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Hangpan Dada Memorial tournament concludes in Arunachal Pradesh 

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SEPPA: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Dr. BD Mishra and Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung attended the closing ceremony of two weeks long 4th State Level Under- 18 Hangpan Dada Memorial Football & Volleyball (Boys and Girls) Trophy held at General Ground here on Friday.

Mishra appreciated the district administration and organizing committee for the successful conduct of the event, further lauded the players from the entire districts for maintaining the sportsmanship spirit during the whole tournament.

“I am very much happy to know that girls team from different the district has participated with their strong enthusiasm,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Mama Natung also extended gratitude to the district administration, Organizing committee, NGOs and other organizations for a successful event.  He was very much pleased that not a single untoward incident has occurred during the tournament both inside the ground and outside the ground.

While elaborating about the tournament, Minister informed that state government will constitute a committee to select the best players from such mega sports event who will represent Arunachal Pradesh in national and international events.

“Our government under the leadership of CM Pema Khandu is very much keen to support youths as they are the future of the state and so we are giving due importance to sports as well as all other activities that may help them to grow and shine,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner East Kameng- Gaurav Singh Rajawat, Secretary Sports & Youth Affairs Ameya Abhyankar also spoke on the occasion. The local legislator Tapuk Taku also graced the occasion on the day.

Earlier, in the football final football match played, Upper Subansiri defeated Anjaw by 2-1 goals and lifted the 4-under 18 State Level Hangpan Dada Football Trophy. Meanwhile, Kulin Raja of Upper Subansiri has been awarded best player in Football boys and Giani Ramchang from Capital Complex received the best player trophy in girl’s category.

In volleyball, the best player award in Boys category has been adjudged to Yukar Tadum from Papumpare and Mosing Yanang from Capital Complex.

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