first_imgThe event was graced by Union Petrolium Minister,The event was graced by Union Petrolium Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with selection committee member and eminent sportsperson Anuradha Biswal and athletes Dutee Chand and Purnima Hembram. They also presented certificates and medals to those qualified for the National trials.”This is a great initiative to promote young athletes from different parts of India. I believe that initiatives like this will not only nurture their hidden talent but also give them the right platform to prepare themselves for international competitions,” said Pradhan.The shortlisted children from the State trials will now participate in the National camp and selection is slated to be held in May in New Delhi.The top 9 athletes who meet the benchmark set by the National selection committee will be provided specialised training so as to prepare them for the 2020/2024 Olympics, the release said.GAIL-Indian Speedstar is a CSR initiative by GAIL (India) Limited. It aims to spot, screen, select and groom young athletes in the age group of 11-17 years in 100m, 200m and 800m track events across the country.The event was part of the nationwide campaign to find out athletes for Olympics. PTI SKN SUS SUSlast_img

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