Gail- Indian Speed Star- An initiative to strengthen the sport of athletics
GAIL (India) Limited and National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS), launched a grassroots athletics program GAIL Indian Speedstar on the 22nd of March, 2016 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
GAIL – Indian Speed Star is basically a project to find the hidden talent in Athletes in India and the aim of this project is to give them a platform where they can show their talent to the world. No Doubt India is the country of talented guys. But due to lack of exposure and knowledge these talented guys are not able to show their talent to any big authority. Their talent is limited to their house and street only.
Now the GAIL India limited has taken the initiative to help these guys by giving them a platform. The main reason to launch this program is to identify, select and nurture the hidden talent in athletes. The targeted age group is 11 – 17 years in 100m, 200m and 800m track events across.
The important thing or a special feature you can say is that this program is completely free, there are no charges at all. So this is really amazing I would say: D
National Yuva Cooperative Society has tied up with Anglian Medal Hunt Company as its Technical Partner for The GAIL Indian Speedstar project. The persisting, epoch-making attempt before – focused grassroots program aims to create a pool of athletes with knack which will possibly bring Honor for India in track events at the highest echelon of sporting events – the Olympics 2020/2024.
The famous sportspersons like P.T Usha, Rachita Mistry, and AnuradhaBiswal & Kavita Raut have been appointed in the selection committee to support selections and guide coaching camps. So the GAIL Indian Speedstar project is really a worth program. I would like to request to all the kids in the age group of 11-17 please Register for this program if you have talent or if you think you are eligible for this program. The registration process for this program is very simple. Just open this Link: Registration Link . Once you open this link just fill the details as asked their and then hit the Register button. That’s it. You are done with the registration process.
As members of the selection committee their role would include creating the selection criteria or the GAIL-Indian Speedstar program, and developing the training plan and module for the selected athletes at the National Level.
‘Legendary athlete P.T. Usha launched the initiative alongside the organizers DrAshutoshKarnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL (India) Ltd, Rajesh Pande – President, National Yuva Cooperative Society Ltd (NYCS) and Maneesh Bahuguna- CEO, Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
District level Selections were conducted under judgement of coaches and selectors, appointed by the selection committee.
Total 25,000 children from 55 districts participated in the trials and out of which only 850 children were selected for the state level.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon. Minister of State (I/C) Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dutee Chand, AnuradhaBiswal and Purnima Hembram; selected ambitious young athletes from Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Out of 850 children only 14 children have qualified for the National level trials while Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, praised and motivated the selected candidates for National level trials Camp and Selection.
The first State level camp and trial was organized in SawaiMaan Singh Stadium, Jaipur on 27-28th of February where 60 boys and girls participated out of which 4 have qualified for the next level. The state trials were also held in
- Odisha – 14 Selection
- Delhi – 28 Selection
- Kerala – 28 Selection
- Jharkhand – 4 Selection
Trials in Maharashtra and Gujarat will be conducted in the last week of April. The shortlisted children from the State trials will then have to participate in the National camp and selection which is scheduled to be held in May 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. Shortlisted athletes from state trials will attend an intensive national level camp. At the conclusion of the coaching camp, final trials will be held. Winners will be selected based on the qualification criteria and their potential.
The final winners will be given extensive training throughout the year and the top 9 athletes will then be provided with a world class coaching for over a period of 5 years with an ultimate objective of one of these athletes to represent India at the Olympics.
So, this is a good initiative to represent the hidden talent in Indians in the Olympics. Everyone is supporting this project even the famous sports personalities like P.T. Usha is involved in this project, so now you can guess what you can expect from this program and also once again let me remind you this program is completely free.
So, share this among those who really need this. Your 1 share can change someone’s future.
Proud to be an Indian – JAI HIND (Y)
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