Representing the North-East India region, three young Naga students attended India’s largest International Convention on the Business of Sport- the 7th Global Summit organized by FICCI, from 22-23 Feb, 2016.
The summit brought together over 300 delegates- all the stakeholders, senior decision makers and who’s who of Indian and International Sports industry to deliberate on profitable promotion and grassroots development of the sport in the country.
The three representatives are:
Khareithan Phungchamnao holding degrees in M.B.A Sports Management, M.Sc. Mathematics. He is currently the General Secretary at Ukhrul United Football Club (UUFC).
Bendangangshi Ao holding degrees in MBA Sports Management, B.Sc Biotechnology.
Angaritsing Zimik holding degrees in M.Phil Sports Management, M.B.A Finance & Marketing. He is currently the Managing Director at Ukhrul United Football Club (UUFC).
Each of them comes with a different educational background, strongly bonded by their love for sports. They were given this opportunity to attend India’s biggest sport summit by the Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University.
The main areas for discussion in this summit were:
1) How to get India to Play?; 2) Barriers in sports; 3) How to raise funds to help sports develop in India?; 4) Mass participation
In this summit, sports were given the recognition as Industry for the first time in India, thus opening the doors for choosing sports as a prospective career option. They also decided to exert sports as a tool for women empowerment, so as to bring about more participation from women.
Opportunity for the North-East India region:
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognized the unique sports culture in the North-East India.
Khareithan Phungchamnao emphasizes on how Nagas should grab this opportunity as our skills and passion for sports is already inherent, thus, wouldn’t require as much grounding compared to the rest of India. He further urges that Nagas should formulate talents and put in great efforts to go into main-stream, since sports have been recognized as an industry now.
The event was sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs Co-Sponsored by Star Sports and DD Sports.
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