Soreng: Sikkim Cricket Association and its West district body is organizing a three-day fun fair across Soreng and Gyalshing districts to scout for cricketing talents. The first of the three-day event took place in Soreng on December 22, followed by in Bermoik on Thursday and Gyalshing on Friday.
On the first day, over 166 cricketing talents converged at the B.Ed College in Soreng from almost 9 different schools from the subdivision of Soreng.
The fair also had different activities for batting, bowling and fielding, with gifts handed to winners in different age categories from under-16 to under-19 of both genders.
The fair in Soreng was graced by legislator Aditya Golay along with West Sikkim Cricket Association President Prabhakar Golay in attendance along with various officials from SICA.
Legislator Aditya Golay, in his address at the gathering, stated, “We as legislators or politicians, we get invited to many different kinds of events. But I feel the most important programme is this, one that can nurture our future generations. To brighten our future generations, SICA has made a major contribution so far. They have a big hand, hence I would like to thank Sikkim Cricket Association. To take such events to every district is a great initiative. In today’s generation when we compare to our generation when we were in kindergarten, we didn’t have mobile phones, no internet connectivity, laptops were just coming. At that time, immediately after school, all our attention would be on when we can get to play football, cricket or go swimming. That used to be our discussion in school with our friends. But now children rush home to play games in their parent’s mobile phones, tablets and computers to surf the internet and play games.”
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