Sikkim sports minister launches "Road to Olympics 2020" programme

Sikkim sports minister launches "Road to Olympics 2020" programme

Tarundeep Rai Tarundeep Rai

GANGTOK: Hon’ble Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha launched a month-long "Road to Olympics 2020" programme in a press conference organized on the occasion of International Olympics Day here at White Hall, Gangtok today.

The campaign's major goal is to promote sports and communicate the concept that sports should be part of everyday life.

The Sports and Youth Affairs Department of the Government of Sikkim, as well as the Sikkim Olympic Association, are organising the month-long campaign in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India. The campaign has begun today and will end on July 23, 2021.

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Speaking to the media, minister Lepcha gave a brief background on the origins of the Olympic games.

In his address, he emphasized the need to encourage and support sportspersons throughout the state and the country.

In his words, Sikkim needs to give birth to more Olympians like Tarundeep Rai who will take the name of Sikkim and India ahead in the field of sports and this feat will only be possible with encouragement and support from the people.

He also wished Tarundeep Rai and all other Indian athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics the best of luck. Shri Tarundeep Rai, Sikkimese archer who will represent India at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, has won bronze and silver medals for India and has competed in the Athens (2004) and London (2012) Olympics.


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