AOA celebrates International Olympic Day
The day witnessed almost 3 hours sports demonstration such as Kick Boxing, Wushu, Taekwondo, Karate and Judo for 15 minutes each were displayed.
The International Olympic Day, organized by Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) for the third time was celebrated with much fan and fare here at Banquet Hall, Itanagar today.
Mama Natung, Minister for Youth and Sports who graced the occasion as Chief Guest lauded the coaches for their meritorious services, and urged them to work harder to bring more glory to the state.
Stating that coaches and instructors are the persons behind the success of any athlete, he emphasized the need for honing the inborn talents of the state’s youths. “The grievances of the coaches and the instructors will be looked into, and we will never let them feel isolated,” Natung said.
The minister assured that he would take up the issues and problems of the coaches and instructors in the assembly, and initiate awarding cash incentive of Rs 2 lakhs each to the performing coaches and instructors.
With regard to the longstanding demand for the construction of an ‘Olympic Bhavan’ in the capital complex, Natung said he would take up the matter with the government after holding a thorough discussion with all the state level sports associations and the AOA.
Expressing that sport sector has developed much, Padi Richo, president AOA stated the youths of the state are very talented but proper skilling is required so that they touch excellence in the field. Sports Department too need proper streamline and must make sure that in district level sports officer are appointed having proper education qualification in Master in Physical Education and Bachelor in Physical Education. In every school from primary level to University level teaching staff in physical education must be appointed too, he added.
Passang Dingla, GS Arunachal Pradesh Table Tennis Association, spoke about of development table tennis sports.
The day witnessed almost 3 hours sports demonstration such as Kick Boxing, Wushu, Taekwondo, Karate and Judo for 15 minutes each were displayed. The day also witnessed cultural programmes.