Mangaluru: Christian Sports Association organizes Badminton Tournament

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Mangalore, 05 Dec 2023: The 3rd edition of Badminton Tournament organized by Christian Sports Association Mangalore has successfully concluded at Fr. Muller Indoor Stadium on Sunday 3rd December 2023. The tournament was specially staged for all Christian community players of Mangalore and Udupi dioceses.


Christian Sports Association came into existence with a clear objective to bring in awareness of Sports activities among the community sports lovers and to provide them an opportunity to exhibit their sports talents in competitions and tournaments. The intention is to promote all popular games like football, volleyball, cricket etc. These days badminton being the most followed game by many children and youngsters in the region, many academies and indoor courts have come to boost their interests. CSA too is supporting the Badminton enthusiasts by staging 3 tournaments in the last four years since its inception in the year 2019.


On 3rd edition there were altogether 124 teams registered in the different age categories participated in the event. For children under 13 & 17 age category– Boys & Girls there were a singles match and it was pleasing to see the lot of children & teens competed and exhibited their skills. The doubles matches were planned for men & women above 17 years ages in different categories and there was a good response.


It was a badminton feast altogether and the players, badminton lovers truly enjoyed the game throughout the day.



Inaugural Ceremony: the inaugural ceremony was held at 10 a.m. though the matches were commenced early in the day. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Administrator Fr. Muller Medical College presided over the function. Mr. Pradeep D’ Souza, Joint Director Planning & Statistics Dept. of Govt. of Karnataka, Mr. Nikhil D. Silva – General Manager - Bon Masala & Food Products, Mr. Everest Pinto – renowned Volley Ball Player & Coach were the chief guests.


Mr. John Pais the President CSA welcomed the guests and gathering. The guests formally inaugurated the tournament by lighting the lamp. Mr. Pradeep D’Souza in his message hailed the efforts of CSA and wished all the very best to all players. Fr. Ajith Menezes in his presidential address promised their support and congratulated CSA for organizing badminton tournaments and other sports competition for Christian community plyers. He urged all the youth to take interest in sports to keep themselves active and healthy all the time.


Later all the dignitaries on played in the court and inaugurated the game.


Valedictory Ceremony: The valedictory ceremony took place at 5.30 p.m. Mr. Ivan Pinto, Sports Promoter & Sports Enthusiast, Ms. Lizzy Pinto – Secretary Community Empowerment Trust Mangalore, Mr. Pradeep D’ Souza, Ms. Trivia Veigas, Ms. P V Sharada, Mr. Sai Karthik Reddy were present as guests of honor.


Later the prizes were distributed to the winners – 1ST & 2ND place – by all the eminent dignitaries on the stage. The prizes comprised of attractive trophy and cash prize.


The breakfast, lunch and evening tea / snacks were served to all the players and visitors. The food was prepared and served by Patrao Caterers Mangalore. 


Melvin Peres, treasurer of CSA compered the inaugural & valedictory ceremonies. It has been appreciated the hard work put in by the secretary CSA Mr. Lawrance Crasta, the tournament convenor Mr. Arun Baptist, the all-time support by Mr. Agnel, the selfless service pf Chief Referee & and match referees. The Sponsors, benefactors were remembered and thanked during the program. The program concluded with singing of National Anthem. 



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