Santosh trophy begins from Wednesday in Kokrajhar 

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KOKRAJHAR, DEC 27: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) STC, Kathalguri and Kokrajhar District Sports Association (KDSA) playground in Kokrajhar are all set to host the 76th National Football Championship for Hero Santosh Trophy,2022-23 for group III which is scheduled to be held on and from Wednesday (28th December).

A total six states are participating the group III event which is organising jointly by government of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR),Assam Football Association (AFA) and All India Football Federation (AIFF).

An organizing committee for the league matches have been formed with BTR executive member Daobaisa Boro as chairman and BTC Secretary Naren Chandra Basumatary as member secretary to meet a smooth and grand success of the national football event in Bodoland region as well state as a whole.

Necessary preparation and arrangements are so far completed this evening for organizing the football mega event at two playgrounds at SAI STC, Kathalguri and KDSA playground respectively.

All participating teams are arrived in Kokrajhar who are seeing busy on practice at different playgrounds in Kokrajhar.

The teams are included Arunachal Pradesh,Tamilnadu,Assam,Goa, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh.

Tomorrow, in the inaugural day, Arunachal Pradesh will take on Tamilnadu at SAI STC playground, Uttar Pradesh will take on Nagaland scheduled to be held at KDSA playground, Kokrajhar and Assam will take on Goa to be played at SAI STC, Kathalguri in Kokrajhar.

Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly Biswajit Daimary will grace as chief guest on the inaugural programme at SAI STC, Kathalguri tomorrow.

Assam cabinet minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma, chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Pramod Boro, Independent Director of NRL Sudip Pradhan are attending as guests in the event.

A cultural demonstration will also be organised to mark the event which would be witnessing huge thronging of sports lovers in both the playgrounds in Kokrajhar.

BTR executive member and chairman of organising committee, Daobaisa Boro told that the preparation and arrangements have so far completed with arranging galleries in both the playgrounds in Kokrajhar.

He said that the BTR government and organising committee jointly organised the national football event in Bodoland region which is expecting to attract the coming up generations on sporting arena across the state as well as Bodoland region.

He said that the Bodoland region is an area of sporting potentiality especially on football. He has expressed his hopeful that the mega football event will encourage the young generations while acquiring sports as a professional career in days to come.

Meanwhile, BTR executive member Daobaisa Boro unveiled the official jersey of Assam team today at a programme held at Bodoland Guest House in Kokrajhar in the august presence of officials from Assam Football Association.