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Sports Ministry To Hire Around 1500 Coaches To Fill Up Vacancies: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday mentioned the federal government has determined to recruit round 1500 coaches to replenish present vacancies and ensured full assist to the nation’s athletes.

“There are approximately 1500 vacancies for coaches, whom we couldn’t hire due to technical reasons. So we have decided to fill up these vacancies in the coming days,” Rijiju mentioned on the sidelines of a program celebrating ‘National Girl Child Day’.

“We aren’t going to attend for the eight years interval and can promote the assistant coaches to senior degree after few years on the premise of their service file, in order that there isn’t any dearth of coaches.

“We’re hiring reputed overseas coaches, regardless of their remuneration. There shall be no scarcity of funds for the coaching of the Indian athletes. There are some superb Indian trainers and coaches and we’re hiring them as effectively,” he added.

The Khelo India Youth Video games, the 13-day authorities’s flagship undertaking, concluded this week with Maharashtra sustaining its supremacy by ending on the prime of the desk with an enormous haul of 256 medals.

“I was extremely happy to see so many national records being broken during the Khelo India Games which is a Under-21 tournament. Some of these athletes will also participate in the Olympics and in other various international events,” Rijiju mentioned.

Rijiju additionally mentioned that his ministry is making an attempt to make sure that athletes get the required food plan in any respect coaching centres.

“I had gone to Lucknow recently and there I came to know the quality of food was not good, so I stepped in and now I have got the feedback that the quality has improved,” he mentioned.

Hailing the nation’s girls athletes, Rijiju mentioned: “The efficiency of Indian girls athletes in Olympics and world championships are higher than males. They win extra medals than the boys in worldwide tournaments. We’ve advised the sports activities coaching centres to provide equal alternatives to girls.

“If we don’t encourage girls, our 60 per cent possibilities of successful medal shall be gone. They prepare as more durable and has an equal standing as males.”

(PTI)

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