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Players to help government draft state sports policy

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2010 01:28 IST

Ace shooter Anjali Bhagwat, billiards player Micheal Ferreira, and cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar will come together and brainstorm with young legislators and administrators to help the state draft a sports policy.

The state’s Sports and Youth Affairs department, on Monday, announced that it will set up a 33-member committee headed by minister, Suresh Shetty, to draft the policy.

Hindustan Times had, in January, reported on the state’s decision to formulate a youth and sports policy.

“The policy will look at promoting awareness on sports, creating training modules for schools and colleges and ensuring that sports infrastructure is utilised optimally,’’ said Shetty.

The state’s last sports policy was formulated in 2001. This time, the state wants to incorporate changes in the backdrop of the Commonwealth games being hosted in Delhi in October.

The sports committee is expected to submit the new policy in six months. The committee is expected to survey the infrastructure, engage with hundreds of sports associations and work out the best way to make facilities available to sportsmen.

The department has also announced the formation of 27-member committee to draft a youth policy for the state. The youth policy will focus on the 13 to 35 age group.

Young MPs Nilesh Rane and Sameer Bhujbal will be the special invitees on the committee. It also includes Congress youth president Rajeev Satav and MP Priya Dutt’s husband, Owen Roncon.


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