Sporting events should be adopted as business model: CM

Chief Minister P.S. Tamang
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

SE Report
GANGTOK:
Chief Minister P.S. Tamang (Golay) visited Karuneshwar Shivalaya Mandir located at Sang Zingla, East Sikkim on Saturday. He offered water to the Shiva Linga and also offered his prayers.
He was accorded a warm welcome by the executive members of the Shivalaya Mandir committee, and the locals present there. The public put forward their grievances before the Chief Minister which he assured to render every possible support, an IPR release informs.
On Sunday, the Chief Minister attended the first semi-final match of Late. Tara Man Chettri Memorial Open Football Tournament at Melli playground, South Sikkim. The tournament organized by Independence Day Celebration Committee had the presence of DC South Ragul K, SP South Prawin Gurung, SDPO Jorethang S.K. Shrestha, SDM Jorethang R. Bhandari, panchayats, teachers, students and local gentry.
Addressing the gathering, Golay spoke about the importance of playing any kind of sports in order to be physically and mentally fit. Additionally, he said that the budding young sports players should be encouraged in order to realize their dream to become an excellent sportsperson thereby bringing about laurels to the state. He also cited examples of international footballers of Sikkim like Nirmal Chettri, Robin Gurung and Bikash Jairu who were also playing in today's match in Melli FC team and elucidated that young players of Sikkim should follow the golden sporting trajectory of these players. He further emphasised that major sporting events in the State should be adopted as a business model and said the State government will provide the basic amenities for development of this model.
The first semi final match was played between Kanchenjunga Football Club (KFC) and Melli Football Club (MFC) wherein the the former emerged winner with a scoreline of 3-2. Similarly, Suman Hazra goalkeeper of KFC was named as man of the match.


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