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VP Naidu launches National Sports Talent Search Portal

VP Naidu launches National Sports Talent Search Portal

New Delhi, Aug 28 (UNI) The Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu launched the National Sports Talent Search Portal, an initiative of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports here today. Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also present at the occasion besides other dignitaries. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Naidu said, "This kind of initiative will not only help in identifying the best talent, but will also provide a level playing field to all the applicants and create a competitive environment." "The platform of National Sports Talent Search Portal will be a game changer and enable the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Sports Authority of India select the best. I would like to congratulate Shri Vijay Goel for this major initiative which will be fast, transparent and provide a mechanism for fair selection," he further expressed. The VP said that sports play an important role in improving physical and mental health, and fostering active citizenship and social inclusion. 'Across the length and breadth of the country we need more training academies and coaching centres to turn our young men and women into sports stars and role models for succeeding generations, Mr Naidu added. UNI RSD PS 1600

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Meghalaya Sports minister inspects international Multi-Sports Stadium

16 Aug 2018 | 10:47 PM

Shillong, Aug 16 (UNI) Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh has
recently visited the site for construction of International Multi-Sports Stadium and Football
Stadium at Ampati in South West Garo Hills to inspect and review the progress of construction
in connection with the National Games 2022.

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Vengsarkar backs Rishabh Pant for third Test

16 Aug 2018 | 10:33 PM

London, Aug 16 (UNI) Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India batsman and selector, has backed
Rishabh Pant to make his Test debut in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

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Churchill Brothers to take on Goa Velha in Vedanta Women’s Football League opener

16 Aug 2018 | 10:31 PM

Panaji, Aug 16 (UNI) Debutants Churchill Brothers Football Club will take on Goa Velha Sports Club in the opening match, as the 2nd edition of the Vedanta Women’s Football league kicks off on Friday at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa.

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20 Punjab cops to represent India in Asian Games

16 Aug 2018 | 8:51 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 16 (UNI) As many as 20 officers of Punjab Police would represent India and showcase their skills in various sports in the Asian Games to be held from August 18 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

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India under-15 women beat Nepal 2-1 to secure berth in SAFF final

16 Aug 2018 | 8:17 PM

Thimphu, Aug 16 (UNI) India U-15 women’s national squad progressed to the final
of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the
Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Thursday.

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