Indian Sports Centre (ISC), an apex body under the aegis of Indian Embassy, organized the Indian Inter-organizational Badminton Championship, with as many as 33 teams in doubles and 25 teams in singles with an overall participation of 80 players. The event was organized strictly in adherence with Ministry of Public Health’s Covid-19 protocol and guidelines.
In a very close encounter in the men’s final, Arjun Shine from QIA overcame the challenge from Rehan Arshad to grab the singles title. Meanwhile, Ajmal Ali and Philip from TJSV won the doubles trophy with a spectacular performance over Manoj Sahibjan and Vineeth Nandan from New Vision Badminton.
Indian Ambassador to Qatar Dr. Deepak Mittal inaugurated the final ceremony in an exhibition match, teaming up with Coordination Officer Captain Mohan Atla against the winners of the doubles tournament. Dr. Mittal handed over the trophies to the winners of the tournament.
Dr. Mohan Thomas, the ISC president, said that the organization is planning for more physical activity events in adherence with protocols as fitness and sportsmanship is very crucial for the development of a healthy society.
Care n Cure group was the title sponsor of the event and was represented by their Managing Director, Abdul Rahman, at the event. Other sponsors of the event were Brain Technologies, Spirit Events, Absolute Sports, New Vision Badminton, Radio Mirchi, Al Aqsa Neon and Link Mei. Rusiya Group, ITI Group, Land Royal Properties and Savoy Insurance Brokers are ISC’s annual sponsors for 2021.
During the closing ceremony, ISC vice-president Sheji Valiyath showcased the activities of the body, while ISC MC member Boban Varkey delivered the vote of thanks. Head of badminton Safeeru Rahman managed with event with support of Sippy Jose, Anil Boloor. The event was inaugurated earlier by ICBF president Ziad Usman, while General Secretary T. Sreenivas welcomed the participants and dignitaries.