|New body of UNEBA formed|
GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - The new body of the United North East Basketball Association (UNEBA) was formed in a general meeting held at the Assam Olympic Association Conference Hall at the RG Baruah Sports Complex here today.
“Basketball is a challenging game. To make this sport a successful one we should be technically fit. We have united here only to take the game to a different level in Northeast,” said Rupam Goswami, chairman, UNEBA.
Rupen Bora, president, UNEBA said, “Basketball is not a popular game in the Northeastern States due to the lack of infrastructure. If you see in Guwahati only private schools are having basketball courts.”
The members of the newly formed body are: Rupam Goswami, chairman; Rupen Bora, president; Mukut Medhi, chief coordinator; Clive W Donai, senior vice president. Vice Presidents: Annusuya Baruah (Assam), Laurin Fela (Mizoram), Motilal Sewa (Tripura), MG Tomcha Singh (Manipur), Teiso Zhaui (Nagaland), Siddharth (Sikkim). Treasurer: Naba Basumatary (Assam). Executive Members: James M Bamun (Meghalaya), Sanatumba Sharma (Manipur), R. Lalnunpuia (Mizoram), BG Chowdhury (Tripura), Bhabajyoti Bhatta (Assam), MM Shah (Assam), Sisil Kalita (Assam). Advisers: Conrad Sangma, MP, Meghalaya; Zhaleo Rio, MLA, Nagaland; Naba Kumar Doley, Sports Minister, Assam; Pulak Goswami, President, Assam Basketball Association; Th Radheshyam, Manipur; Chalrosana, MLA, Mizoram; Samir Chakraborty, president, Tripura Basketball Association.
The new office of the Assam Basketball Association was also inaugurated today by Pulak Goswami, president, Assam Basketball Association at the Nehru Stadium.