IMPHAL, Dec 3: 10 Assam Rifles under Logtak brigade of Red Shield Division has leveled and improved the Longmai common ground at Nonei. The grass was leveled and the pits were filled. Subsequently the ground was rolled to have a good surface for playing football. People of the village also lent a helping hand by picking the stones before rolling the ground added the released.
Futher the released said that this is the time of the year when most of the persons of Longmai area come back home on leave and celebrate Christmas as also enjoy playing football. To encourage sports in this area and to foster a bond with the locals this initiative was taken by 10 Assam Rifles. This renovation also comes in the wake of the Winter Cup football competition to be held at this ground from 05 Dec 11 onwards. Total of 25 teams are expected to participate in the tournament from various parts of Tamenglong District said the released.