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Tibet-Women-India-Tournament-2016Dharamshala — Khad football team of Una defeated Tibetan National Women's football team from 1-0 on June 12, Sunday in the concluding game of the first Tibetan National Sports Association's football tournament for women, held in Dharamshala, India.

The game extended to penalty shootouts, wherein one goal by Khad team and the respective misses by Tibetan team decided the result of the game.

Ajay Singh Mankotia, president of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Association (IFTA) was the chief-guest. The event was also attended by Dawa Rinchen, the newly elected Tibetan Settlement Officer, Dharamshala and few members of the Tibetan parliament.

The four-day Tibetan women's inaugural tournament commenced on June 9, Thursday and saw participation of Khad and Simur teams from Una and Nahan respectively, and Dand and Taran teams from Amritsar along with the Tibetan Women's Team.

"This is the first football tournament for Tibetan women. This time they played very well, and they come from different settlements from India and Nepal. Although this time there is only one Tibetan team, and many Indian. Next time, we will try to have more than one Tibetan team. This tournament is our attempt to give platform to Tibetan Women in sports, therefore they should get inspired from it and participate more" said Kalsang Dhondup, Secretary of Tibetan National Sports Association.

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