Mokokchung, July 11 (EMN): The 33rd Mokokchung District Open Badminton Championship 2019 got underway at the Indoor Badminton Stadium in Mokokchung town on Thursday.
The event is organised by Mokokchung District Badminton Association (MDBA).
Special invitee of the event, Raguramarajan A, Superintendent of Police, Mokokchung said while addressing the gathering said that Nagas have potential in sports but lack of confidence among the young talents hinders their progress. In this regard, he urged the players to build confidence and focus on brushing up their skill to become excellent.
The Police officer asserted that sports activities help a person to mentally focus on achieving one’s aspirations besides working on physical fitness. He further advised the players to give equal importance to studies through time management to succeed in both the fields.
More than 75 players are competing in the competition for various categories, including U-9 Boys Singles, U-11 Girls Singles, U-11 Boys Singles, U-13 Boys Singles and Doubles, U-13 Girls Singles and Doubles, U-15 Boys Singles and
Doubles, U-15 Girls Singles, Open Girls Singles, Men’s Singles and Doubles, 35+ Veteran Doubles, 45+ Veteran Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
The tournament will culminate on July 13 and the winners will walk away with trophies plus certificates.