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Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

 

April 8, 2018 redefined the history of Indian Table Tennis when Manika Batra, an alumna of Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi scripted the success story of Women’s team event with her master strokes leading her team to win the coveted Gold Medal at Common Wealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia.

Manika is a sensational player with unparalleled passion, dedication and devotion. Ever since she started playing Table Tennis at the tender age of 4, she has been a consistent, focussed and diligent player who has always been pushing boundaries and setting new goals.

Her unprecedented journey to success began in the campus of Hansraj Model School, training under her coach. The unflinching support of her alma mater and the relentless efforts of her coach gave her the impetus to concentrate on her passion for the game. Since then till date one sees her training every day morning and evening in the same Table Tennis Hall of Hansraj Model School. And when not there, she is travelling, training and winning laurels for the nation. Her enviable number of victories at IITF matches brought accolades to the school at National and International levels.

Her victory at South Asian Games and her participation at Rio Olympics in 2016 made her, ‘The New Hope of Indian Table Tennis’.Today, she stands tall as 58th World ranked player with dreams in her eyes of winning the next Olympic Gold. The school salutes her spirit!

The Management, Principal, school and staff extend their heartiest congratulations and we are confident that like her name ‘Manika’, she would always be the jewel in the crown of India’s pride.

Kudos to our Golden Girl!!!