Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says state's Olympic Association will launch 'Grassroot Olympic - Mission Talent Hunt'

Various sub-committees and commissions were also constituted for the upcoming Khelo India Youth Games, which are scheduled to be held in Assam from 10-22 January 2020

Press Trust of India November 18, 2019 19:00:52 IST
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says state's Olympic Association will launch 'Grassroot Olympic - Mission Talent Hunt'
  • The decision was taken during the executive committee meeting in presence of Sonowal, who is also the President of the Association

  • In this regard, he said AOA will organize sports events in five categories covering players from 10 years to 60 years of age in the state

  • Sonowal also suggested to discontinue the membership of office bearers, who remain absent for three consecutive executive committee meetings

Guwahati: The Assam Olympic Association (AOA) will launch a new programme called 'Grassroot Olympic - Mission Talent Hunt' to identify the sports talent in the state and groom them, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Monday.

The decision was taken during the executive committee meeting in presence of Sonowal, who is also the President of the Association, an official release said.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal says states Olympic Association will launch Grassroot Olympic  Mission Talent Hunt

File image of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. PTI

A committee under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman of the Association and Minister of State for Health Pijush Hazarika was also formed during the meeting.

"The committee will interact with grassroots level sports organizations, clubs, sports organizers. The committee will prepare a detailed action plan and connect with the field to spot the talented sportspersons," the statement said.

The Chief Minister underlined the need for a sporting culture in the state to promote sports among youth.

In this regard, he said AOA will organize sports events in five categories covering players from 10 years to 60 years of age in the state.

Sonowal stressed on developing a strong network of grassroots level sports organisations and also suggested organising cultural performances by local artists at the launch of the field level sports events.

Besides, Sonowal also suggested to discontinue the membership of office bearers, who remain absent for three consecutive executive committee meetings of the Association and it was agreed upon unanimously.

During the meeting, various sub-committees and commissions were also constituted for the upcoming Khelo India Youth Games, which are scheduled to be held in Assam from 10-22 January 2020.

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