Khelo India Scholarship Schemes Current Affairs - 2020

Sports Authority of India deposits Rs 30,000 in Khelo India Athletes accounts

The Sports Authority of India recently transferred Rs 30,000 to the accounts of Khelo India athletes. The authority has spent Rs 8.25 crores in all to achieve this.

Highlights

The Sports Authority of India recently deposited Rs 30,000 to more than 2749 Khelo India athletes accounts. The sports allowance has been provided for the athletes to travel to their home town, to keep up their diet at home and to suffice other miscellaneous expenses.

The Out of Pocket Allowance under Khelo India scholarship is Rs 1.20 lakhs annually.

Khelo India

The Khelo India was launched to boost sports culture in India. The scheme is being implemented by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The scheme also aims to make India a great sporting nation.

The Government of India under the scheme provides financial assistance of Rs 5 lakhs per annum over the period of 8 years.

Under the Scheme, the ministry of sports conducts school level, college level and university level programmes.

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.