New Delhi-The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon the Corporate, philanthropists and eminent sports personalities in India to supplement the efforts of the government in building sports infrastructure, especially in the northeastern region. He said Government’s efforts to improve sports facilities must be supported by one and all.

Interacting with about 20 young boxers from Mary Koms Regional Boxing Foundation in Imphal, Manipur, who are on a National Interactive Tour organized by the 15 Assam Rifles, in New Delhi, Mr Naidu said that there was an urgent need to create the necessary environment for sports to thrive in the country to make India a global sports superpower.

The Vice President lauded the government of India, for launching Khelo India campaign to identify, encourage and support sporting talent from all corners of the country by giving them top-notch infrastructure and training of the highest level.

Shri Naidu asked champions like Mary Kom, P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Dipa Karmakar, and others take lead and inspire the youth, especially the children to take up sports. There is an urgent need to take this to the grass-root level and create a strong framework for all types of sports in the country and make India a great sporting nation,he added.

Stressing the need to revive the sporting culture and nurture it right from school age, the Vice President said that Games and Sports or Yoga or any physical activity must become integral to people’s daily routine.