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.
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
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
Courtesy: The Indian Express
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
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
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.
Courtesy: Tribune India
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.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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.
Courtesy: The Times of India