THE HIMALAYAN BEACON
TEXT AND IMAGES BY SHITAL PRADHAN
Aritar, August 15: 2nd MLA Challenge Cup Junior Boys Football Tournament Programme was jointly organised by Aritar Sec. School, Thongson PS and Middle Aritar PS. The final tournament was played between Chujachen Sr. Sec. School and Rhenock Sr. Sec. School at Dalapchand – Aritar Lamphokari Khel Maidan on 14th Aug. 2012. Hon’ble Area MLA Puran Gurung was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The other guests included Chador Bhutia, Assistant Director (HRDD BAC Regu), Tashi Topgey Bhutia, Principal Chujachen SSS, Headmasters and teachers of different schools, Panchayats, parents and students.
Headmaster, Aritar Sec. School Hosal Nidup Shenga highlighted the objectives of the programme in his welcome Speech. He said that “aim of organising the tournament was to boost up the local school children and to achieve the far cited programme of the Sikkim government ‘the search for more Bhaichung.” The colourful cultural programme was also presented by Aritar. Sec. School and its feeder school. The Chief Guest of the Programme Hon’ble MLA Chujachen constituency Puran Kr. Gurung showed happiness about the preference of the students in his address. The main attraction of the programme was final football tournament that was won by Rhenock SS beating Chujachen SS five goals to nil.
The Cash prizes of Rs 10,000 and trophy for winner, Rs 5,000 and trophy for runners up, trophy for ‘Man of the Match’ and cash prizes for dance participants were distributed by the Chief Guest and Assistant Director HRDD/ BAC Regu and Principal Chujachen SSS respectively. The cash prizes were sponsored by Area MLA Puran Gurung, HM Thongsong PS Sonam Dadul Bhutia and Food Inspector D T Bhutia. Trophies were sponsored by Assistant Directror Chador Bhutia and BDO Regu BAC Dhiraj Pradhan. The financial support for organising the programme was provided by Zilla Adhakshya, East Bimal Dawari, Panchayat President Dhiren Gurung, T.R. Sharma and D.B.Chettri.