New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has launched an outreach programme to make the Indian athletes aware about the pitfalls of taking substances, prohibited by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
"With increasing awareness among sportspersons regarding these matters number of such cases are likely to go down," a Sports Ministry release said.
NADA had launched the 'Program for Education and Awareness on Anti-Doping in Sports '(PEADS) in October 2014 with an objective to deal with the fight against doping across the country.
The programme has been conducted at various places across the country during sport events/training sessions conducted by NSFs, Association of all Intra Universities, SAI centres,SAI training centres, School Games Federation and Services Sports Control Boards.
"Further, to broaden the outreach program, Government of India has decided to establish five regional outreach centers to increase the anti-doping education and awareness at all levels of sports in the country. Under this initiative, a total number of 64 such educational program/anti-doping workshops were conducted along with stakeholders in association with sports organisations, state sports authorities and physical Education Departments/Colleges/Universities," the release stated.
"In addition, the anti-doping brochures/information has been translated and printed by NADA in 14 different languages to ensure the best communication of anti-doping amongst the athlete groups belonging to various part of India."