Khelo India Scholarship Schemes Current Affairs - 2020

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Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Guwahati

The Khelo India Youth Game is to be held between February 10, 2020 and February 22, 2020 in Guwahati, Assam. The Games are conducted annually.

Highlights

Every year national level multidisciplinary grass root level games are conducted under Khelo India Youth Games event. The games include two categories namely under-17-year school students and under-21-year college student. Under the event, annual scholarship of Rs 5,00,000 is given for 1000 kids to prepare them for international sporting events.

The event is to be held in 20 disciplines. All the 37 states and union territories are to participate in the event. The first edition of the event was held in New Delhi, second edition in Pune and the third edition is to be held in Guwahati, Assam.

The state of Haryana considered the “Sports Powerhouse” topped the sport event in 2018.

Training of Trainers Programme (TOT)

Under the programme, around 160 trainers are trained. The programme is carried out semi-annually. It includes principals, teachers and physical education trainers. The programme is also a part of Khelo India project.

Khelo India was launched by PM Modi in January 2018. In 2018, around 734 students were selected for the scholarship.

Government selects 734 athletes for Khelo-India scholarships

Sports Authority of India (SAI) under Union Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs has cleared 734 athletes for the scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme. They were selected High Powered Committee of SAI. Through this programme, the athletes will get training at government-accredited residential academies. They will be provided with annual stipend of Rs. 1,20,000 on quarterly basis to meet their out of pocket expenses, treatment of injuries and other expenses.

Sports academies

The High Powered Committee for the first time also has accredited various private, state and SAI academies to create strong ecosystem for nurturing talent. It includes 21 non-SAI academies as well. The rationale behind it is to develop more such academies so that young athletes can get access to best training without having to travel long distances.

Khelo India Talent Development Scheme

The scheme was introduced by Ministry of Sports and Youth affairs to revive sports culture in India at grass-root level. Its objective is to build strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation. It aims to help scout young talent from schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions. Under it, talented players are identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by High-Powered Committed and each selected player is provided annual financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for 8 years.