29th Aug 2021 11:08:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The National Sports Day celebration this year was particularly special with the country still riding high on  Tokyo 2020, where India put up its best-ever performance in the history of the Olympic Games. It was incredible to see our athletes take us through euphoria and heartbreak in literally split seconds. India finally woke up and gave due respect and recognition to sports and its sportspersons.

The state Sports Department today conferred cash incentives to 66 sportspersons for their outstanding performance at regional, national and international sports championships. For sportspersons the struggle is personal but when they triumph it is a victory for the entire country. Such support will motivate sportspersons to stay focused and motivated.

There was a time when Arunachal was a non-entity in the field of sports however over the past few years the progress has been nothing less than dramatic given where we stood initially. Arunachal has shown immense potential in sports especially weightlifting, karate and badminton. The many medals bagged by our sportspersons point that the future of Arunachal sports is indeed bright.

Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki deserves applause for turning around the legacy of sports in the state. Under him, much impetus was given to sports including the state-wide CM’s trophy for football and volleyball. In January 2012, he announced job reservation under Sports Quota, 5% reservation in other departments while 10% in Forest and Police department have definitely been the turning point for sports in Arunachal.

Every state is duty bound to give due recognition to its outstanding sportspersons. From financial rewards to government jobs, these are not only to be viewed as a token of appreciation but will prove exemplary for the future of sports.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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