Building sports in India
With an array of international players, the North-East, especially Assam,holds immense potential to become India's next sports hub.
The North Eastern states in India are home to some of India's most recognised international players. People like MC Mary Kom with her 2012 Olympics bronze medal along with five world amateur-boxing championship trophies, footballer Baichung Bhutia, boxer L Sarita Devi with her silver medal at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Jayanta Talukdar with his gold medal and Arjuna Award, weightlifter K Sanjita Chanu with a gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, etc. have already glorified the region on the world map. While North East India constitutes only about 3.7 per cent of the total Indian population, the youth there are well-known for their inclination towards sports.