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Ritabrata bags badminton crown

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, Dec 23 - The third edition of Major Ashish Kumar Roy memorial badminton tournament organized jointly by the Recreation Club of Cachar Cancer Hospital (CCH), Silchar in association with Major Ashish Kumar Roy Foundation concluded recently.

A total of 40 shuttlers participated in the tournament. On the final day of the tournament, singles and doubles for men and women were played. Budding shuttlers Ritabrata Paul clinched the men�s singles trophy beating Amit Saha. In the women�s singles, Rumi Sinha defeated Sudipta Singha. Ritabrata and Amit who partnered in the men�s doubles final defeated the duo of Babar Khan and ShahRukh Islam Laskar. The winners received cash awards with trophies and certificates from Brigadier Manish Erry, Col. Dr AG Mathur and Lt Col. Manoj Gurung of the Indian Army and Dr Ravi Kannan, director of the hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, Brigadier Erry said that the players exhibited greats skills and the tournament has been of the highest standards. He lauded the efforts of the Foundation for organising the event in a successful manner. The brigadier also made financial contributions to the hospital on the occasion.

Acknowledging the support and the response, Dr Kannan said that they would try to utilise the feedback from the people to develop the infrastructure and improve facilities for the sport.

It may be mentioned that the hospital�s recreation club has earned the status of associate member of the District Sports Association Silchar.

Rajeev Kumar, general secretary of the foundation and also a close friend of Major Ashish Kumar Roy, said that Major Roy, who was born on February 10, 1982 in Patna, sacrificed his life in line of duty on December 03, 2012 maintaining the highest standards of Indian Army. Kumar further said Major Ashish Kumar Roy was an idealist and had tremendous respect and regard for our nation. Kumar thanked everyone for making the event successful.

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