ITANAGAR, The Sports & Youths Affairs Minister Mama Natung on Wednesday in a simple ceremony has flagged off the state curling team for national curling championship to be held at Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir from January 7 to 12.
Minister motivated the eight member team of the state to play well and bring laurels for the state and themselves.
Speaking to newsperson, Natung said that curling is a new for state and as of now we don’t have facility for the players and the sports department is exploring for creating infrastructure in all sporting and track and field activities so that our players of state also get better training before taking part in zonal, regional, national and international championship and tournament. He said.
IN past few years, it has been observed that our players are also taking part in several international event and also getting laurel and medals for themselves and for our state, it is happy moment and we all need to motivate our young players and accordingly the state government and sport department is also trying its best effort to promote few selected sports discipline who can be given priority to make teams who could take part in Olympic games and we should also go in that way to promote the players. Natung said.
Minister emphasized that all the registered sports organizations work together to promote the games and sports and infrastructure to bring good players.
Arunachal Pradesh curling association (APCA) President Riba Pangia Dolo informed that it is a new game for us also and the executive members of the organisation have got training so that we can help and support our players and participants in their play. This is the 1st national level championship our state team is taking part in. The national championship is being held at Ice skating rink, Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir from 7th to 12th January. The championship is being organized by the J & K curling association. This time the APCA is managing almost everything and sponsoring. Some support has also been received from centre for earth science & Himalayan studies and Sport & Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung.
“Our players will also take part in a workshop before taking part in two events out of four, hope they play well and bring medals for our state”, Pangia added.