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Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament Starts at Leimakhong


Major Bob Khathing Football Tournament Starts at Leimakhong

Red Shield Division of Indian Army under the aegis of Spear Corps inaugurated the prestigious Major Bob Khathing Memorial Football Tournament to be held from 01 to 13 March 2023. The tournament is being organised in the fond memory of Major (Late) Relengnao Bob Khathing, Padma Shri, MC, MBE.

Major R Bob Khathing, a resident of Ukhrul, Manipur was commissioned into the Army and participated in World War II. In 1951, he unfurled the Indian Tricolour at Tawang. He was honoured with award of Padma Shri by Government of India in year 1957.

The Football tournament commenced today with the opening ceremony and inaugural match at Leimakhong Mission Veng Football ground in the presence of Senior Army Officers, several village heads and local football clubs. A total of 20 local football teams are participating from various villages of Imphal West and Kangpokpi district. The matches will be held at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Leimakhong and Leimakhong Mission Veng Football grounds. The tournament will culminate with the Final match and closing ceremony on 13 Mar 2023 at the Leimakhong Mission Veng Football ground.

 


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