District-level HDMT ends

SEPPA, Dec 30: The 3rd edition district-level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy being organized for East Kameng district was ended successfully with the final football match played between 8th Bameng AC and 10th Seppa-East AC in boys’ category today here at General Ground, Seppa.

Recalling the extreme sacrifice made by Late Hangpan Dada, 10th Seppa-East MLA Tapuk Taku exhorted the participants to play the game with true sportsman spirit and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the game. He further urged the players to play the game with utmost fairness and discipline.

Quoting “health is wealth,” Taku enlightened the gathering about the advantages of games & sports and urged the seniors and parents to show and guide the younger generation to imbibe socially acceptable qualities and adopt the mantra of hard work and perseverance in order to achieve something fruitful in life. He further exhorted the youth to give equal importance to study also.

Highlighting about government initiatives towards sports, Taku informed and elaborated about the scope in sports and the existing quota system in govt. jobs and provision of cash awards for meritorious sportspersons and simultaneously, advised everyone to avail the commendable scheme of the Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh at the fullest.

Regarding a memorandum submitted by East Kameng Badminton Association, he has assured to pursue the matters with all concerned competent authorities.

He handed over a financial assistance as contribution to the organizing committee for successful completion of the tournament.

Quoting “winning and losing is part of a game”, Deputy Director (Sports) Mala Linggi congratulated the participating players for being selected for district level after winning at their respective constituency-level tournaments and advised them to exhibit sportsmanship spirit while playing in accordance with the prescribed rules and regulations of the game.

Elaborating on the socio-cultural aspects of sports & games, she informed the gathering about the merits of playing any sports in life and enlightened its positive dividend in terms of personality development or physical wellbeing of an individual.

She also assured to look into all the genuine needs as appealed in the memorandum.

In-charge District Sports Officer Pudam Taku also spoke on the occasion and briefed the gathering about the aims and objectives and gist of the tournament.

Cultural display and fire crackers show were the highlights of the event.

Amidst huge gathering, ADC Chayangtajo Rajib Chiduni and host of govt. officials and public leaders were also present and witnessed the grand event.

The 3rd edition district-level Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy was kicked off earlier on Friday last by Chairman (Food & Civil Supplies) Ramjo Pordung and PD (DRDA) Dahey Sangno.

The following is the result of the 3rd edition district-level HDMT:

Boys category: Football – 10th Seppa-East AC (winner) & 8th Bameng AC (runners-up) while in volleyball 9th Chayangtajo AC (winner) and 8th Bameng AC (runners-up).

Girls category: Football – 11th Seppa-West AC (winner)& 10th Seppa-East AC (runners-up) while in volleyball 12th Pakke Kessang AC (winner) & 8th Bameng AC(runners-up.

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