The 8th All India Defence Accounts Department Badminton Tournament held under the aegis of Defence Accounts Sports Control Board, New Delhi came to a close on the 22nd of September, 2016 with the prize distribution ceremony cum cultural night organized in the Rhino Auditorium, Narangi Cantt, Guwahati.
The programme started with the lighting of lamp by Chief Guest Shri SK Kohli, Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) followed by a group song performed by the Officers and staff of CDA Guwahati. Shri Pramod Kumar, IDAS, CDA Guwahati welcomed the Chief Guest in the traditional Assamese way. He then welcomed the Station Commander Narangi Brig Subhash Dixit and other dignitaries from the Services and Civil departments of State and Central Government who were present on the occasion.
The colourful function started with a performance by children of DAD staff. Renowned groups of invited artists presented the traditional dances of North Eastern States and Bihu which lifted the spirits of the audience. This was followed by prize distribution to the winners of the tournament by the Chief Guest. In his inspiring speech the Chief Guest cheered all the participants for their active participation in the event. In the simplest of words, he explained the importance of being a dynamic personality which is enhanced by the sportsmanship spirit and nurtured by the fraternal feeling.