NEW DELHI, 8 Feb: Arunachal Governor BD Mishra met Union MoS for the Ministry of Youth Affairs (Independent) Kiren Rijiju here on Monday and suggested that a ‘central sports promotion team’ be established in every district in Arunachal for promoting selected popular games and sports in the state.
Stating that the youths of Arunachal have huge potential in games and sports, Rijiju asked the union minister for more infrastructures for sporting events in the state.
The governor said that with more facilities for sports and games activities, the state will be able gear itself up for national games and sports events.
He underscored that women’s sports must receive special attention of the ministry of youth affairs & sports, and that women must be provided with a platform for sports which will give an exposure to the future sports girls from the State.
The governor expressed his gratitude to the ministry of youth affairs and sports for declaring the Sangay Lahden Sports Academy as Khelo India State level Centre of Excellence and Golden Jubilee Higher Secondary School, Pasighat and State Sports Academy, Miao as district level Khelo India centres of excellence for various disciplines in the state.
The governor also raised the issue of the poor performance standards in the state with the Union Minister of state. (Raj Bhavan)