June 1, 2019
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Chief guest Speaker of TPiE Pema Jungney and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk at the opening ceremony of the 25Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football tournament. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Chief guest Speaker of TPiE Pema Jungney and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk at the opening ceremony of the 25Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football tournament. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Dharamshala: The 25th Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup(GCMGC) football tournament kicked off with an overwhelming crowd on Friday. 

The 2019 season of GCM opened with a match between Dhasa United FC and DYSA Mundgod at Upper TCV ground. 

 23 Youth teams from Tibetan settlements and communities across the world are competing in the silver jubilee tournament. 

In expression of its support for the most anticipated sports event of the year, Speaker Pema Jungney and Kalon of Department of health, Choekyong Wangchuk attended the opening match as chief guest and special guest. 

Members of parliament, government and non-governmental officials and other dignitaries also attended.

The gathering observed a minute of silence to remember the martyrs of the Tibet and words of truth was recited. 

Secretary of the Tibetan National Sports Association, Passang Dorjee addressed the opening ceremony. 

He gave a brief introduction about the Tibetan National Sports Association marking the 18th year since establishment in the year 2002 whereas it’s almost a year since it has come under the department of health.

Chief guest Speaker Pema Jungney admired the Tibetan National Sports Association for its effective initiatives. 

He said “For Tibetans around the world, it is necessary to excel not only in football but in other sports and athletics. And for that to happen, a platform or an organiser is needed, and TNSA has taken the responsibility for such initiatives and with the support of the department of health and the public, it has come a long way. I request the department of health and the public to continue the support.”

Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk appreciated the work of Tibetan National Sports Association and the organising team for its efficiency in putting together a massive event in limited time and resource. 

He acknowledged the efforts of the various organisers and contributors in the CONIFA tournament, the women’s football tournament, the GCMGC tournament every year, And the kind support provided by Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Children’s Village. 

“CTA also expresses its utmost support and admiration for all your contribution towards promoting robust health and youth empowerment,” Kalon said.

“Today is being observed worldwide as ‘No Tobacco Day’. This year’s theme by World Health Organisation (WHO) is Tobacco and Lung health. So taking this opportunity, I urge all gathered here to individually observe a no Tobacco day on this day and encourage friends and family to imbibe the same. 

The first match of the tournament between Dhasa United FC and DYSA Mundgod was a tough game until towards the end of the game, DYSA Mundgod scored a winning goal. 

 

Special Guest, Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk addressing the opening ceremony of GCMC at Upper TCV school. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Special Guest, Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk addressing the opening ceremony of GCMC at Upper TCV school. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Chief Guest at the Opening ceremony of 25th GCMC, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile addressing the gathering at upper TCV school. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Chief Guest at the Opening ceremony of 25th GCMC, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in Exile addressing the gathering at upper TCV school. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Secretary of Tibetan National Sports Association Passang Dorjee giving a brief introduction of the Association at the event. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Secretary of Tibetan National Sports Association Passang Dorjee giving a brief introduction of the Association at the event. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Speaker Pema Jungney and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk with Dhasa United FC and DYSA Mundgod before the first match of the tournament kicked off. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Speaker Pema Jungney and Health Kalon Choekyong Wangchuk with Dhasa United FC and DYSA Mundgod before the first match of the tournament kicked off. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Birds-eye-view of all the teams gathered on the ground for the official opening of the 25th GCMC 2019. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

Birds-eye-view of all the teams gathered on the ground for the official opening of the 25th GCMC 2019. Photo/Tenzin Jigme/CTA

 


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