Asian Junior Boxing bronze medalist from Sikkim receives warm welcome


Summit Report

GANGTOK, 24 Mar:

Asian Junior bronze medalist, Jayant Dagar received a warm reception on reaching home at the gateway of Sikkim, Rangpo on Thursday. He clinched the bronze medal for the country in the 54 kg weight category in the recently concluded Asian Junior Boxing Championship held from 03 to 15 March at Amman, Jordan.

Jayant is the son of sports promoters from Sikkim, Arun Dagar and Sushma Reenu Subba and currently studies in class X at Kye-Di-Khang senior secondary school.

Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association [SABA] members, students and teachers of Kye-Di-Khang senior secondary school gave a warm welcome to Jayant at Rangpo this morning by offering khadas. In a felicitation programme held in the afternoon here at Kye-Di-Khang SSS, SABA and the school felicitated Jayant for making the nation and Sikkim proud in the international arena.

The felicitation programme was attended by Health Minister, Dr MK Sharma as the chief guest, who was accompanied by Advisor Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Meghnath Subba, president Sikkim Olympic Association, Kuber Bhandari, president, Jaslal Pradhan and other members of SABA, representatives of different sports associations, staff and students of Kye-Di-Khang SSS.

On the occasion, Jayant expressed his deep gratitude to SABA president, Jaslal Pradhan and his coach, Anoj Pradhan by offering khadas for their guidance and support. He further thanked the principal and family of Kye-Di-Khang SSS for their support during the training and championships. He assured to bring the gold medal for the country and make the nation and Sikkim proud in the near future.

In his address, the Minister expressed that Jayant has made the nation and Sikkim proud with his remarkable achievement in the international arena. To represent the country from a small state like Sikkim is itself a big achievement and winning a medal was an important milestone to continue the journey, he added.

The Minister encouraged Jayant to continue with his hard work and dedication to reach the Olympics in the near future.

Dr Sharma also congratulated SABA and Jayant’s coaches for providing the platform and guidance and further appreciated the cooperation and support of his parents. He encouraged young sportspersons to take Jayant as an inspiration and appealed to students to play at least one sport to stay fit and healthy physically and mentally.

He stated that the state government has also been encouraging sportspersons to take them to the national and international levels.

Advisor SYA Department, Meghnath Subba congratulated Jayant on the remarkable achievement in his debut international appearance and expressed best wishes for his future competitions.

On behalf of Sikkim Olympic Association, its president, Kuber Bhandari also congratulated Jayant on making Sikkim and Kye Di Khang SSS proud at such a young age at the international level. He stated that the constant support and encouragement from parents played an important role in Jayant’s success.

He further thanked SABA and its coaches for providing platform, training and guidance to young pugilists of the State.

Likewise, SABA president, Jaslal Pradhan stated that winning a bronze medal in the Asian Junior championship is a good start for Jayant in international boxing. He added that Asian Junior is considered as the toughest competition after the Olympics so to win a medal in the championship was a big achievement. He encouraged Jayant to set the target to win a gold medal in the future competitions.

In her welcome address, Principal Kye Di Khang SSS, Karma Doma Gyatso congratulated Jayant on behalf of the entire staff and students of the school. She urged students to take Jayant as an inspiration to move ahead in their respective fields.