The ministry has accredited 247 sports academies across the country under the Khelo India scheme: Anurag Thakur | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha

New Delhi: “Sport” being a state subject, the responsibility for the development of sport, including the construction of sports grounds at the village level, the promotion of sports in colleges, the establishment of universities and colleges sports, the promotion of traditional sports in order to give international recognition to these sports and the overall development of sports is primarily the responsibility of the respective State/Union Territory governments. The Union government complements their efforts by filling critical gaps. However, under the component “Utilization and creation/improvement of sports infrastructure” of the Khelo India programme, this ministry sanctioned 289 sports infrastructure projects of different categories across the country, including schools, colleges and universities, based on proposals received from States/UTs from time to time. This Ministry has also established the National Sport University at Imphal, Manipur, which is the first university of its kind, to promote education in the fields of sports science, sports technology, sports coaching, in no longer function as a national training center for certain sports disciplines. . The National Sports University will welcome students from all over the country. Furthermore, under the “Support to National/Regional/State Sports Academies” component of the Khelo India programme, this ministry has accredited 247 sports academies across the country.

The Rural and Indigenous/Tribal Games Promotion component of the Khelo India program is specifically dedicated to the development and promotion of rural and indigenous/tribal games in the country. Indigenous/traditional games of Mallakhamb (major traditional sports of Madhya Pradesh), Kalaripayattu, Gatka, Thang-Ta, Yogasana and Silambam have been identified for promotion under this component. Grants are sanctioned for infrastructure development, equipment support, appointment of coaches, coach education and scholarships under this component. Also, scholarships for 283 medal winners from Mallakhamb, Kalaripayyattu, Gatka and Thang-Ta (₹10,000/- per month, per athlete) were provided by this ministry, including 31 winners (out of 104) in the discipline by Mallakhamb. come from Madhya Pradesh. Additionally, Mallakhamb, Kalaripayyattu, Gatka, Thang-Ta and Yogasana have also been included in the upcoming edition of Khelo India Youth Games in Panchkula, Haryana.

This information was given by Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur in a written response to Lok Sabha today.

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