Football Tournament to commemorate Birth Anniversary of His Majesty

Email

To commemorate the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King, the Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) in Dewathang will host the popular annual JNEC Open Football Tournament from February 21, 2017.

The theme for the tournament is “Empowering youths through sports, to become agents of change”. This  is the third time the college is organizing such a tournament.

Last year, 24 teams from Phuentsholing, Gedu, Kanglung, Pemagatshel, Wamrong, Bhangtar, Nganglam and Samdrup Jongkhar took part in the tournament and Gaeddu College of Business Studies (GCBS) emerged champions to win a cash prize of Nu 70,000 and a rolling trophy.

According to Ugyen Namgyel, an assistant lecturer at the college, the annual event has been gaining popularity and the college authorities credit the success to emphasis given to the spirit of sportsmanship in recent times.

The opening ceremony of the football tournament will also coincide with the 43rd Foundation Day of the college. The college, by organizing such activity also aims to achieve their theme of “Community Service, Engagement, Involvement and Development” and promote awareness on health and wellbeing through sports and physical activities.

The winners of this football tournament will take home Nu 70,000, the runners up Nu 35,000 and the top scorer Nu 1500.

Sonam Yangdon ( The Bhutanese)



Tag Cloud

Related Posts

His royal cuteness! King of Bhutan follows in Kate's footsteps by...

The King of Bhutan has followed in the Duchess of Cambridge's footsteps by getting behind the camera to take official...

Jun 06, 2017 19:51

Karma – Female Archer From Bhutan Qualified For Tokyo 2020...

Karma has been specialising in Olympics-style archery since 2009.

Nov 30, 2019 13:18

Bhutan’s Pelden Wangchuk Wins 10th Edition Of Tour 0f Dragon...

This year, the race also saw the highest number of female participants compared to past years.

Sep 10, 2019 01:08

Tour Of The Dragon – Toughest One Day Bike Race Starts On 7...

It takes sheer toil and stamina for the top riders to complete the 268 km race which finishes at the capital, Thimphu.

Sep 06, 2019 23:58

Meet Jojo Kinley – An Inspiring 81 Years Old Archer From Bhutan

“We feel so happy to see an 81-year-old playing among us. We feel privileged to play with him."

Sep 04, 2019 23:08

Two Young Bhutanese Swimmers Competed In 18th FINA World...

The duo are proud to represent Bhutan and compete on a worldwide stage for the first time.

Jul 28, 2019 21:32

Latest

News

Employment opportunities amid crisis - Tour guides opts farming

A tour guide could earn a minimum of Nu 30,000 per month during the peak tourist season in Bhutan. The income made was sufficient to support...

May 19, 2020 19:53

Covid-19 response must address gender-based violence, other rights of women and girls

“The social and economic stress that Covid-19 pandemic brings upon households places women and girls in vulnerable positions, burdening them...

May 12, 2020 16:46

Features

Story of Final Year College Student Who Joined college after reopening of eduction institution amid outbreak of COVID 19

Sonam Dorji a final year student shares this thought on his first day of college amid pandemic.

Jul 04, 2020 14:03

Significant pilgrimage sites of Guru Rinpochoe in Bhutan

Discover sacred pilgrim sites of Guru Rinpochoe in Bhutan and the reasons why every buddhist must travel to these most venerated places of...

Jul 01, 2020 11:28

Sports

Karma – Female Archer From Bhutan Qualified For Tokyo 2020 Olympic Quota

Karma has been specialising in Olympics-style archery since 2009.

Nov 30, 2019 13:18

Bhutan’s Pelden Wangchuk Wins 10th Edition Of Tour 0f Dragon Mountain Bike Race

This year, the race also saw the highest number of female participants compared to past years.

Sep 10, 2019 01:08

Business

Once the booming Handicraft Shops in Paro Dying- Paro Today

Paro town looks so different in its history as tourist destination in Bhutan.

Jun 24, 2020 16:58

Celebrating Bhutan’s Entrepreneurs: Namkhar Gyaltshen Of Transcend Artisan

This story is part of an exclusive feature by Yeewong Magazine in Dec 2018 on celebrating entrepreneurship in Bhutan.

Mar 06, 2020 11:48

Travel

Reasons why one should visit Druk Wangditse Lhakhang

The temple is reconstructed to its glory and is dedicated to his majesty the king of Bhutan.

Jul 08, 2020 14:43

You cannot travel to Bhutan without tour guides - Featuring Mr Tobgay, experienced senior guide from Druk Asia.

In this series, Dailybhutan speaks to licensed tour guide Mr Tobgay who is one of the most senior and experienced tour guides working for...

Jun 21, 2020 21:07

Lifestyle

Food on Wheels- First of its kind in Bhutan

The World's Largest Fast Food Restaurant Chains doesn't exist in Bhutan.

Mar 04, 2020 09:39

Amazing Stories from the Eastern Part of Bhutan

You can't say you have visited the eastern part of Bhutan unless you have experienced the following bizarre things.

Mar 02, 2020 19:02

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!

Download Daily Bhutan Mobile App

Connecting with us just got easier!