Thursday, June 1, 2023

2nd Inter departmental badminton tourney concludes


The two-day 2nd Inter-Departmental Badminton Tournament Kohima edition, organized by Inter Department Badminton Club (IDBC), which began on July 22 concluded on Saturday at Nagaland Legislative Assembly multi-purpose hall, Kohima.
A total of 98 teams representing 31 departments from Kohima district took part in four categories including Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and 50+ Legislators & Retirees. During the course of the tourney a total of 95 matches were played.
In the Men’s Double, Er Vipulhou Lhoungu and Er Imolong Jamir from Technical Education emerged as the winners by defeating SabouYashü and KekhriesetuoZiephru from IDBC. Debahuti Lahon and Angela from Accountant General emerged as the winners in Women’s Doubles while Uma Tamang and Shoniu S of PHQ finished as runners-up. In the Mixed Double, Manoj Kumar and Uma Tamang of PHQ beat Debahuti Lahon and A P Chophy of AG to emerge as the winners.
While in 50+, Legislator’s & Retiree’s category, I Temjen Ao and N Wati emerged as the winners defeating Bendang Jamir and Pelezotuo Miachieo.
Earlier during the inaugural, special guest, minister of Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, TemjenImna Along, urged the different departments to assimilate not just in the games but even in other areas in order to harbour unity. He said there was a dire need for the people to work together especially those in the government sector to bring about changes.
He said everyone should become responsible citizens of the State and contribute in their respective capacities for the overall development and growth of the State.
Expressing his displeasure over the blame game, Along said people should stop such behaviours and strive to get things done instead of waiting on someone else to do it. He observed that Nagaland being a small State, if the people want then everyone would find something good and positive about the State one way or the other. The closing ceremony was graced by MLA Shri. Y. VikhehoSwu as the guest.
Swu also represented Legislator’s team along with fellow legislator MLA, Eshak Konyak.
The oldest participant in the tournament was Bendang Jamir, a 77 year-old who also had represented India at World Veterans Badminton Championship held in Turkey recently.
Racket and kit bag were handed out to one young badminton player from Kohima District.
The event was organised with a vision to nurture coordination and camaraderie among the various departments.


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