Panaji; Nov 29, 2014 …. The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Francis D’Souza has said that the Government is investing in sports sector to boost sports talent in the state. The Government has created  infrastructure  for sports at Peddem  sports complex and it  has now became the center of excellence due to the provision of various sports facilities like swimming pool, running track, tennis court and present one is boxing hall.

Shri D’Souza was speaking after inaugurating Boxing Hall and 1st Goa Invitation Boxing Championship (Senior Male) at Peddem Sports Complex at Mapusa yesterday. The function was organized by The Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in association with Goa Boxing Association.

Shri D’Souza further speaking also said that there is no dearth of sport talent in Goa but only thing is required to have adequate facilities for its development and  the Government has undertaken various measures in this regard. He complimented the stakeholders for their endeavour for making Peddem sports complex as center of excellence and congratulated the participants of boxing championship.

Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Shri Ramesh Tawadkar  said that Government aims to provide maximum facilities to sports with an intention  to encourage sport in the state. The boxing hall will help to upcoming young boxers to attain training so as to excel at state or national level. He congratulated the participants of boxing tournament and wished them a success.  

MLA and President of Goa Boxing Association Shri Rohan Khaunte  in his welcome address complimented the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs for providing boxing hall which he said will help  to local budding boxers to  develop  boxing in the state. This is the proper place where our young upcoming boxers  can avail training, develop their skill in boxing. He hoped  that our upcoming boxer to excel in boxing to bring laurels  name and fame to Goa.     

Shri Sandip Falari Chairman MMC also spoke on the occasion.

Kum. Santosh Harijan, Winner of Asian Junior Boxing Championship Kum. Niket Zarine Winner of World Junior Boxing Championship and Shri Chiranjivi Boxing Coach were those who were felicited at the hands of chief guest Shri Francis D’Souza and Guest of honour Shri  Ramesh Tawadkar respectively.

Shri Yeshwant Tavde, Director Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shri Filip Dias, Vice-President Goa Boxing Association, Shri Lenin Gama Secretary Goa Boxing Association and others attended the function.

The function was compered by Smt. Jenifer Gonsalves. While Smt. Juliana Gurjao Colaco, Deputy Director Sports and Youth Affairs proposed the vote of thanks.


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