During our days, Saya U Yone Moe (GBNF) was the Rector of RIT.
RIT Sports Committee
The Commitee was chaired by Saya U Maung Maung Than (Tex, GBNF). The Committee would organize an Annual Dinner where Certificates were awarded to the students who had represented RIT in the various sports. I received a certificate for Rowing. Ko Aung Khin (M66) received six certificates.
Over the years, RIT won several Inter-Institute Championships. They include
- Table Tennis
- Weight lifting and Body building
Indonesia, Malaysia, and China were the power houses in Asia for Badminton.
Burma did reasonably well in the SEAP and Asian Games. Kyi Nyunt won a Bronze medal in the Asian Games.
Saya U Thein Lwin (EE, GBNF) was President of RIT Badminton Association.
RIT won the Inter-Institute Trophy.
Sai Kham Pan
Sai Kham Pan would bring back shuttle cocks, which were “still good” but discarded at the Training Camp, for his hostel mates.
He was then Number Two in Singles, and Number One in Doubles with Kyi Nyunt (Sagaing, Burma Champion). Due to tight schedules for some tournaments overseas, he had to take books along to study for the examinations.
He had excellent foot work and strong wrists. He needed training partners at RIT. Ko Myint Sein (M69) was his partner in training and in competition.
Ko Khin Maung Win (Sargalay, EP69) was his “reliable” training partner. Sargalay would be given 10+ bonus points for the 15 point game.
Bishnu Shasi (another 69er) also represented RIT in Badminton.