Gangtok, Sept 4
Pang Lhabsol Celebration Committee [PLCC], Rabong is all set to host a series of sporting activities in this 36th Pang Lhabsol Celebration 2019 here at Rabong in South Sikkim. The committee is organizing sports competitions in different disciplines and marathon and traditional sports.
Addressing a press conference here today, PLCC sports’ wing general secretary, Lhendup Dorjee Bhutia speaks about the significance of Pang Lhabsol celebration in the State. He stated that Pang Lhabsol was an occasion to worship Mount Kanchendzonga and other guardian deities and to celebrate the brotherhood. He mentioned that this year the celebration includes open monsoon marathon for men and women, arm wrestling, traditional sports and other sporting activities. He mentioned that like every year volleyball tournament in the national and state level and women volleyball was an important highlight of the celebration.
Mr Bhutia mentioned that the main objective of these sporting events were to provide a better platform to talented athletes to showcase their skills and to spot the promising athletes.
Marathon Man of Sikkim, Amar Subba mentioned that an open marathon of 16 KMs for men and 14 KMs for women will be held on 11 September from the gate of Buddha Park to Cho Dzo Lake. He added that the marathon will have the participation of long distance runners from different parts of the State and neighbouring hills.
It is informed a promising runner from Sikkim will be shortlisted from the competition to prepare for a national level marathon under Amar Subba. The marathon also carries cash prizes along with medal and certificates.
Likewise, a national arm wrestler from Sikkim, Ganesh Kumar Subba, who is also the vice-president of a national body of Arm Wrestling, mentioned that the celebration will also have arm wrestling championship in open category in the international standard. He mentioned that a selection committee will identify a promising local competitor from the championship and will be further trained under experts to represent Sikkim in the upcoming national arm wrestling championship at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh in 2020.
The celebration committee has invited the people to support local athletes with their presence and cheer-up in the celebration.