A financial assistance of Rs 6.28 lakh is allocated for each residential athlete training at the accredited academies as per the annual Khelo India scholarship scheme. That includes an out-of-pocket allowance of Rs 1.20 lakh.
Thakur was joined by Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nishith Pramanik and the Indian Olympic Association president Narendra Batra and other dignitaries.
An amount of Rs 250 crore will be spent on the development of necessary infrastructure for the games, of which Rs 150 crore will be spent for infrastructure development and the remaining on equipment and developing facilities.
New Delhi: The central government on Monday allocated Rs 2596.14 crore for the financial year 2021-22, a reduction of Rs 230.78 crore when compared to the amount earmarked initially for the previous year. In the last financial year, the government had allocated Rs 2826.92 crore for sports, which was later revised to Rs 1800.15 crore […]
New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Sidda Homoeopathy) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports formally recognised yogasana as a competitive sport on Thursday. The announcement was made at a joint press conference held here by the Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. […]
New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to launch Khelo India e-Pathshala in association with National Sports Federations on June 1. The programme is “India’s first-ever national-level open online coaching and education programme for grassroots-level athletes,” according to a statement from SAI. “In its second phase, scheduled to start soon, the programme […]
Bhubaneswar: In her first competitive race of the year, India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand clinched gold in 100m dash at Khelo India University Games here on Saturday. The 24-year-old sprinter, representing Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), raced ahead to take a massive lead within no time. With her competitors nowhere close to Dutee, the […]
Bhubaneswar: Former India hockey player Deepak Thakur believes the Khelo India initiatives by the government will propel sports to the next level, even transform the country into a global powerhouse in the not too distant future. Deepak, who is at the Khelo India University Games 2020 as a talent scout, said, “It is a great […]
Cuttack: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. As many as 3400 athletes from 159 universities across the country will vie for top honours across 17 disciplines, including rugby which is among the six-team events. The PM launched the multi-disciplinary […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to host the first edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) beginning tomorrow .i.e. February 22. Preparations for the extravaganza have reached its final leg in both Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack tomorrow and ahead of its […]
Guwahati: Maharashtra’s athletes fired up by the gauntlet thrown down by Haryana, came up with a stellar performance on Tuesday, adding four gold medals to regain the lead on the medal table in the Khelo India Youth Games. While Odisha cyclist Swasti Singh won the Girls Under-21 Scratch Race from Keerthi Rangaswamy (Karnataka) by a […]
Puri: Sportspersons in the pilgrim city of Puri expressed their happiness after Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty laid the foundation stone for a new stadium near Penthakata yesterday. As national and international level events will be held at the proposed stadium, players will get a chance to watch renowned players from close quarters and learn from […]