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Taking sailing to schools

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Sailing Association's ‘Taking sailing to schools' programme was launched on Tuesday by Union Minister for Shipping, G.K. Vasan.

Twenty five children from Chennai Port Trust School were inducted into the programme at a ceremony in Chennai Port. “I wish the TNSA success in training these children into becoming creditable sailors. I wish the sailors all the best,” said Vasan.

Chennai Port Trust chairman Atulya Mishra, Deputy chairman Capt. Subhash and TNSA commodore Ashok Thakkar were also present on the occasion.

The programme, conceived by TNSA, will look to draw more youngsters into the sport and look for participation from more schools. TNSA will train the inductees free and also provide the necessary boats and gear.

DP World (Chennai), CITPL and Viking Shipping Agency will sponsor the programme while the Yachting Association of India and Indian Army will depute coaches for the training. — Sports Reporter

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