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Sports Ministry to launch talent discovery portal dedicated for sports persons

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Comments Off on Sports Ministry to launch talent discovery portal dedicated for sports persons

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New Delhi: Now identifying talented sports persons at grass root levels and pan-India levels will be easy and hassle free as the Sports Ministry will launch a talent search platform within a month. Details of the performance and potential of a child including video and photographs will be uploaded by children, their parents, relatives, teachers and others on the portal.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Mr Vijay Goel has informed about the start a Talent Search Portal under the Department of Sports. The portal is intended to give a fair opportunity to talented children from every nook and corner of the country to pursue their dreams of achieving excellence in sports. A format will be available on the portal to capture the key details of the child. After due scrutiny, children with potential will be given an opportunity to appear for a battery of tests which could be conducted at the nearest SAI Centre among others. Those who pass the battery of tests will be admitted to the training centres of SAI.

Sports Ministry will also persuade the State Governments and others to admit some of such children in their centres. Such talented children who are not able to leave their current places of residence for any reason may be offered a scholarship to help them pursue excellence in sports.

The portal will allow talented children to stake their claim for support including admission to sports training centres from the comforts of their homes and will simplify procedures. It will be particularly beneficial to the disadvantaged sections of the society.

The plan is to target talented children of 8 years and above. Efforts will be made to involve National Sports Federations, corporate houses and other stake-holders in the programme.

The portal is likely to be launched within a month. This portal is likely bring dramatic changes how sports persons in India are identified.


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