Jamshedpur bids tearful adieu to national archers, Arjun Munda pays obeisance

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Jamshedpur: The city on Friday bid tearful adieu to the steel city archers Jaspal Singh (23) and Saras Soren (28), who died in a road mishap at Shahdol, about 500 km from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh early Wednesday morning.

Former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, who was recently appointed as the president of Jharkhand Archery Association ( JAA) reached Tata Main Hospital and paid his obeisance to the departing souls. He said that he is really touched with the sad end of the players.

Jaspal, a resident of Bagan area along Kalimati Road in Sakchi ,used to run an archery equipment business in partnership with Harender Singh, a Jamshedpur-based archery coach.

Compound archer Jaspal had won gold medal at the World Indoor Invitational Championship held at Bangkok in 2018 while Saras used to compete in Indian Round. Saras was as topper National Institute of Sports coaching diploma conducted at SAI, Kolkata last month.

Jaspal , a pass out from Carmel Junior College, was the youngest in the family. His father Awtar Singh is a businessmen while mother Sharanjeet kaur is a homemaker.

His sister Jasbir is pursuing fashion designing course in Bangkok.

The coach Harendra, was lucky who did not accompany Jaspal and Saras owing to an urgent work in Jamshedpur, said it was very unfortunate that his colleagues were dead.

“I, Jaspal and Saras left the city in my car at about 1.45 pm on Tuesday. I got down in Adityapur for a sudden engagement. Jaspal and Saras went ahead with the journey,” he added.

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