TS plans to tap sports talent in rural areas

Hyderabad: Sports and Excise Minister T Padma Rao Goud has instructed officials to tap the rural talent through regular sports meets and tournaments and training in districts and villages.

Presiding over a review meeting on sports wing that includes Youth Affairs Department, Padma Rao directed the officials on Tuesday to prepare proposals for sending a team to Haryana Youth Mela to be held on January 12 next year. “Sports officials should shoulder responsibility of tapping the rural talent and offer them transparent services as that of other welfare schemes being implemented,” he said and asked them to encourage youth to shine in various events of games and sports.

The state government is ready to promote sports in a big way to win medals at the national and international levels, he said. Sports officials should resolve problems of new offices and accommodation in new districts through the district collectors”, the minister said. 

Sports Chairman A Venkateshwar Reddy, Secretary B Venkatesham Goud, Managing Director Dinakar Babu, Youth Affairs Department Managing Director Abdul Azim, government advisor Papa Rao and OSD M Rajeshwar Rao were present at the review meeting.


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