Port Blair, Aug 27: An Open Badminton tournament is being organised by the Ambitious Badminton Club Dairy Farm (ABCD) under the aegis of Badminton Association of Andaman & Nicobar Islands(BAANI) at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indoor Badminton Court Dairy Farm. This is the maiden badminton tournament by ABCD which is being organized in connection with National Sports Day 2023 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Hockey Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand from 26th to 29th August 2023 in two categories viz Men’s Single and Men’s Double.
Ms. Veditha Reddy, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman was the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony who unveiled the tournament trophies to kick start the event in presence of Mr. Joga Rao, Councillor ward No. 14, B Eswar Rao, Vice President, Ambitious Badminton Club Dairy Farm(ABCD) and members of ABCD, Speaking on the occasion the chief guest appreciated the efforts of ABCD in creating sports awareness among youth of Dairy farm by organising such a wonderful badminton tournament.
Around 50 players are participating in the tournament with great enthusiasm. In the first round of Men’s Single that played today, Aditya defeated Balwant by 21-16, 21-16, Gokulan defeated Ansad by 21-10, 21-04, Gautam defeated Janaki Rao by 21-08, 21-05, Suresh defeated Ravi by 21-11,21-12, Sandeep Defeated Aniket by 21-09,21-15 and Rahul defeated Joga Rao by 21-11-21-13.
The finals will be played on 29th August 2023 followed by a prize distribution ceremony.