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SHAKE A LEG: Players having a gala time at the campfire organised on the sidelines of the ongoing 33rd Volleyball Championship in Vijayawada. PHOTO: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR
SHAKE A LEG: Players having a gala time at the campfire organised on the sidelines of the ongoing 33rd Volleyball Championship in Vijayawada. PHOTO: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR

Staff Reporter

Coaches, administrators and referees let their hair down too

  • Punjabis perform Bhangra to the tune of Daler Mehndi's songs
  • Organisers give prizes to players for their active performance

    VIJAYAWADA: Campfires organised by the committees of mega sporting events are meant not only to shake a leg and have lots of fun but also to give an opportunity to the denizens to witness the various cultural facets of our country.

    The campfire organised by the organisers of 33rd junior national volleyball championship being held here, on Wednesday night had all the frills and thrills of a mega entertainment package with good number of players' representing their States, exhibiting their traditional and cultural ethos.

    Diversity

    Punjabis performed the Bhangra to the rhythm of pop singer Daler Mehndi's song, while Goa girls crooned melodious Konkani songs with rhythmic beats.

    Tournament director A. Ramana Rao said:

    "These programmes are quite imperative, as the players will also get to know each other well and a sense of camaraderie can be developed among them."

    "We did not understand their language. But there is no need for language in music," said physical director Nani Prasad.

    Fun time

    For nearly three hours, the boys and girls danced in frenzy to the racy and foot-tapping songs belted out by the city's Mayur Orchestra.

    Along with the players, it was fun time also for the coaches, referees and game's administrators.

    Dancing around the fire, they greeted each other, forgetting the on-court tussle and strategies for the forthcoming games.

    As a token of gesture, the organisers gave away many prizes to the players for their active performance.


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