Mohun Bagan U-14 team lifted the trophy of 1st ONGC Himachal Pradesh Football Festival. Dr. Rajiv Bindal, Gen. Secy., State BJP was the chief guest and distributed the prizes.
The final was played under floodlights at Nahan Chaugan had capacity crowds watching the fierce battle between Mohun Bagan and Sambalpur Football Academy where the Bengal side triumphed by 2-0 goals. Satyajit Roy strikes the first blood for the young Mariners in the 30th minute to give them an edge in the break, whereas Ferozuddin Mollah scored the second goal in the 67th minute for his team.
Prior to the match, the chief guest Dr. Rajiv Bindal, in his speech encourage the kids of Himachal Pradesh to take interest in the game of football as it help the children to understand the importance of hard work and team spirit. Bindal added that the Himachal has taken giant strides in improving its football in a very short span of time. But the good work has to be continued as the mission has not been achieved yet. The road ahead is still very long. He added that the Govt. is also doing everything possible to make Himachal a strong sporting state with the calibre to produce international athletes of all kinds.
Early in the evening, famous juggler, Uttam Das treated Nahan with a rare sight of football magic when he performed his records football antics. He rode around Nahan on a bike, balancing a football over his head. Then he showed some of his juggling skills to mesmerize the people of Nahan.