Mishra seeks sports and cultural infrastructure in Arunachal

NEW DELHI, Jun 7: Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra has urged Union MoS (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to take steps for setting up a football club each in Tirap, Lohit, West Siang and Papum Pare districts.
During a meeting here on Wednesday, the duo discussed issues relating to revitalization of sports activities and setting up of games and sports infrastructure in the state.
“The youth of the Northeast – Arunachal Pradesh in particular – are exceptionally talented and naturally gifted in a variety of sports. They have impressive records in the field of sports,” Mishra said.
The governor informed the union minister of the state’s recent successes in mountaineering, including the ascent of Mt Everest by three Arunachalees. He also spoke about the state’s achievements in badminton, martial arts, etc.
“Despite lack of any sporting infrastructure, the youth of the region have performed exceedingly well,” Mishra said.
He emphasized on “harnessing the raw sporting talents in a more scientific manner by providing in situ training with best infrastructure for the talented youth.”
On the same day, the governor also met MoS (Independent Charge) for Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma and discussed with him ways to strengthen the vibrant cultural assets of the state.
He requested the union minister for setting up five state-of-the-art music academies in Arunachal Pradesh, one each in Itanagar, Tawang, Aalo, Pasighat and Changlang.
He also requested the minister for promoting literary, visual and performing arts in the state.
The union minister assured the governor of all possible help and said that the proposal would be studied and taken forward in the best possible way. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)