DIBRUGARH: As a part of its CSR initiative towards promotion of sports, Oil India Ltd (OIL) has committed to support a grassroots volleyball development program in partnership with Assam Volleyball Mission 100 (AVM100).
As part of this program titled "BVL Level-A Coaches' Course", thirty former volleyball players from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo area will be imparted one week advanced training in volleyball. The week long training program was ceremoniously inaugurated recently at Nehru Play Ground, Duliajan by RCE, OIL, Dilip Kumar Das in presence of ED(HR&A), Prasanta Borkakoty, GM (PA), Trideeb Hazarika, Abhijit Bhattacherjee, Team and other officials of Former Captain of Indian Volleyball IL.
The week long training program is part of the Brahmaputra Volleyball League(BVL), a flagship initiative of AVM100. BVL was introduced in 2020 with a vision to provide a platform to the rural volleyball players of Assam. After successful completion of the weeklong training under the supervision of Abhijit Bhattacharya, former captain of Indian Volleyball team, each Trainee will be given the responsibility of imparting volleyball training to minimum 100 players in their locality in the next one year. The trainees will also develop volleyball teams in their respective village/coaching centers to compete in the next edition of BVL.
The vision behind this campaign is to encourage young children in the villages to come out of their home and play volleyball to stay physically and mentally fit. Volleyball being a popular low cost village sport which require less space and improves all physical skills like agility, speed, flexibility, jump, coordination and strength has tremendous potential to create a sporting environment in all villages. In addition, an app will be developed for monitoring the physical progress of the beneficiaries.
Assam Volleyball Mission 100 is currently supporting 51 volleyball centers across Assam. In the last two years more than 5000 children were imparted training in Volleyball.
OIL under its CSR has been conducting rural sports in its operational villages to promote games and sports among the youth and school students with prime focus on promotion of athletics. Apart from motivating the budding talents from the rural parts of OIL's operational areas, the rural sports play the role of uniting the communities, mobilize, inspire and instill responsible behavior among the children and youth. OIL's collaboration with AVM100 will go a long way to provide a platform and encourage the budding volleyball players to participate at the village level and eventually represent at the district / state levels.
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