UAE: India Social and Cultural Centre Abu Dhabi (ISC), the largest socio-cultural organization for the Indian community in the Middle East, and Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free join hands to host the 1st Abu Dhabi Open Badminton League Tournament at the Indian Social Centre. We are fortunate to have Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free as the Main sponsor for this event and for their constant support. The Co-Sponsors for this major event is NMC Group.
ISC facilitates its members with Badminton, Squash, Tennis, Table Tennis, Snooker, Swimming pool and with a high profile Gymnasium. With a current strength of 2,300 members (8000 including dependants) and with its state-of-the-art building spanning over an area of 90,000 sq.ft, India Social & Cultural Centre, Abu Dhabi is the largest recreational Centre in the Middle East for the Indian community and enjoys an atmosphere of harmony and goodwill. This premier socio-cultural organization was established in the year 1967. Social services, cultural activities and sports have been incessant achievements throughout 46 years of its existence by associating the cultural diversities and traditions of UAE and India, which is the main objective. The centre, by its own pride and dignity, has always been recognized as a unique platform for all highly reputed Corporates.
Ramesh V Panicker, the President of ISC announced the launching of the ‘Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free Presents 1st ISC – Koosamma Shetty Memorial UAE Open Badminton League Tournament 2015’. The badminton section in ISC Abu Dhabi itself has a strength of more than 700 members, utilizing the facility on a regular basis. The badminton courts in ISC are of International Standards.
Ramesh V Panicker and the Managing Committee thanked Dr B R Shetty, CEO & Vice Chairman of NMC Healthcare, for having consented to institute a Trophy in memoriam of his late mother, Koosamma Shetty.
The highlight of this privileged tournament is that the League match is open to all UAE residents. We expect that UAE top players from various nationalities will show their skills and professionalism. We expect 10 top clubs of UAE to take part ISC Big Ticket Abu Dhabi Duty Free UAE Open Badminton Tournament. General Secretary M A Salam said that the main objective of this tournament is to inspire the spirit of the game irrespective of nationalities and to bring them together as relations at the one and only India Social and Cultural Centre. Sports Secretary George remarked that the overall participation is expected to reveal a show worthy of excellent skills combined with high endurance levels, and the goal to attain the championship under the roof of ISC, Abu Dhabi. It is a great opportunity for all the Badminton lovers around UAE to witness this big sporting event that will be starting from 9 October to 23 October 2015. The total cash prize is estimated at AED 40,000.
The meeting was chaired by President Ramesh V Panicker, along with Gen Secretary M A Salam, Sports Secretary George Varghese, Asst Sports Secretary Mohd Younus Usman, Tournament Coordinators A M Nizar, R Rakesh, Sheryl – representing Abu Dhabi Duty Free the Main sponsor and Seema Shetty – Executive Director of NMC healthcare, the facilitator of the tournament.
Our upcoming events:
ISC-UNB-3rd UAE Open Squash Tournament-2015 on 1st October,2015 onwards
ISC- Arab Udupi 3rd UAE Open Throw ball Championship 30th October,2015