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Young Achiever Award to Billiards Champion Shrikrishna S


Posted on : 23/Feb/2017 5:20:39 PM

The Rotary Club of Madras East, one of the premium Clubs in Chennai, in association with the Murugavel Selvan Foundation, presented this years Young Achiever Award to Shrikrishna S, Billiards and Snooker Champion.

Mr. Ravi Viswanathan, President Growth Markets, Tata Consultancy Services, was the chief guest. Rtn. Ananth Kittappa, President, Rtn. R. Sai Siva Kumar, Director- New Gen and Rtn. Murugavel Selvan, Managing Trustee, Murugavel Selvan Foundation, RCME, along with fellow Rotarians were present during the function.

Rtn. President Ananth said, The Young Achiever Award was initiated in the year 2011. This award is given annually to promising youngsters from categories of sports, education, technology, social works, literature etc. This annual award is being given to appreciate and identify capable youth and thereby motivating young citizens of the society. This year, RCM East and Murugavel Selvan Foundation take pride in presenting the Young Achiever Award to the talented Shrikrishna S, Billiards and Snookers Champion.
About Shrikrishna S 
Starting from the young age of 10, when most kids are playing video games, Shrikrishna has been playing in championships and winning laurels at the State and National levels and also representing the country in the World Amateur Snooker Championship. His continuous showing at both the National and International outings has ensured steady progress in the game.
Notable games of his were the World Amateur Snooker Championship (IBSF World Snooker Championship), the premier non professional snooker tournament in 2015, and winning Gold in the IBS F- World under 21 Billiards Championship in Adelaide, Australia.
Accolades of Shrikrishna 
1. All 6 State Titles in Tamilnadu Championship including Mens Unique Feat - and for the 2nd Consecutive Year - Record in India
2. National U18 Billiards Winner Hat-Trick 2015, 2016, 2017
3. National U18 Snooker Winner 2016 & 2017
4. National U21 Billiards Winner
5. National Men`s Billiards - Top 16
6. National Men`s Snooker Top 48
7. World U18 Snooker - Top 8
8. World U21 Snooker - Top 32
9. World Men`s Billiards - Quarter Finalist - Shrikrishna caused the biggest upset of the competition by sending off Former World No.3 and highly established billiards player from India Bhaskar Balachandra in Last-16 knockout stage.
About RCME:
RCME is a 30-year-r-old club in the Rotary International District 3230. With some of Chennais eminent citizens as its member it is a trendsetter in terms of the quality and size of the project it undertakes. Starting from the vocational training college and Winners Bakery to the mobile Blood Bank and Cancer Screening bus, RCME has revolutionized the concept of community Service. With President Ananth Kitappa at the helm, once again RCME has gained great satisfaction in his projects.
RCME also believes in recognizing and honoring men and women who have made a mark in the lives of others and been instrumental in taking the name of India forward. The most heart warming of the awards is the Young Achiever Award.
About Murugavel Selvan Foundation:
Murugan Selvan Foundation gives back to society by helping the underprivileged and deserving people in the field of Sports, Health, Education, Arts etc.
Previous Year Awardees:
2011: Balaji for Fencing; Lokesh for Arts and  Isaiarasan for academics
2012: Ramkumar for Tennis and  Ananya for Environment
2013: Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran application developers
2014: Ashraya Mahesh for Tennis
2015: Yamini Prashant for Literature and Yash Aradhya for Motor Sporting.




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