Success of Santosh Trophy in Kashmir is encouraging : Dasmunsi

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Srinagar, Jun 15 (UNI) Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has said the tremendous success of Santosh Trophy in the Kashmir Valley is encouraging and much more such tournaments will be held here.

Talking to newspersons, he said he had never thought that the tournament will be such a big success.

He thanked the Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad and said it is due to his cooperation that such an event was held at Srinagar.

Mr Dasmunsi, who is also the president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) also said AIFF will give more attention towards the talent development in the state.

Later he presented a cheque of Rs 3 lakhs at Runners up Trophy to Service and the Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad presented the winners trophy to the Punjab Team who won the Santosh Trophy 1-0.

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