“Yes! I remember playing volleyball in school”, many time we recall the experience of the joy of volleyball while growing up. Despite hurdles, volleyball is still probably one of the most practiced sports in schools across urban and rural India. In 2013, India ranked fifth in Asia and 27th in the world in 2013.
For the first time under Assam Volleyball Mission 100, Brahmaputra Volleyball League Starts on 12th December. As per reports, 144 volleyball matches will be played in a single league for close to three months spread across 16 different districts involving 32 boys’ and 17 girls’ teams competing for total prize money of Rs 2 lakh. Brahmaputra Volleyball League in association with Barbari Volleyball Coaching Center starts from 12th December onward in Barbari High School (BHS), Nalbari.
— Brahmaputra Volleyball League (@VolleyAssam) December 12, 2020
The motive behind the Brahmaputra Volleyball League is to identify talented players at the grassroots level. Brahmaputra Volleyball League will be exclusively for the under-16 age category boys and girls.
There are almost 144 matches all being played in villages. One of the competing teams is the host. The motto is to reach every village.
Really happy to unveil the logo of Brahmaputra Volleyball League, a first of it’s kind initiative to promote sports at grassroot level in my home state Assam. The logo with the girl spiking the ball across the Brahmaputra Valley gives a loud, clear and positive message. pic.twitter.com/9zkdX6fa3h
— Hima (mon jai) (@HimaDas8) December 3, 2020
The former India volleyball captain Abhijeet Bhattacharya is the brain behind the AVM 100 (Assam Volleyball Mission ). Bhattacharya started playing volleyball in 1988 and went up to lead the national side between 2003 and 2005.
Although Volleyball is a popular game in Assam but in rural areas due to a lack of exposure has created a barrier for players.
During the nation-wide lockdown, Bhattacharya continued his mission through video calls with the boys and girls from across the state. Brahmaputra Volleyball League logo unveiled
by Hima Das on December 2.