Chandrapur: To change the lacking performance of India in Olympic, State Finance and Planning, Forest Minister and Guardian Minister of Chandrapur Sudhir Mungantiwar has taken the initiative ‘Mission Shakti.’
The mission aims at making the Olympics platform available for sportsmen of tribal dominated Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts. Mission Shakti was launched at the hands of Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan in the presence of Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and Sports Minister Ashish Shelar on Sunday, August 4, at Ballarpur.
To explore the talent in tribal youth and provide them the opportunity in sports, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has taken initiative in the form of Mission Shakti. Mungantiwar is building well equipped stadiums at Ballarpur, Mul, Pombhurna and Chimur tehsils. These stadiums will be equipped with modern facilities for training in different sports. The selection process of tribal students for Mission Shakti will begin soon. Youths from both Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts will be selected and trained.
Students selected through rigorous selection procedure will be provided training in seven different sports including weight lifting, archery, shooting, swimming, athletics, volleyball and gymnastics of international standard. Mission Shakti includes providing all modern sports facilities for the local tribal sportsmen for selection in Olympics team.
The international players and experts in sports will train and guide the selected candidates. The coaches who have cleared their course at National Institute of Sports will be training the candidates. The selected players will be able to avail the facility of Sports Physiotherapy Centre. They will be trained with the help of modern audio-visual technology. The selected players will also get residential training, nutritious and balanced diet. Senior psychologist, physiotherapist and other experts will take care of the students during their training.
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