Summer challenger football tourney begins


Medziphema, July 23: The Summer Challenger Football Tournament 2018 was kicked off by Zhaleo Rio, Deputy Speaker, NLA at Local Ground, Medziphema on Monday. Altogether 25 teams from different districts are taking part in the tournament organised by Catalysts for Change (C4C) group.
The champions will be awarded Rs 50,000, while the runners-up will be awarded Rs 30,000.
Addressing the gathering at local ground, Medziphema, Zhaleo reflected on the past challenges of sportsmen like Dr. T. Ao who captained Indian team at the Olympics in 1948. “Today, we have Kivi Zhimomi who have been inducted in the U-23 Indian team and besides other sportpersons who have made it to the top in their respective fields, it is always through commitment, dedication and perseverance that such goals are achieved,” Rio stated while urging young players to be sincere and hardworking to overcome challenges.
Rio remarked that the PDA government under the leadership of CM Neiphiu Rio will continue to strive for development and prosperity in all spheres, while exhorting the youths to “take advantage of the government’s vision for the welfare and uplift the youths” and to play proactive roles towards a developed, congenial society. (Page News Service)