CM felicitates Tarundeep Rai

Gangtok, 18 Mar (IPR): Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today felicitated Padma Shree awardee, Tarundeep Rai, on qualifying for the Olympic Games scheduled to begin in Tokyo on 23 July, 2021.

At a programme hosted at Mintokgang, the Chief Minister extended his best wishes and congratulated the accomplished archer. On the occasion, he also presented a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to Mr Rai on behalf

of the Government of Sikkim as a token of support towards his endeavours. The Chief Minister stated that sports has many benefits especially in terms of health and should be a fundamental part of our lives apart from being a great source of employment and livelihood. He urged the youth to draw inspiration

from individuals like Tarundeep and embark on their journey towards success. Further, he added that playgrounds in each district will be upgraded according to the standard requirements and directed the officials of the concerned department to prioritise inter-house sports events in all the schools in the

State. Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Department Kunga Nima Lepcha, Political Secretary to the CM, Jacob Khaling, Secretary (CMO), Joint Secretary (CMO), Tarundeep Rai's wife and officials from the Sports Department were also present on the occasion.