Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, July 17
The 17th edition of State Boxing Championship 2019 for senior [men’s & women’s], junior [men’s & women’s] and sub-junior [boys & girls] will be held from 25to 28 July at playground of Sonamati Memorial senior second school, Khamdong in East Sikkim. The four-day long championship is being organised by Sikkim Amateur Boxing Association [SABA] in association with Sonamati Memorial SSS, Khamdong in memory of late Damber Kumari Sharma, wife of the State Health Minister, MK Sharma.
Addressing a press conference here today, SABA president Jaslal Pradhan stated that the main objective to shift the venue of the State championship to a rural area from the capital was to further promote boxing in the grassroot level and to motivate rural talents in the game of boxing. He expressed his hope that championship would motivate and encourage potential rural talents from different corners of the State. He stated that the State championship will also be taken to other constituencies to promote boxing at the grassroot level.
He informed that the championship will have more than 150 pugilists in different weight categories from all four districts. He mentioned that gold medallists and promising pugilists in U-14 and U1-6 categories of the State championship will be shortlisted to represent Sikkim for the upcoming National School Games.