Himal Terai Dooars Sports Festival kicks off in Kalimpong

Kalimpong, 08 Jan:

The Himal Terai Dooars Sports Festival 2018 started today at Kalimpong. It is the first festival to be organised in Kalimpong since it became a district.

The festival is being held in four sporting disciplines namely archery, football, karate and taekwondo. Kalimpong SP, Ajeet Singh Yadav inaugurated the festival at Rockvale Academy where the Karate championship started. Later he inaugurated the Taekwondo Championship at Sapta Shri Gyan Pith Hall.

The Archery Championship will be held from 15-16 Jan and Football league tournament will start from 10 Jan with the finals to be held on 17 and 18 Jan.

"The festival is being organised in four districts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurdwar, Darjeeling and Kalimpong and Siliguri Police Commissionerate area," said Mr Yadav.

The festival is being organized here by Kalimpong District Police and is sponsored by West Bengal Youth Services and Sports Department.

He expressed happiness over the massive participation of players and thanked the parents for supporting their children.

The winner of each event will be getting prize from Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee when she next arrives in North Bengal area.