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Charity football for flood victims

The performing artistes and media persons of Assam will play a friendly football match to generate funds for the flood affected families of the State. The charity match, scheduled for next Saturday (26 September 2015) at Nehru Stadium Guwahati and starting at 6 pm, will be played between Artistes Eleven and Media Eleven.

Glorious singer Zubeen Garg will be the captain of the Artistes XI comprising of Partha Pratim Goswami, Pradhan Deori, Sasanka Samir, Mahadev Deka, Shekhar Goswami, Achinta Shankar, Pabitra Rabha, Rohit Sonar, Hemanta Gogoi, Shiddharth Sarma, Bhaskar Dutta, Hitesh Gogoi, Manash Phukan, Dhanjeet Kalita and Bhabesh.

On the other hand, senior journalist Pranay Bordoloi will lead the media team, which has been initiated by the Electronic Media Forum Assam with the inclusion of journalists from both the print and electronic media. The practice session has been organized at Nehru Stadium from Tuesday onward in the morning hours (around 7 am), where the aspirant players from the media houses are requested to join and help the organizers to select the ideal team.

The city based Dispur Hospitals will extend the emergency medical supports to the players. Meanwhile, the State based artists and technician’s forum has urged everyone to contribute financial aid for thousands of flood affected families in Assam through Kalaguru Artiste Foundation (ICICI Bank, Ganeshguri branch, Account no: 215101000145, IFSC code: ICICI0002151).

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