ITANAGAR, Dec 2: Arunachal Pradesh will soon get financial support from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for development of badminton in the state.
“Arunachal Pradesh will soon get very good financial help from the BAI for development of badminton in the state,” said BAI Vice President S Murlidharan here on Friday.
Addressing the inaugural function of an intensive winter badminton coaching camp, themed ‘Catch Them Young’, at the MLA Cottage badminton hall here, Murlidharan said the BAI has identified a few states for providing financial assistance,”and Arunachal Pradesh is one of them,”
He advised budding badminton players to be dedicated to the game.
“Besides being hardworking, you must be devoted and dedicated to the sports to achieve success,” he said.
“This is the golden period of your life. You can achieve success whatever you do through hard work, dedication and devotion.”
Murlidharan also apprised the young players of manners to be displayed by a badminton player on and off the court, and of the need to maintain good hygiene to avoid fungal infections.
He cited the example of PV Sindhu, the World No 2 player, whose yearly earning is approximately Rs 200 crore, to motivate the young players. He expressed hope that Arunachal will soon produce players who can represent the country at the highest levels.
Vice President of the Chandigarh Badminton Association, Raj Parmar, who accompanied the BAI Vice President, said, “Since badminton nowadays has become highly professional, you will need to devote full time to the sport to achieve the pinnacle of success.”
Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago apprised the visiting BAI officials of the activities being carried out by the ASBA during his tenure since 2011 for promotion and development of the sport in Arunachal Pradesh.
The two-month-long coaching is also being organised by the ASBA.