Arunachal Pradesh: Push for sports in state, says CM Khandu

Arunachal Pradesh: Push for sports in state, says CM Khandu

ITANAGAR, June 12, 2018: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu on Monday, while chairing the 2nd annual general meeting of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA), beckoned SAA and the department of sports to proactively work for development of sport as potential in the youths is immense in the state.

"Coordination," he said is urgently needed amongst the SSA, department of sport and various sports associations, including the Arunachal Olympic Association for growth of sport and sportspersons in the state. "There's no dearth of talent. But we have failed to nurture these talents by providing them with the basic facilities," he said.

Khandu said the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister of youth affairs and sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is giving massive impetus to sport through programmes like the Mission Olympic 2020.

He also said that the ambitious project of Khelo India is aimed at scouting and nurturing talents for the forthcoming Olympic Games and therefore the state agencies concerned have to give their best to produce world-class sportsmen and women from the state.

"It's time to buckle up and streamline the work culture for accountability and responsibility," he said.

Sports and youth affairs secretary Dani Salu and members of the general body were also present in the meeting.

Source: The Telegraph

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