Huge potential among youth of NE: Sports Min

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said there is tremendous potentiality among the youth of the northeastern region in every field, but due to lack of skill development, the potentialities are not shining.

“The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has therefore taken up Skill Development Scheme throughout the country and appealed to the people of the northeast region to take advantage of the scheme to develop their skills in every field,” Sonowal said, addressing the 26th General Conference of the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) at Khonoma village, 24km in Western Angami Region of the state capital here.

The Minister recalled sporting icons from the northeast, including Olympian footballer Dr T Ao and Olympian archer Chekrovolu <g data-gr-id="17">Swuro</g> of Nagaland, among others. He informed that he has already instructed the office of the Sports Authority of India to take up Skill Development Scheme in the region for the sportsmen to improve their ability and talents.

He further assured all possible help for the construction of multi-disciplinary sports project at Dimapur. Sonowal also recalled the history of Khonoma, which was the first village of Nagaland to fight and resist the British. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang, in his address, maintained that without <g data-gr-id="16">solution</g> to the Naga political issue, there will be no development in the state. 


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