Himalayan Veterans Football Tournament at Bhaichung Stadium
Namchi, 14th December(IPR): Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang attended the Himalayan Veterans Football Tournament at Bhaichung Stadium, today. He was accompained by Cabinet Ministers, Chairpersons, Advisors, Officials, representatives of the organizing committee and public at large.
An exhibition match between the team of Chief Minister 11 and Himalayan Veterans 11 was also played wherein the former team emerged victorious with a score line of 4-2.
The finals of this football tournament was played between Sinolchu Veterans Namchi, Sikkim and Town Veterans Darjeeling, GTA in which the latter won the tournament. They registered a score of 2 goals to nil. Shri. Norgen Lama from Town Veterans Darjeeling, GTA was named as man of the match.
During the course of the tournament Chief Minister along with dignitaries also felicitated late football icons of Sikkim they are Late Pem Dorji Bhutia, Late Hangu Norden Lepcha, Late Nari Tshering Bhutia, Late Solomon Lepcha and Late Topgay Tshering Bhutia.
The dignitaries also felicitated researcher Shri Sonam Wangchuk Lepcha for discovering Zographetus Dzonguens a new butterfly species which was found at Namprickdang area, Noom Panang Village in Upper Dzongu, North Sikkim. Other members of researcher team includes Krushnamegh Kunte, Tarun Karmakar and Dipendra Nath Basu.