The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ to unearth sporting talent from every nook and corner of the country. The portal will be also available as smartphone application.
The portal will enable any person from across country to upload their information through a simple three step process for registration, profile creation and also upload their achievements. Using this portal, a child or his parents, coaches or teachers can upload their bio data or video on the portal.
The Sports Ministry will select talented players based on received information and impart training to them at Sports Authority India (SAI) centres. Its purpose is to tap sports talent and train selected children. It will also provide them with platform to showcase their sporting abilities irrespective of their social or economic status.
The portal will ensure that the grassroot population in India also gets an opportunity to contribute their share in sports. It will be available in English as well as in other regional languages, in order to ensure language doesn’t serve as a barrier to highlight their achievements.