Ranchi: A hockey player from a non-descript village in Simdega district of Jharkhand, Salima Tete, has brought home not just laurels for herself by participating in the Tokyo Olympics but also a plethora of opportunities for her co-players. Having attracted the eyeballs of both government and private players, the fate of players in Simdega is likely to change.
The district administration in Simdega has started a skill development, career counselling and personality development centre inside the District Employment Office building to groom the youth, particularly sportspersons to meet industry standards for employment. Deputy commissioner Sushant Gaurav said that Simdega has been excelling in sports but many a time the players do not feel confident enough to perform outside the state and the country. “Body language training and spoken English training to players will boost their confidence and help them in improving their performance on the field. We aim to develop this centre as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for the youth and students of the district,” he said.
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