The value of sports and fitness in one’s life cannot be overstated. Participating in sports fosters a sense of teamwork, enhances strategic and analytical thinking, develops leadership skills, promotes goal setting, and encourages risk-taking. When an individual is fit and healthy, it contributes to a healthy society and a robust nation.
Sports plays a critical role in the holistic development of our country. India has made notable progress in sports in recent years and has enormous potential that should be showcased on the global stage. To accomplish this, we must inspire young athletes, provide them with top-quality infrastructure, and offer them the highest level of training. We must instill a strong sense of sports participation that enables players to unleash their full potential. Only then can India achieve its ambition of becoming a sports superpower.
The Khelo India initiative aims to reinvigorate the sports culture in India at the grassroots level by creating a sturdy framework for all sports played in the country and establishing India as a world-class sporting nation.
Khelo India Scheme – Eligibility Criteria
Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to be eligible for the programme. Furthermore, any child interested in participating in the Khelo India program must have a strong passion for sports.
Khelo India Scheme – 12 Verticals Of The Program
- State Level Khelo India Centres
- Annual Sports Competition
- Talent Search and Development
- Utilization and Creation/Upgradation of Sports
- Support to National/Regional/State sports Academics
- Physical fitness of school children
- Sports for Women
- Promotion of Sports amongst people with disabilities
- Sports for peace and Development
- Promotion of Rural and indigenous/tribal games
Khelo India Scheme – Benefits
Players with extraordinary talent in priority sports disciplines chosen by the High-Powered Committee at various levels would get an annual financial grant of INR 5 lakh for an eight-year term.
The Khelo India School Games are set to take place in New Delhi from January 31 to February 8, 2018 as part of the Khelo India programme. Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling will be among the 16 disciplines represented at the games.
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