The first Pu Letkhothang Memorial tournament 2022 concluded with Lendou-fc defeating TS Laijang on Wednesday.
The 1st Letkhothang memorial tournament kicked off at Chalson Tengnoupal village (India - Myanmar border) on September 26 and 15 teams participated in the tournament.
President Vaiphei People's Council Jamthang Baite on behalf of minister Letpao Haokip attended the closing ceremony as chief guest and manager ICP T Baite and chief of Zalenbung village Doumang Guite attended as guest of honour and president respectively.
President KCA Tengnoupal district LS Seilhojang Baite including village chiefs and leaders of KCA Moreh block also joined the closing ceremony.
On the occasion, Jamthang Baite conveyed the love and message of minister Letpao to the public. He said that minister Letpao Haokip was eager to join the event but could not do so due to some unavoidable programme with state cabinet ministers.
Jamthang Baite further conveyed the message of Letpao Haokip handed over a sum of Rs 1 lakh which was donated by the minister to the organising committee.
Manager of the Integrated Check Post Moreh T Baite said that regular physical activity is one of the most important things to stay healthy. Sports is one of the main physical activities to maintain physical fitness and mental health, he said.
Wife of (L) Letkhothang Baite Lucy Ngaikhannoum Baite expressed gratitude to the guest, participating teams, VIPs, chiefs and audience for making the 1st Football Tournament, which was held in memory of her late husband, a grand success. In the final match, Lendou-FC upset TS Laijang by 3-0.