Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 23:56
15 Assam beat United Sporting Club in penalty shoot-out to clinch Coop. Bank Soccer title
10 Jan 2017
The Andaman and Nicobar State Coop Bank organised Golden Jubilee Cup concluded on Sunday with the final match between 15 Assam Vs United Sporting Club at Mini Stadium Wimberlygunj. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Former-Union Minister was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr Bhagat Singh, Chairman, A & N State Coop. Bank and Mr Mohd. Rehan Raza, Director (Sports), Andaman and Nicobar Admn, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Vice Chairman, A & N State Coop. Bank, Board of Directors of the Bank, Miss. Mariam Bibi, Zilla Parishad Member, Mr Mohd. Jadwet, Ex-President, Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industries, PRI Members, Govt. officials, Representatives of various Coop. Institution, SHG members, Veteran football players’ villagers and large gathering of foot ball lovers were also present on the occasion.
Mr Bhagat Singh, Chairman interacted with the players and kicked off the final game of the tournament. He further informed all the players to make fair play game in the true spirit of sportsmanship.
Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Vice Chairman of the bank expressed gratitude to all for their tireless support for the Cooperative Bank Golden Jubilee Cup. He has especially thanked the people of Wimberlygunj for their indispensable role and efforts for making the tournament a grand success. He further thanked Dr. Shashi Tharoor for taking his essential time from his busy schedule and attending the function as a chief guest. He also thanked all the 52 teams for their support during the tournament.
Mr Ravinder Rao, Managing Director, A & N State Coop. Bank thanked the chief guest Dr. Shashi Tharoor on behalf of Board of Directors and Staff of A & N State Coop. Bank Ltd. along with the local villagers for accepting the invitation and attending the closing ceremony of the Cooperative Bank Golden Jubilee Cup Football Tournament. He further urged public and youths of the area to avail all the modern facilities of the Bank.
In his address, Dr. Shashi Tharoor informed that he is very happy to get a chance for watching the final football match of the Golden Jubilee Cooperative Bank Cup, which is of at par with the national level football match and this is my first visit to Andaman Islands. He is overwhelmed by the presence of sprawling mass across the stadium and has also wholeheartedly welcomes the gesture of love and affection received at Andaman’s. He lauded the efforts of the A & N State Coop. Bank in rendering its services for the remotest corners of these Islands with over 50 years of committed service and congratulated them for doing the business more and more in these Islands. He further appealed to the general public and football lovers to enjoy the spirit of the game.
In the final match, 15 Assam regiment defeated United Sporting Club by 4 -3 in the tie-breaker penalty. The Chief Guest Dr Shashi Tharoor presented a cheque of Rs. 1.00 lakh along with winner trophy, individual trophies, medals and certificate to the winning team – 15 Assam Regiment. Mr Bhagat Singh, Chairman of the Bank presented a cheque of Rs. 50,000 along with runner trophy, individual trophies, medals and certificate to the runner team – United Sporting Club. The match officials were also honoured with individual medals by the dignitaries. Mr Hari Narayan Arora, senior citizen has presented the Golden Boot Highest Scorer Award to Vaithilingam of Rising Youth Club A team with a cash award of Rs. 5000, Mohd Rehan Raza, Director Sports has presented the Best Veteran Player Award to Dhayanand of team TMC Shoal Bay with a cash award of Rs. 5000, Col. Shashindra Joshi, Commanding Officer, 15 Assam presented the Best Goal Keeper Award to Naseerudin of Eliz Sporting Club with a cash award of Rs. 5000, Mr John Wilson, Veteran Player has presented the Young Promising Player award to Master K Micah (16 years) of United Sporting Club with a cash award of Rs. 5000, Mohd Jadwet, Ex- President, ACCI has conferred the Best Defender Award to Mr. Rocky Singh of team 15 Assam with a cash award of Rs. 5000, Ms. Mariyam Bibi, Ex-Adhyaksha, ZP (SA) & Zilla Parishad Member presented the Outstanding Player of the tournament award to Ravindra of United Sporting Club with a cash award of Rs. 5000. Mr Bhagat Singh presented memento to Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Mohd. Rehan Raza, Director of Sports.