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.
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.