AR conducts badminton championship

AR conducts badminton championship

KHONSA, Jun 29: Khonsa Battalion of Assam Rifles organized 1st Shri-Kon Memorial Badminton Championship at the Battalion’s indoor stadium from June 23 to 27 last in the honour of its martyred soldiers Bhagwan and Nanwang S Konyak. A total of 24 shuttlers from Assam Rifles and civilians from Tirap district participated in the championship.

The competition was organized to encourage the spirit of sportsmanship in the area. All facilities including sports equipments and refreshment were provided to the players during the event.

It is worth mentioning that the badminton championship has brought the youth closer to the security forces and has displayed the power of youth with a motto to drive insurgency & drugs menace away from the region. The civil administration lauded the noble gesture of the Assam Rifles and expressed their heartfelt gratitude for organising such an event.

Prizes to the winners of final matches were given away by Tirap Deputy Commissioner P N Thungon and Commandant, Khonsa Battalion, Assam Rifles. The pair of Chamthak Ralongham and Aboni Phukan won the championship title battering Tingwang Hosai and Vincent Tongluk.

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