Two days sports seminar concludes

ITANAGAR, Mar 21: The state Directorate of Sports, in association with Delhi based K S R Sportseed group organized a two-day sports seminar on Tuesday and Wednesday here at the State Banquet Hall with the objective of broadening the knowledge horizon of sports stakeholders in the state.
The seminar was successful in bringing awareness on a broad range of topics like sports science, physiology, goal setting, handling emotions while competing in sports competitions, sports psychology, leading practices in sports education, long term athlete development, and such.
A counselling session was also conducted for physical education students of Rajiv Gandhi University where career prospects in the sports field were discussed, along with insights on topics like skill enhancement, job opportunities and networking in sports industry.
The event concluded with an open house question hour session and feedback was collected from the participants.
Several sports coaches, athletes, members of sports associations and other officials took part in the session.
Earlier, participating in the seminar, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports and Youth Affairs, Nyamar Karbak said that the event is part of a new phase in the area of sports in Arunachal Pradesh.
Sports & Youth Affairs Secretary, Dani Salu informed that Arunachal has the highest quota for sportsperson in government jobs, which is 10% in police force and 5% in other government departments.
He said that most of these vacancies do not get filled up because of lack of certificates and achievements at the national level.
“Even though there is a strong sports culture in the state, this potential to transgress to and reach national and international competitions decreases at senior level”, he said, adding that the sports policy formulated by the state government is poised to empower the state with a sustainable sports culture, develop world-class infrastructure and a sporting environment conducive to achieving excellence in highest level of competitive sports.
Many prominent sport personalities gave inspiring talks to the budding sportsperson present on the occasion.
Two-times Gold medallist in Paralympic Games and Arjuna awardee, Devendra Jhajharia spoke about his challenges in the area of sports and how he modified his training methods after suffering a life-changing accident at a young age.
M Bimoljit Singh, Arjuna awardee and two-time Asian Games Bronze medallist in Wushu shared his journey of reaching national and international fame in his chosen field.
He spoke about his humble journey from an impoverished background to reaching the pinnacle of his sporting career.
Ace mountaineer from the state, Anshu Jamsenpa also shared her experience with the participants about her journey of reaching Mt Everest and how she overcame various difficulties along her journey.
This was first seminar of its kind to be held in the state under the guidance of Director Sports, Tadar Appa.