He released the souvenir in a ceremony during the 9th day of the on-going Badminton Premier League (BPL) in the presence of National Executive members of BAI.
Releasing the souvenir, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta congratulated Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA), which under the leadership of Ratu Techi and Bamang Tago as President and Secretary respectively, had hosted the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2016 in a grand manner.
The BAI President disclosed that Arunachal Pradesh was first state to provide free boarding and accommodation to all the participants including officials, players and parents. The participants have all carried back beautiful memories of Arunachal Pradesh, he said.
“It is the first experience of such a national mega event in terms of hospitality and the tournament had successfully captured the national attention,” Dr. Das Gupta said.
He also appreciated the co-operation and support that the Government of Arunachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu extended towards the Organising Committee for making the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2016 a memorable one.