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Date : 16 Apr 2020
New Delhi, India, April 16, 2020: India’s Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has revealed that the Sports Authority of India, in partnership with the National Sports Federations, will organise a 21-day online workshop for coaches of 16 sports amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Rijiju took to Twitter and posted a video of him talking about the “first-of-its-kind” initiative.
“While the whole nation is unitedly fighting against COVID-19, the Sports Authority of India, in partnership with the National Sports Federations, is organising a 21-day online workshop for the coaches of 16 sports. This is the biggest and first-of-its-kind endeavour to empower our coaches,” Rijiju tweeted.
The Minister added: “Coaches are the most important part of the robust sporting system. These sessions will be held by eminent coaches and monitored by high-performance directors. In parallel, sports science sessions for coaches of all disciplines will be held every day. To begin with I will attend the archery and sports science sessions and also interact with the coaches.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week extended the nationwide lockdown to May 3.
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