BK Pradhan Memorial Open Football tourney gets underway in Rongli

Rongli, 31 Jul:

The 5th BK Pradhan Memorial Open Football tournament got underway here today at Rongli Melatar Playground.

Organized as part of the Independence Day celebrations here by the ID celebration committee (IDCC) with support from Chujachen Sports Academy (CSA), the inaugural day saw CSA (Red) take on TSA-Gangtok in the opening match and winning 13-02.

In the second match of the day, Lingtam Dawa won against Deben-IX by 2 goals to nil.

Managing Director, Denzong Agriculture Cooperative Society, Dhiraj Pradhan was present as the chief guest accompanied by various departmental officers, IDCC members, CSA executive, schools, NGOs, football lovers.

In a welcome gesture, the chief guest announced to donate boots and uniforms for CSA players and track suits for the Coach. Being also the sponsor of the tournament, he spoke about the achievements of his late father, BK Pradhan, in whose memory the tournament has been named.