SKM sports wing announces West DistrictInter-Constituency U-17 athletic meet


SAGAR CHHETRI

Gangtok, 02 Feb: The West district sports wing of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha today announced plans to organize the 1st West District Inter-Constituency U-17 boys’ and girls’ Athletic Meet 2021 from 10 to 14

February at Sreebadam, West District. The five-day meet will also include the 1st West District Inter-Constituency Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tournament. The SKM sports wing is organizing the event in collaboration with the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, it is informed. Addressing a press

conference here today, SKM sports wing state president, Rinzing Wangyal Chopel stated that the main objective of the event was to spot raw and budding talent from remote corners of West District and then provide them state and national level exposure by polishing their talents. He stressed that the West District was full of sporting talent but lacked events to test their mettle and compete among their peers.

Reaching sporting activities in rural parts of the State, he said, was another motivation behind the sports meet. Mr Chopel sad that the SKM sports wing has been working to nurture a sporting environment

in the State by engaging youth such activities. “We have plans to organize such events in other districts as well in the near future and then organize a state-level event. The competition will also have a selection committee to spot talent and then take them to the national-level by providing them coaching and training,” he said. Speaking on the upcoming event, SKM sports wing convener [west district], Sanjay Subba mentioned that the athletic meet will have 12 events. He mentioned that members of the party’s sports wing at different constituencies in West District have already been working to ensure the

participation of every talented sportsperson from their respective areas. He added that the registration process will begin 07 February.