Football and Kabaddi in SAI Kokrajhar Issue Solved:Last month, on April 11, 2023, a report surfaced in Newspaper and Local digital media that the Football and Kabaddi sports will be withdrawn from the Kokrajhar SAI training centre. This move by the Government has angered the people of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Football and Kabaddi in SAI Kokrajhar Controversy
The decision to withdraw sports disciplines from SAI STC Kokrajhar is mentioned below:
- Football (boys & girls)
- Kabaddi (girls)
- Taekwondo (girls)
Newspaper clips regarding the Withdrawal News
The Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) public was unhappy with this announcement. They have vehemently opposed the withdrawal of Kabaddi and Football sports disciplines from SAI Kokrajhar.
BTR Chief Pramod Boro on Withdrawal News
The BTC Chief Pramod Boro also expressed grief and displeasure over the move. He informed the people of BTR that he had written a request letter to the Director General of SAI India and Assam CM Himanta Sharma to not remove the Football and Kabaddi sports from the Kokrajhar SAI centre.
Also, hear out to the BTR chief interacting with the local media.
MP Rwngwara Narzary on Withdrawal News
MP Rwngwra Narzary from Kokrajhar Constituency has written a letter to the Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Youth Affairs & Sports Minister of India, regarding the Withdrawal of Football, Kabaddi, and Taekwondo disciplines from SAI Training Centre, Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Region, Assam.
Good News – Football and Kabaddi will continue at SAI, STC Kokrajhar
Finally, a piece of good news has come today; on 17 May 2023, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed the BTR people via letter to BTC Chief Pramod Boro that the Football and Kabaddi sports disciplines will be continued at SAI STC Kokrajhar.
The BTC chief expressed his happiness over the News and shared a statement on his Official Facebook page that
“Football is life & Kabaddi a passion in our BTR.
Delighted to inform that Football & Kabaddi will be continued at SAI, STC Kokrajhar.
My gratitude to Hon’ Union Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur Ji & to the Sports Authority of India for realizing & supporting the immense sporting talent of the youth of BTR.”
1. Will Football be Withdawen from SAI Training Centre, Kokrajhar?
No, After the request letter sent by the BTR chief and MP Rwngwra Narzary requesting not to remove Football and Kabaddi from Kokrajhar SAI training centre, the move of cut football, kabaddi, and taekwondo from Kokrajhar SAI STC has been canceled.
Today, on 17 May 2023, a letter was received from SAI India informing BTR people that the Football and Kabaddi will continue in Kokrajhar SAI centre.