Gangtok, 25 Oct:
International athlete, Pema Dorjee Bhutia, recently attended a national workshop on Pole Sports held on 20 and 21 October at Nagpur in Maharashtra.
He was the only delegate from the north-eastern region at the workshoporganised by Indian Pole Sports Association [IPSA].
On the occasion, IPSA also felicitated Mr Bhutia for his outstanding performance and contributions in sports and also appointed him an executive member in IPSA.
Speaking to media persons today, Mr Bhutia mentioned that IPSA was established recently and has been working to promote pole sports in the country.
He expressed his desire to promote pole sports in the State in the near future.
“At the workshop, I found that around 80% of the athletes in pole sports are women and this sport mainly needs strength and flexibility so there is a lot of potential and opportunities for Sikkimese athletes to do well in this discipline,” he expressed.
Mr Bhutia expressed his gratitude to the organising secretary, Dr Shrikant Warankar, who is also a founder member of IPSA, for having invited him to the workshop.