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Davis Cup Junior Asia-Oceania Champion Bushan Haobam accorded grand reception

Sports Minister Govindas Konthoujam praised the achievements of Bushan Haoban at the international circuit at such a tender age and promised to reward him a cash incentive of Rs 5 lakh by his department.

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Imphal: Bushan Haobam, a budding tennis player of Manipur who is a member of the Indian tennis squad which won the Davis Cup Junior Asia – Oceania Zone, 2022 in New Delhi recently has been accorded a grand reception in Imphal Saturday.

The reception ceremony organised by the Imphal District Tennis Association in its complex at Lamphelpat was attended by the Minister of YAS & PWD, Manipur,  Govindas Konthoujam;  MLA of Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency, Khumukcham Joykisan Singh, and Director of YAS,  T. Phullen Meitei, Manipur among others. 

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Speaking on the occasion, Govindas Konthoujam, praised the achievements of Bushan Haoban at the international circuit at such a tender age and promised to reward him a cash incentive of Rupees 5 lakh by his department. He also encouraged the youths of the State to emulate the feat of Bushan Haobam.

In his presidential address, Khumukcham Joykisan Singh, also appreciated the indomitable spirit of Bushan in achieving excellence in the international tennis arena which no Manipuri has achieved so far while recalling his earlier involvement in promoting sports in Manipur, particularly soccer. 

An ecstatic and overjoyed Bushan narrated about his struggle, hard work and maiden international success during the reception function. Yambem Leelenje who groomed up Bushan in his initial years as coach also pointed out the unique talent and great potential the local lad has in store.   

On his arrival at Imphal Airport, Bushan Haobam was given a rousing welcome with garlands by his family members, fans and hundreds of local tennis players.

Earlier, the Tennis Association of India has selected Bushan Haobam as member of Indian Junior Team for the Asia Oceania Qualifying Zone Junior Davis Cup 2022 and Junior Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Competition. With the recent success, Bushan and his Indian teammates have qualified for World Group Junior Davis Cup under 16 boys’ tennis tournament.

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