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Neelam Kapoor appointed as Director General of Sports Authority of India

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor as Director General (DG) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). ACC was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

She is 1982 batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS). At present, she is Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity. She was Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB) in UPA Government headed by then PM Manmohan Singh. As PIB chief, she was in-charge of information officers attached to every central government ministry.

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

SAI is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the development of sport in India. It conducts various activities and schemes to promote sports in India. It is headquartered at, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi). SAI has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 SAI Regional Centres (SRC), 14 Centre of Excellence (COE/COX), 56 Sports Training Centres (STC) and 20 Special Area Games (SAG).

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First SAICON 2017 held in New Delhi

The first International Conference on Sports Medicine & Sports Sciences “SAICON 2017” was held in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore.

The 3-day conference was organized by Sports Authority of India (SAI). The theme of the conference was ‘Scoring Goals in Sports with Science and Technology’.

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The SAICON 2017 aimed at promoting scientific temperament in country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to next level. It was attended by about 1000 national and international delegates. Eminent Olympians Leander Paes, Gurbax Singh, K. Malleshwari and Yogeshwar Dutt also had attended the conference.

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

SAI is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the development of sport in India. It conducts various activities and schemes to promote sports in India. It is headquartered at, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi). SAI has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 SAI Regional Centres (SRC), 14 Centre of Excellence (COE/COX), 56 Sports Training Centres (STC) and 20 Special Area Games (SAG).

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