Fencer Bhavani Devi

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Fencer Bhavani Devi Gets Rs 8.16 Lakh From Sports Ministry For Training

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports approved the monetary aid of Rs 8.16 lakh for India's first fencer Bhavani Devi who represent the country at the Olympics. The amount will be used to facilitate her training for the competitions. Reportedly, Bhavani is set to compete in four international competitions in 2022. She will next be seen competing at the International Fencing Federation (FIE) World Cup in January. 

Sat, 25 Dec 2021 - 11:28 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Fencer Bhavani Devi, Sports Ministry, Monetary Aid, FIE

Courtesy: ANI

Gymanstics Federation of India

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Ministry Of Sports Reinstates Gymnastics Federation After 10 Years

Following a ten-year hiatus, the Sports Ministry has re-granted recognition to the Gymnastics Federation of India and acknowledged Sudhir Mittal's election as President as per the November 2019 polls. Permitting recognition till December 31, 2021, the Ministry had further informed that the constitution of GFI should correspond with the Sports Code of 2011. Earlier, the GFI was invalidated by the Ministry in 2011, owing to internal factions… read-more

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 04:45 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Sports Ministry, Gymnastics Federation of India, GFI, Sudhir Mittal, Sports Code

Courtesy: NDTV

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - Arjuna Award

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Govt To Consolidate Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award Into One National Award

The Home Ministry has recommended the consolidation of India's highest sporting honours, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards, into a single national award. The Sports Ministry replied that they might comply with the proposal next year. Besides, the MHA heeded previous year's increase in awardees for the Dronacharya and Dhyanchand categories from the conventional 32 to an unprecedented 74 recipients. Reportedly, the extension was to… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 08:15 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Ministry of Home Affairs, Sports Ministry, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Yogasana Will Be Promoted As A Competitive Sports, Indian Sports Ministry Announces

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Govt Endorses Yogasana As Competitive Sport; First Event In Feb 2021

The Union government on December 17 recognized ‘yogasana’ as a competitive sport. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the funds will be provided to the National Yogasana Sport Federation of India, founded earlier in November 2019. The federation had secured the sports ministry’s recognition only in November 2020. The ministry is also looking to organize a National Individual Yogasana Sport Championship in February 2021. Moreover, an… read-more

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 09:56 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Sports Ministry, AYUSH, sports, Yogasana, NYSFI

Courtesy: Scroll.in

Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh

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Ailing Hockey Player Gets Financial Help Of Rs 10 Lakh By Sports Ministry

Battling with a chronic kidney disease, former hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh was given a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh under Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. The Sports Ministry gave the money to the player's wife, Shivjeet Singh, on November 16. Mohinder Pal Singh, a former coach of the Indian hockey team, represented the country in the 1988 Summer Olympics and several other international events.… read-more

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 08:27 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Mohinder Pal Singh, Sports Ministry, Kiren Rijiju, Indian Hockey

Courtesy: Sportstar

Harpreet Singh, Khelo India U-21 Games starrer working at grains-market

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Khelo India U-21 Star Player Struggling To Make Ends Meet; Works 15 Hours As A Labourer

Guwahati edition Khelo India U-21 Games star player, Hockey-striker Harpreet Singh is reportedly working 15 hours a day as a labourer for a livelihood. Harpreet, who has played 11 nationals from Chandigarh is amused for not being selected to represent the nation. The player gets only two hours each day for hockey practice. With less practice and lack of nutritious food, he is now hoping for a scholarship, to return to turf.

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 03:27 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Khelo India U-21 Games, Indian Hockey, Chandigarh, Sports Ministry

Courtesy: Tribune India

Sports Complex

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South Kashmir To Receive a New Sports Complex Worth Rs 16 Crores

The fund has been released for the Construction of a new sports complex in South Kashmir's Bijbehara town of Anantnag district. The government initiated a 16 crore project built on 5.5 acres will become the training nursery for young players. “we have young talented players representing at the national level, Good infrastructure makes a difference," said Jammu and Kashmir Cricketer Pervaz Rasool.

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 - 06:27 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Sports Complex, Jammu and Kashmir, Bijbehara, Sports Ministry

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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8 Khelo India State Centre Of Excellence to Get Rs 95 Crore for Advancement

Sports Ministry on September 16 has allocated Rs 95.19 crore to upgrade eight Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE). Eight states with KISCE are: Odisha, Mizoram, Telangana, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerela. The aim of the decision is to identify and groom future Olympic medalists. A total of 14 sports will be prioritized and each state or UT will be given support for development of 3 sports.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 09:21 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Sports Ministry, KISCE, Kiren Rijiju, New Delhi

Courtesy: The Times of India