3rd Jun 2023 11:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ZIRO, Jun 3: If our youth maintain physical fitness, self-discipline and stay away from drugs and alcohol, nothing is impossible and we can achieve glory not only at national but also at international levels, said Koj Rissang, the recent National Arm-Wrestling bronze medal winner here today.
During a felicitation programme organized by Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Bamin Nime at Subansiri Sadan, the 24-year-old Rissang, a native of Dutta village informed that he picked up interest in Arm-Wrestling after participating at a local level competition during the Dree festival celebration in 2016. I realized I had some talent in Arm-Wrestling after winning the competition at the Dree festival and then I decided to take up  Arm-Wrestling more seriously, he explained.
The winner of bronze medal in the 45-90 kg category at the 45th  National Arm-Wrestling championship held at Srinagar from May 22 to 26, participated by Arm-Wrestlers from 18 states from all over India, Rissang had won the gold medal at the state level championship in 2022 and participated in the National championship held at Telangana the same year.
Born to late Koj Apo and late Koj Taney, Rissang was orphaned from an early age. ‘I have completed my graduation but I will give equal emphasis to both education and  Arm-Wrestling as securing a job is my ultimate need for survival,'  Rissang said while adding it would be good if the State Government sponsors the cost of travel during participations in National championships. Presently we need to bear the cost of our travelling charges, he informed. Rissang also assured that he ....Page 2
....National Arm-Wrestling medal winner
would strive to strike Gold in the next championship.
Congratulating the young National bronze medal winner, Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Bamin Nime advised Rissang to train harder and win the gold medal in the next championship to bring laurel not only to Ziro but also to the state. The DC also gifted cash amount to Rissang and copies of ‘Mirages Across the Northeast’ to few of his relatives who accompanied him to the event.
Earlier, Rissang was also accorded a warm welcome and was felicitated by the All Dutta Student Union and Extreme Club, Dutta. (DIPRO)

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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