The Minister visited the Athletics, Boxing, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Handball and Yoga coaching centre.
He interacted with players, coaches and parents regarding the facilities and materials being provided for the camps.
In a brief message to the players and coaches, he said at Gymkhana grounds for the summer camps and even regular camps, there was good response.
He said the SAAP would arrange to provide sufficient ''bath rooms'' and drinking water facilities, and directed SAAP officials to prepare and submit a detailed project report to upgrade the coaching centres at Gymkhana grounds.
He instructed the SAAP officers to provide water coolers immediately and submit a proposal for construction of a Yoga hall. He advised the coaches to work hard and bring good results to the state and the country.
He assured the coaches that the issue of regularization of their services would be takenup with the government in due course. He said some more coaches would be appointed in the SAAP on contract basis.
Mr D Murali Mohan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, SAAP and other officers accompanied the minister.