Gangtok, September 20: The closing ceremony of the 1st Online Boxing Training-cum- Competition organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs was held on 17th September 2020. The Chief Guest of the programme was Shri Kuber Bhandari, Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs Department and the Guest of Honour was Shri Jaslal Pradhan(Arjuna Awardee), President of Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association. National Coach Dronacharya Awardee Shri Blas Iglesias Fernandis, Shri Ramanand and Shri Vijay Kumar both SAI Coaches and International boxer and coach Shri Hardeep Singh from Chandigarh also witnessed the function.
The Secretary interacted with the participants, parents and National Coaches. He thanked the National Coaches for their valuable time and taking sessions for the upcoming boxers of the state. He encouraged the youngsters to pursue their passion and cautioned them that the quitters can never be winners.
The Online Boxing training-cum-competition had registration of 77 under 14 boys and girls and the training focussed on shadow boxing, straight plank hold, and reach hold. The training was held under the supervision of Boxing Coach Smt. Pratima Gooroong. The National Coaches also took sessions during the training. Online Competition was also held at the end of the training.
In the girls category Aashira Singh Lohar, Kanchan Limbu and Yuna Limbu were declared first, second and third positions respectively.
In the boys category Samir Limbu, Anmol Rai and Saroj Chhetri were declared first, second and third positions respectively. They were awarded the cash prizes of Rs.3000/=,Rs.2000/= and Rs.1000/= respectively.