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Revamped Khelo India programme aiming to mainstreaming sports for individual development, community development, economic development, and national development was approved by Cabinet.

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Revamped Programme for Period 2017 - 18 to 2019 - 20 Impacts Entire Sports Ecosystem-

  • Infrastructure

  • Talent identification

  • Community sports

  • Coaching

  • Competition structure

  • Sports economy

Salient Features of Khelo India Programme

  • Pan Indian Sports Scholarship Scheme

  • Will covers 1,000 most talented young athletes each year across select sports disciplines with each selected athlete receiving annual scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh for 8 consecutive years.

Sports Universities

  • 20 universities across country to be promoted with sport excellence

  • Enable talented to pursue education and competitive sports.

National Physical Fitness Drive

  • Aims at creating an active population with healthy life-style.

  • Covers 200 million children in age group of 10 - 18.

  • Measure physical fitness of all children in age group and support their fitness related activities.

Use of Latest Technology

Envisages use of user-friendly technology for promotion:

  • Use of mobile apps for dissemination of sports training

  • Interactive website for indigenous sports

  • National Sports Talent Search (NSTS) portal for talent identification

  • GIS based information system for locating and using sports infrastructure

Objectives of Khelo India Programme

  • Promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence”

  • Creates long-term development plant to talented athletes

  • Potential to create a pool of highly competitive athletes for world stage.

  • Engage youths in disturbed and deprived areas, in sporting activities mainstreaming them in nation-building process

  • Promote gender equity and social inclusiveness.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 15, 2017

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