Hero Ram Charan has started the Cherukuri Lenin Memorial first national ranking archery contest here on Sunday.
Ram Charan has attended the programme with his wife Upasana.
Speaking on the occasion, he has expressed the hope that Indians and state sportspersons would win more international medals in this sport.
About 125 men and 75 women from 20 women would be participating in the tournament being held in the Andhra University Golden Jubilee grounds.
Speaking on the occasion, Cherukuri Satyanarayana, organizing secretary of the Andhra Archery Association has said the association was encouraging state archers to achieve higher levels.
State minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and AP Archery Association President Anil Kamineni and others have participated in the programme.