The Arunachal Olympic Association (AOA) in its annual general body meeting held on Monday decided to press for early completion of the multipurpose indoor stadium in the capital complex.
The meeting also discussed various issues plaguing the sports sector, and adopted several resolutions for onward submission to the State Government.
Some of the major resolutions adopted in the meeting were appointment of persons with sports background as the chairman and vice chairman of the Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA); relaxation in educational qualification and height while selecting candidates for appointment under the sports quota; enhancement of the annual grant-in-aid for the AOA from the current Rs one crore to Rs 2.5 crore; and proper utilization of funds meant for promotion of sports in the State.
Those present in the meeting observed that appointment of SAA officials without any knowledge of sports would fail to serve the desired purposes.
The meeting also discussed the issue of termination of former SAA vice chairman Gechi Doke.
Doke is one of the longest serving sports officials in the State. He had held the post of general secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association (APFA) for 25 long years before being appointed as SAA vice chairman.
The meeting, which was attended by the presidents and secretary generals of all the District Olympic Associations (DOAs) and state level sports associations, unanimously adopted the resolution that the appointment to the posts of chairman and the vice chairman of the SAA should be made from among those who have wide knowledge of sports and have contributed to the field of games and sports for not less than 10 years.