Jorethang, 04 Nov (IPR): Ten-daylong Muay Thai preparation camp for the National Muay Thai Championship 2018 concluded here at Gairigaon in Jorethang, South Sikkim today.
Minister-cum-Area MLA of Salghari Zoom constituency, Mr Arjun Kumar Ghatani, attended the valedictory function of the practice camp that had commenced on 24 Oct, 2018 as chief guest.
Technical Director, Muay Thai Association of Sikkim, Mr RB Rai, informed that a total of 24 participants along with the officials from Sikkim will represent the State in United Amateur National Muaythai Championship scheduled to be held at Pune in Maharashtra from 14-18 Nov, 2018.
Mr Ghatani extended his best wishes to the participating players and encouraged them to live with the strong spirit and patience of winning gold medal for the State of Sikkim.
He advised participants to be dedicated and determined to continue for the promotion of Muay Thai in Sikkim. He applauded the initiatives of the Association for involving youths in energetic sports activities like Muay Thai and urged them to help youths from getting into drug abuse and mental health problems like depression. Professionalism and self defence mechanism can be developed through sports events, he added.
Mr Ghatani also drew lights on challenges and constraints in journey of life and advised participants to accept impediments to approach destination ahead. He also informed that the State Government has initiated certain grant for sports players and job reservation exclusively for sports person under visionary leadership of the Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Pawan Chamling.
Technical Director, Mr RB Rai, proposed thanks note and recalled contributions of the Area MLA in the number of events organised in the past and also applauded support extended by the Animal Husbandry Department.
TheMinister was ccompanied by Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department, Dr Phurba Lepcha, General Secretary, MAS, Mr. Kamal Rai, and other associated members.