Deputy Commissioner of Senapati Mamoni Doley kicked off the Independence Cup 2023 on Tuesday at Astro Turf Football Ground, Senapati.
The football tournament, organised by District Administration, Senapati, in collaboration with the Senapati District Olympic Association, Manipur, is participated by seven colleges of the Senapati district viz. Mt Pisgah College, Asufii Christian Institute, Don Bosco College Maram, Lungnila Elizabeth College, Mt Zion College, St Xavier College and Mt. Everest College.
Addressing the gathering, Senapati DC Mamoni Doley stated that the Independence Cup 2023 is being organized to celebrate the spirit of independence and freedom this Independence Day celebration. She also stated that winning or losing the trophy is not necessary but teamwork and participation. She mentioned that the football game is a valuable lesson for all that taught us about collaboration and communication in the team likewise the government along with various organisations needed teamwork to run governance smoothly.
She appealed to the players to respect each other and play fairly. She also called on the participants to inculcate the spirit of togetherness and wished the player to play at its best. She also appealed to the general public to come and witness the matches.
Additional District Magistrate PP Ronald also the adviser of SDOAM in his speech applauded the participants for their cooperation. He said that football is one of the greatest events in sport as it has millions of fans all over the world. He further said that football is an exciting game with unpredictable outcomes.
He mentioned that Independence Cup 2023 is one of its first kinds in the district to be organised by District Administration, Senapati and SDOAM. He believed that the tournament will boost the youth and students of the district to excel in the extra co- curricular activities also.
He also appealed to the students to develop the spirit of patriotism and love for the motherland like those freedom fighters.
The programme was attended by PP Ronald, ADM, Senapati, SDOAM officials, District Sport Association, Senapati President and its members, and colleges principals, teachers and students.