Peren, February 10 (NEx): The weeklong 9th edition of PU H.L Singson Memorial Football Tournament 2021, organised by Recreation Club Ahthibung, began at Public Ground, Ahthibung Town, on February 9th, 2021, with Mr. Alun Hangsing, Commissioner & Secretary, YR&S, GoN, as the special guest.
The special guest was accompanied by Officers of YR&S dept.and the SDO(C) Ahthibung, Mr Alemyapang, who was also the chief Host of the event.
The program opened with a prayer said by Rev K. Singsit, Miss Nemboi Sitlhou and Miss Aching Hangsing, enthralled the gathering, and Cultural Troupe Ahthibung displayed a cultural dance. The conclusion prayer was said by Rev. David Vaiphei.
H.L Singson, S/O Lalkhosei Singson, was the elected representatives in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, who represented 6 Tenning a/c for 3 consecutive terms. He was the Minister of state for Forest, and he was a sport enthusiast, a pioneer in student’s activities, who had initiated various developmental activities in the area.
The Recreation Club Ahthibung is one such body he established, to facilitate youth activities and skills. Unfortunately, his life was cut short by a car accident near Kohima in 1990. A memorial indoor stadium was dedicated to his name in his honour.