Strength Lifting & Incline Bench Press C’shipbegins in Jorethang

Jorethang, 01 Sept [IPR]:

The 3rd State Level Strength Lifting and Incline Bench Press Championship 2018 kicked off at PanchasheelBhawan inJorethang, South Sikkim today.

The two-day tournament was inaugurated by Health Minister cum MLA of Salghari Zoom Constituency,Arjun Kumar Ghatani, in the presence of general secretary of International Strength Lifting Federation [ISLF] and Indian Strength Lifting Federation, Babul BikashPatranavis, Superintending Engineer, Energy & Power Department, JygmeeNamgyal, Sub Divisional Magistrates from Pakyong and Jorethang, distinguished guests and participants from all over the State.

The tournament is being organized by Khambache’s Muscle Hut Gym in association with Sikkim Strength Lifting Association. Altogether, 137 competitors including 30 women professionals will be participating in Junior, Senior and Master’s categories of the championship.

MrGhatani, in his inaugural address, applauded the strength, determination and spirit of the participants.He also congratulated notable sports players including PemaDorjee Bhutia, Ganesh Kumar Subba, Santosh Gupta, SailendraChettri and other participants who had won medals for the State and Country in various National and International level tournaments.

He also underlined initiatives taken up by the State Government to encourage youth towards professionalism in games & sports and mentioned that commissioning of Sports Board, reservation in employment for sports persons clearly reflects special importance given by the State Government to promote different types of sports in the State.

During the inaugural function, SDM,Pakyong,Tenzing D Denzongpa, and ISLF General Secretary,PemaDorjee Bhutia, were honoured and felicitated for their outstanding contributions towards promotion of strength lifting in Sikkim.