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The five-day summer in-house badminton tournament organized by East Siang Badminton Association (ESBA) in Arunachal Pradesh came to end on Saturday at Town Club in Pasighat.

Team Simyo emerged victorious in all categories of the tournament.

The tournament started on July 8 last.

The closing ceremony was graced by Pasighat East MLA, Kaling Moyong as the chief guest, while District Olympic Association president Tamat Gamoh as guest of honour besides DFO (T), Tashi Mize, DSO Nada Apa and others as special invitees.

The final of the tournament was played between team Simyo and Jaktum, where team Simyo emerged winner by winning junior doubles, mixed doubles and senior doubles.

MLA Moyong who himself is an ardent badminton player in his speech lauded the winners and encouraged the committee to organize more such tournaments in years to come.

While recalling his days before elected as MLA, Moyong said that he use to play badminton in the same Town Club where he and his team had also appealed for renovation of old Town Club.

Speaking on the sidelines of the tournament, Moyong also informed that one indoor stadium with four courts will be constructed in the next five years.

Meanwhile, responding to the memorandum submitted by the ESBA, Moyong assured to look into the renovation of the Town Club and he gave a sum of Rs five lakhs for immediate renovations and repairs of Town Club to the committee.

Moyong also said that under the vibrant leadership of young chief minister, Pema Khandu all round development of Pasighat is becoming possible as Khandu is said of paying enough attention to Pasighat and its people for this centurion being the oldest administrative centre of this frontier state.

Among others ESOA president Tamat Gamoh, DFO (T), Tashi Mize also spoke and encouraged ESBA to take up more such tournament in years to come.


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