MLA inaugurates sports academy

DOIMUKH, Aug 18: MLA Nyamar Karbak inaugurated the Siang-Carrom and Tennikoit Academy – the state’s first and only academy affiliated to the All India Carrom Federation and the Tennikoit Federation of India – here on Saturday.
Tennikoit, also called ring tennis or tenniquoits, is a game played on a tennis-style court, with a circular rubber ring hurled over a net separating the two players, with each endeavouring to catch and return the hurled ring into the opponent’s court.
The game is particularly popular in Germany, South Africa, Brazil, and the subcontinent nations of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Karbak said the state government has given sports “a precise direction after unveiling its sports policy.”
Speaking about job reservations for meritorious sportspersons in all the departments, he advised the sportspersons to grab the opportunity by excelling in their chosen sports.
SP (Security) Tojo Karga also attended the function. He advised the youths to use their talent and skills in productive activities.
Present on the occasion were, among others, Siang Carrom and Tennikoit Academy chairman Dikbi Gangkak and officials of the Arunachal Olympic Association and the Sports Authority of Arunachal.