GANGTOK: Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang today announced that the state government would set up an Archery Academy which would be named the Sikkimese archer Tarundeep Rai.
CM PS Tamang said that the academy would train many upcoming archers in Sikkim.
Addressing a function on the occasion of National Sports Day at Samman Bhawan, the Chief Minister said that the government would allocate the budget for setting up an academy in the budget next year.
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" The previous government did not pay any heed to the demand of Tarundeep Rai but let me assure you that our government will establish the academy which would train many upcoming archers in the state" added the Chief Minister.
He further said that a five percent sports quota would be allowed in the government jobs.
Tarundeep Rai who hails from Namchi district in Sikkim and is a part of the Kirati community has been an associate of India's archery team for the past 18 years.
Following an outstanding performance at the 2019 World Championships in's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, the Sikkim-born archer qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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