Gangtok, Nov 28
Phoenix Cup, Inter-Rehab Centre Football Tournament, was kicked off here at Paljor Stadium on Thursday. The tournament is being organized by Social Justice & Welfare Department under State Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction. Eleven rehab centers from different parts of the State have been participating in this week-long football tournament.
The inaugural match was played between Grace Foundation and Jeevan Marg, in which the former defeated latter.
The participating teams have been divided into three pools for the league round and the topper of each group will qualified for the knock-out round of the tournament. The knock-out round will be starting on 02 December. The final match will be played on 04 November. The winner of the tournament will get the cash prize of Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 to runners-up team.
The organizing committee member stated that the sporting activities would help in social reintegration to members of rehabilitation centre and to engage in the productive and creative activities.