Badminton tournament concludes in city

Association faces infra problem, asks govt to provide land

Shillong, July 1: The 7th edition of the East Khasi Hills Badminton Championship, organised by the East Khasi Hills District Badminton Association that started on June 29, concluded on Saturday.

There were altogether 120 shuttlers who participated in the event ranging from boys, girls, women and men categories.


Some of the medal winners in various categories are:

  • Under 13 Girls (Single) Asem Chanu Shivani
  • Under 13 boys (Single) Haegan Diengdoh
  • Under 15 Girls Single- Netania T Tariang
  • Under 15 boys single-Gavin Kharbuki
  • Men’s Doubles- P. Joshi and Subadonbor Pyngrope (Winners)
  • Men Single – Mohit Joshi (winner)
  • Women Single- Elsarica Umdor (winner)
  • Under 19 girls’ single- Angenora Monin
  • Under 19 Boys’ doubles- Pratham Majumdar and Raynell Kharbuki (winners)
  • Under 17 Girls’ single – Sneha Chetri
  • Under 19 Boys’ single – Mohit Joshi (winner)

The Chief Guest in the finals was T. Passah, Project Director DRDA, East Khasi Hills District.

Though the East Khasi Hills Badminton Association is committed to promoting and developing the sports, the association is hitting a major road block in its effort for two major reasons, viz, the lack of indoor sports facility and sponsorship.

While organising the 2023 championship the association had to face multiple constraints as there was no indoor facility in the city which is conducive for hosting such an event.

As we are all aware that the U Tirot Sing Indoor Stadium at Lachaumiere had been dismantled to give way for a Bhavan and the JN Sports Complex at Polo also is under massive renovation.

Nonetheless, with the proactive support of Kong Isawanda Laloo, Director of Sports and Youth Affairs the Association was able to manage and conduct the 2023 Championship successfully.

Lastly, the association is determined to explore the possibilities of establishing a proper indoor sports facility to conduct regular trainings and tournaments.

For this, the association urges the government to facilitate and provide to the association a plot of land for the construction of indoor sports facility and also the association appeals to business and corporate houses in the city to support and partner with the association in promoting and sponsoring tournaments and potential young shuttlers.

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