Gangtok, August 10: The first online Taekwondo training cum competition is being organized by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department in collaboration with Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association(SATA) from today onwards.
The programme is being held for fifteen days with effect from 10th to 25th August 2020 and will be participated by 148 athletes.
The inaugural programme was chaired by the Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Department Shri Kuber Bhandari today, in presence of Additional Director (Hq.) Smt. Doma Tshering Bhutia, officers and coaches of the department, members of SATA, and the participants.
The main objective of organising the event is to encourage the athletes and engaged them in sporting activities during the lockdown period.
While expressing his best wishes, Secretary Shri Kuber Bhandari highlighted the importance of sporting activities and encouraged all the participants for their involvement in the programme.
The inaugural programme concluded with the declaration of the event open by the Secretary.
(Press release from Sports and Youth Affairs Department)