SILCHAR, March 31 - Noted Sports journalist from Kolkata Debashish Dutta urged the parents and guardians of Barak Valley to encourage their children to come to the play ground for playing.
Addressing a meeting organized by the District Sports Association Silchar to felicitate the seasoned scribe and Amit Mazumder, an illustrious footballer of yesteryears from Bengal who was here on Saturday, Dutta said �there is no guarantee that the youngsters who aspire to become sports persons would be picked for the national teams. However, the parents must not diver the interest of the children who wish to play. Sports teach us to stay in cohesion and there should be no half measures in chasing dreams.� He assured that he would be happy to share his expertise and experiences with the sports loving people of this valley.
On the other hand, following an interaction with the sports journalists and sports administrators of Silchar when issues of local players being neglected by the national media despite commendable performances and financial requirements, Amit Mazumder stepped up to extend support to Sandhya Singh, the young fencing player from Silchar who had decided to quit the sport because of acute financial crisis.
While responding to a question on why people do not turn up to the ground, Dutta said that the association must take care of arranging allied facilities to draw crowd into the stadium. Also, the players must be made popular by the media so that people are attracted to watch them play.
Babul Hore and Subimal Dhar, president and secretary respectively of the sports association thanked Debashish Dutta and Amit Mazumder for encouraging the young talents and also the guardians.