Li Ning NE Invitational Badminton Tournament Underway In Mokokchung - Eastern Mirror
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Li Ning NE invitational badminton tournament underway in Mokokchung

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Dec 12, 2023 7:04 pm
Col. Rahul Gurung declaring the Li Ning Northeast Invitational Badminton Tournament open at MDBA Indoor Stadium, Mokokchung, on Tuesday.

MOKOKCHUNG —  At least 85 players from north-eastern states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland are participating in the first-of-its-kind Li Ning Northeast Invitational Badminton Tournament, launched on Tuesday at the Mokokchung District Badminton Association (MBDA) Indoor Stadium, Mokokchung.

The tournament is organised by the MDBA under the aegis of Mokokchung District Sports Council (MDSC) and Nagaland Badminton Association (NBA) in commemoration of 50th anniversary of NBA and towards MDBA’s vision 2040.

The players will compete in various categories including Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Men’s 75+ Doubles, Men’s 85+ Doubles, Men’s 95+ Doubles and Men’s 105+ Doubles .

Special guest at the tournament, Col Rahul Gurung, Commandant 12 Assam Rifles, said that badminton is a captivating and dynamic sport that requires agility, quick decision-making and strategic planning.

He said the game of badminton is a competition where one competes with the opponent, judging their moves and making instant decisions, consequently improving one’s mental ability.

He said that sports play a crucial role at every stage of life and can even boost one’s personality, help develop social skills, and improve one’s ability to work in a team, as it gives exposure to ‘team culture,’ which is beneficial in professional life.

He also acknowledged the MDBA, MDSC and NBA for providing such a platform for the young budding players to motivate the youth to excel in sports and in turn, helping them to improve to perform better in higher level events.

Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung and MDSC president Thsuvisie Phoji welcomed the players and expressed hope that the players who have assembled from various states have come with a determination and goal to achieve something for their career.

He urged the players to participate with zeal and determination and showcase their best discipline throughout the tournament.

MBA president Martoshi Jamir has also revealed plans for the association to establish a badminton academy next year. This tournament marks the beginning of interactions between the association and senior players and champions from various Northeast states. The goal is to collaboratively develop an MDBA module for the effective operation and management of the academy, he said.

The tournament will culminate on Dec. 15, 2023.

By Imrongkumba Aier Updated: Dec 12, 2023 7:04:09 pm
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