Thoubal, Feb.12: The 3rd Biennial Sports Meet of The Western Maring Sports Association (WEMSA) kick -started involving 15 teams today at Kwarok Maring village playground, Tengnoupal district in the presence of Ph.Heramani Member Charangpat Zilla Parishad as Chief Guest, Kh.Sanakhomba Nominee Pradhan Lourembam Gram Panchayat as functional president and K.Boby Social Worker as guests of honour.
In the also presence of Ch.Meshil ADC Member and Kh.Morung EM ADC Chandel and a hundreds strong audience comprising of clubs, sports officials, sports lovers and residents of the neighbourhood.
Men and women of maring community residing in the Western maring Area will take part in this sporting event which includes football tournament, Sepak Takraw and volleyball tournaments during day time.
The sports meet began with a football match between KKYC Koijam and LKUWYC Kangsang village.
A part of the sports meet which will carry Rs 40,000 cash for the champions and Rs 30,000 for the runners up team of Football event, Rs.20000 and Rs.15000 of Volleyball and Rs.10000 cash for the champions and Rs.7000 for runners up team of the Sepak Takraw event.
The sports meet which also witness cultural programmes and religious rituals during night time. The sports meet will culminate on February 17.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.