Geyzing celebrates National Sports Day with football league inaugration

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Last Update: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 05:49 [IST]

Geyzing celebrates National Sports Day with football league inaugration

KUSH HANG LEEWANG

GEYZING, August 29: Geyzing district celebrated the National Sports Day with the inauguration of All Sikkim Chief Minister's Football Championship 2022 at Kyongsa Sports Ground in Geyzing on Monday. The C-division championship organized State Sports Department in collaboration with West District Football Association (WDFA).

The inauguration was carried out by Marathon Man Amar Subba along with Geyzing BDO Bijay Subba and sports department deputy director Nikjey Lamu Bhutia accompanied by department officials and WDFA members. 

Six football clubs have been selected for with five clubs from five block administrative centres and Young Boys Academy from Geyzing district. The football tournament will conclude on September 11 with the winning team advancing to the state level championship.

Sports deputy director Nikjay Lamu Bhutia, stated, "All Sikkim Chief Minister's Football Championship is a concept to provide platform and opportunity to the budding local footballers of the state. The initiative would definitely help to promote football in the state and sports department commitment towards the same". ,

In the inaugural match, Geyzing BAC defeated Yuksam BAC 5-1. 

As part of the national sports day, Chief Minister’s One Mile Run along with yoga zumba was performed by the students of various schools.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi