NTPC Bongaigaon kickstarts six-day Intra Regional Sports Meet of Eastern Region-II (Football) 2023

The inaugural event saw march past by all the teams and their contingent and a spectacular torch lighting ceremony in which the captain of the host team Shri Nabajit Saikia, Captain, NTPC Bongaigaon Team along with captains of all the participating five teams lit the ceremonial torch.

NTPC Bongaigaon kickstarts six-day Intra Regional Sports Meet of Eastern Region-II (Football) 2023

The six-day Intra Regional Sports Meet- IRSM of Eastern Region-II (Football) 2023 started on 9th October,2023 at NTPC Bongaigaon’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Stadium. Shri Karunakar Das, Business Unit Head, NTPC Bongaigaon inaugurated the event in which five teams of the region participated comprising of NTPC Bongaigaon, Darlipali, Talcher Thermal and Talcher Kaniha from Odisha and North Karanpura from Jharkhand.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Das said that the main aim of the sporting event has been to promote the culture of togetherness, camaraderie, and team spirit among the employees. Shri Karunakar Das added that IRSM has been a powerful tool which embodies and empowers us to be better professionals and more importantly a better human being, he added.

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The inaugural event saw march past by all the teams and their contingent and a spectacular torch lighting ceremony in which the captain of the host team Shri Nabajit Saikia, Captain, NTPC Bongaigaon Team along with captains of all the participating five teams lit the ceremonial torch. The event also saw the release of a mascot during the event named “Puhor” meaning light in English which depicted the famous one horned rhinoceros of the state.

The winning trophy was also unveiled during the event. Later a fair play pledge and a fitness pledge was also administered during the event by Shri Das. In the inaugural program, school kids welcomed the teams and a colorful traditional Bagurumba dance, a Wushu Performance by SAI Kokrajhar was performed by the local dance troop of the district.  

The first match was played between NTPC Bongaigaon and NTPC North Karanpura in which the host team defeated NNorth Karanpura 2-0 and the second match between Talcher Kaniha and Talcher Thermal saw the former defeating the latter by 7-0. The events will be played in round robin format among the teams.

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The event saw the presence of Shri Induri Reddy, GM (Maintenance), Shri Asutosh Biswas, GM (Operation) and President, Sports Council, NTPC Bongaigaon Shri G.M.Thangzom, Commandant, CISF,NTPC Bongaigaon, Shri Tamal Kanti Paul, General Secy, Sports Council, NTPC Bongaigaon and  representatives of union and association, welfare bodies, ladies club and people from the nearby villages. 

The finale of the tournament will be played on 15th October, 2023.

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