The most prestigious 3rd Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament final match cum closing ceremony was graced by Parliamentary Secretary for Health & FW Phurpa Tsering as Chief Guest amidst huge crowd of finalist football players, HoDs, PRIs, Spectators and public from various parts of the district.
In a thrilling final match at jam-packed Nehru Stadium here today, HAWK-16 FC defeated BORDURIA FC by 2/1 goal to be crowned champion of 3rd Thansen Wanchadong Memorial Football 2017.
Despite attacks and counter-attacks, the first half of the match ended 2/0 then finally in the end of full time HAWK-16 FC won by 2/1.
HAWK-16 FC received Rs 1 lakh and a trophy from the Chief Hon’ble Parliamntary Secretary for Health & FW Phurpa Tsering.
Runners up team Borduria FC received Rs. 50,000/- with Runners Up Trophy from Guest of honour Shri Kumsi Sidisow, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary for PHED & WS. Cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- for Discipline team to Poakkom FC team was given away by President organizing committee cum Adviser to CM Wanglin Lowangdong, Borduria FC’s Wangdian Lowangdongchhu, was adjudged the best player of the tournament and for which cash award of Rs. 8,000/- was given away by Khonsa ADC Techu Aran.
Secretary 3rd TWMFT Nahang Tangjang awarded Rs. 8,000/- to Tai Bai of HAWK-16 FC Top Scorer of the tournament with 9 goals . While Nadi Matey of Borduria FC was adjudged the best goal keeper and for which Tirap SP J.K. Meena, IPS given away cash prize of Rs. 8,000/-.
Addressing the huge crowd, Parliamentary Secretary for Health & FW Phurpa Tsering, said that he had came in place of Hon’ble CM Pema Khandu to grace the occasion as Chief Guest, he added that HCM has been preoccupied in some other place due to which HCM couldn’t make convenient to attend the grand programme here today.
Paying homage to Rani Maa Late Thansen Wangchadong, PS Tsering appreciated Adviser to CM cum MLA Wanglin Lowangdong for initiating for up gradation of Zonal General Hospital, Khonsa which would definitely help the poor patients of the district to avail medical facility which will address going for treatment to Assam won’t be necessary from now onwards and for which government has already sanctioned Rs. 5 crore to start construction of Zonal General Hospital at Khonsa.
On behalf of chief minister he has announced sanction for construction of Nehru Stadium at Khonsa also assured to sanction one hearse vehicle for Khonsa General Hospital. He appreciated organizing committee of 3rd TWMFT and people of Tirap for the warm reception.
In his welcome address President 3rd TWMFT,2017 President cum Adviser to CM & MLA, Wanglin Lowangdong urged the youths of Tirap, Changlang, Longding, Anjaw and Lohit to say “No to Drugs & Alcohol” he added this year theme of the 3rd TWMFT,2017 itself was Drugs Free Tirap” as such youth of Tirap, Changlang, Tezu, Namsai and Anjaw must mobilize and motivate the opium growers not to cultivate opium poppy cultivation which may lead to destroys/spoil young generation of the region.
He said that youth must utilize their positive energy in games and sports activities and keep health fitness as government of Arunachal Pradesh has tremendous potential for sports activity. Lowangdong appealed all to generate and inculcate feelings of unity, oneness and brotherhood among ourselves. He thanked Parliamentary Secretaries Phurpa Tsering and Kumsi Sidisow for attending the programme to grace the event as Chief Guest and Guest of honour respectively.
While greetings to the participants and public of Tirap Special Guest Tanya Angu, former AAPSU spoke-person expressed his happiness for inviting him as Special Guest saying that today is as if Arunachal’s meeting because here today western most part of Arunachal legislators meet’s people of eastern part most of Arunachal Pradesh at Khonsa. He urged youth and participants of the 3rd TWMFT, 2017 to bring sports activity in a new height in state and national level.
While thanking Adviser to CM and President of 3rd TWMFT W.Lowangdong for inviting him to grace the occasion as Guest of honour Kumsi Sidisow, Hon’ble Parliamentary PHE&WS said that Hon’ble Chief Minister of A.P. Pema Khandu was supposed to grace the occasion as Chief Guest but due to his preoccupation in some other place he has entrusted Phurpa Tesring, Parliamentary Secretary Health & FW to grace the grand event.
Sidisow appeal the people of Tirap, Changlang and Longding to avail the benefits of PM’s Modi and CM’s Pema Khandu flagship schemes and programme for which he urged PRI’s and all government machinery to facilitates the PM & CM’s Flagship scheme in rural areas. He appealed youths of Tirap, Changlang and Longding to shun opium and alcohol and think for healthy life.
While replying to the memorandum submitted by organizing committee 3rd TWMFT, Sidisow announced Water Tank for Nehru Stadium, Khonsa and construction of EE(PHE&WS) office building at Khonsa.
A colourful traditional dances performed by Nocte Womens Association and New Tupi Women marked the closing ceremony cum Final Football match of 3rd TWMFT. The formal programme concluded with vote of thanks from DSO(Sports) Roy Mihu.