Participating in the NP Track and Field Championships held yesterday at the Duraiyappa Stadium in Jaffna, the Chief Minister, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran expressed hope that the NP Athletes will decorate the forefront of the National Athletics scene very soon.
Let the winners not be self-conceited. Let the losers not disheartened. Good Athletes will accept everything without tension. The sport meets like this will develop compromising attitude and understanding.
As a result of the war, our athletes had to engage in sports activities at a lesser level than the athletes in the other Provinces due to lack appropriate coaches, equipment, indoor and outdoor stadiums.
With a view to transform our athletes to international level, our Sports Department is conducting sports meets at Divisional, District and Provincial level and selected skilled athletes.
I have observed at several instances that our athletes have necessary physic al strength and morale. Hence your hard training, morale and the urge to heap victories will create a context where our athletes will decorate the fore front of the National level Athletic Championships, he said.