IOA chief Narinder Batra says more sporting potential in India's northeast than any other region

Batra, who is also the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), said that athletes from the northeast region are 'immensely talented' and possess tremendous physical endurance to withstand the rigours of playing a competitive sport

Press Trust of India November 15, 2021 18:51:16 IST
IOA chief Narinder Batra says more sporting potential in India's northeast than any other region

File image of Narinder Batra. Image Courtesy: Official Facebook page of Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra

Gangtok: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Monday said there is more potential in the country's northeast region than in any other part to produce talented sportspersons.

He said that athletes from the northeast region are "immensely talented" and possess tremendous physical endurance to withstand the rigours of playing a competitive sport.

Batra stated that the northeast region would produce more and more top athletes in the future.

The IOA president is on a two-day visit to the state, having visited West Bengal before coming to Gangtok.

Batra also commended the work of the Sikkim government which he said was developing infrastructure and working at the grass root level and rural areas.

Batra is also a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) and president of International Hockey Federation (FIH).

He said that he is in Sikkim for development of sports in the state.

Sikkim Olympic Association president Kuber Bhandari and its executive committee members accorded Batra a warm welcome on his arrival.

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