Khelo INDIA scheme aims to promote sports all-over the country, thus allowing people to harness the power of sports through its influence towards, holistic development of children, development of the community, social integration, gender equality, health and lifestyle, national lifestyle, national pride and other social and economic opportunities related to the development of sports in the country.
MAIN AIMS OF KHELO INDIA:-
- IDENTIFICATION OF YOUNG TALENT: – In one year approximately 1000 athletes will be supported annually under this scheme in priority, sports disciplines to be identified by a high power committee for a period of 8 years. Accordingly, every year 1000 athletes will be added to the draft of the selected disciplines, which would ensure second and third tier athletes for such disciplines.
- AVENUE FOR IDENTIFYING YOUNG TALENTS: – National competition under Khelo India scheme which involves schools, colleges, universities and NSFS would serve as avenues for indentifying young talents.
- DIFFERENT SPORTS DISCIPLINES TO BE COVERED: – The duly formulated high power committee, will decide sports to be supported under this scheme at various time intervals.
- The Khelo India games are being held at NEW DELHI from Jan 31 to Feb 18 (2018). Fewer than 17 athletes have been invited to participate in 16 disciplines.
- The games will highlight young sporting talent and show India’s potential in sports.
- Talented players identified across different sports will be provided annual financial assistance of up to 5L P.A. for 8yrs.
- Khelo India is expected to find young talents from different sports and groom them to become future champions.
- It has been introduced to revive a sports culture at the grass roots level by building a strong framework in sports played across the country and establishing India as a sporting nation.
- In this Mission, it has covered 16 sports that are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
KHELO INDIA SCHOOL GAMES VENUES:-
- JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM COMPLEX
- INDIRA GANDHI STADIUM COMPLEX
- KARNI SINGH SHOOTING RANGES COMPLEX
- MAJOR DHYAN CHAND NATIONAL STADIUM
- SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX