Bhutan re­ceives sport­ing equip­ments worth USD 44,000 from South Korea

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Ms. Elisa Lee, mem­ber of the Na­tional As­sem­bly of the Repub­lic of Korea and a Mem­ber of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sport & Tourism Com­mit­tee is in Bhutan to as­sess the sta­tus of sports devel­op­ment in the King­dom and see how best to as­sist and sup­port its growth for the ben­e­fit of the youth of Bhutan.

Her in­ter­est in Bhutan was piqued when she met with Bhutanese del­e­ga­tion to the In­cheon Asian, led by His Royal High­ness Prince Ji­gyel Ugyen Wangchuck. She was the mayor of the Ath­letes Vil­lage at the In­cheon Asian games and had the op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with the Bhutanese ath­letes and of­fi­cials dur­ing which she com­mit­ted as­sist in the devel­op­ment of sports in Bhutan.

Ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease from the Bhutan Olympic Com­mit­tee Miss Elisa Lee spear­headed an ini­tia­tive to seek the fi­nanc­ing for this gift from the Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sport & Tourism Com­mit­tee in her ca­pac­ity as a mem­ber of a Na­tional As­sem­bly and a Mem­ber of the Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sport & Tourism Com­mit­tee.

This as­sis­tance the Bhutan Olympic Com­mit­tee com­prises of sport­ing equip­ment worth ap­prox­i­mately US$ 44,000 from the Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sport & Tourism Com­mit­tee and the Korean Olympic Com­mit­tee. The equip­ment in­cludes in­clude track­suits, taek­wondo floor mats, boxing uni­forms, boxing gloves, bow han­dles, ar­rows, and bow stands, amongst oth­ers.

As a for­mer world cham­pion in ta­ble ten­nis, Ms. Elisa Lee shared that it was her stead­fast vi­sion to try and help ath­letes from de­vel­op­ing coun­tries achieve their as­pi­ra­tions and per­form at the in­ter­na­tional stage. Ms. Elisa Lee’s com­mit­ment to sup­port ath­letes in coun­tries such as Bhutan comes from her per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of tri­als and tribu­la­tions as a fe­male ath­lete.

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