The Sports ministry in recent years has been proactive in developing grass roots talent and promoting sports through better facilities and support to youth. Khelo India youth games have drawn attention towards sports and its importance. It is a part of the revamped national programme for development of sports.
Centers of Excellence
- Sports ministry has decided to convert eight sports facilities into Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE).
- In the first leg, the state-owned facilities in Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland have been selected.
- The centre will be given a grant based on comprehensive gap analysis study that will finalise the amount as per the requirement.
- The support will be extended to Olympic sports.The state and UT will run the centres and will be responsible for boarding, lodging and maintenance.
Khelo India Program
The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation.
Source: PIB, WION