SINGTAM, OCTOBER 18: Anjana Rai, football player who recently played the 19th Junior Girl's National Football Tournament at Goa returns to her old school to thank her teachers. She was given a warm welcome at Singlebong JHS where she had started her football lessons.
She was a regular left wing player for the school and latter got an opportunity to represent Sikkim at Karnataka for RGKA, last year. Talking to this reporter Rai said she is fortunate to have Pritam Shilal as her coach who was her teacher in her previous school. On her words, she thanked her coach for the encouragement and assistance to her football skills. He is next to my parents, she said.
The Sikkim Girls’ team lost at the National Football Tournament to the mighty teams of Maharastra and Haryana. It was an exposure for us, an experience we learnt from it, added Rai. Pritam Shilal, a proud coach said it’s more than a dream comes true to watch your student getting opportunity to perform for the state. Anjana was a dedicated students and I never had doubts at her skills, Shilal went on to say. Rai is presently a student of class ix at Syaplay JHS.