‘the government will launch a program to find sports talent in the lists’ | Patna News

Patna: In a bid to increase ordinary people’s participation in sports and connect sports with people, the state government will soon launch a talent search program in each district. Alok Ranjan, Minister of Arts, Culture and Youth, said efforts were also being made to make sports a mass movement in the state and introduce a new sports policy.
“The government is committed to creating an inclusive and comprehensive sports infrastructure and environment for sport across the state. We are launching a talent search program in each district,” Ranjan said in a statement released Tuesday.
The minister added that the ministry was in the process of launching a “pay and play program” to increase the participation of ordinary people and connect sport to people’s lives. “Such programs will help ordinary people to play sports and promote the concept of ‘kheloge kudoge banoge lajawab’. We are constantly striving to make sports a full-time career,” Ranjan said.
He added, “Several measures have been taken, such as strengthening various sports organizations, providing them with modern facilities and equipment, free training for sports coaches at the Netaji Subhash Sports Institute, Patiala, and counseling of experts for the identification of talents”.
Referring to training on synthetic turf for the first time by Bihar women’s hockey team in Simdega, Jharkhand, the minister described it as a “revolutionary step”. “Our women’s hockey has been waiting for such training and experience for years. This will only elevate the performance of women’s hockey to a new level.

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