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Kiren Rijiju: ‘States to get money from Cente for developing sport they have adopted’

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The Athletics Ministry will support and fund states in achieving excellence in “1 or two sporting activities” that they have adopted in accordance to the ‘One State A single Sport’ coverage, Union Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju reported on Tuesday.

He said this in a assembly with sports activities ministers and senior officials of 18 states and union territories through video meeting.

In photo: Union Minister of State for Property Affairs Kiren Rijiju.Press Information and facts Bureau

Rijiju asserts ‘One Point out A single Sport’ plan

Associates from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal participated in what is the initially of a two-day meeting, the 2nd leg of which will be held on Wednesday.

The states are to undertake sports in which it has “traditionally been strong”. Furthermore the ministry also said that Khelo India State Centre Excellence (KISCE) will be set up in each point out.

“Our ministry will aid and fund the states in the endeavour to attain excellence in 1 or two sports activities,” Rijiju said. “The KISCEs will turn into the nodal centre for a individual sport wherever athletes can be groomed at world-course amenities for Olympics. States can also decide on to practice athletes in other athletics, together with standard athletics, but the aim must be on a person or two disciplines.”

The associates of the states explained that placing up of “1000 Khelo India Centres in all districts throughout the nation will enable to not just faucet into local talent, but also generate a lifestyle of activity in the nation.”

Kiren Rijiju

In photo: Kiren RijijuPush Facts Bureau

Rijiju even further mentioned that the participation of states in routines linked to the ‘Fit India Movement’ have been encouraging, with far more than 2.5 lakh colleges across India enrolling to turn out to be In good shape India Schools.

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“I ask for all point out and UT governments to choose active part in including all schools in their states and UTs to register as Fit India educational institutions so that fitness will become a way of life for kids,” he said.

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