Guwahati, 7th September, 2018: The CBSE Cluster – 1 (East Zone) Under 17 & 19 Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament 2018-19, has got a kick start today at Miles Bronson Residential School (MBRS), Borjhar. The tournament is now being hosted and organized by MBRS and will go on till 9th September, 2018. The inauguration ceremony of the tournament was graced by Shri P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati as the Chief Guest.
A total of 30 CBSE schools encompassing the 8 states from NE, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim including the host MBRS have participated in the tournament out of which 19 are U-19 boys and 12 are U-19 girls teams. However in U-17 Boys and Girls categories, there are 15 and 13 teams respectively.
Dr. N. K. Dutta, the Founder and Principal of the host school MBRS, extended a warm welcome to all the participating CBSE schools encompassing the entire NE region to MBRS. Dr. Dutta in his speech emphasized upon the role of sports to enhance the maintenance of a Physically & Psychologically Fit Health & Mind with an anxiety free life. He also referred about the invaluable virtue of accepting defeat and fair play and asked all to carry on the benevolent ideals of sportsmanship spirit throughout the tournament.
The Chief Guest Sri P. I. Sabu, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati in his address extended greetings and good-luck to all the participants and made a clarion call to all to maintain a congenial atmosphere throughout the tournament and to build a splendid camaraderie to fulfil the real cause of organizing this Cluster Matches. Shri P. I. Sabu also declared the opening of the tournament.