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Nagaland to come out with sports policy: CM Rio

IANS  |  Dimapur 

on Saturday said his government will come out with a policy wherein various sporting disciplines suitable to the state youth will be identified and promoted.

"Even though is second senior-most state after in the North-East, the Olympic Association could get affiliated to the in 2004, 41 years after the statehood," Rio said.

He recalled that it was Dr T. Ao, a renowned Naga, who captained Indian football team in the 1948.

Rio was speaking at the closing function of Championship organized by the Nagaland Association (NBA) at the Dimapur District Association indoor stadium at Dimapur, the main commercial district of Nagaland.

"For the first time we participated in the 33rd National Games held in February 2007 at Guwahati, Nagaland won 11 medals including 1 gold, but in subsequent years, our performance has declined," the rued.

Highlighting the fact that the northeastern region has huge talents and potential, Rio said that there is a lack in and training facilities due to which the potential of the youth could not be explored fully.

"brings people together and so we should learn from one another and help each other so that we can build a good image. We should make the state, the North-East and proud," he added.

President, said that sportspersons of the North-East have high expectations that Badminton will be promoted vigorously under Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also the of of

Touching on the lack of infrastructure and facilities in Nagaland, Kire said the had already submitted a proposal to the for an 8-court indoor badminton stadium which is under active consideration.

He said Rio has taken the initiative to and was hopeful that with the combined support of the leaders, the project will materialize soon.



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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 23:06 IST