2nd Kohima Inter-department badminton tourney begins
Kohima, July 22: The second edition of the Inter-departmental Badminton tournament Kohima 2022 began today at the Nagaland Legislative Assembly multipurpose hall in Kohima.
The two day tournament is organized by the Inter-department Badminton Club (IDBC) has participation of employees from 31 government departments and agencies.
Gracing the event as the special guest, Minister of higher education and tribal affairs, Temjen Imna Along said that the tournament is a great-one place for the government employees to assimilate sportsmanship through badminton.
He challenged the participants to also plan and work out ways on how to help people. Beyond the tournament, Along suggested that the employees unite and form the best team to help people in all areas.
Further, he urged them to promote youngsters and facilitate sportspersons in the state. In this regard, he said that there is a need to produce champions in sports and push the state to be at the forefront in sports.
Deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima and IDBC convenor, Shanavas C, informed that a total of 31 departments comprising of 98 teams are competing in the tournament.
The idea behind, he said, is to facilitate interactions and talks among government departments and agencies through the sport with the main aim to build friendship and camaraderie.
More than winning and losing, he said that it is the encouragement and participation of the employees that matters. However, to make the Inter-department badminton tourney to be a sustainable model, he suggested that from the next edition, departments can take ownership to host the tournament on a rotational basis.
The four categories of games that are being played include –Men’s Doubles (Two teams from each department), Women’s Doubles (One team from each department), Mixed Doubles (One team from each department), and 50+, legislators and retirees.
(Page News Service)