ASU announces hike for 14th NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy
Kohima, September 1
One of the prestigious highest prize money and students memorial soccer tourney in the state, NSF Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy under the aegis of Angami Students’ Union (ASU) with the theme ‘Goal for Peace’ is all set to be held from September 20 to October 19 at Kohima Local Ground.The upcoming 14th edition of the tourney will witness enhanced cash prize not only for the champions and runners up but even the losing teams in the semi-final and quarter-final would be receiving cash rewards.
An amount of Rs. 2.5 lack has been earmarked as cash prizes for the tourneys, which includes Rs. 1.2 lakh for the champions, Rs. 70000, Rs. 15,000 each to two semi-final losers and Rs. 7500 each to four quarter-final losers, besides the individual awards and a two-wheeler for the player for the tournament. Media persons were briefed at the
‘The Hut’ attended by co-convenor Neinguvotuo Krose and member secretary Mathew and publicity members..
The tournament secretary Mathew said that besides the normal activities the organizers would be bringing out a photo journal covering the whole tournament Rs 500 for all the participating teams while an amount of Rs. 5000 would be levied from interested teams. The forms would be available at Sports World Kohima, Stars Sports kohima, Zümvü Printex Kohima and Kiran Sports Dimapur from September2 while last date of form submission is September 13, 2013, he said.
Earlier the Zakie Khate, President ASU recounted the history of the soccer tournament.
The annual event of the ASU he said is in memory of the students comrades Late Kekuojalie Sachü and Late Vikhozo Yoshü, who laid down their lives in 1986 while on duty called by the NSF.
On March 20, 1986 the police unleashed terror when the NSF were observing a peaceful 12 hour hartal in protest against the introduction of Indian Police Service (IPS) in Nagaland and the extension of the 5 Km Disturbed Area Belt to 20 Km along the International border by the Government of India. The two martyrs were killed in police firing on the day.