DIGBOI: Braving the fury of the devastating floods almost across the state of Assam, an economically crippled daughter of the soil Rita Tamang of Assam’s remote border village of Jagun in Tinsukia District is finally all set to steal the ring in the World Muay Thai Championship 2019 slated to be held in Bangkok in Thailand from July 19 to 30. The tournament is being organized by International Facility Management Association (IFMA) with the slogan “Muaythai Is Coming Home”.
Of the total 108 countries participating in the said international event, India would be represented by 5 athletes including Janu Kondh in male category under 51 KG segment, – Nupur Ranjan Borah in male category under 81 KG segment, Ranjan Singha in male category under 63.5 KG segment, Dipankar Borah in male category under 57 KG segment while the only female fighter of India Rita Tamang would fight for the C’Ship under 48 KG segment.
The determined athlete Rita Tamang a student of Tirap High School who has already been a 2017 gold medalist in the Amateur category of the Muay Thai Championship leaves her home town this afternoon in the quest of earning glory for her home state Assam and country as a whole. The imminent financial impediment that the agrarian parents of the budding athlete were confronted with earlier was overcome with the active involvement and assistance that subsequently poured in from various quarters cutting across all differences.
Expressing a sense of gratitude towards Kamlung Mossang one of the high voltage cabinets Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for his kind gesture of extending an amount of Rs 50,000 to the said participant at the nick of time for the noble cause, Prem Tamang the President of All Assam Gorkha student Union talking to this reporter expected that the athlete would outshine the rivals in the rings and held the nation high in the international arena. ‘Besides helping her in personal capacity, the AAGSU has also extended financial assistance to encourage the budding player’, said Tamang.
Maila Limbu a Gorkha activist of Miao-Vijanagar area of Arunachal Pradesh while handing over the cash on behalf of Mr Mossang to the parents of Rita Tamang on Wednesday evening at her residence said that the Minister would be glad to assist and support the cause of the sports and athlete vying for international status representing the country. Meanwhile, the local student body, socio-cultural organizations and individuals from various walks of life also lent their helping hands and wished her a good luck for the C’Ship.