|Govt to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers at district level across country: Quick Highlights|
Govt to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers at district level across country: Quick Highlights
Government has decided to establish 1000 Khelo India Centers (KIC) at the district level across the country. These centers will either be run by a past champion or have them as coaches. The move is to tap into the expertise of past sporting champions for grassroot-level training of athletes and also to ensure a sustained source of income for them in the sports ecosystem.
The decision, while strengthening grassroot level sports, will also ensure that past champions can contribute in to making India a sporting superpower while earning a livelihood from sports. Speaking about this decision, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said, as the government strive to make India a sporting superpower, one of the things we have to ensure is that sports becomes a viable career option for youngsters.(inp: newsOnair)