“KHELO INDIA” HAS GIVEN FILLIP TO SPORTS IN THE COUNTRY
What’s in news?
In an exclusive interview World Badminton Champion, PV Sindhu said India has been getting good results and helping encourage Sports at the grassroots level and the public policies on sports have been quite encouraging these days in the country
- The Khelo India programme has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports in India and establish India as a great sporting nation.
- To accomplish the above objectives, Khelo India programme has been divided into 12 verticals, namely:
- Play Field Development
- Community Coaching Development
- State Level Khelo India Centres
- Annual Sports Competition
- Talent Search and Development
- Utilization and Creation/Upgradation of Sports Infrastructure
- Support to National/Regional/State Sports Academics
- Physical fitness of school children
- Sports for Women
- Promotion of sports amongst people with disabilities
- Sports for Peace and Development
- Promotion of rural and indigenous/tribal games
Talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by the High-Powered Committee will be provided annual financial assistance of INR 5 lakh per annum for 8 years.
Khelo India School Games:
- It is a part of the Khelo India programme.
- There are 16 disciplines as follows:
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Shooting, Swimming, Volleyball, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
What’s in news?
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs announced “Angikaar”, a campaign for change management.
- Aim: To bring the beneficiaries of PMAY (urban) into the fold of other central schemes such as Ujjawala and Ayushman Bharat.
- The ‘Angikaar’ aims at reaching out all the beneficiaries of the PMAY(U) in a phased manner. Also, the campaign launched in focus of social behaviour change, focusing on issues such as water & energy conservation, waste management, health, tree plantation, sanitation and hygiene for beneficiaries of completed houses under PMAY (U), through community mobilisation and IEC activities.
- It will be initiated in all target cities on 2nd October 2019 and culminate on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10th December, 2019.
- The campaign converge focus on Ujjwala for gas connection and Ayushman Bharat for health insurance to the beneficiaries of PMAY (U).
- This campaign creates an awareness and understanding about natural hazards, helps identify regions with high vulnerability with respect to various hazards (earthquakes, cyclones, landslides, floods, etc.) and specifies district-wise level of damage risks to the existing housing stock.
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