In a significant development during the second day of the Legislative Assembly session, Sports Minister Tinku Roy disclosed that 41 dedicated coaching centers have been established across Tripura. These centers aim to enhance the quality of rural sports and provide aspiring athletes from various regions of the state with superior training.
Minister Tinku Roy expressed that the trained athletes from these coaching centers would actively participate in national-level competitions, contributing to the state’s recognition on a broader scale. Responding to questions from Opposition Leader Animesh Debbarma, Minister Roy highlighted the government’s commitment to promoting sports at the grassroots level.
During the session, Minister Roy also revealed that winners of state-based school sports organized by the Tripura School Sports Board are awarded an annual stipend of Rs 1,200. This initiative seeks to encourage and support young talents pursuing excellence in sports.
Addressing another query posed by MLA Nayan Sarkar, Minister Roy provided updates on key infrastructure projects. He stated that the construction of an international standard swimming pool at the Regional Physical Education College in Panisagar has been completed, with progress underway for a synthetic athletics track. Furthermore, construction projects for an international standard athletics track, synthetic hockey ground at Dashrath Deb State Sports Complex in Badharghat, and a synthetic turf football ground at Khowai H.S School and Sudhanwa Debbarma Memorial H.S. School Ground in Jampuijala are currently in progress.
These initiatives underscore the government’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for sports development in Tripura, providing athletes with state-of-the-art facilities to hone their skills and represent the state on the national stage.