Arunachal Pradesh will soon get financial support from Badminton Association of India (BAI) for development of badminton in the State,” said BAI Vice President S Murlidharan here on Friday.
BAI has identified and sorted out few states for providing financial assistance and Arunachal Pradesh is one of them, the BAI officials said while addressing the inaugural function of an intensive winter badminton coaching camp with theme “Catch them young” at MLA Cottage Badminton Hall here at Itanagar.
Delivering few piece of advice to the budding badminton players, Murlidharan asked them to be devoted and dedicated to the sports. “Besides hardworking, you must be devoted and dedicated to the sports to achieve success,” he said.
“This is the golden period of your life. You can achieve success whatever you do through hard work, dedication and devotion,” he said.
He also made the young players known some manners to be displayed by a badminton player on and off the court, and of the need to maintain good hygiene, like washing socks and shirts after every play to avoid fungal infections.
He cited the example of PV Sindhu, the World No 2 player, whose yearly earning is Rs.200 crore (approx), to motivate the young players. He hoped Arunachal will soon produce player of such repute, who can represent the country at highest level.
Vice President of Chandigarh Badminton Association Raj Parmar, who accompanied the BAI Vice President, said, “Since badminton, now-a-days, has become highly professional . Therefore, you will need to devote full time to the sport to achieve the pinnacle of success.”
Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) Secretary Bamang Tago apprised the visiting BAI officials about various activities being carried out by ASBA during his tenure since 2011 for promotion and development of the sport in Arunachal Pradesh. The two-month-long coaching with theme “Catch Them Young” is organized by ASBA.