(TibetanReview.net, May25, 2015) – A total of 28 teams from exile Tibetan communities in India, Nepal, North America and Europe are taking part in the 21st Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament which will be held at the Upper TCV school ground from May 30 to Jun 10. The tournament was started in 1981 in memory of the late mother of Tibet’s exile spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. This year’s tournament is dedicated to the Dalai Lama turning 80.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural event will be Mr Sudhir Sharma, Minister for Urban Development, Himachal Pradesh, while Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in exile, will be a Special Guest.
The head of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, will be the chief guest during the final match.
The all-Tibetan tournament has been used to select and groom talented players for Tibetan national teams to play in tournaments in India and other countries.