1st Buccieri Basketball Tournament
The 1st Buccieri Memorial Inter School Basketball Tournament 2018 in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School was inaugurated by Shri Dalton P Marak, IPS and Commandant of 2nd MLP battalion, Goeragre, Tura. The tournament is being organised in memory of Fr. Anthony Bucciery SDB, who founded the school sixty years ago in 1957.
The Chief Guest, Shri Dalton P Marak while addressing the students and the participating teams congratulated the school for organising the Inter School Basketball Tournament in memory of one of the well known missionaries, authors and educationist of Garo Hills. He urged students to take up the game of basketball that requires physical stamina, alertness and techniques. He inaugurated the tournament by administering the oath to the participating teams and shaking hands with the players who played the first match.
The Guest of Honour, Shri Gino A Sangma, Assistant lecture, NEHU campus, Tura while expressing his happiness at being part of the functin, encouraged the students to excel in sports and games and win laurels for Garo Hills at the state and national level. He regretted the lack of sports persons, including basketball players, from Garo Hill. He hoped the scenario will change soon with more opportunities being offered to students.
In the first exciting matches the girls of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura defeated St. Xavier School, Tura while in the boys of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Tura triumphed over Don Bosco College (Higher Secondary Section), Tura. Six schools will vie for the trophy.