Jammu: Giving a warm send-off to seven gymnasts of the J&K, who will be participating in the upcoming 12th World Aerobic Gymnastics Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, sports minister R S Chib on Friday said it was an "occasion to celebrate" for the state.
"Seven of our boys and girls have been selected for the Gymnastics Championship in Bulgaria, it is very happy occasion for all of us. It is an ocassion to celebrate and feel proud," he said.
Chib also presented a cheque of Rs 1.38 lakhs to the coach of the participating athletes, S P Singh, for the upcoming tournament, scheduled from May 29 to June 3.
A 13-member Indian gymnastics team is scheduled to fly to Sofia for the championship on May 27th.
The selection for the team was made on the basis of the 11th National Gymnastics Championship held in Vadodara earlier this year in January.