Dalapchand: Ravi Pradhan, a Class IX student from Upper Dalapchand SS made Sikkim proud when he stood fifth in a High Jump event among the other athletic performers from 29 states at recently concluded 5th National Inter School Tournament Group 1. Ravi Pradhan had received a memento and a certificate. Sikkim state was represented by two athlete Ravi Pradhan and Saran Gurung from Rhenock SSS while Bahai School, Tadong represented at boys and girls Basketball event.
The Girl’s Team lost at the semi final while the Boy’s Team made up to quarterfinal. The National Level School event was held from April 18 to 21 at Rajnandgoan, Chhattisgarh. This event is held for a promotion of sports and games at Schools.
According to the information received from Ravi Pradhan, he stood fifth with a jump of 5.9 m while the athlete from Kerela had a jump of 6.6 m to win the event. It was a nice experience to compete at such national event and I am happy that I performed my best, 5.9 m is my personal best and in days to come I want to better this mark, added Pradhan.
Pradhan added he would like to thank ST Bhutia, Head Master of Upper Dalapchand SS and Bhanu Chettri, PE Teacher Rhenock SSS for their support and encouragement. Saran Gurung from Rhenock SSS, the other athlete to represent Sikkim at the Tournament finished 9th among 29 participating states in his event of Long Jump. He had jumped 4.6m.
Informing about Ravi Pradhan’s achievement ST Bhutia, Head Master of the School told that it was a great moment to read out that a student from our school has made the state proud and we are very happy for his success. We, the staffs of Upper Dalapchand SS wish Ravi very best in near future too. Sonam Bhutia, Teacher told that Ravi had been very interested in sports since early days and this was his first ‘big’ exposure at National Level and we can expect much better outcome from him in days to come.