Football to enthuse tea workers

A knockout football tournament would begin on 1 May involving the tea estate workers spread over the Terai region. North Eastern Labour Institute, Siliguri are the organisers of the tournament. The mission behind it, according to the organisers, is to strengthen friendship among the tea estate workers of the Terai region.

Mr Alok Chakravorty, the secretary, NELI, said that 36 teams formed of the tea estate workers of the region would participate in the tournament. The final is scheduled on 1 June.

“At a time when the tea estates in the Terai region are passing through a very difficult phase we are trying to enthuse the workers engaged in a grim survival struggle through this tournament. We are receiving overwhelming response from the workers,” Mr Chakravorty said.