The government is making efforts to encourage players as well as making them available career opportunities. International Youth Festival is planned to be held in the city in January next. A final decision in this regard would be taken shortly in view of reducing corona cases, said Sunil Kedar, Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Achievers Badminton Club of Shri Swami Samarth Sports & Cultural Association at Velahari Besa here on Monday. Kripal Tumane, MP, Shekhar Patil, Deputy Director, Sports & Youth Services, Avinash Pund, District Sports Officer, Megha Mnakar, ZP Member, Mangesh Kashikar, Secretary of District Badminton Association, Sanjay Kandgaonkar, Sarpanch Suresh Banait, Sarpanch of Velahari Sachin Ingole, Ajay Donode, President of the club, Sanjay Charde, Secretary of the club, and others were present on the occasion.
Kedar further said that games were helpful in achieving physical and mental development as well as personality and team spirit. Today, many coaches and experts in sports are to be called from foreign countries, he said adding that an International Sports University has been set up at Pune for youths. He hoped that the trainers and specialists from this university would go to other countries like our engineers and make their careers.
Tumane also expressed his views