Honorable Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad felicitated members of Sikkim Strength Lifting Association at Raj Bhavan.

Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad felicitated members of Sikkim Strength Lifting Association at Raj Bhavan.

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Raj Bhavan

Gangtok, Sikkim

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Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad today felicitated 10 member team of Sikkim Strength Lifting Association here at Raj Bhavan.The group comprising of seven male and three female strength lifters was led by Shri Pema Dorjee Bhutia, vetran competitor and cheif coach of the association.

 

Hon’ble Governor extended greetings and congratulated the members of association for their impressive haul of medals in recently held 7th International Strength Lifting & Inclined Bench Press Championship in Madhya Pradesh. Hon’ble Governor also sought information on the future activities of the association and urged them to practise yoga and pranayam aalongside their regular training in the gym which will help them enhance will power and inner strength. He further extended best wishes to the participants and assured to provide possible logistic assistance for the improvement of the sport in the State.

It may be mentioned that in the recent 7th International Strength Lifting & Inclined Bench Press Championship, held first time in India from 17th January to 20th January  in Madhya Pradesh, 11 member team from Sikkim had bagged a total of 21 medals including 10 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze besides best female participant trophy awarded to Ms Edu Tshering Bhutia and Best Vetern participant trophy to Shri Pema DorjeeBhutia.

 

Deputy Secretary(PR) to the Governor                                    

SKM/GOV/DS(PR)/2019/06                              

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