Jharkhand: Hemant Soren launches sports scheme for Maoist-hit areas.


IN A move to curb Left Wing Extremism, the Jharkhand government on Wednesday launched a scheme aimed at nurturing young sporting talents in Maoist-hit districts

Launching the Sports Action toward Harnessing Aspiration of Youth (SAHAY) scheme, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said the state has been “portrayed in a poor light by some”, who are not aware of Jharkhand’s rich tribal culture. “That said, we have to create an ambience where no one can lure or misguide our youths,” he said. The scheme, which was launched in Saraikela-Kharsawan, West Singhbhum, Khunti, Gumla and Simdega districts, will be replicated in other districts as well. Nineteen of the state’s 24 districts are affected by Left Wing Extremism.

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