IMPHAL, August 26: The residential and non-residential regular football coaching for the year 2011-12 of Th. Birchandra Singh football academy was concluded today.
The closing programme was organized today at the premises of the football institute with Colonel Vikram Mehta, commandant 10 Sikh regiment while Th. Bikram , a representative of Adidas company attended as the guest of honor.
Interacting with media persons on the sideline of the programme, Vikram Mehata said that the endeavor and efforts of the institute will surely bear fruit. “If the youths are channelized in the right direction, they will certainly do the right thing and bring laurels for the state ,another Baichung Bhutia may well be born again in the state”.
He said that all possible help will be tendered to the players and may be further given provision for enrollment in the Army sports institutes.
Mehta in the closing function distributed sport equipments and partook in planting of tree saplings at the premises of the institute located at Tabungkhok.
The concluding day also saw friendly matches between different football teams.