Namchi, 28 Mar:
District Boxing Coach, Department of Sports, South Sikkim, Mukesh Rai, has been selected as the ‘Employee of the Month’ for the month of April 2018, a press release from the South District Collector’s office informs.
The South District Administration has selected Mr Rai for his contribution and achievement as a coach in training gold medalist, Sukraj Rai and bronze medalists, Subhash Tamang and Puka Rampal, for the East Zone Boxing Championship recently held at Assam.
In his tenure as a coach, three boys and a girl were selected for North East National Games from the district out of which Sukraj Rai and Subash Rana won bronze medals.
In the 15th State Open Boxing Championship held in Gangtok, the district team bagged 25 medals [11 gold, 10 silver and 04 bronze] with the team lifting the ‘Overall Championship’ trophy for most number of medals won by a team.
Mr Rai is also responsible for training Sukraj Rai who became the first boxer from Sikkim to win a medal at the 02nd Elite Senior Men's National Boxing Championship 2017-18 held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Khelo India School Games 2018 participant, Puran Rai is also a trainee under Mukesh Rai.
The South District Administration, in the release, has lauded his dedication, commitment and hard work and has congratulated him for his achievement as a teacher and a coach.