Legship, November 19 (IPR): The Balachaturdashi Mela Cup Open Football Tournament 2019 kicked off at community ground, Legship, today.
The inaugural match was played between Mini Boys Legship and YBFA Gyalshing.
Hon’ble Minister for Education and Sports & Youth Affairs Departments, Government of Sikkim Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha officially inaugurated the tournament.
Minister Lepcha, referring to the demands placed by the Hon’ble Minister-cum-Area MLA Gyalshing Bermiok constituency, assured to address demands of establishment of adventure sports of Rock Climbing. He stressed upon need to maintain fitness in life and said adventurous sports and culture can be considered as prime requirements in sports scenario.
He also encouraged players to play with real sportsman spirit and friendliness.
Minister Shri Lok Nath Sharma acknowledged the efforts made by local people for the establishment of Community Play Ground at the most difficult geographical terrain. He also proposed a demand for the establishment of Sports Hostel and Rock Climbing Centre to utilize a blessed geographical terrain at adjacent part of the play ground for adventurous sports development.
Further he extended his best wishes to the players participating in the tournament. The programme was also attended by Additional Director Collector, SDM and officials from District Administrative Centre Gyalshing