IPR (PR) 3/2009                                                                 Dated Naharlagun, June 3, 2009


Sports Secretary tees off the golf orientation camp

Itanagar, June 3: ‘I want you to make Arunachal proud’, exhorted Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary D.S. Pandit, while inaugurating the first ever golf orientation camp at Raj Bhavan golf course here on June 2 last. Extending gratitude to the governor Gen JJ Singh for the unique opportunity provided to the participants, Pandit pointed that the love for the game has motivated the Governor to do something for the people of Arunachal Pradesh. Thanking the Governor for allowing the Raj Bhavan golf course for the camp, the Secretary extended his appreciation to the Indian Golf Union for deputing a coach and his assistant for the weeklong event. He further expressed hope that the participants will be immensely benefit from it. Teeing off the orientation camp, Pandit said golf as beautiful sports, as it includes lots walking and lots of activities in open air. He added, it the proud privilege of the Sports and Youth Affairs department to organize the event. Educating the participants, most of who are taking up golf for the first, Chief Coach Ali Sher from Indian Golf Union and his Assistant Shyam Lal briefed them on the basic of the sports and kits used in it. It may be mentioned here that the Camp is an initiative of the state Governor and is being organized in the State for the first time. The Department of Sports and Youth Affairs is organizing the camp. It will be conducted at Raj Bhavan Golf Course, which has been revived by the Governor in a record time of six month and also at Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar. 47 (Forty-seven) participants are taking part in camp. Students from 13 (Thirteen) schools are attending it with ages ranging from 8 to 22 years. Participants are from the schools of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam and Meghalaya. Personnel from Raj Rifles are also attending the camp. Lots of girl students and ladies are amongst the participants, reports PRO to Governor.

Sd/- Purabi Taikam, PRO

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