BOXING INTEREST: Sikkim Govt thanked for announcing Rs 1 lakh to Shiva Thapa – a Govt that understands the aspirations of the struggling ?!!
From The Sikkim Express
GANGTOK, August 27, 2010: After Sikkim Government announced to give Rs 1 lakh to Shiva Thapa through newspapers for winning a silver medal in youth Olympic Games held recently in Singapore, Shiva’s father Padam Thapa has written to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for the support.
Thapa has also thanked the people of Sikkim and the press and media for their love and blessing for his son’s success.
The announcement of providing Rs 1 lakh to Shiva Thapa, he said was known from newspaper reports.
The Letter sent to Himal News – comments section, pleasantly surprising for our Himal News team ?!!
The Honorable Chief Minister of Sikkim
With due respect, I Padam Thapa, father of Shiva Thapa, state that I am very happy and grateful for Sikkim Govt’s announcement of Rs One Lakh for Shiva Thapa through the various media outlets on his achievement of silver medal at the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in Aug 2010.
I am very thankful to you for your ‘Support & Encouragement’ towards Shiva Thapa. And, I also thank the Sikkim Janta & Electronic Media and News Papers for their Encouragement, Love,& Blessings for Shiva Thapa.
Shiva Thapa started my dream’s first step. I hope Shiva continues it further with his best to achieve our collective ‘Ultimate Dream’. I congratulate Shiva for winning the Silver Medal at the 1st Youth Olympic Games at Singapore 2010. This is Gold for me.
As I always say: “You can always do something. You always have a choice, and this choice can be your power. When one of your dreams comes true, you begin to look at other dreams with more focus …” !!!
Father & family of Shiva Thapa
THE EARLIER NEWS REPORT FROM THE TELEGRAPH
Shiva ‘winner’ even after loss – factual editing by Bengal, we fervently hope ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH
BY IMTIAZ AHMED
Guwahati, Aug. 25: Assam’s boxing fraternity today hailed promising boxer Shiva Thapa’s feat at the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Thapa lost to Cuban opponent Robeisy Eloy Ramirez in the finals to win the silver.
The world number one Cuban boxer faced stiff challenge from the Guwahati lad before he could secure a 5-2 victory in the bantamweight (54kg) event at the International Convention Centre in Singapore. Thapa had pummelled Briton Zack Davies 14-4 in the semi-finals on Sunday.
“For us, it is as good as a gold medal because he has improved a lot from his Baku performance,” Shiva’s father, Padam Thapa, told The Telegraph amid celebrations in his residence here this afternoon.
“There is no scope for regret. The silver is an achievement in itself as it came against the world’s best. He is all set for bigger laurels … like in the 2012 London Olympics. Let’s also hope our state government steps forward to help him achieve the ultimate goal,” said Assam Amateur Boxing Association secretary Hemanta Kalita.
The Sikkim government this evening announced an incentive of Rs 1 lakh to Thapa for his Singapore feat. The Sikkim government has always been patronising Thapa in his endeavour.