Gangtok, 17 Aug:
Sikkim Himalayan Sporting Club [SHSC] organised a special function here this evening to celebrate their impressive achievement of winning five Independence Day football tournaments across the State.
The five trophies were won by the Senior team boys at Rangpo; U-18 team at Singtam; Girls team-B at Singtam; Girls team-A at Namchi , and Sub Junior boys at Pakyong.
Coach for the boys team was Pranay Subba while Anuradha Chettri was the coach for girls and Pawan Chettri as a goalkeeping coach.
They had played a vital role on bringing these five trophies bagged the SHSC players.
Delighted with the achievement, SHSC founder , Tenzin Lamtha, shared his happiness on the big achievement and remarked that this was a first-ever such haul in Sikkim by any football club.
Mr. Lamtha expressed gratitude towards the players, coaches and all officials of SHSC for such a resounding performance and I-Day gift for him.
“It seems like the hard work of five years has eventually paid off. This club SHSC was launched only in the year of 2012, but the efforts and dedication put in by the entire team is undeniable. The players over here are all from the grassroot level whom SHSC aims to provide the right big platform. Both girls and boys have played well and I must congratulate and applause them for their performance. Those Independence Day tournaments were tough, however our players managed to play hard. And this is a result of the hard work they put in since day-One,” he said.
During the function, SHSC also felicitated members of the club for their consistent performances as well hard work throughout.
Earlier, two minutes silence was also observed to mourn the demise of former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The function was also addressed by SHSC general secretary, Jigmee Youzar, and was attended by the players and members of the club.