Gangtok, Nov 15:
In my view Sikkim is number 1 in sports and I am visiting northeast states which has potential to bring medals, what I believe is that northeast states has huge potential Narinder Batra , President of the Indian Olympic Association who is in two day visit to Sikkim and today he addressed media.
He said Sikkim has huge potential to create athletes in sports like Archery, Boxing and Running. There are many sports where we have chances to perform like cross country, mountain biking, boxing, shooting and archery where Sikkim can work further and I came to know Archery institute is also coming up and boxing too so Sikkim should focus in these areas and I have feeling Sikkim and other northeast state has huge potential in terms of sports he shared during a presser.
The presser was also addressed by Kuber Bhandari, President of Sikkim Olympic Association and other executive members of Sikkim Olympic Association.
Even though Narinder Batra didn’t tell he is here for election of executive council scheduled on December 19 but he said if he wins this election then he will visit Sikkim in the month of March if he get re-elected as president to further expedite the sports activity in Sikkim and also assured possible help.
Batra even told if any player doesn’t get a chance at national level and if any player faces biased challenge at capital then he is ready to help him or her from personal level.