On Monday, the trophy tour for the 132nd edition of the famous Durand Cup Football tournament arrived in Udhampur, the headquarters of the Indian Army’s Northern Command in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The three gleaming Durand trophies were accepted with much fanfare by the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Northern Command, as well as Nazeer Andrabi, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation, among others.
The tournament’s three trophies are the Durand Cup (a rolling trophy and the original prize), the Shimla Trophy (also a rolling trophy and first given by a Shimla resident in 1904) and the President’s Cup (for permanent keep and first presented by India’s first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, in 1956).
General Manoj Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army, Air Chief Marshal VK Chaudhary, Chief of Air Staff, and Kalyan Chaubey, President, All India Football Federation (AIFF) jointly kicked off the trophies for a 17-city Trophy Tour on Friday in Delhi.
Udhampur is the third stop of the trip, following the Trophies’ visit to Dehradun on Sunday. The journey will also visit Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Karwar, Kochi, Ezhimala, Bengaluru, Willington, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Shillong, and Aizawl before concluding in Kolkata on August 1, 2023.