Assam Rifles concludes Major Bob Khathing Sports Meet


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 11, 2020: The 9th edition of the Assam Rifles Major Bob Khathing Sports Meet concluded with an exciting football match played between Ukhrul Football Club (UFC) and Fusion Football Club (FFC) at Tangkhul Naga Long (TNL) Ground, Ukhrul on Sunday.

Both teams were evenly matched with Fusion Football Club giving a tough competition to the previous year’s runners up, the Ukhrul Football Club. In a game decided by penalties with both teams scoring one goal each during the stipulated time, it was the Ukhrul Football Club (UFC) that held its nerve and won the match with the score reading 5-4 in their favour. The women’s volleyball tournament was won by the Evergreen Women’s Volleyball Club and the Baby League Football event was won by the zealous kids of LKTO Club.

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A Wreath Laying Ceremony will be conducted on February 28 at the Mantripukhri residence of the Tangkhul Legend, Assam Rifles said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The event was organised by the Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under aegis of HQ IGAR (South).

The overwhelming response and cheering by the supporters of the teams added to the sporty atmosphere of the occasion. The winners took home a cash prize of Rs 90,000 in addition to the Bob Khathing trophy while the runners-up prize was Rs 30,000. Dignitaries gracing the event were DIG 10 Sector Assam Rifles, DC Ukhrul and additional SP Ukhrul.

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These kind of events boost the harmony between the local population and the security forces as well as provide each one an opportunity to pay homage to stalwarts like Major Bob Kathing whose life is a source of inspiration, the release said.


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