Duliajan: As part of its CSR initiative towards the promotion of sports, Oil India Limited (OIL) has committed to supporting a grassroots volleyball development program in partnership with Assam Volleyball Mission 100 (AVM100). AVM100 is a registered public charitable Trust founded by former volleyball players of Assam for the promotion of volleyball in the region.
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 on April 4 at Nehru Maidan Duliajan by Dilip Kumar Das, RCE, OIL in presence of ED (HR&A) Prasanta Borkakoty, GM (PA) Trideeb Saikia, Abhijit Bhattacherjee, Former Captain of Indian Volleyball Team and other officials of OIL.
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 week-long training under the supervision of Bhattacharya, each Trainee will be given the responsibility of imparting volleyball training to minimum 100 players in their locality in the next 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 homes and play volleyball to stay physically and mentally fit. Volleyball is a popular low-cost village sport that requires 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 5,000children 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 a prime focus on the promotion of athletics. Apart from motivating the budding talents from the rural parts of OIL’s operational areas, 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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