Jungle Mahal Cup which was started from the first week of December, 2016, has gained popularity in the respective districts since its inception in 2013. Jungle Mahal Cup finale was orgainsed at Midnapore town on January 3, 2017 amidst huge fanfare. Hon’ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee distributed prizes to all the 553 successful winners in different events. Total 43,932 youths participated in various events like Football, Kabaddi, Archery and Tribal Dance.
West Bengal Police organises Jungle Mahal Cup as part of its community policing initiatives to involve local people in the Jungle Mahal area through sports. The participants who took part in various events in Jungle Mahal Cup were from Bankura, Birbhum, Paschim Midnapore, Purulia and Jhargram Police District. Football proved to be most popular among all other sports events as 35,730 players, including 14,760 young women, took part in football matches. Besides sports events, competitions were also organised in popular dances in the region to encourage artists and more than 2200 participants had taken part in different dance events.
Elaborate arrangements were made to organise the prestigious sports meet in the region to ensure that large number of youths can take part in the sports and cultural events. The events were organised right from the Police Station level to Block level followed by the district level. A total of 553 winners from different events received prizes from Hon’ble Chief Minister.
By Our Correspondent