Sports Life -Dr. Chandra Mehta

By Sh. N. K. Tiwari

 

 

Dr. (Miss) Chandra Mehta will always be remembered in the field of games and sports specially in the game of Table Tennis because of her remarkable achievements and contributions in the State of Rajasthan.

Miss Chandra, after trucking her schooling with flying colours in the field of Education and Games, she choose Medical Profession and became a Doctor in the year 1975. Before she help people by her profession, cruel hands of death snatched her away from this world.

Dr. Chandra attached equal importance to education, games & sports while in schooling and college. She believed and proved that games and sports also help in mental development to achieve the goal of education.

She played practically all games, to name a few like Hockey, Base Ball, Badminton besides Table Tennis being her favorite games. She won numerous prizes and decoration while in school and college. She represented Rajasthan in Junior Girls Hockey Competition and she was Captain in the Game of Badminton while studying in SMS Medical College.

Though she prove that she could play all games excellently, but still table tennis was on the top of her list of games & she mastered it. She was at the top wherever she participated in Tournament and won many shield and trophies. She played practically from all the districts of Rajasthan and was on the top always. She also participated in Burmah Shell Tournaments held at Jaipur and she was the winner for 4 years successively. She was lending in N.R.S.C., University of Rajasthan, besides she brought name for Maharani's College and S. M. S. Medical College where she had studied. She had been Table Tennis Champion in Rajasthan State for 4-5 year and ranked No. 1 for many years. She possessed excellent and impressive behavior.

She will always be remembered by the students of sports and Table Tennis in Rajasthan.

Name of Tournament & Place

Period

Name of Category

Event

Result

 Remark

1. Burmah Shell 19th to 21st Nov., 1965 Junior Girl's Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
2. VIII Jaipur Division 
Girls Higher Secondary
School Tournament, Jaipur.
10th to 12th Nov., 1965 Girls Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
3. Burmah Shell open T.T
Championhip at Jaipur. 
 1st to 3rd October,1966. Women Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Girl's Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Double's Runner-up-Chandra Mehta & partner.  
4. IX Jaipur Division
Girl's H.S. School
Tournament, Jaipur.
November, 1996 Girl's Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
5. Rajasthan State Higher
Secondary Schools 
tournament held at Jaipur.
25th to 29th Nov., 1966 Girl's Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta. Rajasthan State School Champion Awarded by colour of Raj.
      Girl's Double's Runner-up-Chandra Mehta & partner.  
6. Northern India Table Tennis Championship held at New Delhi. 7th to 14th Nov., 1966 Women Single's Lost again India Champion and India No. 1 Miss Usha Sunderraj. Represented Rajasthan in Girls.
7.  XXX All India Inter State and open T.T. championship held at Madras  25th Dec., 1966 to 2nd Jan., 1967 Jr. Girl's Single's Lost against Junior girl's National champion. Represented Rajasthan in Girls
8. Jaipur District open T.T. Championship held at Jai Club, Jaipur. August, 1967 Women Single's Runner-up Chandra Mehta.  
9. Ajmer district open T.T. Championship held at Ajmer. Year 1967 Women Single's Runner-up Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Double's Winner-Chandra & partner.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra & partner.  
10. XVI Rajasthan Inter District & open T.T. Championship held at Ajmer. 15th to 19th Dec., 1967 Women Single's Runner-up Chandra Mehta. Rajasthan No.2 in the year 67-68 and represented Raj. State in Nationals held at Gauhati. 
      Mixed Double's Runner-up Chandra & partner. above
      Women Team event Winner-Jaipur district Team, Chandra Mehta & Partner. above
11. University Maharani's College, Jaipur         Vice Captain of T.T. Team in Maharani's College.
12. University of Rajasthan Women's Tournament held at Ganganagar. 27th to 30th Oct., 1967-68 T.T.  Team event Winner-Maharani's College, Jaipur- Chandra Mehta & Partner.  
13. Monsoon Jaipur district Table Tennis Championship held at jai club, Jaipur. 8th to 10th Sep. '68 Women  Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.   
14. Selection trials for the University of Rajasthan Women's Team held at Bikaner. 13th to 15th Sep., 68 Selected in University team in Inter in the year To University Tournament 1968-69    
15. IInd A.G. Rajasthan Open T.T. Championship, Jaipur 24th to 27th Oct., 68 Women  Single's Winner Chandra Mehta.  
16. University of Rajasthan, Women's Tournament held at Ganganagar ot the year, 1968-69 27th Oct. to 2nd Nov., 1968 T.T. Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta & partner (Maharani's College, Jaipur).

Represented Maharani College as Captain of T.T. Declared Rajasthan University no. 1 and got special prize for the best player in table Tennis. I got special prize for the best outstanding performance and becoming the Rajasthan University no.1 by J.D.T.T. Association. Selected in Jainpur District team as a Captain of Womwn Team.

      Women  Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
17. Jaipur district open Table Tennis Championship, Jaipur 8th Nov., to 11 Nov., 1968 Women  Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra & partner.  
18. XVIII Rajasthan Inter district and open T.T. Championship held at Lakheri. 13th Nov. to17th Nov., 1968 Women  Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta & partner (from Jaipur district)

In the state Championship I won triple crown as well as Women team event.

      Women Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta & partner

Declared Rajasthan Champion and Rajasthan No.1 for the year 68-69

      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta & partner Selected Rajasthan Team for No.1
19. II Maharani's College open N.R.S.C. T.T. Tournament held at Maharani's College From 20th Nov. to 22 Nov., 1968 Women Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
20. VIII Burmah Shall open T.T. Tournament Jaipur From 23th Nov. to27th Nov., 1968 Women Single Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
21. Gandhi Nagar Club Jaipur District T.T. Championship Jaipur From 21th Nov. to 23rd Dec., 1968 Women Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
22. II All India Inter Medical T.T. Championship held at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi. September, 1968 Women's Team   Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
23. S.M.S. Medical College T.T. Tournament Year 1969-70 Inter Class   Runner-up-II Semester.  
      Team Championship.   Chandra Mehta 2 other team members.  
      Open girl's Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
      Open girl's Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
24. XIX Rajasthan Inter district and open T.T. Championship held at Chittourgarh. From 28th July to 2nd August 1970. Women's Singles. Winner-Chandra Mehta. Rajasthan Champion II time.
      Women's Double's Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Partner.  
25. III All India Inter Medical T.T. Championship held at A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi. From 17th to 22 September 1970. Women Team Championship   Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari. II time winner.
26. Rajasthan Inter Medical T.T. Championship held at R.N.T. Medical College Udaipur, (Rajasthan) From 27th Sept. to 2nd Oct., 1970. Women Team event.   Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari.

National Medical Champion got a prize For best player in Table Tennis.

      Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
27. Rajasthan University women's Tournaments held at Vanasthali Uidyapith, Vanasthali for the Year 1970-71 From 20th to 25th Oct., 1970. Women Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari.   
      Women Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.

II time University Championship& declared Rajasthan University No. 1 again.

28. National Table Tennis Championship held at Calcutta. From 19th to 27th Dec., 1970. Women Single's Winner-Chandra Mehta.

Represented Rajasthan as a captain of women's team

29. Jaipur open Table-Tennis Tournament organised by Pragati Sheel Chhtra Sangh at University N.R.S.C., Jaipur. From 18th to 5th Feb. 1971.       A won Ansa Running Tropy.
30. Inter Class S.M.S. Medical College. T.T. Tournament, Jaipur. From 18th to Feb. 1971 Team Championship Winner-IV Semester Chandra Mehtas & 2 Team members.    
31. Rajasthan open N.R.S.C. Tournament held at Humanities Hall University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. From 20th to 22nd Feb.1971. Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta and partner.  
32. VII All India Inter Medical T.T. Tournament held at Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner. From 26th Feb. to 1st March, 1971 Women Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari.

A got Special prize for winning triple Crown. by Principle of Bikaner Medical College.

      Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta and 2 partner.  
33. Jaipur open Mansoon T.T. Championship, held at Jaipur. Form 13th to 16th Aug. 1971. Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
34.   Form 2nd to 4th Sept. 1971. Women Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari.

III time Consecutively National Medical Champ-3rd time consecutively

      Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
35. Rajasthan Inter Medical Cricket and T.T. Tournament held at Udaipur. Form 14th to 18th Sept, 1971. . Women Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta 2 Shashi Bhandari.  
36. Ajmer district open T.T. Championship held at Ajmer. From 24th to 26th Sept. 1971. Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta & 2 partner.  
37. Bhilwar district open T.T. Championship held at Bhilwara. From 1st to 3rd Oct. 1971 Women Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta & 2 partner.  
38. Rajasthan State T.T. Championship held at Kota. From 27th Oct. to 1st Nov., 1971 Women Team event Runner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta & 2 partner.  
      Women Singles Runner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women Doubles Runner-Chandra Mehta.  
39. XXI All India Inter District & open T.T. Championships, 1972 held at Lakheri. 9th Oct. to 14th Oct. Women's Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta. Rajasthan Champion III time.
40. II All India Medical Cultural meet held at AIIMS, New Delhi.  In the Year, 1974 Women's Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women's Team event Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Mixed Doubles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  
41. III All India Inter Medical Cultural meet held at AIIMS, New Delhi. In the Year, 1974 Women's Team event Runner-Chandra Mehta.  
      Women's Singles Winner-Chandra Mehta.  

 

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Information collected from 'Silver Anniversary' souvenir 'Prerna'
published by Dr. Chandra Mehta Public Trust Jainpur

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