Dimapur, September 3: The 43rd Nagaland Inter District and State Open Badminton Championship 2019 under the aegis of Nagaland Badminton Association today at DSCZ Stadium Zunheboto. The championship is being hosted by Zunheboto District Badminton Association with Advisor, Food and Civil Supplies, Legal Meteorology and consumer protection and Justice and Law, Pukhayi and Advisor School Education K T Sukhalu as special guests.
Zunheboto Deputy Commissioner and Convenor of the championship Peter Lichamo delivered the welcome address where he welcomed the Advisor, VIPs, players and delegates and encouraged the players to play with good game spirit.
Vice President, Nagaland Badminton Association, Lemjan Phom thanked the people of Zunheboto for letting them come to the great Sumi land and she explained on how and when Nagaland Badminton Association came into existence.
Special guest Pukhayi in his speech thanked the organizers for organizing such a grand event. He added that Badminton is a fine and attractive game and if one value our own health then one should take up playing Badminton. He further exhorted the participants that it is not only about winning but participation that matters the most.
He took an example of PV Sindhu, the current Badminton world champion saying that hard work and determination always pays and will always take us to new heights and finally declared the championship open.
The programme was chaired by Kileto I Chishi, Assistant Professor Zunheboto Government College, Dr. Hutton Achumi, Pastor Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto said the invocation prayer and Akavi Yeptho presented a special number.
In the first senior match Zunheboto district defeated Longleng district in straight sets and in second match Peren district defeated Tuensang district also in a straight sets.
(Page News Service)