Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will hold discussions with sports ministers of all states and union territories for two days from Tuesday.

The discussions would be held with the aim to find a way forward as sporting activities would gradually resume amid the phase-wise lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The two-day (online) meeting will further review the action taken during the pandemic, apart from focussing on the resumption of sporting activities at the state level.

The meeting will also focus on identifying budding talents through competitions at block and district levels.

Kiren Rijiju in a statement said, “The country is in the second phase of unlocking now and it is important to have a dialogue with the states to align the way forward for sports and youth-related activities.”

It may be mentioned here that the national camps of athletics and weightlifting have already begun and boxers will resume training in the next couple of weeks amid strict health safety measures.

“During the lockdown, activities of both youth affairs and sports have continued keeping in mind the larger goals that have been set,” Kiren Rijiju further said.

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