Delhi hosts sixth annual Tamchon football tournament
In an endeavor to promote peace, friendship and unity through games, the Tanghkul Naga Society Delhi recently organized the sixth annual Tamchon Football tournament.
The event was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar at Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium.
The main attraction on the opening day of the tournament was the match between the Kangleicha Sanaroi Lup of Meitei and Wung United of Tangkhul Naga. Good skills complimented by intense competition between the teams were witnessed on the ground.
"It is very commendable effort to host such event by the Tangkhul Naga Society of Delhi. One of the unique about Tamchon football Tournament is most of the football teams come from northeastern region. Football is very popular in northeast region and also in our country. So it's a good event," said Ghatowar.
"We are trying to encourage inclusiveness. Through this event we want to build up friendship, understanding among all the different communities in northeast and with the mainland country India. We hope that we will achieve and bring about unity, peace among ourselves," said Ameising Luikham, President, Tanghkul Naga Society Delhi.
Assam's Bihu, and Manipur's Don Cholom dance, was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience, as was the performance by the Tetseo Sisters from Nagaland.
"It is good events bring us together here at one platform and through this event we can unite. For northeast people games always bring us together so it's a great pleasure to be part of this event," said Mercy, Tetseo Sisters, Nagaland.
"It's a great opportunity for the young players to expose our talents," said Reisangpemmi, player, Wung United Club
The Northeast has a rich pool of talent, especially in football, and many top footballers like Baichung Bhutia and Sanju Pradhan come from the region.