Junior Olympic games at Samdong

Friday, Feb 19, 2021 08:30 [IST]

Last Update: Friday, Feb 19, 2021 02:49 [IST]

Junior Olympic games at Samdong

GANGTOK,: A block-level Inter-School Junior Olympic Games under ‘Sports for peace and development  2020-2021’ for under-14 and u-17 boys and girls started today at Samdong senior secondary school ground in East Sikkim.  
The sports meet has athletic events, archery, boxing, badminton, football, karate, taekwondo and table tennis.   
The event was organized by Sports & Youth Affairs department, Rakdong Tintek BAC in collaboration with Rural Development department under GPDP Fund.
Tumin-Lingee SKM in-charge Samdup Bhutia was present as the chief guest along with Rakdong Tintek panchayat president Tika Maya Pandey, Samdong SSS principal M.L. Koirala,  Dikchu SSS principal Santosh Kumar Chettri, Sports AD Y.N. Sapkota, panchayat members from different wards and officials.
The chief guest, in his speech, appreciated the event organized for the students and urged all to have a sportsman spirit.     

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