Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee inaugurated the Diamond Harbor MP Cup football tournament. – News18 Bangla

Rudra Narayan Roy, South 24 Parganas: A few days ago, the final preparations began across the city of Diamond Harbor. The area adjacent to the SDO ground is well decorated. Apart from the party flag, the campaign was carried out with pictures and cutouts of local parliamentarian Abhishek Bannerjee and Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee. The situation after Corona is normal, once again the Diamond Harbor MP Cup football tournament was held like every year. The opening ceremony of the day was a gathering of stars.

The MP Cup football tournament has been held in Diamond Harbor for several years by the initiative of the MP. But last year the event was stopped due to Corona. The entire area was cordoned off around the event. All vehicular traffic is suspended from Diamond Harbor Railway Station to Stand 76. All Kolkata-bound buses coming from Kakdwip direction and all vehicles coming from Kolkata direction have been diverted from Shirakal via Hatuganj since noon. The Diamond Harbor jetty in front of the stadium is decorated with outdoor lights.

About 550 policemen and 450 civic volunteers were deployed for security. The audience seats of the SDO ground were filled long before the event. Abhishek Banerjee, Member of Parliament of the area and Trinamool Congress All India General Secretary inaugurated the MP Cup football tournament by lighting the lamp at the Diamond Harbor SDO ground. Inaugurating it, he said, ‘There will be only games for twenty days, no politics. There is time for politics throughout the year. Apart from education, our Chief Minister has given special attention to sports. Sports is part of education. This is my initiative to bring youth and youth to the field. It will continue every year. Through this competition, all the talented footballers in different parts of Bengal are brought to light. We want Bengali footballers to take Bengali football forward in the future.’

A total of 128 teams from seven assembly constituencies including Diamond Harbour, Phalta, Bishnupur, Baj Baj, Maheshtala, Satgachia, Metiaburoj participated in this competition. Diamond Harbor football team and Falta football team participated in the opening match. Diamond Harbor football team is captained by Babul Supriya who joined Trinamool Congress while Phalta team is captained by State Sports Minister Manoj Tewari. A separate stage is specially made next to the event stage. Bollywood’s famous singer Mika Singh performed music there on this day.

Prizes will be given to the first, second and third place winners in this football tournament. There is also a special reward system for good play. This competition will continue till January 1. Power Minister Arup Biswas, Education Minister Bratya Basu, Fire Minister Sujit Basu, Information and Sanskrit Department Minister Indranil Sen, State Works and Transport Department Minister Dilip Mondal, Lok Sabha MP Shantanu Sen, Diamond Harbor Organizational District President and MP Subhashish were present at the inauguration ceremony. Chakraborty, Rajya Sabha MP and Trinamool Congress Spokesperson Kunal Ghosh, Former Minister and MLA Dr. Nirmal Majhi, State Trinamool Congress General Secretary and MLA Sawkat Mollah, MLA Ashok Dev, Akash Banerjee, MLA Soham Chatterjee, MLA Raj Chakraborty, Sub-Divisional Governor Sukant Saha. , Footballer Olvito, Superintendent of Police of Diamond Harbor Police District Abhijit Bandopadhyay, Superintendent of Police of Sundarban Police District Bhaskar Mukherjee. The crowd of spectators at the SDO ground around the event of the day was eye-catching. The auspicious start of the Diamond Harbor MP Cup Football Tournament was held with a light show and various other interesting events.

Published by:Soumabrata Ghosh

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Tags: Abhishek Banerjee, Diamond Harbor, Mamata Banerjee, South 24 Parganas

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