Junior Olympic Gamesconcludes at Sumbuk


BIKASH CHETTRI

Namchi, 28 Feb: Block Level 1st Inter School Junior Olympic Games held in Mellidara Senior Secondary

School, Sumbuk Block, South Sikkim under the banner of 'Sports For Peace and Development'

concluded today. The 4-day event was organized by the South district Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Sikkim with the support of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, The event had started on 25 Feb and saw 11 schools from Sumbuk BAC with 395 under-14

and under-17 participants from primary, junior high, secondary and senior secondary schools from the BAC. The selected young talents get to participate in the district level and state level game to be

held later this year. The sportspersons selected in state level will then take part in national level sports tournament of 'Khelo India 2021-22'. The Olympic Games for under-17 and under- 14 boys and girls categories were held in the disciplines of athletic, archery, boxing, football, table tennis, taekwondo,

badminton and karate. The panchayats of Sumbuk BAC, SKM sports Wing Executive members,

teachers of schools from Sumbuk and Sumbuk BAC Sporting Club executive Members were

present to witness the event. On the concluding day of this event, football match was organized

wherein Sadam Senior Secondary School defeated Sumbuk Senior Secondary School in penalty

shoot-out (4-3) in the under 14 boys category. In under 17 girls, Melligumpa Senior Secondary

School defeated Sumbuk Senior Secondary School with a score of 2-0, and in under 17 boys football match Melligumpa Senior Secondary School defeated Melli Bazaar Senior Secondary School by 2-0.