GAIL Speedstar trials in 3 J&K districts

As part of their 100 district programme in the 29 states and seven UTs of the country, the National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) Limited shall be holding GAIL Speedstar season-II trials in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir in November and
“Likewise season-I held in Jammu, we have been allotted with three districts in the season-II of the GAIL Speedstar by the NYCS in their recently held North Zone meeting at New Delhi. The talent hunt shall now be held in Poonch, Kathua and Doda districts on different dates spread over next two months,” informed State Representative (SR) of NYCS, Opinder Sharma.
Unlike last year, the season-II of the GAIL Speedstar has been divided into five zones of North Zone, North East, Madhya Bharat, South Zone and West Zone. And, the activity (trials), three tier selection format, shall take place district, zone and national level so as to short list nine talented athletes from the country for specialised training aimed at 2020 and 2024
The trials shall be held in three track events of 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters in two age groups of 11-14 year and 15-17 year of both boys and girls.
“The main aim of such an activity at the country level by NYCS is to search the talent at the grass root level, especially those underprivileged youth,” Rajesh Pandey, national president of NYCS was quoted as saying in the zonal meeting.
It is important to mention here that during the season-I held at MA Stadium on February 24, seven boys and girls from the state had passed the qualifying mark then represented J&K at the national trials held in Delhi.

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