Chief Minister of Manipur, Nongthombam Biren Singh, recently launched the official mascot of the Tangkhul Naga Football Centenary in a small ceremony held at his bungalow. The centenary, which will be held from December 5 to 18, is in commemoration of the 66th Labour Corps Football Team, France 1917.
For the official mascot selection, an open drawing competition was organised in the month of September by the Arts and Literary Committee of TNFC. The competition received 45. Winner Yarimei Keishing s/o Peter Keishing was awarded cash prize of Rs 10,000.
At the ceremony, the TNFC team put focus on the upcoming TNFC programmes that includes Araang Football League, along with cultural, education, film and tourism carnivals and a marathon race.
For the centenary celebration, a lot of locals, as well as tourists from different parts of India and abroad, are expected to come in big numbers.