Shey Club lifts Archery title

Archers in action during a tournament at Leh.
Archers in action during a tournament at Leh.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
LEH, Mar 20: The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Leh Dorjey Motup lauded the growing enthusiasm among the youth of Ladakh in the field of archery and said that it opened a new avenue to exhibit archery talents of local youth both at National as well as International levels. And as such, the youth needed to get more polished with international archery rules and techniques.
The CEC was speaking to a huge number of archers at Sakti on the occasion of 4th Tashi Paljor and Lotus Zangpo War Hero Memorial Archery Tournament organized by Traditional Archery Society of Chemsak.
22 teams comprising of 88 archers from various villages and regions including a Pagir team participated in this tournament.
Shey Archery Club lifted the title trophy while Thiksay Winover team and Sabu-Fu Archery Club bagged 2nd and 3rd spots respectively.
The Executive Councilor, Health, Gyal P Wangyal was the guest of the honour on the occasion while as the President, Ladakh Archery Association Rinchen Bayshu was also present as a special guest.
Complementing the organizer and the participants, Dorjey Motup said that this kind of tournament which provides a meeting platform for youth of different villages and areas would prove a boon for strengthening the understanding and relationship between the youth of different areas..
The Executive Councilor Health, Gyal P Wangyal on this occasion said that few specific events like Archery, Marathon and Ice Hockey have immense potential in the geographical environment of Ladakh, as such, the youth specially the upcoming young players should set their target for International events in these realistic events by excelling themselves with latest equipments and techniques.
Referring to the commendable efforts of Ladakh Archery Association in bringing the level of archery sports in Ladakh at such a high standard by adopting latest equipments, Gyal Wangyal felt the need to get Ladakh Archery Association affiliated with J&K Sports Council at the earliest possible so that Ladakhi players would get easy access to the International events.