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BUSHAN HAOBAM LIFTS TROPHY OF THE FIRST HEISNAM BASANTAKUMAR SINGH MEMORIAL IDTA INVITATION OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT, 2020

Published on Wed, 22 Jan, 2020 Both
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Imphal, the January 21, 2020 (DIPR): Bushan Haobam beat Vilasier Khate of Nagaland and lifted the trophy of the first Heisnam Basantakumar Singh Memorial IDTA Invitation Open Tennis Tournament held at Imphal District Tennis Association (IDTA) Complex, Lamphelpat, Imphal.

In today’s final match of Men’s single was played  between Bushan Haobam of Manipur and Vilasier Khate of Nagaland which was followed by Prize distribution cum Closing ceremony of the tournament. The prizes carry Trophies and a cash of  Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,00 for winners and runners up respectively.

Speaking at the closing ceremony as Chief Guest, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Shri R.K. Ranjan lauded the players and appealed the organizer to make more popular the tournament in the future.  Shri Ranjan further said that though the tennis court of IDTA is considered being the best court, it needs to improve in order to promote tennis in Manipur.

The closing function was also graced by President, Imphal District Tennis Association Shri Keisham Ramkumar Singh as President while Commissioner (MAHUD/Art & Culture/.IRP) Shri Mongjam Joy Singh, IAS, Director (IPR) Shri Heisnam Balkrisna Singh, MCS, SP (Vigilance) Shri Heisnam Balram Singh, MPS and Smt. Heisnam (O) Sanatombi Devi attended as  Guests of honour.

Altogether 131 players were participated in the tournament in different categories. It may be mentioned that the first Heisnam Basantakumar Singh Memorial IDTA Invitation Open Tennis Tournament  was inaugurated on January 17, 2020.