Jamshedpur, July 10: JSA Football League 2016 was kicked off on Sunday by Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President (CS) Tata Steel and President, JSA along with Gautam Ghosh, Technical Official, Ex TFA Cadet of TFA, Ex International player from Kolkata as Guest of Honour and Beli Bodhanwala social worker and Vice President, JSA (Jamshedpur Sporting Association) at Gopal Maidan.
Earlier after the inaugural function, one minute silent was observed in the memory of Ramesh Mehta, Chairman Football Sub Committee and P Vijay Kumar, Ex International Player and TFA coach who passed away last year.
Sunil Bhaskaran, President JSA honoured Gautam Ghosh, Technical Official (FIFA), Ex TFA Cadet and International player by presenting him a shawl and flower bouquet, who had come from Kolkata for the occasion.
Tahir Beig was not present at the inaugural function due to illness so SZ Alam, Chairman Football Sub Committee, Avinash Kumar, Hony Secretary JSA, Binod Kumar Singh, Asst Secretary JSA and Hassan Imam, Member JSA Committee honored Tahir Being at the latter residence for his contribution for football promotion in Jamshedpur and Jharkhand.
Farzan Heerjee, Chief (GR & Sports) and Working President, JSA along with Mukul Vinayak Choudhari, Administrator, TFA & Sports and Vice President JSA welcomed the guests. V Ramana conducted the opening ceremony function.
On the occasion of opening ceremony, many dignitaries including Bagicha Singh, Satnam Singh, Binod Kumar Singh, P K Kundu, Vicotr Somaya, G B singh, S B Singh, K S Prasad, Ramesh Lala, P S Chatterjee, Alok Nobel, S N Mukhi, R N Murmu, B N Mahato, Pitho Soren, B K Mishra, Firoz Khan, Ajit, Arvind, S K De, Navin Sundi, employees of Sports Dept & TFA and many National and ex footballers were present. Thousands of people witnessed the opening function and the inaugural match.