Saturday, September 27, 2014

East Sikkim Karatekas fight to victory

East District lifted the Team Championship at the 13th State Karate Championship 2014 for Sub-Junior & Junior [Boys & Girls] and Senior [Men & Women] held on 20 and 21 September at Paljor Stadium indoor gymnasium. West District emerged the runners-up.
Mingso Hang Limboo of Hee Karate Academy of West Sikkim in boys’ category and Babita Sharma of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, West Sikkim in girls’ category received the Best Fighter trophies and Rs. 5,000 cash prize each in their respective categories.
Sikkim Police, in turn, bagged the Most Disciplined Team trophy.
A total of 250 Karatekas from 15 Dojos from across the State had participated in the two-day championship organized by the Sikkim State Karate-Do Association [SSKA].
The valedictory function had Culture Minister, GM Gurung, as chief guest.
In his valedictory address, the Minister encouraged the younger Karatekas to take advantage of all available opportunities to excel in their respective disciplines, highlighting that sports has been accorded priority by the State Government.
SSKA president, Balbir Tamang, informs that SSKA Karatekas have bagged 70 national and international gold medals, 70 national and international silver medals and 79 national and international bronze medals so far for the state and the country.
Karate Chief Coach, BB Subba, a 6th Dan Black Belt, further mentioned that the medal winners in this state championship will now get the chance to represent in the upcoming regional and national championships.

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