Imphal, Sept. 26
The 6th edition of the State Level Archery Championship organised by Keithelmanbi Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) concluded yesterday at Keithelmanbi garrison.
The event was organised to promot and encourage archery in Manipur. A total of 115 archers (82 male and 33 female) from 16 archery clubs from across Manipur participated in the competition which was held in three different categories namely Indian, Recurve and Compound rounds.
Col Siddharth Chandra Officiating Commander, 9 Sector Assam Rifles was the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony held yesterday. The special guests for the event were Mangisana Sharma and GA Ebopishak Sharma, Vice President and Secretary of Manipur Archery Association, respectively. The Manipur Archery Association appreciated the initiatives of the Assam Rifles especially in the sporting arena and advised the archers of the State to work harder so that they can bring laurel to the State and the Nation as well.
Medals were awarded to the winners of the competition by the Chief Guest and the special guests of the event. In the Individual Recurve (Men) A K Amarjit clinched Gold medal, while M Malemnganba got Silver medal and N Parithoi got Bronze medal. In the women Recurve event L Seema clinched Gold medal while Jenifer P got Silver medal and Lumilla PH got Bronze medal. In the Individual Compound (Men) S Ramakanta lifted Gold medal, while M Bikram got Silver medal and N Malemnganba got Bronze medal. In the women Compound Sh Manorama clinched Gold medal, L Dulina got Silver medal and T Suchitra got Bronze medal. In Indian Round (Boys) L Milon clinched Gold medal, M Bikash got Silver medal and S Robert got Bronze medal. In the women category M Baby clinched Gold medal, Abesana Irom got Silver medal and L Sophiya got Bronze medal. In addition to the medals the winners were also awarded certificates and cash award. Consolation prizes were also distributed to all the participants during the event.