Sports Academy is a significant part to realize dream of our PM: Goyal
RANCHI: Addressing the young cadets during his visit at sports academy at Khelgaon, Hotwar, Ranchi, Railway and Coal Minister, Piyush Goyal motivated the budding talent to work hard and give their best to win, not one but many gold medals for the country in the "Olympic Games- 2024".
Goyal appreciated CMD, Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) Gopal Singh and his team for making this sports academy a huge success in this short span of time.
"This sports academy is indeed a significant enterprise of CCL and Jharkhand Govt, to fulfill the dream of our PM and support his flagship programme "Khelo India". Government is working to create an environment and infrastructure to nurture the sports talents in the country and this academy will be an example in this direction," he said.
"Upliftment of the downtrodden and welfare of the last man of the society i.e. "Antodaya" is the prime objective of our PM and Jharkhand Govt under Raghubar Das is working tirelessly towards it," Goyal added. He asked the management to scout the talents from the far flung areas and villages of Jharkhand as there is no dearth of talents here. Jharkhand has given the country sports icon in form of MS Dhoni, Deepika, Madhumita and many more.
Acknowledging on the transparent and scientific selection process of the academy, Goyal said that while favoritism should not be accommodated at any cost to ensure that only the best talent should get selected in the academy. He also asked to scale up the infrastructure and develop it into a world class facility to include young kids from other states also.
The Minister himself interacted with the sports cadets and inspected their hostel to take stock of the facilities, hygiene, training, and diet provided to the cadets in the academy.
He also presented them with blazers and beautifully answered their curious question about country and his thoughts about the academy. He said that the social bond and cultural diversity is what makes our country unique.
In his welcome address, CCL CMD Gopal Singh expressed his gratitude towards the minister. He said that it was the vision and initiative of Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and Minister which led to commencement of this sports academy.