Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) has been assigned the task to organize the Senior Ranking National Badminton Championship at Itanagar by the Badminton Association of India.
So, from September 20 to 25, Itanagar will be seeing some badminton action. The new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu emphasized on development of every field including sports while giving the nod to host the prestigious National Level Senior Ranking Badminton Championship in the State where more than 600 leading players from across the country will participate.
He assured to take up other demands of ASBA in the State Cabinet after its formation which includes construction of a National Badminton Academy having eight courts at a range of 6 km between Itanagar – Naharlagun to be named after Late Dorjee Khandu and taking over of the Dorjee Khandu State Open Badminton Championship by the State government which is scheduled for August 10 – 13 this year.
The Dorjee Khandu State Open Badminton Championship for the last three years has been sponsored by the family of late Dorjee Khandu.