Kamalanagar, 3 Dec. 2016: The first ever CADC Trophy got kicked off today at the Kamalanagar playground with 22 teams from different villages of CADC taking part in the tournament. Dg. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, CEM, CADC and Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma, EM, CADC sanctified the event by lighting the traditional lamps before the start of the first match between Kamalanagar-II and Adubangasora.
The tournament will be played for 21 days and the final match will be played on 27/12/2016. Rs.5.5 Lakh has been set aside in the Budget for conducting the CADC Trophy.
It was reported there has been several requests from neighboring villages outside CADC for inclusion in the tournament. Dg. K.K. Tongchangya said next year the authority will consider to widen the scope for allowing teams from such neighbouring villages.
The CEM, CADC speaking in the inaugural programme named the sport sensation from the Northeast MC Mary Kom who earned glory for India in the world of boxing and how subsequently she have been honoured by govt. of India by nominating her as member of the Rajya Sabha and said, “Personalities with distinguished mark in the field of literature, arts, sports, etc. may get to nominate themselves to the District Council in the tradition of Rajya Sabha”. To make a point that CADC is committed to facilitate for sporting opportunities he said, “CADC have submitted a project to NEC on sport infrastructure for about Rs.15 Crore and it has been retained in the State Priority list.”
Dg. Amarsmriti Chakma, EM i/c Sports & Youth Services said, “To be a sport person its about stamina, character, discipline and lifestyle. One who do not take care of these especially of lifestyle will never make for a successful sportsperson. Drugs, smoking, tobacco, drinks are enemies of a sporting career.”