Mangan, 13 August (IPR): Hon’ble Minister for Rural Management Development, Panchayati Raj, Cooperative and Ecclesiastical Affairs Departments, Shri Sonam Lama attended the second semi final football match of the 73rd Independence Men’s Open MLA Cup 2019 at Mangan public ground, Mangan today.
Minister, Shri Lama was accompanied by the Superintendent of Police, Shri Sonam Gyatso Bhutia who is also the president of North District Football Association.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister, Shri Lama extended his gratitude to the people of North Sikkim for bringing SKM party into the Government and assured that the ruling Government would work in the interest of the State without any political interference. He also called the public of the district to approach his department for any developmental works or grievances for which he will always be there to help.
The second semi final was played between Denzong Dragons and Dzongu Football Federation where the Denzong Dragons won the match in a penalty shootout and entered into the final match which will be played between Singiksa and Denzong Dragons on 15th August.
In its first session, Second semifinal of women open football was played between Hee-gyathang Sr. Sec School and Mangan Police Station where Smt. Chung Kipu Lepcha was present as the chief guest. Mangan Police Station won the match in a penalty shootout and entered into the final. The final Match will be played between Mangan Police and NSFA.
Earlier, NDFA also felicitated Minister, Shri Sonam Lama and Smt Chung Kipu Lepcha with a souvenir.