Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi

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The 132nd edition of the prestigious Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi on 14 July 23.
The 132nd edition of the prestigious Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi on 14 July 23.
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Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi

Kochi, July 14th: 

The 132nd edition of the prestigious Durand Cup made its historic trophy tour debut onboard India’s indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at Kochi on 14 July 23. It was a momentous occasion hosting three magnificent Durand Cup Trophies on the flight deck of Vikrant epitomising Josh, grandeur, and charisma. At a ceremonial event, the trophies were unveiled by Chief Guest, Rear Admiral Susheel Menon, Flag Officer Sea Training in the presence of legendary Indian football player Shri I M Vijayan. The event was graced by representatives from prominent Kerala football clubs, sportspersons, and media personnel.

The 132nd edition of the prestigious Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi on 14 July 23.
The 132nd edition of the prestigious Durand Cup Trophy Tour Sets Foot on the Magnificent INS Vikrant at Kochi on 14 July 23.

In his address, the Chief Guest brought out that the Indian Navy has been at the forefront of promoting sports and sportspersons, who have consistently won laurels for the nation on the highest international sporting platforms. The Durand Cup is a leading beacon in the sporting world towards this endeavor, where the best of India’s talents can showcase their skills. This tournament exemplifies the values of discipline, dedication, and teamwork that are central to both football and life in the military. He congratulated the Eastern Command of the Indian Army for organising this tournament for the last four commitments towards maintaining the golden legacy of the Durand Cup.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri I M Vijayan expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Southern Naval Command for the invite and extended his best wishes to all the participating teams. He thanked the organizers for their unwavering editions and wished them success in the 132nd edition.

The trophies were flagged off for a city tour across various locations at Kochi for public display. Kochi is the ninth stop in the 15-city trophy tour which commenced on 30 Jun 23 from New Delhi. The trophy would be flagged in at Kolkata before the commencement of the tournament on 03 Aug 23.

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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