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Women exhibition match in Dibrugarh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Nov 8 : Six members of the Indian tiol Women’s Football team will be arriving at Panitola in Dibrugarh district on Nov. 10 to take part in a promotiol football match aimed at creating awareness about child rights, women empowerment and similar social causes. Keeping in line with the forthcoming Intertiol Children’s Day, the match that will be played at the Panitola Sports Club located near Panitola Tea Estate has been organized by Dibrugarh District Administration in association with UNICEF and ABITA. The match will commence from 1:30 p.m. and will also see the participation of 12 members from the girls club of ABITA Zone-1. The present captain of the Indian tiol Women’s Football team N. Bala Devi; 2017 Arju Award Winner as well as the former captain of the Indian tiol Women’s Football team, Oim Bembem Devi; mid fielder of the tiol team, Uwai Devi; former captain of the U-19 tiol Football team, Dalima Sibbar will play in the tch. These players will be joined by Swap Rani, Assistant Mager of the Indian Women’s Team of the All India Football Federation and Akansha Sibbar, Coorditor of the tiol Women’s Team of the All India Football Federation.

This match, which has the underlying theme of women empowerment embedded in it, will also be used as a platform to create awareness among the adolescents of the tea garden areas about their rights. It is noteworthy that UNICEF in association with ABITA has been working in the various tea gardens of the Dibrugarh district to promote the values of education, health and empowerment as well as the overall development of the young girls for the past many years. They also provided football training to the girls from time to time in order to instill the sportsmanship spirit among them. Several of these young girls of the Dibrugarh district have been able to play at the state level and bring laurels to the region. 22 such girls who were given training by UNICEF in association with ABITA have been prepared for the upcoming promotiol football match out of whom 10 girls are expected to play alongside the members of the tiol team.

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