Kishtwar, December 5
3 young athletes were shortlisted at the Kishtwardistricttrials of NYCS GAILRAFTAR season IIheld today at Chowgan Ground, Kishtwar. The selected athletes will compete in the Zonal Trials to be held early next year. The event was part of the initiative taken by National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) as part of nationwide campaign to find out athletes for 2020/2024 Olympics.
A total of 480 kids from Kishtwar and nearby places participated in the trials out of which 3 qualified for the Zonal Trials.
The event was graced byChief GuestMr. Sunil Sharma (Minister of Sports, J&K) along with Mr Neelam Langha (MLA, Ramban) and Deelip Singh Parihar, (MLA, Bhaderwah).
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Mr. Sunil Sharma, said, ‘The programme is a great platform for the aspiring young athletes in search of the right opportunity. India has given some of the best athletes and has the capability of producing even more by giving the right guidance and adequate infrastructure to the young identified talent. I hope to see more and more children taking up the sport professionally, and benefitting from these long term grassroots program.’
NYCS GAIL Raftaar is a Pan India Athletic Talent Scouting for Olympics 2020 and 2024, supported by GAIL (India) Limitedand executed by the National Yuva Cooperative Society among the age group of 11-17 years in 100m, 200m and 400m track events. National Yuva Cooperative Society has tied up with M/s Anglian Medal Hunt Company as its Technical Partner for the project.
At the initial stage of selection process, trials at district level are conducted in 100 shortlisted districts under the guidance of coaches and selectors appointed by the committee and selection will be based on talent identification and criteria set by the committee. The district trials will be followed by Zonal Trials and then National Trials from which top 9 athletes will be selected who will be provided with a world class coaching with an ultimate objective to prepare them to represent India at the 2020/2024 Olympics.
The National Selection Committee for this season will be headed by the legendary P.T. Usha and Sriram Singh along with other eminent members like Olympians Rachita Mistry, Anuradha Biswal, Asian and Commonwealth Games medalist Kavita Raut and V. Murlidharan. The committee will beresponsible for creating the selection criteria for the program and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.
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ABOUT GAIL (INDIA) LTD
GAIL (India) Limited is a Maharatna PSU and India’s flagship Natural Gas Company incorporated in August 1984 under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. GAIL (India) Limited is an integrated energy company along the Natural Gas value chain with global footprints.
ABOUT National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS)
National Yuva Cooperative Society Ltd. is widely known and recognized as NYCS by the youth of the country. NYCS was formed in 1999 and is registered under the section 7 of the Multistate Cooperative Societies Act 1984. It is registered under the control and directions by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India. The aims and key objectives of organization are empowerment of youth through national events, micro financing, skill development and capacity building training and sports activities.
ABOUT Anglian Medal Hunt Company
Anglian Medal Hunt Company (AMHC) is sports management company with an objective to nurture talent across sporting fields, and to create icons for the future. AMHC chooses its prospective medal winners through stringent criterion, and facilitates their training.