Monday, June 06, 2011

Sikkim Football Association AGM held in Gangtok

SFA general secretary Menla Ethenpa
GANGTOK, 05 June: The annual general meeting of the Sikkim Football Association was convened today at the European Commission Hall, STNM Hospital complex, here today. With the term of the sitting executive body ending this month, the meeting constituted an election committee headed by Rinzing Ongmu, chairperson, SFA Women’s Wing “to prepare the grounds for SFA election for a new executive body within the month of June 2011”, a press communiqué received from SFA general secretary Menla Ethenpa informs.
The release adds that “to facilitate the process of election” and “as per SFA’s constitution” the sitting executive body tendered their resignation. They will now function as the caretaker body until the formation of a new body.
The three and a half hour long AGM was attended by a majority of the SFA members with voting rights, the release informs.
The meeting discussed a membership drive and decided that memberships will be opened and invited as per the association’s constitution and publicized through the local media. Former SFA president, PK Pradhan, came up with a number of valuable suggestions for the improvement of football in Sikkim which was welcomed by the members, the release highlights.
Tempo Bhutia
The SFA president, Tempo Bhutia, in turn, assured that all efforts will be made to secure a good future for promising footballers from Sikkim.
Earlier, the SFA general secretary presented the annual report highlighting the activities of the previous years and future plans. On behalf of the SFA members and all football-lovers, he also recorded “profuse thanks” for the Chief Minister “for facilitating such a beautiful football turf for Paljor Stadium”.
The SFA expressed confidence that good days were ahead for the youth of Sikkim. Mr. Ethenpa further informed that with the artificial turf at Paljor Stadium, improved Crown Prince Tenzing Namgyal Ground [Guards Groud] and completion of a Football House, SFA is expected to perform much more and in a more professional way in the days to come.
The SFA treasurer, Raj Kumar Thirani, presented the annual audited report and members deliberated on issues relating to future course of action.
The AGM concluded with a vote of the thanks to the Chief Minister, Patrons Hissay Lachungpa and GM Gurung, Advisor Dorjee Namgyal and SFA president and working president.

(Now Daily)

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