Gail- Indian Speed Star - An initiative to strengthen the sport of athletics
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GAIL (India) Limited has embarked on a
grassroots athletics program GAIL-Indian Speedstar which is aimed at unearthing
young talent across the length and breadth of India. 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.
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 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.
A panel of eminent sportspersons like P.T
Usha, Rachita Mistry, AnuradhaBiswal& Kavita Raut have been appointed in
the selection committee to support selections and guide coaching camps. 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 trials were conducted under the
watchful eyes of coaches and selectors, appointed by the selection committee.
The selection of the athletes was based on talent identification and selection
criteria set by the selection committee.
Initiatory, in its first year, earlier this
year with initial trials conducted at 55 districts across 10 states in which
more than 25,000 children participated out of which 850 children made it to the
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. 14
children have qualified for the National level trials while Shri Dharmendra
Pradhan ji, praised and motivated the selected candidates for National level
Camp and Selection:
The first State level
camp and trial was organized on 27-28th of February in Sawai Maan Singh Stadium,
Jaipur where 60 boys and girls participated out of which 4 have qualified for
the next level. The state trials were held in Odisha (14
Selection), Delhi (28 Selection), Kerala (28 Selection) &Jharkhand(4
Selection)followed by Maharashtra and Gujarat in the last week of April. The shortlisted children from the State trials
will then 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 winners
will be given extensive training throughout the year. 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
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