Hamirpur: While the Cricket and Hockey leagues introduced recently in the country have already given a new meaning to the two games, the game that originally introduced the concept in India seems to have lost its sheen over the years. But some spirited youths from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, have taken up the challenge to popularise football, at least in Himachal Pradesh.
The Dimension Club at NIT Hamirpur has come up with the idea of a local football league to increase competitiveness in the game at the ground level. The inaugural game of the league was played on Friday. Around 100 players are participating in the tournament representing various teams like Titans, Juggernaut and Maniacs,
In the first match, Hornets defeated Juggernaut by 2-1.