Bowang Wangham Memorial Badminton C’ship concludes

LONGDING, Nov 1: Promising shuttler Wangthak Wangsu won the men’s singles title of the first Bowang Wangham Memorial Badminton Open Championship, which concluded here on Thursday.
Wangsu defeated Bolam Wangpan 21-17, 21-14 in a hard-fought final match at the Tingpong Wangham Hall.
Manpu Lukham and Lemhu Wangpan won the men’s doubles title, beating the duo of Drs Tenseng Techi and Rattan Kato 21-16, 21-14 in the final.
The title for the men’s doubles in the veteran category was won by the duo of Nokngam Lukham and Manpu Lukham. They beat the pair of Amit Chaudhry and Chonai Wanpan in straight 21-13, 21-11 sets in the final.
Anya Gangsa and Phekam Wangjen outplayed Chalo Hondique and Achoi Wangpan 21-11, 21-8 to win the women’s doubles title.
The championship was sponsored by the family of late Bowang Wangham. Shuttlers from various parts of the district participated in it.
The closing ceremony was attended by DSO Ahua Wangsu, District Olympic Association president Tailai Taham and secretary Abo Monwangham, along with local leaders, officers, family members of late Wangham, and others.
Wangham was the founder general secretary of the Wancho Cultural Society and the Wancho Youth Association. He is fondly remembered by the people of the Wancho tribe as one of the best social activists of all time.
“Due to his untiring effort, many unwarranted social customs could be abolished, like tattoo systems, polygamy, and unhygienic way of body disposal in those days,” said Nokngam Lukham, a senior club member of the Longding District Badminton Association (LDBA), during the inaugural programme on 28 October.
“It is an honour for the LDBA to conduct its first district-level badminton championship in memory of a great soul who sacrificed his entire life in the service of the Wanchos,” he added.
Longding SP Bharat Reddy also attended the inaugural function. (DIPRO)