1. Virat Kohli lauds PM Narendra Modi over Khelo India initiative, says will catalyse sports in India

Virat Kohli lauds PM Narendra Modi over Khelo India initiative, says will catalyse sports in India

Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday lauded PM Narendra Modi's Khelo India initiative and was positive it will have a fruitful outcome.

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 11:30 PM
Virat Kohli, Narendra Modi, Khelo India initiative, Kohli, Khelo India Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday lauded PM Narendra Modi’s Khelo India initiative and was positive it will have a fruitful outcome.(Image: IE)

Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday lauded PM Narendra Modi’s Khelo India initiative and was positive it will have a fruitful outcome. Taking to Twitter, Kohli also lauded Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore over the Cabinet clearance granted to this scheme. “‘Khelo india’ a much-awaited initiative by our Hon’ble PM & SportsMinister.Surely this will catalyse sports in India,(sic)” Kohli said. Earlier in the day, government approved Rs 1756 crore for a period of three years for the revamping of ‘Khelo India’, an initiative launched by the ministry last year. Modi government had launched the project last year by merging three schemes — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme and National Sports Talent Search Programme.

Speaking to media, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will look to ensure all-round growth in its revamped form. “A holistic approach has to be taken and there will be a seamless network which will enable a pathway from schools to Olympics,” Rathore, who recently took charge, was quoted as saying. “In the age group of 10 to 18, health end education will be mapped and schools will be graded. Sports facilities will also be mapped with geographical location. Sports and education will be mixed,” he added.

As per PTI, Khelo India programme aims to promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sportspersons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports. Very soon, sports-specific Mobile Apps, equipped with relevant information, will be launched, Rathore said. “The Apps will have tips for athletes and information of Indian and international athletes.” Under the scheme, efforts will be made to upgrade and educate coaches at the community level, Rathore said.

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    Tara
    Sep 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm
    Shouldnt there be sports initiatives for people of all age group? Why only 10 to 18? What about people after 18? Why are people aftet 18 ignored? Shouldnt they also be trained and given guidance? Everybody irrespective of their age should be a guidance on lifestyle and food. Also there should be sports centres that trains ppl after 18. Kindly do not ignore young adults and adults
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      Rahul Deo
      Sep 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm
      District levels athletics compe ion must be organized between 10-18 years ago groups to find out relented sports personal
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        Anoop k
        Sep 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm
        Very good and farsighted initiative. PM hit a sixer by appointing this sports minister. Results will be visible in 5 -10 yrs.
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          winner
          Sep 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm
          awesome
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