ITANAGAR, June 7 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (retd) met Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in New Delhi on Wednesday and discussed the need to boost sporting activities and creation of sports infrastructure in the State.
Stating that football is the most popular sport in the State, the Governor requested the Union Minister to open four football clubs in Tirap, Lohit, West Siang and Papum Pare districts.
The Governor informed the Union Minister of the recent successes in mountaineering, including the successful scaling of Mount Everest by three Arunachalees and other sports events like badminton, martial arts, etc.
The Governor said that despite lack of any sports infrastructure, the youths of the region have performed exceedingly well. He emphasised the need to harness the raw sporting talents in a more scientific manner by providing in situ training with the best infrastructure.
The Governor also met the Minister of State (Independent charge) of Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma, on the same day and discussed strengthening of the vibrant cultural assets of the State.
The Governor requested the Union Minister to open five state-of-the-art music academies in Arunachal Pradesh � one each at Itanagar, Tawang, Aalo, Pasighat and Changlang. He also requested the minister to promote the literary, visual and performing arts of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Union minister assured the Governor of his help and said that the proposals would be studied with due care for taking them forward.