Jamshedpur, April 9: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday announced that the State Government will give two percent job reservations to the talented sportspersons in all the departments of the state. At present, the reservation of 2 percent is applicable only in the police department.
Das was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd Senior National Indian Round Archery Championship (men and women), which kick-started at the Arjuna Stadium in the erstwhile princely town of Kharsawan.
“Our government is committed to welfare of sportspersons and will take steps to promote tribal talent. Tribal talent has brought laurels to the State in the field of archery and other sports. Government will take steps to promote them,” noted Das. He said that the state government will also form sports clubs at panchayat, block and district levels to organize different activities.”
Moreover, within one month a residential centre for football training will opened. He also informed that fourth chery centre will be opened at Chaibasa this year, while another centre will be opened at Bokaro.
He also said that during state foundation day on November 15, several sports events will be organized and winners will be felicitated.
Over 300 participants from Gujarat, Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Manipur, Delhi, Punjab, Odisha, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh are participating in the event for displaying their prowess with the traditional bows and arrows.
The championship is being organized by Seraikela-Kharsawan District Archery Association (SKDAA) under the auspices of Jharkhand Archery Association (JAA).
BJP leader Arjun Munda, state minister for sports Amar Kumar Bauri, JAA president Sunil Bhaskaran, secretary Charles Borromeo and other prominent personalities were present on the occasion.
Accommodation arrangements for women archers have been made at the training centre of National Institute of Fashion Technology, while the men will stay at the state polytechnic hostel.
The event is taking place for the first time in Kharsawan where former Chief Minister Arjun Munda and wife Meera patronize an archery cradle.
The erstwhile princely town, which falls in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, is a well-known cradle for archery in the state.