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Date:-17th March 2016

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has launched Official Logo, Website & Jersey of Indian Crossbow Shooting Association

The Uttar Pradesh government has come forward to promote crossbows as a sport in the state. An event is being organized in Agra on March 17 at Eklavya Stadium here where chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is going to participate with international crossbow shooters. The event is the brainchild of Agra-resident and national player Rajat Vij, who is also the president of the Indian Crossbow Shooting Association.
Interestingly, the CM has given the name of "desi dhanush" to the sport. Rajat said, "When my wife and I met the chief minister, he was surprised to know that someone from Agra is part of the national crossbow team. He readily agrees to promote the sport in the state and gave his consent to the event on March 17."

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Date:-17th March 2016

Chief Minister launches logo, website and Jersey of Indian Crossbow shooting Association

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the present samajwadi government was committed to encouraging sports and players and that the government has setrolling a host of initiatives and schemes to encourage, enhance and promote sports.
The Chief Minister was today speaking at an event organized by the Indian Crossbow Shooting Association at Eklavya stadium in Agra after the launch of logo, website:- www.indiancrossbow.in and jersey of 'desi dhanush'. He also lauded the efforts of the International Crossbow Shooter Vij couple of Agra who were trying to promote the sport. He added that the 'desi dhanush' logo and websitelaunch would give a new identity to the sport and also give boost to the moraleof crossbow shooters. Mr. Yadav further stated that the state government wascontinuously striving to encourage and promote sports so that the players getto perform even better at national and international sporting events.

The Chief Minister also informed of the cash incentive given to players who win medals at international and national sporting events.Terming the world famous Taj Mahal as an icon of love which attracts people to Agra from world over, Mr. Yadav detailed various development, social welfare schemes and work being done to improve policing and that the Dial 100 schemewould be available for people from June 2016.
Expressing hope that due to these schemes and all-round development in the state, the Samajwadi government would get another term, the Chief Minister also took a potshot at people with negative mindset and said that they would always blow small things out of proportion.
Also present on the occasion, vice-president of the World Crossbow Shooting Association Ms. Patricia Copley, 20 crossbow shooters from Sweden, Japan,Portugal, America and India, couple of Mr. Rajat Vij and Mrs. Hina Vij, patron Mr. Nitin Kohli, former Minister and Legislator Mr. Raja Aridaman Singh, public representatives, senior officials of the state government and a large number ofsports lovers.

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Date:-17th March 2016

Akhilesh unveils logo of Crossbow Shooting Association

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today unveiled the logo and jersey design and launched a website of Crossbow Shooting Association of India at the Eklavya stadium here.
At the event, Yadav said his government has done a lot for the welfare of sportspersons and taken concrete steps to promote sports and provided infrastructural support.
Crossbow shooting, renamed as 'Deshi Dhanush', has a bright future in the state and measures are being initiated to encourage the new sport in a big way, the chief minister said.

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Date:- 3rd September 2014

The Indian Crossbow team visited Sweden to take part in National Swedish Open Crossbow Shooting Championship and got the article in the national newspaper of Sweden on 3rd September, 2014. Indian Team also win the 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals under the guidance of Mr. Rajat Vij President of Indian Crossbow Shooting Association.

Date:-14th July 2015

Full Page Coverage Covered By The Times of India Newspaper

Crossbow Shooting is on limelight Now (CROSSBOW in INDIA ) America, Australia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, Estonia, Austria, Russia, Great Britain. ........ Now INDIA is also Professionally a part of Crossbow Shooting