Kong.

In the Mens Coxless Fours [M4-] the Indian quartet of Dharmesh Sangwan, Jenil Krishnan, Inderpal Siwatch and Gurdarshan Singh clocked 6:49.08 and finished second in the Final C ahead of the Russian Four.

M.V.Sriram
Sec-General
RFI
34th National Games-Jharkhand
21st May, 2009 The Organizing Committee has announced revised new dates for the above games. The new dates are: 21st November to 5th December 2009 M.V.Sriram Sec-Gen RFI
Transfer of Rowers from one association to another
The last date for registration of transfer of rowers from one association to another ends on 30th April 2009
12th Sub-Junior Nationals-Pune-2009
The 12th Sub-Junior Nationals will be rowed in Pune - Maharashtra from the 25th to the 31st May 2009 Distance is 500 meters "A" and "B" teams in boys and girls permitted from each state No "doubling" or "trebling" allowed Regatta Schedule is given below: 25th May, 2009 Arrival of teams 26th May, 2009 Course opens for practice 27th May, 2009 Practice 28th May, 2009 Managers’ Meeting, Draws, Jury meeting and Heats 29th May, 2009 Repechage 30th May, 2009 Semi Finals 31st May, 2009 Finals & Closing Ceremony 1st June, 2009 Departure of teams M.V.Sriram Secretary-General
INAUGURATION OF NATIONAL COACHING CAMP AT A.P.ROWING ACADEMY, IN PREPARATION FOR ASIAN GAMES 2010
The National Rowing Coaching Camp to prepare Indian rowers for participation in the 16th Asian Games 2010, China, was inaugurated by Shri Vikas Raj, IAS, VC & MD of Sports Authority of A.P, on 5th Mar 2009 at 10:30 am, in the presence of Col CP Singh Deo (Retd), President of the Rowing Federation of India. 51 Rowers reported for the camp on 2nd & 4th Mar 2009, at the A.P.Rowing Academy, Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad. The camp will be conducted under the overall supervision of Shri Ismail Baig, National Coach & Dronacharya Awardee in Rowing, and a team of Assistant coaches. The campers have been drawn from Asian Games & Asian Championship medalists and Gold & Silver medalists at 2008 & 2009 National Rowing Championships for Men & Women. The camp consists of 2 Arjuna Awardees, 3 Olympians, 5 Asian Games silver medalists and Asian Championships Gold medalists including several Silver & Bronze medalists in Asian Championships. 37 Men & 14 Women Rowers reported for the camp. The best rowers in the country have been assembled in the Hyderabad camp. Shri Vikas Raj, IAS, VC & MD, SAAP, was introduced to all the rowers by President of RFI. Addressing the rowers, VC & MD, SAAP, encouraged the rowers to train hard and bring laurels for the country. He later flagged off the boats lined up on the waters of the Hussainsagar Lake, and declared the National coaching camp open. The RFI has drawn up a 2 year plan, which is a part of the Long Term Development Programme of the Federation which aims for higher performance. This plan, submitted to the Sports Authority of India has the support of the Government of India The focus of the plan is the preparation of the Indian Rowing Team for a superior medal winning performance at the next Asian Games. The selected team of Men, Women, Junior Men & Women, will also take part in training cum exposure in Europe and Asia as a part of the preparations. A similar coaching camp has been assembled at Pune under the arrangements of Corps of Engineers Rowing Association (CERA), for second rung rowers, which will act as a feeder for the main camp at Hyderabad, based on performance. M.V.Sriram Secretary-General
29th Open Nationals - Pune - 2009
It was 'the Services' Men and 'Orissa' Women who cornered glory in the 29th Open Nationals. The races concluded in Khadakvasla Lake near Pune on the 1st of March '09. Presented with perfect rowing condition during the heats and some gusty cross winds on the final day, the races went on smoothly without any incidents in the picturesque Khadakvasla Lake overlooking the National Defence Academy. Over 250 rowers, coaches and officials from 17 affiliates participated. Olympian Bajranglal Takhar of the Services won the single sculls in style with Jagdeep Singh of the Corps of Engineers in hot pursuit. The Light Weight Mens Double Sculls saw some excellent rowing and very close finishes. In the Women's Single Sculls there was an upset with the Chandigarh Womens Sculler Tababi Devi pipping Pravasini Dwibedy of Orissa convincingly to emerge the new National Womens Sculling Champion. M.V.Sriram Sec-General
Indian rowers ride high at Asian junior champs
11/11/2008 Shing Mun River in Shatin, Hong Kong China. India topped the medals table at the 14th Asian Junior Championships held on the Shing Mun River in, Shatin, Hong Kong, over the weekend. The team finished with a tally of two gold, one silver and one bronze from the eight events. They were followed by China and Korea with two gold medals each. The Indian women made a particularly strong showing taking gold in the coxless pair and silver in the quad. China meanwhile dominated the men’s and women’s double sculls. Host country Hong Kong excelled in front of a large home crowd, winning medals in every event to finish with the largest overall medal tally of one gold, four silvers and three bronze medals. Water conditions on the salt water Shing Mun River, which had been fine with a light tail wind during the preliminary rounds, became progressively rougher during the Finals due to the influence of a strong northeast monsoon. Races on the last day were rowed under quite challenging conditions, but most of the junior crews coped extremely well. Organisers breathed a sigh of relief in completing all of the events according to schedule, as an hour after the regatta finished the river became unrowable. One of the most exciting races came in the Final of the men’s single sculls with athletes from Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea challenging each other. Yevgeniy Vassilyev of Kazakhstan took an early lead, followed by Yushi Naito of Japan. After the halfway point however, Tang Chiu Mang of Hong Kong moved ahead of Naito and began to mount a challenge on the leader. At the same time, Kim Byeong Jin of Korea moved up to challenge the tiring Japanese athlete. In the final stretch, Vassilyev just held off the challenge from Tang finishing in 6:55.07 ahead of Tang’s 6:55.36. Further back Japan’s Naito finished just ahead of Korea to take bronze in 7:04.99. Races were held over 2000m and events included the men’s single, double, four and eight and the women’s single, double, pair and quad. Fifteen federations entered with over 100 athletes racing. Speaking at the Asian Rowing Federation Congress, held during the Championships, ARF President Mr. Wei Di (CHN) noted the increasingly high level of performance displayed at the Asian junior level and the growing number of entries as a result of efforts made to promote and develop the sport in the region. The Congress awarded the 2009 Asian Senior and Junior Championships to the city of Yi Lan in Chinese Taipei. The event is planned for November with Hong Kong hosting the East Asian Games in December. Mr. Wei Di also informed the Congress that adaptive rowing events will be offered at the first Asian Paralympic Games. These will be held in Guangdong, China immediately following the 2010 Asian Games. Delegates from the city of Chung-Ju, South Korea informed members of their intention to bid for the 2013 World Rowing Championships. Copy thanks to Chris Perry, FISA development consultant for Asia.
14th Junior Asian championships-Hong Kong- Timings and Names of Participants
Junior Women’s Single Sculls [JW1X]
4th Place [08:03'77]
Chaoba Thanjam Devi (Manipur)

Junior Women’s Coxless Pairs [JW2-]
GOLD [07:31'95]
Pratima Puhana Orissa) Pramila Prava Minz (Orissa)

Junior Women’s Quadruple Scull [JW4X]
SILVER [07:00'44]
Priya Devi(Manipur),
Chaoba Devi(Manipur),
Thara Kurian(Kerala),
Dittymol Varghese(Kerala)

Junior Men’s Double Sculls [JM2X]
BRONZE [07:01'05]
Anuj Kumar Singh (Andhra Pradesh),
Yasin Khan Maharastra)

Junior Men’s Coxless Fours [JM4-]
GOLD [06:13'39]
Prasanth Nair(Kerala),
Harinath Reddy (Andhra Pradesh),
Sanjay Kholiya (Andhra Pradesh),
Munesh Kumar (Maharastra)
INDIAN JUNIORS WIN 2 GOLDS IN HONG KONG AT THE 14TH ASIAN JUNIOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS
In the 14th Asian Junior Rowing Championships that concluded in Hong Kong on the 9th November 2008 Indian Junior Women and Men won a Gold each. It is notable that we have won two GOLD, one SILVER and one BRONZE medal at Junior Asian Level in the “JUNIORS”. Our Junior Men’s Coxless Fours [JM4-] comprising of Prasanth Nair(Kerala),Harinath Reddy(Andhra Pradesh),Sanjay Kholiya(Andhra Pradesh),Munesh Kumar(Maharastra) won the GOLD and in the Junior Women’s Coxless Pairs [JW2-] the duo comprising of Pratima Puhana Orissa) & Pramila Prava Minz(Orissa) also won the GOLD In the Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls [JW4X] the quartet of Priya Devi(Manipur),Chaoba Devi(Manipur),Thara Kurian(Kerala),Dittymol Varghese(Kerala)won the ‘SILVER’and in the Junior Men’s Double Sculls [JM2X] the duo of Anuj Kumar Singh(Andhra Pradesh)Yasin Khan(Maharastra)won the‘BRONZE’ Our hearty congratulations to the Winners who made history in Hong Kong M.V.Sriram Secretary-General
Final Results of our Beijing Olympians
Bajrang Lal Takhar placed 21st in the Mens Single Sculls in a time of 7:07.73 [total Olympic qualifiers - 33] Manjit Singh and Devender Kumar Khandwal placed 18th in the Light Weight Mens Double Sculls in a time of 6:44.48 [total Olympic qualifiers - 20] M.V.Sriram Sec-General
Doubling of Pension to Meritorious Sports Persons - reg
Government of India has doubled pension paid under the Meritorious Sportsmen Scheme from 1.7.2008 All those currently drawing pension under the above scheme please forward details of your "wins" and "current pension amount" immediately to RFI Secretariate for submitting new application to Government of India, to help you draw enhanced pension Scheme of Pension: - [1] Gold Medal at the World Cup / World Championships / Asian games existing Rs.4000pm - New Rs. 8000pm [2]Silver / Bronze Medal at the World Cup / World Championships existing Rs. 3500pm - new Rs. 7000pm [3] Gold at the Asian / Commonwealth Games existing Rs. 3500pm - new Rs. 7000pm [4] Silver / Bronze at the Asian / Commonwealth Games existing Rs. 3000pm - new Rs. 6000pm M.V.Sriram Secretary-General
Arjuna Award for Bajrang Lal Takhar
Bajrang Lal Takhar has been awarded the Arjuna Award 2007 from Rowing He gets the award for his consistent good performance in Sculling at the Asian Level where he has won a Silver at the Doha Asian Games in 2006, a gold at the Asian championships at Chung Ju - south Korea in 2006 and a gold at the South Asian Games in Colombo also in 2006 The Arjuna Award comprises Rs.3,00,000, a statute of the warrior Arjuna and a scroll of honour in recognition of outstanding achievements at international level and for showing qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and sense of discipline. A maximum of 15 sports persons are generally given this honour in a year in India. Hearty Congratulations from all in the India Rowing family
ARF Umpiring Commission Member from INDIA
Mr. Chacko Kandathil, International FISA Umpire, has been nominated as a Member of the Umpiring Commission of the“Asian Rowing Federation” [ARF] from the ‘Rowing Federation of India’ [RFI] M.V.Sriram Secretary-General
34th National Games - Jharkhand - Competition Director - ROWING
Mr. Ashok Mehta from West Bengal [WBG] has been appointed as "Competition Director" for the 34th National Games in Jharkhand. The rowing events will take place at the Maithon Dam near Dhanbad. Dates for the rowing events will be announced shortly along with qualifying criteria for states to send their entries. M.V.Sriram Secretary-General RFI
100 per cent pension hike for medal winners
Thu, Jul 10 05:18 PM New Delhi, July 10 (PTI) Pension of medal winners in international competitions such as Olympic and Asian Games has been doubled with effect from July 1, the Sports Ministry announced today. The decision was made by the General Committee, the apex body for managing the "Sports Fund for Pension to meritorious sportspersons", which met there under the chairmanship of Sports Minister M S Gill. "The Government has made 100 per cent increase in the pension of meritorious sportspersons," said a press statement issued by the Ministry. "The enhanced rates of pension will be applicable to both existing meritorious sportspersons drawing pension as well as sportspersons eligible in future. The new rates will be effective from July 1, 2008," it added. As per the revised rates of pension the medalists at the Olympic Games will get Rs 10,000 in place of Rs 5000 and gold medalists at the World Cup/World Championships in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines will draw Rs 8000 instead of Rs 4000 per month. Silver and bronze medallists at the World Cup/World Championships, Olympic and Asian Games disciplines and the gold winners of the Asian/Commonwealth Games will get Rs.7000 in place of Rs 3500. It would be Rs 6000 for silver and bronze medalists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games. Para-Olympic Games medal winners will also be benefitted getting Rs 5000, Rs 4000 and Rs 3000 per month. PTI.
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