India needs talent hunt to emerge as supper power in sports: Omar
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 03/01/2012 at 5:22AM
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Jammu,March 01 (Scoop News) - J&K Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Thursday called for holistic approach and comprehensive strategy to make the country supper power in sports. He said identification of talent and shaping it in its best mould should start from schools so that
Omar Abdullah said that a long term policy involving sports organizations, State and Central Governments, industrial houses and sports icons of the country is needed to be formulated to focus on 2016 and 2020 Olympics and World Cup events in future in a big way.
The Chief Minister was flagging off ‘Monnet Go for Gold’ contingent of budding athletes from here on Thursday to carry a symbolic torch covering 6000 kilometres in the country from Jammu to Kanyakumari to inculcate the spirit of sponsorship in the Nation for the players participating in London Olympics 2012 and aim at Gold medals.
The initiative by a private company Monnet Ispat and Energy Limited (MIEL) patronising the Indian National boxing team is to bringing
Omar Abdullah said that
The Chief Minister said that there is urgent need that all other sports receive equal attention and sponsors come forward willingly and positively to promote all round sports talent and games in the country. He said
Asking sports organizations and federations and the government agencies associated with sports to take a leaf from the sports book of the neighbouring country
Omar Abdullah said that infrastructural facility and security of career for budding sportspersons constitute important ingredient to popularize various sports and encourage youth to participate in this field and bring laurels to the country. “An unified and befitting approach by all of us especially sports associations and government departments is required to make a mark in this regard”, he said.
The Chief Minister said that his Government is working on a multipronged policy to nurture sports at village, block, district, province and State levels. He said his Government is ready to provide all sort of support to sports organizations in formulating a comprehensive roadmap for the all round development of sports and sports talent in the State. “I am eagerly waiting to see the sportspersons from
Omar Abdullah wished success to the Indian participants in the London Olympics 2012 and said that the initiative of Monnet is a welcome step to bring entire country at one platform to cheer and support the Indian sportspersons participating in Olympic Games at
Minister for Youth Services and Sports, R. S. Chib, Hockey icons of
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