Final phase of ITBP Friendship Cup 2018 off to a spectacular start

Final phase of ITBP Friendship Cup 2018 off to a spectacular start

ITANAGAR, Aug 9: The third and final phase of ITBP Friendship Cup 2018 got off to a spectacular start with Sanjeev Raina, IG NE FT R HQ, ITBP, launching it at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun today.

The tournament is being organized by 31st Bn, ITBP under the guidance of NE FIR, HQ for border villages of Arunachal Pradesh.

Top three teams namely TCC from Upper Subansiri district, Sarli from Kurung Kumey district and Siang Tigers from West Siang district moved into the third and final phase of the tournament.

The aim and objective of the tournament was to create fervour of football among the youths of Arunachal Pradesh and to provide the talented players a deserving stage to showcase their amazing skills.

The chief guest, Sanjeev Raina wholeheartedly applauded the youth of Arunachal for their enthusiastic participation in the tournament as envisaged by R K Pachnanda, DG, ITBP Force to promote the harmonious bond shared by the people of Arunachal with ITBP and also to present the talented football players representing various far-flung border villages of the State.

The first phase of the tournament was organized in the middle of July last as all matches were played at various remotely located villages near border outposts of ITBP spread all over Arunachal Pradesh, wherein teams from 72 border villages of the State participated.

The second phase was organized by SHQ (LKB), SHQ (DBRG) and SHQ (TZP) from 02-08-2018 to 06.08.18 under the aegis of SHQ (LKB) as L T Suanthang, Commandant, 31st Bn, ITBP kicked off the tournament.

Present on the occasion were senior officers of ITBP including DIGs S K Sharma, G C Upadhyay, S C Mamgai, R K Narwal and S K Singh, Commandants P N Prasad and L T Suanthang, elders from neighbouring villages and many sports enthusiasts.

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