Gangtok, Jan 27 (UNI) United Sikkim Sporting Club(USSC) has extended their congratulations to the club's chief patron Bhaichung Bhutia for receiving the Padmashree award, the country's third highest civilian award.
''We are proud that he was recognised for his distinguished career and contribution to the game in the country,'' said USSC in a press statement.
With this distinction, Bhutia has once again brought laurel and glory to Sikkim, after having bagged the Arjuna Award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and numerous other laurels, the club said.
Despite his hectic schedule, Bhutia has always guided the club and has given his hundred per cent for the development of football in Sikkim, USSC added.
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