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4 may 2012 001Dharamsala: The 24th annual All India Shaheed Durga Mal Dal Bahadur Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament wrapped up in Kangra on Thursday.

Before the championship match, the District Football Association, Kangara honored Tibetan nurse Tsering Peldon of Delek Hospital for her outstanding social service work. She serves as the Head Social Advisor for Health.

Due to an official visit to the south of India, Ms. Peldon was unable to accept her award in person. Tashi Dhundup, Secretary of Delek Hospital, represented Ms. Peldon at the ceremony and thanked the organizers for their recognition of Ms. Peldon's outstanding work inside Delek Hospital.

Featured guests at Thursday's ceremony included Mogru Tenpa, member of Tibet Parliament and the president of National Democratic Party of Tibet Mr. Chime Youngdung. Commander of the Gorkah Army Brigadier G.S. Rathore, Corporate Sports Division Head for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) V.K Mahendru, plus relatives of Shaheed Durga Mal and Dal Bahadur also served as honored guests at the match.

The tournament features 14 teams from across India. Honoring two Indian revolutionaries executed by the British, the tournament recalls the Indian National Army's struggle for independence from Great Britain during World War II. The championship team earned 51,000 Rs in prize money with 31,000 Rs handed to the runners-up.

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