23rd May 2022 11:05:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, May 23:  Minister Sports & Youth Affairs, Mama Natung launched  the intensive coaching camp for two years with mission ‘Target Olympic Podium’ and official website of Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) at MLA Cottage near here on Monday.
Speaking to reporters, Natung said that the state government has already directed the department to identify few games so that focus can be made to provide intensive training to players with all needed facilities.
The department in every possible way is ensuring that potential athletes are being provided sufficient training so that they can bring laurels to the state and country as a whole, the minister said.    
Natung also informed that around 30% of construction work of the Indoor Badminton stadium at Sangey Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA) has been completed. There will be a total of eight courts with all international facilities.   
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has donated a 20,700 square meter plot of land to the Sports Department at Chimpu near SLSA for the establishment of Dorjee Khandu Badminton Academy, he added.
“We have also planned various approaches so as to take our youths to a new height in the field of sports. Therefore, I appeal to the youths to participate in every sports & games not only to win but also to remain healthy,” he said, congratulating the ASBA members for their untiring effort in nurturing the players.
Meanwhile, ASBA Secretary Bamang Tago said that the target of the association is to train players so that they can participate in the 2028 Olympics through the initiative, ‘Catch them Young’.
ASBA also targets to ensure that the players participate in other national games and commonwealth games in days to come. Moreover, around 15 children from the age of 3 years have reached the advanced level of training under Indonesian coach Muhammad Aras Razak, he said.
“We are also ensuring that no one is deprived of the facilities under the ASBA. Therefore, 50 players are also being trained under local coaches. Likewise, there is also a separate coach for beginners,” he said.
Arunachal Pradesh lacks in terms of sponsors. Hence the matter was placed before Mama Natung, to which the minister assured for every possible help, Tago informed.

Kenter Joya Riba

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