GUWAHATI, Sept 7 - The CBSE Cluster-I (East Zone) U-17 and 19 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament got off today at the Miles Bronson Residential School (MBRS), Borjhar. The three-day tournament is being hosted and organised by MBRS.
The inauguration ceremony of the tournament was attended by KK Choudhury, Controller of Examinations, CBSE, New Delhi as the chief guest.
A total number of 22 schools, including the host MBRS, are participating out of which 17 are U-19 boys teams and 12 are U-19 girls teams. However, in the U-17 category 7 boys and 10 girls teams are taking part.
Welcoming the participating schools, Dr NK Dutta, the founder and principal of the host school emphasised on the importance of games and sports as precursor of a healthy life and urged all to maintain a benevolent sportsman spirit throughout the tournament.
Chief guest KK Choudhury in his address extended greetings and good-luck to all the participants. He said victory is great, still greater is noble combat.
Today�s results: (U-17 Boys) Sainik School, Goalpara bt MBRS, Borjhar; NPS, Lakhra bt KEA, Ahomgaon; Indus Academy, Jagiroad bt Faculty HS School, Amingaon. (U-17 Girls) Indus Academy, Jagiroad bt SFS, Narengi; Don Bosco, Panbazar bt Faculty HS School, Amingaon; MBRS, Borjhar bt St Claret School, Borjhar. (U-19 Boys) Gurukul Grammar School, Guwahati bt Pragjyotish School, Boragaon; SFS, Narengi bt St Xavier�s, Goalpara, Sarla Birla Gyan Jyoti, Amingaon bt Axel Public School, Lakhra. (U-19 Girls) Royal Global School, Guwahati bt Donyi Polo School, Itanagar; Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Amingaon bt Faculty HS School, Amingaon; Gurukul Grammar bt Axel Public School, Lakhra.