Olympic medal winner Gagan Narang wants to revive sport in Hyderabad
Narang said he would like to nurture young talent by starting a sports academy in the state with the support of the government. "I would like to nurture talent in the state by opening sports academies and centres of excellence with the help of government, with the support of rifle association of AP (Andhra Pradesh). The media support is important."
"Secondly, the right kind of support from government is necessary at the right point of time. Sports in Hyderabad is dying. I don''t see many youngsters taking interest in sport," Narang said while interacting with reporters in Hyderabad.
"There was no maintenance, no upgradation of shooting facilities at the shooting ranges (in Hyderabad) since 2002 when the range was constructed until now. I hope I will be able to give a shot in the arm especially to shooting sport facilities in AP and produce champions for the country. Government, corporate and media needs to be a part of this endeavour," he said.
Responding to Narang''s proposal to nurture young talent, top state government officials said his plans would be processed with due seriousness and positive consideration after they are received formally. Gagan, who won bronze medal in 10m air rifle event, also met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Sports Minister V Vasant Kumar on Monday.
He later attended a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi.
Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally b... More Assam, Feb 22 (ANI): These youngsters have gathered at the Jorhat Districts Sports Association Field to participate in a recruitment rally being conducted by the Indian Army. Thousands of youth from different districts of Assam as well as from Arunachal Pradesh took part in the process. Through this recruitment drive, hundreds of people will be selected and absorbed into the different regiments of the Indian Army. The army officials were impressed by the large turnout. The Indian army and other security forces regularly conduct such recruitment programmes in the region with an aim to increase the presence of youth from the Northeast in the armed forces.
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