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School Sports Promotion Foundation conducts workshop on grassroots sports

News 28 Apr 2018, 16:51 IST
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New Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI) The School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) today conducted a national workshop on 'Digitalising School Sports' to help implement its National Talent Search and Nurture (NTSN) programme across the country.

The SSPF, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, launched the NTSN programme in 2015 to conduct the Schools India Cup in various disciplines in the age group of 10-15 in a three-tier championship (district, state and national) to identify young talent and nurture them to win medals in national and international events.

The workshop was aimed at imparting IT training to sports managers from across the country and also launch Season 3 of Schools India Cup in five disciplines -- athletics, football, cricket, volleyball and basketball. The workshop, attended by around 100 state managers, was supported by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

SSPF Chairman Om Pathak, who is also a member of Prime Minister's Olympic Task Force constituted to recommend the roadmap for improving India's performance in the next three Olympic Games, said, "Grassroots sports is extremely important to any developing sports nation. It will create tremendous value and develop more talent for the country in the times to come."

1982 Asian Games gold medallist Charles Borromeo, former India cricketer Chetan Sharma and ex-India volleyball captain Om Parkash were also present in the event

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