IMPHAL: Chandel Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organised scouting of talent under “Khelo India Fitness Assessment in School” in Chandel District from 13th to 14th February 2020.
Assam Rifles Public School (ARPS), Shillong has been designated as the “Sports School” by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) under State Level Khelo India Centre (SKIC) vertical of Khelo India Scheme. The School will select 50 Boys and 50 Girls finally who will be trained in three sports discipline such as Athletics, Archery and Fencing. The students will be selected between class VI to IX with academic session starting from 01 April 2020 and the complete tuition and boarding/lodging fees will be borne by Sports Authority of India (SAI).
The scouting for the talent is being undertaken in all the states of North Eastern (NE) region by Assam Rifles through ARPS located in different states across the NE region. At Chandel, a total of 95 children include 57 Boys and 38 Girls studying between class V to VIII participated in the scouting event organised at the Chandel battalion Headquarters, Jawahar Navodya Vidayalaya and ARPS, Pallel. During the scouting, acumen for the sports discipline, medical parameters including Height, Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) were checked. Also, few tests as designed by the SAI based on the sports science were conducted to check their ability to pursue particular sports. Out of the aforesaid participants, 11 Children have been shortlisted from Chandel for the final screening at ARPS, Shillong under the aegis of HQ DGAR and SAI.
Assam Rifles has always been at forefront in supporting the Children and youth in realizing their dreams who belong to the remote areas of Manipur. The scouting trial was appreciated by locals and parents of the participants. Locals extended their gratitude to Assam Rifles in organising such initiative at District as well as at State level.