Sports

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Broad Policy – 

  • Sports Policy aims at building on previous sports policies with a view to accomplishing the unfinished agenda and addressing the emerging challenges of India in the 21st century, most particularly the national goal of emerging as a global, yet inclusive, economic power in the near future
  • Sports promotion is primarily the responsibility of the various National Sports Federations which are autonomous.
  • The role of the Government is to create the infrastructure and promote capacity building for broad-basing sports as well as for achieving excellence in various competitive events at the national and international levels.

 Exhibits –

  • The UPA -1 Government had launched the Panchayat Yuva Khel aur Krida Abhiyan to promote sports and nurture talents at the block and village levels by ensuring universal access to basic sports infrastructure, a well-established annual sporting calendar and a National Rural Sports Programme.
  • A National Youth Corps (NYC) has been set up with a group of disciplined and dedicated youth for nation building. 20,000 volunteers enrolled under NYC, of which 8000 in Jammu & Kashmir and 12,000 in other states.
  • The Commonwealth Games (CWG), a mega multi-disciplinary sporting event, was organized at Delhi from 3rd to 14th October, 2010.
  • Competitions were held in 17 sports and 7572 athletes/officials from 71 countries & territories of the Commonwealth participated in these Games.
  • The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and were commended for their spectacular quality.
  • The performance of the Indian sportspersons at the Commonwealth Games- Delhi 2010 was exceptional, resulting in an unprecedented haul of 101 medals. In particular, women sportspersons achieved outstanding success
  • Indian sportspersons brought further glory by their performance in the Asian Games at Guangzhou, China in November, 2010.
  • India participated in 36 disciplines and recorded their best-ever performance in theGames by winning a total of 64 medals, including a record 14 gold medals
  • Nehru Yuva Kendras are being set up in all the remaining 123 districts.
  • NSS will be strengthened and almost doubled from 2.6 million to 5.1 million in the 11th PlanA mission mode project has been launched.
  • Under ‘Operation Excellence for London Olympics, 2012, Rs 258.39 crore was allocated for aiding the preparation of 732 probable athletes for  Olympic games.
  • 63 sportspersons qualified for participation in the London Olympics, 2012.
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