DHARAMSALA, May 4: The political head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay on May 2 inaugurated the basketball ground at Gangchen Kyishong which had been undergoing renovation for nearly a year.
All the staff and officials of Central Tibetan Administration, including all the Kalons (Tibetan cabinet) were present at the inauguration event, where Sikyong Sangay, himself a keen sportsperson during his school days, displayed his skills by taking several shots at the basket.
The Gangchen Kyishong Basketball ground serves as the only recreational space for the staff of the Tibetan administration as well as Tibetan sports enthusiasts working in organizations and offices located near the ground.
This year’s annual basketball tournament at the renovated ground will have 14 teams in the men’s category and only two teams in the women’s category. In the men’s category, 11 teams represent various departments of CTA and the rest three are teams representing Tibetan Medical and Astrology Institute, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.