SAA holds consultative meet

Tago urges sports associations to work for promotion of sports

CHIMPU, Mar 4: The 4th consultative meeting of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) with the Arunachal Olympic Association and all other registered state level sports associations was held here on Monday to discuss various issues relating to promotion of games and sports and talented sportspersons.
Addressing the meeting, SAA Chairman Bamang Tago urged the associations to work sincerely and with dedication for promotion of games and sports.
“There is no dearth of sports talents in our tribal youths. What they need is support, proper guidance and training,” Tago said.
He said the prime aim of the sports department and the SAA is to support and provide training and education to talented sportspersons.
Tago emphasized the need to make the people, right from the grassroots level, aware of the state government’s sportspersons-friendly programmes and policies, as well as to identify the rural talents and provide them opportunities to participate in various sports competitions, “so that they can reap the benefits of such programmes and policies.”
Besides receiving cash incentives provided by the government, many talented sportspersons got employed in various state government departments through the sports quota, he said.
Tago said the state is making rapid strides in the field of games and sports under the leadership of chief minister Pema Khandu. He also informed that many sports stadiums and other sports infrastructures are in various stages of completion.
SAA Vice-Chairman Doni Nich also urged the associations to come forward and work for promotion of games and sports in state. He assured to extend all his support, when required, to all the associations.
Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) Secretary-General Abraham K Techi, SAA Director Gumnya Karbak, Karate Association of India president Likha Tara, and Youths Affairs Director DK Dinglow also spoke.
All the presidents and secretaries of state level registered sports associations and the president and secretary of the AOA submitted report cards highlighting their activities, and shared their ideas and suggestions for promotion of games and sports in the state.