By Sonam Dema, BASW III
The final of the Tarayana Football League was held on the evening of 27 May in the college.
The final was played between M.Ed second-year science and B.Ed fourth-year science B. Thirteen teams took part in the league which started on 4 May. Tarayana Club of the college organizes the league annually.
The finale was intense for both the players and spectators since the match was a draw with one goal each. The winning team was then decided by the penalty kick, during which the fourth-year science B team won the match by scoring 4 against 2.
Mr Tandin Dorji, one of the players of B.Ed fourth-year science B, said, “I found the match interesting. The opponent was tough. However, we were very positive about lifting the trophy. More than winning, I felt that my classmates were able to come together creating a stronger bond. And there is nothing more we can ask after having been able to cherish the moment of togetherness with my classmates.”
The winning team took over the rolling trophy, which was then held by the fourth-year science C, and a cash prize of Nu. 5000. The cash prize for the runner-up was Nu. 3000.
Mr Gajendra Rai, M.Ed second-year science, said, “As a sportsman, reaching the final is a great pride because it is not easy to reach there. In a way, it is a learning experience where every player holds a responsibility during the match. The players give their best to stand and defend individual positions.” He also added, “I would like to thank the organizer for providing an opportunity to take part and it was a wonderful experience.”
According to Tenzin Lhendup, assistant Tarayana club coordinator, the Tarayana football league went well as planned. He hopes that the league remains an annual event of the Tarayana club and the college for all years to come.
The tournament is organised to raise funds for the club and to promote physical fitness.