Port Blair, Oct. 7: The year long wait for the Prestigious President of India Cup Football Tournament, of the Sports loving people of Nicobar District will be over with the commencement of the competition on 9th October at Car Nicobar. The Deputy Commissioner of the District P. Jawahar will inaugurate the under 17 tournament at Bishop John Richardson Stadium at 2 PM. The Superintendent of Police Dr. B. Sreekant will be the guest of honour and Shri Wilson Amos MD, EHL will preside over the inaugural function.

Spectacular Cultural programs comprising 1000 students from different schools of Nicobar, will be the special feature in the Inaugural ceremony. Rev B.S. Derik will bless the participating teams on this occasion.

Mean while the preparation for the tournament is at the final stage. The teams are expected to arrive at Nicobar by Monday. The local people are eagerly waiting for the football feast to kick off.

Total 9 teams from the nine different Educational zones of the Islands, will take part in this tournament. The final match of the mega sports event will be played on 16th October. The tournament is jointly organized by Department of Education and Department of Youth Affairs & Sports.