About the theme
Badminton is highly popular in Mizoram. The Tata Trusts have partnered with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) to promote this sport in Mizoram through an intensive multi-level training initiative. Other partners include the Mizoram Badminton Association (MBA) and the Mizoram State Sports Council (MSSC). The initiative, launched in 2018, identifies and hones talent from the grassroot level through high level coaching and world class facilities.
The project will leverage the existing sporting culture and facilities in Mizoram to introduce a three-tier pyramid system consisting of grassroot centres, regional development centres and a state-of-the-art Badminton Centre of Excellence set up at high altitude to nurture talent at all levels. The Tata Trusts are implementing the programme through its nodal organisation North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA).