Mangan district celebrates National Sports Day

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 11:30 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 05:47 [IST]

Mangan district celebrates National Sports Day

MANGAN, (IPR): Commemorating the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, the National Sports Day under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Fit India was celebrated at Mangan district.

The National Sports Day was organised by department of Sports & Youth Affairs, Mangan which had various events at different locations.

The events had the presence of Sikkim Welfare Commission chairman Nim Tshering Lepcha, ADC (Dev) Mangan Kashi Raj Limboo, Sport & Youth Affairs deputy director Mrs. Janim Lepcha, JD (Education) Sajan Sebastian, principals, teachers, coaches, sportspersons, students, staffs from Sports & Youth Affairs department and local gentry.

The day started with the main event Chief Minister One Mile Run 2022 from the District Administrative Centre. Different schools in around the Mangan town participated in the run.

Yoga and Zumba session were conducted afterwards at the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Mangan.

Thereafter an exciting sporting event of Kho-Kho match and tug-of-war was witnessed at the playground of Government Senior Secondary School, Mangan.

Later in the day at Naga ground, 1st All Sikkim Chief Minister’s Football Championship 2022 C- Division was kicked off as the concluding event of the National Sports Day.

The first match in the championship was played between Northerners F.C vs Chungthang Sporting Club, the match ended with the score of 3-1.

The winners in different sporting events were distributed with prizes and certificates.


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