Dr. B R Ambedkar North East Football meet begins in Sivasagar
GAURISAGAR: Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar Memorial North East Football Tournament kicked off at ONGC Playground, Sivasagar on Wednesday. The tournament is organized by ONGC to commemorate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar in association with AISCSTEWA, ONGC, Assam Asset. It aims to promote football in the region and inspire the young generation to indulge in sports. Altogether eight teams are participating in the meet; they are ONGC XI, Mising Autonomous Council, Dhemaji, Rynith Sports & Cultural Club, Meghalaya, Jorhat Town Club, Jorhat, ASEB Sports Club, Jampuijala Play Centre, Tripura, North Imphal Sporting Association, Imphal and Assam Police Blues. The tournament was declared open by the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Ceremony Sanjeev Kakran, Executive Director & Asset Manager, ONGC, Assam Asset.
The prize money for the tournament is Rs 1,50,000 for the champion and Rs 1,00,000 for the runners.