Himachal Governor Smt. Urmila Singh inaugurated the T-20 Charity Cricket Match being played between Governors XI and Chief Ministers XI at Bishop Cotton School here today. Chief Minister Sh Virbhadra Singh was also present on the occasion. The match was organized by the Himachal Pradesh Sports Culture and Environment Association.
Smt. Urmila Singh congratulated the Association for the initiative and hoped that such matches would not only provide wholesome entertainment to the players and spectators but also go a long way in strengthening the bonds of fraternity.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Sh. B B L Butail spinned the toss. Smt. Urmila Singh Captain of Governors XI won the toss and elected to bat first.
The teams were headed by the Governor and Chief Minister. Industries Minister, Sh. Mukesh Agnihotri was the Vice Captain of Chief Ministers XI and Principal Secretary Sh. Tarun Shridhar was Vice Captain of Governors XI. Senior officers of State Government played for Governors XI whereas Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs played for Chief Ministers XI.
President H.P. Sports Culture and Environment Association Sh. Vikramaditya Singh welcomed the Governor and Chief Minister on the occasion.
He informed that the funds collected from the match would go into C M Relief Fund.
He also felicitated Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr(Col.) Dhani RamShandil, MLA and Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Tribe Sh. Ravi Thakur, Chairman H P Finance Commission Sh. Kuldeep Kumar, President HPCC Sh. Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and Headmaster of Bishop Cotton School Sh. Roy Christopher Robinson on the occasion.
Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and senior officers of State Government were present among others present on the occasion.