The inaugural ceremony of the Late Kamdev Sarma Memorial Kang Competition, which is a part of the upcoming Yaoshang Kumhei 2019, Sports, Literary and Cultural Meet, to be held from March 21 to March 23 was organized by All Assam Manipuri Students Union (AAMSU), Hojai District Committee at the Mandop of Krishnananda Sarmah, Gauranagar, Hojai.
Gurumayum Chandrababu Sarmah, Donor of the Cash Prize, Phamdom Manibabu, Secretary, Assam Manipuri Sahitya Perishad, Hojai District Committee along with two more senior Kang Players namely, Lukram Gaurabidhu and Chirom Nilamani attended the inaugural ceremony as Guests.
The inaugural match of the Kang was played between Gauranagar Young Sporting Club and Manipuri Royal Club, Gochora where Konjengbam Kunjamani and Konthoujam Norottom were the Referees. Speaking on the inaugural ceremony, K. Hrishikesh, Advisor of AAMSU, Hojai District Committee spoke on the importance of traditional games. He said that AAMSU, Hojai is devoted to preserve the same. On the occasion Dijamani Sarmah, Advisor said that such competitions are necessary for encouraging the Manipuri youths in learning the Indigenous games and making them understand the philosophical aspects of such games.