SAA chairman seeks consideration of schemes under Khelo India

NEW DELHI, Apr 6: Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Bamang Tago on Friday called on SAI DDG Sandeep Pradhan here and urged him to consider the schemes submitted by the Arunachal Pradesh government for developing sports infrastructure in the state.
Tago apprised the SAI DDG of the problems being faced in developing sports in Arunachal due to lack of sports infrastructure. He said that many national sports federations have refused to conduct their national events in Arunachal citing unavailability of infrastructure.
Pradhan expressed appreciation for the Arunachal government’s proposing various projects under the Khelo India scheme, but said he would be unable to consider all the proposals.
He suggested prioritizing a project called ‘District level sports school’ – a newly designed project under Khelo India for all disciplines in one place (centre of excellence) – in an around the state capital to tap and groom sports talents.
The SAI assured to adopt Chimpu-based Sangay Lhaden Sports School till a district level sports school comes up.
The meeting was also attended by Assistant Director (Operations) Dr VK Sharma, and Youth Affairs & Sports Assistant Director Prashant Kumar.