By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 24 Dec: The 50th Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Memorial Tournament is being held under the auspices of the CSIR-IIP Staff Club, Dehradun, and the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Sports Promotion Board, New Delhi.
The event was inaugurated on 23 December. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR, Lucknow, and President, CSIR-Sports Promotion Board. The Special Guest was Deepanjan Moytra, SPB Observer. A souvenir was released by the Chief Guest, Special Guest, Dr Anjan Ray, Director CSIR-IIP, Amar Jain, Chairman, Organising Committee, Dr Pankaj Kannaujia, Organising Secretary, and Naveen Mourya, Secretary, Staff Club, IIP.
In Cricket, the first match on the first day was played at IIP Ground, between Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, and Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai. CEERI, Pilani, won by 88 runs. Santosh Kumar of CEERI, Pilani, was declared Man of the Match.
In the match played at Doon Sports, Kuanwala, IICT, Hyderabad, took the honours. In the match played at Maharana Pratap Sports College, CDRI, Lucknow, proved the winner.
In the first Volleyball match, CEERI, Pilani, beat SERC, Chennai, 2-0. CDRI, Lucknow, beat CLRI, Chennai, 2-0, in the second match. CIMFR, Dhanbad, beat IICT, Hyderabad, 2-0, while NISCAIR, New Delhi, beat IMTECH, Chandigarh, 2-0. In the 5th match, CEERI, Pilani, beat CSIR Complex, New Delhi, 2-0, and CIMFR, Dhanbad, beat CSIR Complex, New Delhi, 2-0.