At his office in Itanagar today, Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu congratulated the Arunachal Kabbadi squad. The Kabbadi squad made headlines earlier this month when they won the National Sports Championship 2021 in Dehradun. CM Khandu talked with the players of the successful Kabbadi Team who came to see him today.
“When I initially learned that our Arunachal Kabaddi team had won the National Sports Championship 2021 in Dehradun, I couldn’t believe it.
“I’m ecstatic to have had the opportunity to meet our champions today in my office during their call on. On Twitter, the Arunachal Chief Minister wrote, “Had a lovely interaction followed by felicitation.”
Laurels to the state
This is the first time that the Arunachal Kabbadi team has brought such honours to the state. It defeated teams like Haryana and Rajasthan on its route to the finals on October 2, defeating Rajasthan. The National Sports & Physical Fitness Board hosted the three-day event at Dehradun’s Guru Ram Rai University.
The Arunachal Kabaddi Association intends to give the team more national and international exposure.
About Pema Khandu
Pema Khandu (born August 21, 1979) is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in India. He is the son of Dorjee Khandu, the former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Since taking office as chief minister in July 2016, he and his cabinet have switched parties twice: first from the Indian National Congress to the Peoples Party of Arunachal in September, and then from the Peoples Party of Arunachal to the Bharatiya Janata Party in December. He formerly served in Nabam Tuki’s government as Minister of Tourism, Urban Development, and Water Resources.
Arunachal kabaddi team wins national c’ship
After winning the National Sports Championship-2021, the Arunachal kabaddi team returned to the state on Thursday. On October 2, Arunachal defeated Rajasthan 21-10 in the final match.
The National Sports & Physical Fitness Board hosted the three-day event at Dehradun’s Guru Ram Rai University.
“For the first time ever, a kabaddi team has brought glory to the state, defeating teams from Haryana, Gujarat, and Rajasthan,” said Bamang Raman, president of the Arunachal Kabaddi Association.
Association is overwhelmed
He expressed his delight at the squad’s triumph, saying that “the association would do everything possible to lead the team to participate in international events as well.”
Raman stated that the association will hold district-level kabaddi events in order to provide opportunity to the state’s talented athletes.
He urged the state government to assist the organisation in hiring a permanent coach and constructing a stadium for the players, “in order to develop talented and strong players from the state.”
In addition, he urged the government to “provide career prospects for medal carriers.”