Arunachal Pradesh

Denied Visa by China, Arunachal's Wushu Players Emerge as State's Pride

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Arunachal Pradesh
Denied Visa by China, Arunachal's Wushu Players Emerge as State's Pride
CM Pema Khandu Honors Unyielding Spirit of Onilu Tega, Nyeman Wangsu, and Mepung Lamgu
Itanagar, September 28, 2023: In a display of unwavering determination and resilience, Arunachal Pradesh's three talented Wushu players - Onilu Tega, Nyeman Wangsu, and Mepung Lamgu - have become the pride of the state, even though they were denied the opportunity to participate in the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzou due to circumstances beyond their control. The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, announced on X that the state government would recognize their commitment and treat them as participants of the Indian Wushu team.

Despite the setback of being unable to compete in the Asian Games in China, the Arunachal Pradesh government is keen on celebrating the remarkable achievements of these athletes. Chief Minister Pema Khandu revealed that each of the three Wushu players would receive a cash incentive of Rs 20 lakhs, in accordance with the state's sports policy designed to reward athletes participating in the Asian Games. Additionally, Coach Maibam Premchandra Singh, who played a pivotal role in shaping the skills and abilities of these three young athletes, will receive 10% of the incentives awarded to the players.

Coach Maibam Premchandra Singh's contribution to the success of these athletes is undeniable. He played a vital role in grooming them, helping them secure the distinction of becoming the first representatives from Arunachal Pradesh to qualify for the Asian Games.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu's announcement reaffirms the state's unwavering support for its athletes and their achievements, despite the visa denial that prevented their participation. The government of Arunachal Pradesh is now gearing up to prepare these three Wushu players for the 20th Asian Games to be held in Japan. They will be provided with the best training and facilities available, with no compromises in their development, according to directives from the State's sports department.

This inspiring story serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of Arunachal Pradesh's athletes, who, despite facing adversity, continue to strive for excellence in the field of sports. Their dedication and resilience are sure to inspire not only their fellow athletes but also the entire nation.