Khelo India News
Aim to turn India into sporting nation in 2047 when country celebrates 100 years of Independence: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the country never fared well in sports other than cricket, which made Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work on this issue in a planned manner with an aim to make India a top sporting nation by 2047
The ace Indian swimmer will represent hosts Jain University at the Khelo India University Games 2021 in Bengaluru.
The out of pocket allowance (Rs 1.20 lakh annually) is transferred directly to the athlete's bank account, whereas the rest of the amount is spent on the athlete's training, food, lodging and education at the Khelo India Academy where the athlete trains.
According to the government, the scheme has been revamped with a new approach, with the objective to encourage constructive competition, innovation, replication and institutionalisation of best practices.
The interaction comes after the country's success at the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.
The government's flagship event, an under-18 national-level multi-sport competition, will have 25 disciplines, including five indigenous games for the first time this year.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said the well-being of athletes, coaches and support staff are his ministry's priority and the decision is in line with that objective.
The project is due to be completed by the end of 2022 and at a cost of Rs. 13.86 crore under the Khelo India budget.
SAI said the advertisement also used "logos of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sports Authority of India and Khelo India, which misled several athletes to believe it to be a government advertisement."
Kalinga Stadium among eight sports facilities across India to be converted into Khelo India State Centre of Excellence
In the first leg of the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence initiative, the ministry has identified state-owned sports facilities in Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Telengana, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said he aspires to see India finish among the top 10 nations in the medals tally in the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
The course module will equip physical education teachers and community coaches with the right set of knowledge and skills to help children of all ages to take up a variety of fitness activities
The Sports Authority of India allowance includes expenses towards travel to hometown, diet charges while at home and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the athletes.
Sports minister Kiren Rijiju calls for state, district bodies to act in unison to bolster growth of grassroots football in India
Developing football at the grassroots is the best way to grow the sport in India, Rijiju said while addressing a 700-strong online audience, including national team coach Igor Stimac and Zlatko Dalic, who guided Croatia to the 2018 World Cup finals
Responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports said kabaddi is an indigenous sport and that the government would make efforts to take it to the Olympics
Khelo India Winter Games: Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu calls for cancellation of event due to coronavirus threat
Around 800-900 sportspersons will be taking part in different events of Khelo India Winter Games at the ski-resort in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.
Khelo India University Games will have major impact in unearthing talent in country, says Tokyo Olympics-bound shooter Rahi Sarnobat
Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist shooter Rahi Sarnobat believes many children are inspired to take up sports in the country due to the Khelo India Games.
The sports ministry will fund both the Khelo India Winter Games - in Ladakh in the third week of February and in Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of March.
Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg to host five-day national winter games tournament as part of Khelo India programme
Sports secretary Sarmad Hafeez reviewed arrangements for the winter games with concerned departments and stakeholders, an official spokesman said
Abhishek Verma credits Abhinav Bindra for inspiring young shooters with 2008 gold medal at Beijing Olympics
In 2008, Bindra became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing