Final of the Inter Thromde Coordination Cup today
The final of first-ever Inter Thromde Coordination Cup will be played today in Phuentsholing.
The tournament which began on October 31 for the first time saw two teams – young and veteran - from each of the four Thromdes. Two matches are played daily and two matches will be played in the final today.
Initially conceived by Phuentsholing Thromde, the tournament is aimed to bring better coordination amongst different Thromdes in providing efficient public service delivery to the people. The tournament is also expected to unite the staffs of different Thromdes, while also rendering a platform to share their experiences and ideas amongst them informally.
Phuentsholing Thrompon Uttar Kumar Rai said the coordination cup has attracted interested staffs from within the Thromde, including school teachers.
Meanwhile, the Thromdes have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to host the tournament annually. The tournament hence would be an annual one which each Thromde taking turn to host the competition. Gelephu Thromde will organize the tournament next year, followed by Samdrup Jongkhar and then Thimphu Thromde.
The entire expenses for the tournament will be borne by the host Thromde and the participating teams don’t have to pay entry fees.
As the Thromdes share similar problems, the coordination cup, according to the Phuentsholing Thrompon, will bring the staffs close and help discuss issues and find solutions.
“It has multiple advantages as the tournament will bind the staffs and keep them physically fit, despite the heavy work pressures that the employees face,” he said.
“The tournament is also expected to introduce staffs of different departments as some still don’t know each other. It is also aimed to groom the young staffs through integration and share experiences which will benefit the staffs,” Uttar Kumar Rai said, adding that people are happy to take part in the tournament.
Similarly, Gelephu Thrompon Tika Ram Kafley said the tournament is a good platform where the staffs of different Thromdes have opportunities to share their issues and ideas to grow mutually.
“It’s a great initiative and a lot of positivity is expected to come out of it,” he added.
Apart from physical fitness, Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said such tournament among Thromdes will help the staffs socialize which will help in improving results. “It provides opportunities to engage and learn from each other,” he added.
Meanwhile, Thromdes’ drivers, technicians, engineers, planners and administrative officers, including the Thrompons are taking part in the tournament.