Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday announced that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in partnership with the National Sports Federation (NSF) will be organising a 21-day online workshop for coaches of 16 sports.
Rijiju posted on Twitter a video of him talking about this initiative. “This is the biggest ever and first-of-its-kind endeavour to empower our coaches!” Rijiju captioned the post.
In the video, he said: “Coaches are the most important part of the robust sporting system. Sports Authority of India has come together with National Sports Federations to create a massive online 21-day course for the coaches from all over the country in 16 sports disciplines.”
“These sessions will be held by eminent coaches and will be monitored by high-performance directors. Parallelly, sports science sessions for coaches of all disciplines will be held every day. To begin with, I will attend the archery & sports science sessions and also, interact with the coaches,” he added.