Wednesday, October 27, 2010

“Time to change the colour of medal in Asian Games” – Tarundeep

In Pic Tarundeep Rai with Veteran Journalist CD Rai | Time to change the colour of medal in Asian Games – Tarundeep
24 Oct, Gangtok: Sikkim’s a lone history maker who created a big sensation in sports world was landed home on 23 October. A bronze medallist in Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi in Archery Tarundeep Rai who slammed English contender in Archery recently was felicitated today by Journalists Club of Sikkim. A felicitation function was held at the capital where reputed dignitaries from the sports, civil societies, association and organisations gathered up for congratulating the victory boy. During the felicitation function JAC members were present, they offered Khadas, Bouquet  and Memento for a token of appreciation for an excellence. Felicitation function was chaired by eminent veteran journalist CD Rai cum JAC advisor and Nepali Sahythya Parisad NSP President BK Roka. Sikkim Archery Association Joint Secy KB Gurung , Sikkim Badminton Association President C Zangpo, Sikkim Table Tennis Association President CK Basnett, Sikkim Badminton Association Joint Secy Diwakar Rai, TAAS President Lukendra Rasaily, ASESEUA President Nawin Kiran Pradhan offered their greetings to Rai and wished him a success in coming Asian Games which will be held in China very soon.
Tarundeep Rai who hails from a South District Headquarter Namchi was interested into sports since his childhood days, his was deeply attached to football rather than archery. “It accidentally happened that today I am sporting archery instead of football,” he said. Speking about the prospect of sports for the Sikkim’s Children he said that , this should open the eyes of the authority that there’s a vast scope of opportunities for the sporting state like Sikkim.  He also said that more emphasis should be given to sports also for making the state proud; every children’s should have adequate sports facilities.
It may be mentioned here that due to some unavoidable circumstance the coach RB Tamang of Rai was unable to be present in the felicitation function.
On asking about the upcoming Asian Games he said, a rigorous practice is going on to change the medal of colour in Asian Games. He said that presently a practice camp has been installed in Kolkata where he has to return back for further practices.

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