Writes: Buddham Moktan Tamang
The terms brave, fierce are very much associated with Gorkhas but now the overall scenario is different.
The so-called brave Gorkhas can now be considered the modern Gorkhas of the 21st century who have excelled in many aspects whether it be social, economic, political and also at the intellectual level.
As such it is in this context that the name of Jitu rai who was representing India at the Rio Olympics 2016 will be conferred the
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2016, the highest sporting award in the nation
Not only him Shiva Thapa who represented India in Boxing will be conferred the Arjuna award 2016 which is really a moment of pride for the entire Gorkha community.
So we the Gorkhas must be proud of their achievement since we have always been discriminated racially. This is an example where we Gorkhas stand now and we will even be progressing further in near future.
In the process, we also Congratulate our local lad from Siliguri Soumyajit Ghosh who is also receiving Arjuna Award this year.
Congratulations to all the Athletes and Coaches