Gangtok, 04 Jul:
The first edition of Akkar Summer Open Football Tournament officially kicked off today at Jorethang playground in South Sikkim.
Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly, KN Rai was the chief guest of the inaugural function.
He was accompanied by Deputy Speaker [SLA], Sonam Gyatso Lepcha and Health Minister, AK Ghatani.
Addressing the function, Mr Rai urged the gathering to stay united and come together to build a model society. He congratulated the organizers of the tournament for providing a platform to the budding talents of the State.
He further appreciated all the people of Jorethang for cooperating with the organizing committee.
The first match of the tournament was played between United Brother Kalimpong and Aakraman Gangtok wherein the former defeated the latter 3-2.
Rohit Ansari from Aakraman Gangtok was named man of the match.