Mcleodganj: The Department of Health in collaboration with Tibetan National Sports Association organized the first-ever Tibetan Women’s Basketball Tournament against Tuberculosis (TB) funded by The Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trust from 2 to 6 July. The finale of the tournament was held on the occasion of 84th birth anniversary of The Dalai Lama. After the official program of The Dalai Lama’s birthday at the main temple, public gathered at the basketball court at Gangkyi to witness the final match. Kalon’s Department of Finance was attended to as chief guest with members of parliament, secretaries, staff and huge crowd of spectators.
Competing in the finals were women teams from Dhondupling settlement (Clementown) and Nepal.The total number of teams participating in the tournament were 7: Bylakuppe, Nepal, Dhondupling settlement (Clementown), TCV Suja and three teams from Dharamshala. Secretary of the Department of Health Palden Dhondup delivered the opening address in which he has given a brief introduction of the tournament, it’s aims and objectives. Finance Kalon Karma Yeshi addressed the gathering and felicitated the winning team with the victory trophy. Dhondhupling team won against Nepal team with the score 30: 25. TCV Suja team was awarded the fair player team award.