Puneri Paltan has always been one of the franchises which has been striving hard to grow Kabaddi at the grassroots and provide a platform to the young talent. The franchise through its various activations has always motivated the youth to take up Kabaddi and enjoy the beautiful sport to the fullest.
To salute the power of women in Kabaddi, Puneri Paltan had invited Deepika Joseph, Indian Kabaddi Player, to award the winning teams with trophies and medals. The girls were enthralled by Deepika’s dedication and grit towards the game and to learn her life story. Deepika encouraged the girls to never give up on their dreams.
In line with this initiative, Puneri Paltan launched its flagship property, Bol Kabaddi, on the occasion of women’s day. Under the umbrella of Bol Kabaddi, Puneri Paltan organized an All Girls Inter-school tournament on 4th March 2018 in Liberty Square, Phoenix Market City, Pune.
Speaking on the occasion Deepika Joseph said, “It was amazing to watch these future stars play so fiercely yet gracefully. I remembered my good old days of practice and toiling hard to reach where I am today. This whole tournament was filled of nostalgic moments for me. The girls are extremely talented, and I am sure the future of Indian Kabaddi is in safe hands. I would also like to congratulate Puneri Paltan to come up with such an innovative concept and support girls Kabaddi which shows that the franchise is aware of their contribution towards the society. Good show girls and team Puneri Paltan!”
Speaking on the occasion Kailash Kandpal, CEO of Puneri Paltan said, “Puneri Paltan has large number of female fan followering and they are continuously engaging on social media with their team. Kabaddi is no more a game of only guys. Girls are equally talented and play the sport with equal proficiency. This All Girls tournament is our way of thanking all the women in all our lives for all the efforts they take for us daily. I am sure that future of Indian Women’s Kabaddi is as bright as the men’s.”
The event witnessed a turnout of not only the girls but also their parents who were equally thrilled to watch their girls play tournament under the name of Puneri Paltan. The team that works together lifts the trophy together. Winners of the tournament were Jnana Prabodhini High School and Runners up were Sant Sai English Medium School. Jnana Prabodhini (19) successfully beat Sant Sai English Medium School (16) by 3 points. Third place was bagged by Nageshwar English Medium High School.