Venkaiah Naidu To Launch National Sports Talent Search Portal On Aug 28August 26, 2017 18:02
Venkaiah Naidu To Launch National Sports Talent Search Portal On Aug 28:- The Sports Ministry’s much-awaited National Sports Talent Search Portal will officially be launched by the Vice President of India at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on August 28.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel will be the chief guest of the ceremony. “There have always been issues regarding fair selection of talented sports persons in the state, national and international levels for teams in various sporting disciplines in our country,” Goel said.
“This has been a serious issue for our government and accordingly we took steps to evolve this portal, where every child who has talented in a particular sport or his teacher of parent can upload the sporting achievements of the child who is eight years of age,” he said.
Goel said the Sports Ministry and Sports Authority of India will consider this achievements while shortlisting the talented kids. These kids will then be called for trials at the nearest SAI Centre for final selection.
A three step simple process for registration, profile creation and upload of achievements, will be provided by the portal. Around 1000 kids will be selected and they will receive scholarships of Rs 5 lakh per year for eight years, said Mr. Goel.
The portal will be available in English and other regional languages so that it is easier for any boy or girl who is talented in a particular sport to upload his or her achievements from any part of the country. Moreover, it will also be available as as App which can be downloaded on smart phones.
The Sports Minister, besides this, also announced the first edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav which will start from the Capital. From August 28 to September 1, the first stage of the Rural Games will be held in Alipur, Mehrauli, Nangloi, Najafgarh and Shahadara.