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Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav unveils logo of 'deshi dhanush' tournament

The Indian team is scheduled to participate in the World Crossbow Championship in Portugal in June.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday unveiled the logo, released the jersey and launched a website of the Indian Crossbow Shooting Association which is holding an inaugural international tournament here. The crossbow has been renamed "Deshi Dhanush."

Akhilesh Yadav said the sport of crossbow shooting will now be popular throughout the world, as it has been launched from the city of the Taj Mahal.

The event, which was held at the Eklavya Stadium here, is the brainchild of Agra-resident and national player Rajat Vij, who is also the president of the Indian Crossbow Shooting Association.

The Uttar Pradesh government will promote crossbows as a sport in the state. Launched the official website and logo of the Indian Crossbow Shooting Association in Agra today.

Posted by Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Rajat's wife Hina is the first Indian to win two gold medals and three silvers at the World Crossbow Championship in Florida last year.

An 18-member team from Japan, US, Sweden and Portugal has arrived here to give a live demonstration.

The Indian team is scheduled to participate in the World Crossbow Championship in Portugal in June.

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