Inauguration of MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground by Sports and Youth Services Minister

Kolasib, July 5, 2024: On this day, the MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground was officially inaugurated by Pu Lalnghinglova Hmar, the Minister of Sports and Youth Services. The opening ceremony was held at the MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground with Pu Lalramsanga Sailo, IRS, Secretary Sports and Youth Services in chair. After a prayer by Rev. Zosangliana Fanai, the chief guest unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Inauguration of MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground by Sports and Youth Services Minister

The minister said he was excited about this new field for sports which he admitted not to be financially motivated. He pointed out that female football development is crucial because it will produce talented women footballers.Kawnpui should foster capable women players in its pursuit of this development dearth; he added. As for the public’s view on sportsthe Minister spoke about how these sports have changed from being an ordinary pastime to competitive activities.He also touched on the importance of hockey as a game that can lead to Olympic participation.

He also stated that there could also be number state level camps and called for proper maintenance and use of the facility.

Pu K Laldawngliana, MLA 4-Tuirial AC shared about how long it took them at Astro Turf Demand Committee who were very instrumental in realizing this project. This has been seen as a effort from all governments both past ones and now according to him.

MLA Pu Jeje Lalpekhlua thanked Hon’ble Minister for coming today and expressed his satisfaction with having such best ground for football.He emphasized on grassroots training and development through good coaches as community shall use field responsibly

At last event Chairman Inaugural MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground Pu Ramsanga Sailo IRS Secretary Sports & Youth announced opening Hockey Academy at Kawnpui.That once again Mizoram government is sincere in working hard to meet Olympic standard.

The technical report was given by Pu John Tanpuia, MCS Secretary of Mizoram State Sports Council and he said construction of ground commenced on 12th January 2023 till 13th June 2024. The project titled “Laying of Artificial Turf at MSSC Kawnpui Football Ground,” was financed under SASCI Scheme with an outlay of six crore rupees. M/S Decor India from Guwahati won the tender for the work.

The football turf measures 105 metres x64 meters while playing area covers100x60 meters. Also a pavilion measuring18x4.5 was constructed with two floors inside it.Additional works: site development, RCC structure slab extension, retaining wall construction, quality PVC-coated chain link fencing and proper drainage systems were also done.

After speeches by the chief guest and others dignitaries, Zotlang Cultural Club from Kawnpui performed traditional dances.Event ended with vote of thanks by Pu C Lalremsanga Joint Director Sports & Youth Services Department

Also present were Deputy Speaker Pu Lalfamkima; MLA Pu K Laldawngliana; MLA Pu Jeje Lalpekhlua; officials from Sports Department; representatives from Mizoram Football Association (MFA); community leaders as well as other distinguished guests who accompanied Hon’ble Minister for Sports and Youth Services.

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