70th Independence Day Celebrated in Style – Newman School becomes Inter-School Football Champion
The Independence Day this year tasted sweeter for the staff and students of Newman School, Neotan, in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, as they won the Inter-School Football Independence Cup 2016 at Government High School in Namphai I on 15 August 2016.
Celebrating the 70th Independence Day of our Country, the boys from Newman School Neotan participated in the first Inter-School football Independence Cup organized by the Namphai Block Sports Committee. In a fiercely fought final match between Phangyak village team and Newman School Neotan, at Namphai I Government School Ground, the Newman School boys won the match in style by 3-0.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. T. Mali, Forest Ranger, Miao Sub-division, exhorted the students to love the Nation above everything and show that love by action. “We must all contribute to Nation building by our hardwork, commitment, knowledge and by sports and games”, he said to the students.
Prior to the final match, the staff and students presented a very patriotic cultural show highlighting the diverse culture and tradition of our country.
Fr. Felix Anthony appreciated the students for winning the championship and exhorted each one of them to love the nation and remain a proud Indian always.
Kammit Lahwe and Rumwang Nokbi, both from Newman School, bagged the award for the player of the tournament and best goal keeper of the tournament respectively.