Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, who is also the patron member of Mizoram Boxing Association today inaugurated the first ever North East India Boxing Coaching Camp at Synod Conference Hall in Aizawl. Asit Banerjee, Chairman, Co-ordination Board, Boxing Federation of India also graced the inaugural function as guest of honour.
Inaugurating the month long boxing camp, Lal Thanhawla said that the Northeast region has good potential in contact sport and stressed the need for conducting training and coaching as much as possible.
Although boxing games is not yet popular in India, many sport persons like Vijender Singh, Shiva Thapa, Dingko Singh, Mary Kom, Jenny Lalramliani and late Zoramthanga achieved international limelight in the field of boxing games which made the game yet to become popular in the country, he said.
Heaping praise on the state government, he said that it has taken massive effort towards promoting different sport disciplines by developing sports infrastructures.
“Boxing hall have been constructed in all Mizoram districts and many sport infrastructures are being developed to promote different disciplines of sports in Mizoram,” he said, adding Mizo boxers and footballers curved their name in the national level.
He expressed gratitude to Mizoram Boxing Association and Boxing Federation of India for organizing such boxing camp for the Northeast youths.
Lal Thanhawla however, regretted for the discrimination meted out to sports persona from Northeast region especially when selection for national team is made. He said that such discrimination should not shunned in India as many good sports persons are found in Northeast.
Organised jointly by Mizoram Boxing Association and Boxing Federation of India, the month long first North East India Boxing Coaching Camp will be held at Mizoram Boxing Hall, Ramhlun Sports Complex in Aizawl. The boxing camp will last till 28 July. More than 50 boxers from eight Northeastern states will take part in the camp.