DIMAPUR, Oct 14 - Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that the State Government will soon roll out a sports policy wherein various sporting disciplines suitable for the State will be identified and promoted.
He said the new sports policy will enable the players of the State to compete with national and international level sportspersons.
Rio said this while speaking at the closing function of the NE-Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship, organised by Nagaland Badminton Association, at Dimapur District Badminton Association indoor stadium on Saturday evening.
The Chief Minister said even though Nagaland is the second senior-most State after Assam in North East, the Nagaland Olympic Association could get affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association only in 2004, after 41 years of Statehood even as independent India�s first football captain in the 1948 Olympics was Dr T Ao, a renowned Naga.
Highlighting that NE has huge inborn talents and potential, he said there is a lack in adequate infrastructure and training facilities due to which the potential of the youth could not be explored fully.