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Chhattisgarh getting ready for national youth fest, junior world cup hockey

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh is getting ready for organising national youth festival 2015-16 and junior world cup hockey competition in 2016-17, in the state. Decision on these events has been taken at the review meeting of Sports and Youth Welfare Department presided over by chief minister Raman Singh here on Saturday.

The chief minister told the officers to send proposal to this effect immediately to the Central government. He instructed to hold a massive state-level kabaddi competition, through which rural players would get the opportunity to come forward.

Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, additional chief secretaries DS Mishra and N Baijendra Kumar, principal secretary to the chief minister, Aman Kumar Singh, secretary sports Dinesh Shrivastava, commissioner sports Ashok Juneja, director Urban Development department Rohit Yadav, executive member of Indian Olympic Association Vikram Sisodia and officers of sports and youth welfare department were present.

While reviewing the Yuva Bharat Darshan Yojana, the chief minister said that youths should visit such areas, cities and states of the country which have made good progress in agriculture, industry and information technology sectors, where they could get experience and knowledge and which would be helpful for them in employment and profession also. Singh asked officers to prepare a detailed action plan of this scheme after holding discussion with subject specialists.

The chief minister directed the officers to organise a tour programme for the youths under Yuva Bharat Darshan Yojana to visit Bastar and Sarguja region, coal mines area, Bhilai Steel Plant, State capital, poultry and dairy industry, hybrid agriculture farms and cities like Bangaluru.

While reviewing preparations for organising the proposed 37th national sports in Chhattisgarh in November 2017, the chief minister directed the officers to speed up development of sports infrastructure. To bring forward sports talents of rural areas, he instructed the officers to organise school, block, district and state level sports competitions. Excellent players selected through these sports competitions in selected sports categories should be imparted training at national level and make them ready for national and international level competitions, he added.