ITANAGAR, Jul 10: The Nangram Toglik Badminton Club (NTBC) organized its third Chairman’s Cup Badminton Trophy from July 8 to 9 at Upper Taying Tarang village, near Rajiv Gandhi University. The two-day event concluded with the officer-student pair of Dr David Pertin and Charu Danny clinching the men’s doubles open title.

Pertin and Danny emerged victorious in the final, defeating Tanil Tabang and Taje Pali with scores of 21:16 and 21:19. The tournament, a popular sports event in the area, saw participation from 20 teams and was attended by faculty members, officers, research scholars, students, staff, and badminton enthusiasts from the university and nearby areas.

The tournament began on July 8, inaugurated by social activist Pani Yam and deputy director of APEDA, Bengia Tadap respectively. They advocated for more local-level sports opportunities in their speeches.

The valedictory and prize distribution ceremony was attended by founder and CEO of Eco Trade AI, Shah Tohid, along with Doimukh ZPM Chuku Bablu. Both appreciated the NTBC and the participating players for their sportsmanship and encouraged them to compete at higher levels. Eco Trade AI, a Dubai-based company, sponsored the tournament.

In the semi-final matches, Tanil Tabang and Taje Pali defeated Abhishek Balo and Innao Singpho in straight sets (21:15, 21:20). Dr. David Pertin and Charu Danny overcame Dr Mundeep Deuri and Litlong Nokbi in a thrilling three-set match (21:11, 17:21, 21:18).

The chairman of NTBC, Nangram Toglik, spoke about the club's development, while organizing committee members Nangram Yaper, Dr Atol Bengia, John Sonam Liyak, and Lokam Agung thanked the sponsors and briefed about the tournament. Special prizes were awarded, with Pertin being named Best Player, Tanil Tabang receiving the Best Smasher award, and Khimbu Miso recognized as the Best Defender. The pair of Tai Tania and Tai Taju was declared the best team of the tournament.

Trophies, medals, and cash prizes were distributed to the winners, match officials, and volunteers by the chief guest, patrons, chairman, and secretary of the club. The event was witnessed by a large number of faculty members, officers, research scholars, students, staff, and badminton enthusiasts from the area.