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 onA�January 12A�next year. a�?Sports officials should shoulder responsibility of tapping the rural talent and offer them transparent services as that of other welfare schemes being implemented,a�? 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 collectorsa�?, the minister said.A�

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.

-NSS

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