India 04 August 2016: At the 30th Maharashtra Junior State Taekwondo Competition Taekwondo Competition 2016, held at Pune, Students from Somaiya Vidyavihar excelled with flying colours. The competition had 550 participants (300girls and 250 boys). District Gold medallist from 28 districts had participated in this competition
DipakBhor - 12th, K .J. Somaiya Arts and Commerce: Gold Medal Kyurogi (Fight) and Best Fighter award winner
Shraddha Mishra - 11th / Com – S.K. Somaiya Junior College - Silver medal in Poomsae
SimranPatil - FYBcom– K.J. Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Gold medal in Kyurogi (Fight) and Poomsae Gold & Silver medal
SandeshMargaje - (K.J. Somaiya College Arts and Commerce)Silver medal in Kyurogi (Fight)
* Poomsae - It is a combination of techniques of block and attack performed consecutively while moving in certain directions.
* Kyurogi - Fight
The students were coached by SandeepYewale,a National Taekwondo Coach, 5th Dan Black Belt and Government Best Coach Award winner - 2008.
About Somaiya Vidyavihar: (www.somaiya.edu)
Somaiya Vidyavihar encompasses 34 institutions, with more than 35,000 students and 1,400 faculties. Its main campus is in Mumbai, but Somaiya Vidyavihar also operates six schools in rural India. It was founded by the Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya in 1959, to provide quality holistic education.
Somaiya Vidyavihar has always been a place with a purpose - making a positive difference in quality of life of its students and the community. It is known as much for its science, technology, engineering, management, social sciences and commerce programs, as for its programs for academic studies in various faiths and cultures of India.