Jamshedpur (Jharkhand): Technical Director
of Tata Archery Academy (TAA) V V S N Rao has resigned due to
the absence of retention policy of award winning archers in
"I joined TAA to promote archery but long-term plan
for 2012 Olympics remained unheeded as the private steel major
did not have any retention policy for award winning archers,"
Rao who is in New Delhi, said today.
He submitted resignation to Tata Steel authorities
recently with one month notice and would leave TAA on January
"I wanted to nurture the award winning archers and
prepare them for the next Olympics," he said.
Majority of the ace archers including Rahul Banerjee,
Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das, Rimil Biruli, V Pranitha,
Laxmirani Majhi have either got offers from Railways or would
leave TAA soon, he said.
Earlier, Rao said, several star players including
Namita Yadav (Compound) left TAA and joined Railways.