Gangtok,31st Jan : (IPR) A month long Winter Coaching Camp 2020 organized by the Sports & Youth Affairs Department successfully concluded today at Palzor Stadium.
Hon’ble Minister for Forest & Wildlife Management Department, Shri Karma Loday Bhutia attended the closing day of coaching camp as the chief guest and Political Secretary to HCM, Shri Jacob Khaling as a guest of honour.
In total 340 children had participated in this winter coaching camp in five disciplines (Badminton, Basketball, Football, Karate and Taekwondo).
Addressing on the occasion, Minister, Bhutia appreciated the interest of the parents who manage to send their kids for the camp and said that this camp would definitely bring positive impact in their lives in the long run. He encouraged the children to excel in field of sports along with the academic.
Khaling while extending his gratitude to the Sports & Youth Affairs department for have successfully concluded the camp and also informed that government under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri P.S Tamang is committed to bring overall development in the field of sports with world class infrastructure and more tournaments in various disciplines.
Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs, Shri Kubir Bhandari speaking on the occasion informed that the department is conducting District level women football league for the first time from March 2020. Further, he informed that the department of Sports and Rural Development Department jointly organizing GUP level sports meet from 25th Feb 2020 to 29th Feb 2020 throughout the state.
On the occasion, Sikkim football team along with the Manager handed over the runner- up trophy of Dr. T Ao Cup held at Kohima, Nagaland recently to the Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs.
The closing day also saw the demonstration of different sports by the students, distribution of token to the coaches and certification to the children by the chief guest and guest of honour.