Medallions felicitated

Medallions felicitated
Mon, Jul 15, 2019

HOM NATH DHUNGYAL

GANGTOK,: The Sikkim athletes who had won medals in the Manipur 2018 North East Olympic Games were felicitated by Sikkim Olympic Association today.
Sikkim had won 1 gold medal, 3 silver and 17 bronze medals to finish top of the table in the North East Olympic Games.
The felicitation programme held on the side-lines of the general body meeting of Sikkim Olympic Association was attended by sports minister Kunga Nima Lepcha as the chief guest.
SOA president B.K. Roka lauded the athletes for their performances in the North East Olympic Games and urged them for better performance in future sports events. He also assured SOA’s support to the athletes.
Sikkim Archery Association general secretary K.B. Gurung emphasized how having a clear goal and sincere practice can do miracles.
Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association general secretary Thupden Rabgyal informed how mental attitude and positive approach determines success and how every second is precious in the life of an athlete.
K.N. lepcha thanked SOA for inviting him and gave his best wishes for the future sports events.  The sports minister also handed away financial grants worth Rs. 20,000 each to 18 sports associations affiliated to SOA.
The athletes expressed their gratitude towards SOA for the opportunity provided and placed few demands as well for the upgradation of sports equipments and infrastructure.

 


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