Sports dept to issue guidelines for enrollment in SLSA

CHIMPU, Dec 10: The sports department will come up with framed guidelines for admission in Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) here from the 2019-’20 academic session, in order to ascertain transparency in the selection process.
The decision was taken during a coordination meeting convened by Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Dr Mohesh Chai here on 5 December, according to a sports department release.
The meeting, which was attended by Sports & Youth Affairs Secretary Dani Salu, Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Bamang Tago, departmental officers, coaches and teaching faculty of SLSA, discussed various issues pertaining to all-round development of the academy.
“The government of Arunachal Pradesh has recognized SLSA as a separate body for participation in state level sports competitions that are organized by various state sports associations and the Arunachal Pradesh School Games. For this, necessary instructions will be passed on to the SAA, the Arunachal Olympic Association and the secondary education directorate,” the release said.
It said the participants also decided to urge the government to post postgraduate and trained graduate teachers, a hostel warden, a security guard, a groundsman and a sweeper at SLSA.
“The posts are urgently required as SLSA has been upgraded to the higher secondary level,” the release said.
The participants also decided to urge the state government to make the infirmary of the institute functional by posting a medical officer, a physiotherapist and other required paramedical staff.
Dr Chai assured to look into all the grievances favourably and place them before the government for consideration.
Meanwhile, the officers and officials of the sports department, along with the coaches, instructors and faculty members of SLSA on Sunday felicitated the medal winners of the 17th Junior National Wushu Championship, which was held recently at Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.
The state Wushu team bagged 8 gold, 4 silver and a bronze medal in the championship.
Sports Assistant Director Karbia Dodum informed that 12 out of the 13 medals were won by the students of SLSA.
Dodum, who is looking after the training and coaching section of the SLSA, advised the athletes to work harder and aim for the Olympics and the Asian Games.
He informed that a contingent of around 90 athletes from the state is all set to take part in eight sports disciplines in the forthcoming second Khelo India Youth Games 2018-’19, which is scheduled to be held at Pune, Maharashtra, from 9 to 20 January, 2019.