The 8th All India Defence Accounts Department Badminton Tournament got underway at the Karambir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor stadium at the Sarusajai Sports Complex, Guwahati on 19th September 2016 with the mega event being inaugurated by Maj Gen AK Jha, General Officer Commanding 51 Sub Area.
Pramod Kumar, IDAS Controller of Defence Acconts, Guwahati in his opening address welcomed all the esteemed guests to include Pradip Chaliha the Guest of Honour, and laid stress upon the need for development of sportsmanship in all citizens of the country.
The tournament is being organized by Controller of Defence Accounts, Guwahati under the aegis of Defence Accounts Sports Control Boardand will conclude on 22nd September 2016 has a total of30 teams from all over India participating.
The Chief Guest Maj Gen AK Jha, General Officer Commanding 51 Sub Area, stressed upon the participants to play with full gusto and a will to win, keeping the principals of sportsmanship in mind. The opening ceremony was marked by a band display and cultural program depicting the rich culture heritage of Assam. At the end of the opening ceremony the Organizing Secretary JK Das, IDAS Deputy Controller of Defence Accounts Guwahati thanked everyone for their efforts.