Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Namchi 31st October (IPR): The newly inaugurated Bhaichung Stadium witnessed two exciting football exhibition matches as a part of the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas today.

The two exhibition match was played between Chief Minister XI Versus Chief Secretary XI and Jhapa XI Verses Sikkim XI.

The event had the presence of the Chief Minister Mr Prem Singh Tamang, SLA Speaker Mr LB Das along with cabinet ministers, other dignitaries, department officials and the public.

The first exhibition match was played between CM XI and CS XI wherein, the latter team scored two goals against one to register a victory.

In the second match, Sikkim XI had to score one goal to emerge as the winner against Jhapa XI.

As part of the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, various activities and competitions were organised wherein cash prizes along with certificates were awarded.

The Chief Minister extended financial support to 16 footballing clubs of Sikkim. These are namely:

1. Sumbuk Sporting Club (Boys)

2. Mangan Sporting Club (Boys)

3. Mangalbaria Sporting Club (Boys)

4. Gyalshing Sporting Club (Boys)

5. Dentam Sporting Club (Girls)

6. Tashiding Sporting Club (Girls)

7. Yangang Sporting Club (Boys)

8. Yangang Sporting Club (Girls)

9. Pakyong Sporting Club (Boys)

10. Pakyong Sporting Club (Girls)

11. Namthang Sporting Club (Girls)

12. Dzongu Sporting Club (Boys)

13. Dzongu Sporting Club (Girls)

14. United Bojoghari Sporting Club(Girls)

15. United Bojoghari Sporting Club (Girls)

16. Chungthang Sporting Club (Girls)

In Half Marathon(21km), Men’s Category Mr Bikash Bhujel stood in the first position while Mr Puran Rai and Mr Niraj Kumar Maurya took the second and third position respectively.

In the women category(21km), Ms Sonika stood in the first position and Ms Arpita Sahini and Ms Badho took the second and third place respectively.

In the 40km cyclathon Men category- Mr Suraj Rana Magar, Mr Kiran Limboo and Ashin Sharma stood in the first second and third positions respectively.

In the women category, Ms Indra Kala Nimbang stood in the first position while Ms Anita Rai took the second and Ms Bibisha Chawdary came in the third position.

The winners of State Level Inter-Club Under-16 Boys and Girls were Mangan Sporting Club (Boys) and Dentam Sporting Club(Girls).

In the parade competition, Sikkim Police Female Contingent was adjudged as the first position and the second position was taken by Sikkim Armed Force. While the Third Position was grabbed by the 2nd Indian Reserve Battalion tying with the 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion.

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