BAM organizes North Sikkim Badminton tourney to promote fitness

Mangan, 26Oct (IPR):Badminton Association of Mangan[BAM] is organizing the secondedition of North Sikkim Open Badminton Tournament from 25-27 Oct onthe theme “Khelo India – Hum Fit Toh India Fit”. The event is co sponsored by NHPC Stage IV Power Project.

The tournament was inaugurated on 25 Oct by Minister for Forest Environment& Wildlife Management Department, TW Lepcha.

The semifinal matchesof the tourney was held today in Under 16 Girls and Boys, Open Men and Women Single, Open Women Double and Veteran Double categories at the auditorium of Mangan Nagar Panchayat.

Chief Engineer of NHPC Stage IV who is also the president of BAM welcomed the participants and the guests and stated that the tournament was being organized to encourage interest in the sport and promote physical activity.

District Collector, North, Karma R Bonpo, who attended the event as chief guest today, in his address, stated that sports play an important role in the development of the nation. He urged the participant to use the platform to further refine their talents and strive for higher goals.

Senior Superintendent of Police, South, ShammiRai, attended the tournament as special guest. The organizers felicitated MrRai for his contribution towards development of sports in the district.

The finale of the tourney is scheduled to be held on 27 Oct.