Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Olympic Association (AOA) and MP Takam Sanjay congratulated the weightlifters Yukar Sibi and Soram Hitler Tagru from the state for winning medals in the Commonwealth Youth and Junior Weightlifting championship being held at Penang in Malaysia.
Yukar Sibi had won two golds while Soram Hitler Tagru had won a bronze in the championship, AOA sources said.
Both Sibi and Tagru hail from remote Tali area of Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Describing them as role models for the young generations, Congress MP of the eastern parliamentary seat of the state Takam Sanjoy said that the duo despite being from a very isolated part of the state deserves hearty congratulations for their perseverance and hard work to utilize their energy in the most constructive way.
Sanjoy has been stressing on promotion of games and sports, particularly in the rural areas to provide the best outlet for channelizing the energies of the state’s youths.