New Delhi [India], April 15 (ANI): Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in partnership with the National Sports Federations (NSFs) will organise a 21-day online workshop for coaches of 16 sports.
Rijiju took to Twitter and posted a video of him talking about the 'first-of-its-kind' initiative. "While the whole nation is unitedly fighting against COVID-19, Sports Authority of India in partnership with National Sports Federations is organising a 21-day online workshop for the coaches of 16 sports. This is the biggest ever and first-of-its-kind endeavour to empower our coaches!" Rijiju captioned the post.
In the video, the Minister 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 sporting 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 and sports science sessions and also, interact with the coaches," he added.
In an attempt to contain coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the nationwide lockdown to May 3. (ANI)