PUDUCHERRY:Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI), Injeti Srinivas urged the UT administration to work in tandem with SAI with the aim of placing the Union Territory on the sports map of the country.
Addressing the gathering at the inaugural ceremony of a renovated hostel building at the Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium, Srinivas said that SAI is ready to provide infrastructure facilities and coaches to train the youth.
He further said unless sports became an integral part of the curriculum, the country cannot excel in the international arena and produce world class sportsmen. He said sports as a subject in education will help students develop a keen interest in the field at an early age.
Referring to SAI’s proposal for constructing a hostel for girl trainees and a swimming pool, for which it has sought five acres of land, Minister T Thiagarajan said that he would take up the issue with Chief Minister N Rangasamy and assured that lands would be identified for creation of additional facilities.