World Cup handed over to Bara Kakjhora United Club in Darjeeling

World Cup handed over to Bara Kakjhora United Club in Darjeeling
Darjeeling: Even before the biggest soccer battle took to the ground in Russia, miles away, the World Cup was handed over to Bara Kakjhora United Club in Darjeeling on Sunday afternoon.

As part of the "Darjeeling World Cup Town 2018," Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association (DNPSAA) had announced that a World Cup replica would be handed over to the best decorated area of the town on the day of the finals.

"Places like Aloobari, J P Sharma Path (Pachpan Hatta), Employment Exchange area, Nimki Dara and others were well decorated. However, Bara Kak Jhora was not just decorated well but was done with a purpose. The uniqueness lay in the informative flexes that were put up," stated Deven Gurung, President of the DNPSAA.

The detailed history of the world cup including winners over the years; pictures and history of legendary football players; a special display of Sunil Chettri for his achievement in the intercontinental cup, matching the 64 international goals to that of Messi.

"However, the most touching display was on the legendary players of Darjeeling titled - 60's legendary players of Darjeeling. They had put up photographs of famous players like Chandan Singh Raut, Benu Subba, Avay Gurung, Krish Dewan, Raju Rai, Kapil Thapa, Shyam Thapa and others. Thus, we zeroed in on Bara Kakjhora United Club (BKUC)," stated Gurung.

The world cup replica was handed over to members of the BKUC in Darjeeling.

"It's our honest endeavor to educate Gen Y in Darjeeling about Darjeeling's rich football past. This land has created legends. The youth have heard of Messi but not of local legends. It is our effort to revive the rich football past by promoting local football," stated Yogesh Bomzan, member of the BKUC.

DNPSAA had organised the event "Darjeeling the World Cup Town 2018," to raise funds for the outreach program Fr Van Memorial Clinic on wheels.

It was just a one-day event on 2nd June 2018.

The event was very successful with thousands of people participating in the football parade followed by a variety entertainment programmes at Chowrasta.

The Clinic on Wheels will provide medical facilities in far flung areas, catering specially to the marginalised section of society.

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Even before the biggest soccer battle took to the ground in Russia, miles away, the World Cup was handed over to Bara Kakjhora United Club in Darjeeling on Sunday afternoon.

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