Showing posts with label sikkim sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sikkim sports. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2019

Singtam boy Tshering Sherpa to participate at Sub Jr. Boxing National Championship.


Tshering Sherpa, aged 13 from Adarsh Goan is selected to represent Sikkim at BFI 1st Sub Junior Men National Boxing Championship 2019 to be held at Rhotak, Haryana. The tournament starts from July 2-8, 2019. Tshering Sherpa is coached by Pritam Shilal, who has over the years produced various junior champions.

Born to Lakpa Sherpa and Bunu Sherpa, Tshering features at 37 kg event. He is selected by the Selection Committee of Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sikkim boy Sunny wins gold at All India University Kick Boxing Championship





SINGTAM, MARCH 12: Sunny Kr. Bhagat from Singtam, Sikkim wins gold at All India University Kick Boxing Championship held at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The championship was held between March 8-11, 2019. Sunny Bhagat born and brought up at Singtam is studying at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab.
He defeated Somesh of Maharishi Dayanand University, Rhotak, Haryana at minus 69kg category. His seven matches in his category included a walkover, a bye, two knock out and three win on points.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Devanshi Agarwal: Sikkim’s shooting sensation

Born to Sanket Agarwal and Sonia Agarwal at Singtam, she is 14 years old and studying at Ecole Globale International Girl’s School, Dehradun. Unlike her father and her grandfather Raghubir Agarwal, both an accomplished businessmen; she took up Air Rifle shooting sport at her school at Dehradun. Meet Devanshi Agarwal who made history last August in 17th Uttrakhand Open State Shooting Championship 2018 held at Poudha. She went on to win five gold medals and a bronze medal, a most by any individual. Believe me it was Devanshi’s second tournament she had participated.
Despite being a sensation at her game, shooting event is rarely heard in Sikkim. Success story of Devanshi should inspire the youngsters of our state into this sporting event. She is a winner at her teens, who knows she could be the next big thing to watch at a national level or even at an International circle.
The last one and half year had been a wonderful spell for Devanshi. She had bagged 17 medals that include nine gold, five silver and three bronze. Her medals had come at Inter School State Championships, CBSE Nationals held at Punjab and CBSE Cluster held at Karnal. She is the best shooter of her school and in her win she had outclassed several International participants from her school.
Devanshi gives credit of her success to Shiv Lal Dogra, her coach. He had been a guiding force behind each sport-players of the school, she tells. After completing her early schooling at East Point SSS, Singtam and Holy Cross School, Gangtok she joined Ecole Globale International Girl’s School, Dehradun in 2017. It was her father’s idea to take Devanshi into Shooting. He spoked with Shiv Lal Dogra, Head of Department, Sports of her school. Trails were arranged and thereafter she never looked back. Devanshi tells she never had participated in any form of shooting events before joining Ecole Globale International Girl’s School, so she feels very good when she look into her recent success.
Devanshi participates at 10 meters .177 (Peep Sight) Air Rifle events. The Air Rifle used for the competition is 4.8 kilogram and .177, the calibre of the pellets. The distance between the rifle and the target is 10 meter; to add the participants need to wear a leather dress that weighs around 5 kg in order to balance the weight of the body with that of a rifle. It’s all about mental strength and physical strength being the major challenge while preparing for this particular event, she says.
She believes shooting being a mind game; it helped her in concentrating in the studies too. I have learned to manage time. I get up in the morning at 5 am for my practice and after that I move ahead for my classes in the afternoon. Shooting is also challenging in a way that we have to go for many tours missing our studies after which we need to cope up by taking extra classes. Our teachers are always willing to help us in this regard, she further added.
Her dream is to represent Sikkim at National levels once an association is formed by the State Government and then to represent India in Asian Games and other international events. Devanshi recalls Tusitta Rai, another girl from Sikkim who is also doing wonder at 10 mts .177 (Peep Sight) Air Pistol at National Inter School Competition. She believes gradually the sport will have a promising growth in the state too.
She follows national shooting champions a lot. She has high regards for Abinav Bindra, Gagan Narang, Heena Sindhu and Jitu Rai. Each of them had exchanged positive feedbacks, she says. But it is her father whom she considers her role model. In her words she tells, he is always by my side, whether I am excelling or gradually going down at time, because of his constant support and love this is where I am today, proudly known as a National Level shooter. It is all because of my Dad and my family’s constant support. Everybody inspires me a lot in some way or the other way, be it my lovely mother Sonia Agarwal and my grandmother Nirmala Devi Agarwal, she added.


Saturday, September 02, 2017

Agriculture Minister Somnath Poudhay innagurates Shantinagar Badminton Court

The cemented badminton court at Shantinagar Ranikhola Walkway Singtam was inaugurated on 30th August 2017 on the occasion of National Sports Day by Shri Somnath Poudyal, Hon’ble Minister and Area MLA 17 Kamdong Singtam Constituency. The function was organised by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti at the Shantinagar Playground. The guests included President SNP Shri Sawan Kr Pradhan, Councillors Smt Rajani Singh, Shri Bhumi Subba, Panchayat President Shri Bimal Lamichanay, RO Shri Manzil Kharel, Shri Mohan Pradhan “Neeraj”, Shri Bijay Pradhan, Shri Nishant Subba, Shri Sarad Lama, Shri B.B.Lopchan, Shri Gupta Subba, Shri Uday Pradhan, Vice principal of Singtam Sr Sec School, students & Staff of Sumin Linchey Sec School and Archigos Preparatory Academy and guests from the media fraternity Shri Nandu Dutraj, Shri Johny Rai and Shri Yougan Tathal. 


The program was hosted by Advisor SGSS, Shri T.B.Pradhan, He briefed the audience about the National Sports Day and how sports help us to maintain health and physical fitness. President SGSS Shri Krishna Chettri in his speech welcomed the guests and explained the motive of construction of the court. He also said it was our effort for the betterment of society to keep our youths engaged in sports activities. He went on to thank Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr Pawan Kumar Chamling for his great vision and for providing this Ranikhola walkway to the people of Singtam which has been asset for this town. He also thanked the Area MLA Shri Somnath Poudyal for his immense support and contribution to the society. Two exhibition matches were also played on the day, the highlight being the exhibition match between Hon’ble Minister Shri Somnath Poudyal vs Shri Sawan Kumar Pradhan, President, Singtam Nagar Panchayat. Another exhibition match was played between the team of Shri Lalit Pradhan & Dr J.B.Gurung vs Shri Ajay Rai (SHO, Singtam PS) & Shri Kiran Rai. Special referee for the match was Dr A.H.Khan. 
The Chief Guest in his speech lauded the effort of Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti for taking this noble initiative and setting an example for others. The Chief Guest was also felicitated by Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti for his effort towards the creation of a new ward Shantinagar in Tinek Chisopani, GPU. The audience were also entertained by a dance performance from the students of Archigos Preparatory Academy, Shantinagar. They were also mesmerized by two songs by the students of Sumin Linchey Secondary School. Advisor SGSS, Shri L.N.Pradhan briefed audiences the names of the contributors who helped financially for the construction of the court and thanked them individually. He also thanked all the people associated with it who helped in different ways for this noble cause. 
The programme was ended with Vote of Thanks by Shri Dushyant Lama. Shantinagar Gaon Sudhar Samiti once again thanks each and every individual associated with the contraction of badminton court that helped and supported us.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Faizan Khan : Sikkim Cricket Team's Opening batsman

Faizan Khan, the local boy from Singtam is part of Sikkim Cricket team for the last nine years. He is the opening batsman and was part of 1st North East 20-20 Cricket Championship held at Nagaland.










Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Coaching Camp for Football and Boxing concludes at Central Pandam




SINGTAM, JANUARY 30: 6th Winter Football Cum Boxing Coaching Camp organised by GVS Pendam Football Academy at CPSSS Play Ground in Central Pendam concluded on January 26. Many upcoming footballers and boxers had participated at the 16 day camp that started on January 10. The trainers of the camp were Michael Lepcha and Pritam Shilal.
GVS Pendam Football Academy had been organizing such Coaching Camp since 2007 especially for the rural children to provide them necessary knowledge about the game of football and equally select the best ones for the Football Academy.
This year the Academy had included the boxing camp to encourage the young children of rural area. Pritam Shilal, boxing coach had been working hard in the West Pendam Constituency for the development of the boxing game among the younger generations.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kritika Rai selected for national level Tennis training

13 years old Kritika Rai of Sikkim Table Tennis Association (STTA) has been selected during a selection camp organized by Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) recently at Ajmer. Ms. Rai who has proved her mettle in the game will be awarded the facilities in the academy by PSPB which includes free boarding and schooling apart from free training inclusive of all equipments and sports kit.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Upper Dalapchand SS student secures 5th position among 29 states at National Inter School Event


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.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sikkim comes from behind to equalise at Delhi football Tourney


Goal Scorers from Sikkim:  Leksang Jordan Bhutia and Punol Lepcha
New Delhi: Sikkim drew their last group match at the ongoing football tournament held at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium. ITO, New Delhi with the final score settling at two goals each. The Sikkim team were playing their last group match against Aachik Thunder United, from Megalaya. The young participating Sikkimese team were all students studying at different educational institutions at New Delhi. These youngsters were representing Sikkim at the prestigious 4th North East RN Tamchom Football Trophy, 2010. 16 football clubs from different regions of North East India were competing for the coveted trophy which also had state level players in respective teams. Sikkim team was the only team with youngsters and all students. 

Sikkim Team
Leksang Jordan Bhutia initiated the first score in the electronic score board with a beautiful free kick goal in an opening 3 minutes of the start of the match. The players from Aachik Thunder United, the club from Meghalaya went on to equalise and add another goal before the end of the first half. In the second half Sikkimese players dominated the play but failed to convert it until striker Punol Lepcha, the youngest member of the Sikkim team found his kick inside the goal post of the opponent.

Despite losing the earlier two matches with narrow margins and a draw in their last match, the team failed to qualify to the next round but the youngsters from Sikkim were able to win heart of the spectators. Topgay Kazi, captain of the Sikkim Team said the youngsters played with their potentials and it was altogether a team effort. We played against better teams and we are happy with our game, Kazi added. It was also known that the Sikkim team were specially invited for the tournament.

Sikkim Team
Players of Sikkim team were: Topgay Kazi (Captain), Parag Ekka (Goal Keeper), Anup Gurung, Chyongzet A. Targain, Karma Dorjee Gyalpo, Karma Pintso Lepcha, Karma Topden Bhutia, Kunga Lekdup Bhutia, Leksang Jordan Bhutia, Leksang, Phengay Bhutia, Punol Lepcha, Singi Dadul, Sylvanus Sherpa, Tanam Subba, Tenzin Khitse Bhutia, Tenzing Gyurmey, Tenzing Jigme Sherpa and Tenzing Thinlay Lepcha.
Team Manager: Ujjwal Pandey
Coach              : Rosden Tshering