Badminton Association of India has distributed cash incentive of Rs 1.6 crores to state associations

By: Srishty Sharon
Date: 20 Sep, 2018
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The development of any sport is essential for a Nation and its citizens. A great initiative is taken by the Badminton Association of India (BAI), where the association took a step forward and distributed Cashback incitement of 1.6 crores to the members' state associations of badminton. This incentive bestowed by BAI will help the Badminton associations across the country in the development of the sport.


During a meeting of the Executive Council (EC) led by the BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma, the association concluded rendering support across the country for the spoof badminton.


In 32 state associations, the total amount will be apportioned equally, where each state will receive 5 lakh. This amount will not only beneficial for the development and enhancement of the sport across the nation, but it will also help in building a foundation for the sport.


As quoted in the IT, Sarma started, "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."


India keeps a firm stand and a dominant position in the world badminton. The Nation has many gems like Nehwal, Srikanth, Sindhu and many more are emerging. PV Sindhu has won historic titles in the superior events including the 2016 Rio Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championship 2017 and 2018 that recently concluded in Nanjing, China.


Ajay K Singhania, the BAI Secretary-General said, "Four regional academies and a Centre of Excellence are also in the offing to change the way badminton is perceived in the country." as quoted in the IT.

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