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Imphal,4th April,2017(DIPR): The 7th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football Tournament organised by CRPF & Imphal West District Football Association concludes today at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium with Neroca FC claiming the winner’s trophy of the tournament.

                Dr. Najma Heptulla, Hon’ble Governor, Manipur, who graced the closing function as the Chief Guest, praised the contribution of CRPF in giving relief to the people during natural calamities and ensuring law and order in the state. The Governor further applauded the active role of CRPF in ensuring peaceful process of the recently concluded 11th Manipur State Assembly Election, 2017 and also appreciated Manipur’s sportspersons for their contribution in bringing the name of the state in the international arena.

                The Governor also mentioned that bandhs, strikes, blockades and issues of militant groups will hinder development in the state and instead talks and dialogues will bring solution to any problem.

                Cultural programmes of Thougal Jagoi, Bihu Dance and Bhangra Dance were showcasted by the personnel of the force. The programme also included a dance performance of the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya. Prizes of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 75,000 were  distributed to the winner and runner-up of the tournament respectively and  cash awards of Rs 5000 were also given each to the Best Player, Highest Scorer, Best Goal Keeper and First Scorer of the Final Match.

                The Closing ceremony was also attended by Smt. MC Mary Kom, MP Rajya Sabha and Vikram Sehgal, IGP Manipur & Nagaland Sector, CRPF as the Guest of Honour and the President respectively.(DIPR)