The 18th Sikkim State Boxing Championship, 2021 was officially inaugurated at the Soreng Senior Secondary School premises on Sunday, December 26.
M.N Sherpa, the Minister (Power And Labour Department), was the Chief Guest while M. P. (Lok Sabha), Shri Indra Hang Subba accompanied him as the Guest of Honor along with MLA (Soreng- Chakung), Shri Aditya Golay, Advisors, Chairpersons, President (Sikkim Olympic Association) and Officials as esteemed guests.
About the event:
The Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association in collaboration with the West District Boxing Association is hosting the tournament for four days under three main categories:
Elite (Senior) Men/ Women
Youth Men/ Women
M.N Sherpa’s public address
Keeping his speech short, Minister M.N Sherpa extended his warm greetings to everyone present. He said that our athletes must take such tournaments as a motivation to be able to represent their State on National and International sets. Citing the example of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali, Shri Sherpa said that an athlete must incorporate self-discipline and stay focused to achieve their dreams.
Earlier, MLA Shri Aditya Golay briefly addressed the audiences wherein he warmly welcomed the distinguished guests and dignitaries. He spoke on the Government’s vision to support and promote raw and talented young athletes and how such talents can take advantage of such opportunities. He quoted that the tournament is a step towards inspiring budding minds to take sports as a career choice. He finally thanked the organizing committee for their relentless efforts and contribution towards the successful hosting of the event.
Prior to the speech, the President of Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association, Shri Jaslal Pradhan had presented a brief report on boxing history in the State. He enumerated all the achievements and success stories of the Association. He also congratulated Smt. Sandhya Gurung for being conferred with the prestigious Dronacharya Award. He also expressed his sincere gratitude towards the Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang for providing all the necessary support and aid in hosting the event.
In the beginning, the organizing committee presented a token of appreciation to the Chief Guest, Shri M.N Sherpa, Guest of Honour, Shri Indra Hang Subba and the MLA, Shri Aditya Golay