Kolkata: Paying heed to the long standing
demand of the Indian archers, Ministry of Sports on Tuesday assured
of equipment worth Rs 50 lakh to be imported immediately.
At the steering committee meeting of the Commonwealth
Games preparation for archery, Rahul Bhatnagar,
joint-secretary in the sports ministry (international sports
division) assured of this.
"Equipment worth Rs 50 lakh will be imported immediately.
Already equipment worth Rs 30 lakh has been brought," AAI
secretary general Paresh Nath Mukherjee told reporters.
Bhatnagar saw the facilities at the SAI Eastern Centre
and spoke to national coach Limba Ram wang and Korean coach
Wang Woo Lee (korean coach) to get a feedback from them.
During the steering committee meeting, Limba Ram assured
the officials that Indian archers would make a clean sweep at
the upcoming CWG to be held in New Delhi in October.
"We hope to get at least six of the eight medals up for
grabs. But we are aiming for a clean sweep," Limba Ram said.
Deprived of equipment, the archers, currently undergoing
training at the SAI (Eastern Centre) in Saltlake for the
upcoming Commonwealth Games, had handed over a letter to the
sports minister, MS Gill, during his visit on March 24.
Bhatanagar was accompanied by Probir Krishen (director)
and Pramod Agarwal.