Badminton Association Of India Distributes Cash Incentives Of Rs 1.6 Crore For Development

| September 19 , 2018 , 18:48 IST

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday distributed a cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crore to its 32 staff-team members for developing the sport across the country.

The cash disbursement was followed by the decision adopted in the Executive Council (EC) meeting, presided over by BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The cash incentives which has been distributed amongst 32-member associations received a sum of Rs five lakh to help the state units developments and promote all their grassroots programmes while establishing a progressive pathway for the shuttlers in states.

Speaking to media Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "We have been relentlessly working towards the growth of the sport across all regions of the country. This financial assistance to state associations is the beginning of our vision of making all states self-sustaining in the longer run. It will help them promote and develop badminton in their region more assiduously."

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BAI's initiative is thus yet another effort to uphold and encourage the talent, besides maintaining the standard of badminton.

According to media reports, BAI Secretary General Ajay K.Singhania said, "We had already started off with the new ranking tournaments in a bid to open up the gates for rudimentary players. Four regional academies and a Centre of Excellence are also in the offing to change the way badminton is perceived in the country."

India in accordance to Tokyo Olympics, two years hence will get benefited by BAI's efforts to multiply the success.