26 November 2016 Current Affairs: The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, on November 24, 2016, adopted a decision to rename the Chief Minister’s Trophy for Football and Volleyball (men’s and women’s) after martyr Hangpan Dada.
The decision was taken during the State Development Council (SDC) meeting convened under his chairmanship
The state-level trophy for football and volleyball, both in men and women categories, would now be called as Hangpan Dada Memorial Trophy.
The troph, had been launched at Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy at Chimpuin November 2013 by the then Chief Minister NabamTuki.
Havildar Dada, who died in Kupwara on May 27, 2016 after killing three terrorists, was awarded Ashok Chakra on the eve of Independence Day by President Pranab Mukherjee.