New Delhi: Sports Minister Shri Kiren Rijiju on Monday announced the formation of five zonal committees to hunt talent across the country. Rijiju said “The government is riding on mainstay football to make India a sporting powerhouse. It announced the formation of five zonal committees to hunt for talent across the country.
This initiative is funded by the sports authority of India under the Khelo India Programme. Mr. Rijiju said that the initiative is to be funded by the Sports Authority of India in partnership with the All India Football Federation. The committees will form in the next few months.
In a Virtual Programme, Mr. Rijiju said “We will form five talent scouting committees in the next few months, one for each zone — north, south, east, west and northeast — under Khelo India Programme of SAI in partnership with AIFF,” It was to mark the 36th birthday of India captain Sunil Chhetri.
He mentioned it as the most aggressive exercise ever done by the ministry in a professional way. Finding the talented children below 12 years from every nook and corner of the country whether it is northeast, the tribal areas of central India, coastal areas, south or north,” he added.
The main aim is to conceptualize the talent hunt exercise and be able to qualify for the World Cup and the Olympics in the next 10-15 years.
The ministry is also thinking about giving financial assistance to state governments and also provides federation to organize local leagues to give a platform for talent scouting at the panchayat and municipality level.
Posted Date : 05-08-20
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