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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has officially launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ that will help spot, groom, support and encourage young Indians from across the country, especially from the rural region.

Aug 28, 2017 16:02 IST
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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu officially launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ on 28 August 2017 at a function in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also present at the occasion among other ministers.

About the Portal

• The portal will enable any person from across country to upload his/her information through a simple three step process for registration, profile creation and upload of achievements.

• As per the information provided, the Sports Ministry will tap their talent and train them further in their respective disciplines and provide them with a platform to showcase their sporting abilities irrespective of their social or economic status.

• Around 1000 children will be selected and they will receive scholarships worth Rs 5 lakh per year for eight years.

• The talent search portal will be available in English as well as other regional languages, in order to ensure language doesn’t serve as a barrier for any boy or girl from uploading their achievements.

• The portal will also be available as an App enabling it to be downloaded on smart phones.

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Significance of the Portal

The sports talent search portal mainly aims to ensure that the grassroot population in India also gets an opportunity to contribute their share in sports.

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