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Dronavalli Harika Press Meet

Thrilled to win bronze at World Cup, would like to thank Lakshya & Sahyadri Industries Ltd for support- Harika

Hyderabad, April 14, 2015: " I am thrilled to have won the bronze second times and my next will be the gold I would like to thank my coach , family and my sponsors Sahayadri Industries Ltd. and Lakshya for all their support”, said Grand master Dronavalli Harika while addressing the media immediately after she felicitating her on her winning Bronze Medal at the recently concluded World Women’s Chess Championship 2-15 at
Russia.

She was speaking at the felicitation program organised by Sahyadri Industries Ltd & Lakshya her sponsoring organisations for winning the coveted Bronze Medal at the World Women's Chess Championship 2015, Sochi – Russia.

The Indian Grandmaster lost to eventual champion Mariya Muzhychuk of Ukraine in the semifinals of World chess championship at Sochi, Russia. The 24-year-old suffered a defeat after being on the verge of winning the penultimate game in the tiebreak against Mariya Muzhychuk.

“She made the win very difficult for her opponent and not many Indians have achieved such brilliant results , Harika's achievement have made the country proud and playing the Semi finals in itself is a very big achievement”, said Mr. M.P.Prasad - Zonal Sales Head- South & East Zone, Sahyadri Ind Ltd. Also Mr. Dhananjay Warpe - Representative of Lakshya was present on the occasion.

Harika said it would have been more hurting had she lost in the early rounds. “I was the 12th seed and played strong players except in the quarterfinals. So, overall, I'm happy with my effort. I have learnt from each knockout World Championships.” “Maybe whatever has happened has added to my experience. Of course, it would have been better to reach the final and fight it out.”
Next for Harika is the World team championship in China from April.

And despite losing to Muzhychuk, she has comforting words for her rival who is set to play China's Hou Yifan in the matchplay format later in the year. “Yifan is above all the girls. But Mariya will get time to prepare.. and hard work can pay off.”

Harika has in her journey so far earned medals in World Championships & 16 Medals in National Level Tournaments including Women ‘A’ Championship, Women ‘B’ Championship, National Junior Girls and Sub-Junior Girls Titles during these 13 years of her journey.

She extended her thanks for the support and training facilities provided to her by Sahyadri Industries Ltd. & Lakshya.

She values the association and said that Sahyadri & Lakshya are providing platform to so many budding sportspersons from all across the Nation who have the potential but need support to achieve their dreams to play and win medals in Olympics and World Championships.

About Lakshya: Lakshya is a professionally managed not for profit organization, which builds a bridge between the aspirations & the realization of ambitions of sports talents in the country. It identify young and budding talented sports persons through a robust talent identification process and nurture them to enhance their performance. In other words Lakshya is a sports NGO.

About Sahyadri Industries Ltd: Pune based Sahyadri Industries Ltd is a six decade old BSE listed company and is into manufacturing of Fibre Cement Roofing Sheets under the Brand Swastik, Mezzanine application boards under the Brand Cemply, Cellulose Fibre Cement Sheets under the Brand ECOPRO, Backyard Poultry Structures under the Brand Swastik Kukdookoo, and the revolutionary initiative Cemply Swachalay in the Toilet segment.

Sahyadri Industries Limited under Corporate Social Responsibility initiates to support Lakshya as they felt that the vision of Lakshya matches with their philosophy of identifying, helping, coaching, and grooming budding talents in sports from Interior India who need more exposure, financial support and the sound technical training platform to help them to achieve their dreams and ambitions. According to the current arrangement, Sahyadri Industries Limited would provide financial support to the Chess Grandmasters, Shooters, and Wrestlers for their coaching, training and other needs.

MD of Sahyadri Industries Ltd, Mr Satyen Patel has been a big follower of sports and has been keen in promoting players who have the potential to bring international glory to the country...
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