Namchi, 15th March: The opening ceremony of District Level First Inter-School Junior Olympic Games under 'Sports for Peace and Development, Khelo India 2021' organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs - South was held in Namchi Singithang Playground today.
DC(South) Mr. M Bharani Kumar graced the occasion as the chief guest. He was accompanied by Deputy Director(Sports) Mrs. Tshering Ongmu, AD(Sports)Mr. Basant Pradhan along with departmental officials, coaches and participants at large.
The opening ceremony began with the official commencement declared by the chief guest. It was followed by an Olympic torch relay and march past by the delegations of participating athletes.
It may be mentioned that the participating students are from 8 different Block Administrative Centres (BACs) of South Sikkim who will compete against each other categorised under 14 and 17 age group(both boys and girls) in 6 and 8 sporting activities respectively. These sport disciplines are namely; Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Football, Karate, Taekwondo and Table Tennis.
Namchi Indoor Stadium and Namchi Singithang playground will host all sporting activities for the said event.
The event will conclude on 21st March.