Quest B club fund raiser held in Kohima
Kohima, June 28 (EMN): With the primary objective to promote and provide a platform to young talented badminton lovers, the Quest B (Badminton) Club organised a fund raising carnival at indoor badminton stadium, Kohima on June 28.
At the venue, an assortment of items were put on display for sale ranging from books, accessories, fast foods, flowers and trinkets which was enthusiastically participated by the club members comprising of both young and old.
Talking to mediapersons, International Badminton player, Ankur Sangpang Rai, who had represented India at the Yonex Chinese Taipei Open, Taiwan and the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships, Lucknow in 2017 was of the view that the state has pool of talents among the youth, and if trained professionally, can compete at the international level.
With experience playing overseas, Rai said northeast have lots of potentials to excel in sports at international level, especially in badminton, combat sports, football and archery.
However, he noted with regret on the lack of proper infrastructure, good guidance and professional input to nurture the talents.
The club members at present, he said has national players and state players who were dedicated to promote youth interested in badminton through organising tournaments, trainings and even sponsor players to participate in the country and abroad once its financial position became stable.
With this vision, Rai said the club was formed and today’s carnival was its first activity. He was optimistic that badminton enthusiasts and well wishers would extend support to promote the youth in sports and games.