Rathore announces College, School Games

Rathore announces College, School Games

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday announced that the government will conduct National School and College Games in December and January to tap young talent.

“The way we look at sports will have to be changed. All the stakeholders will have to be involved in taking Indian sports to a new level. The government will provide the platform for the young people to take up sports,” he said.

“In this regard, the government has decided to start for the first time the Khelo India National School Games in December and Khelo India National College Games in January, 2018. These will be annual events. This we are doing to tap talent at the school and college levels. Without doing this we will not be able to nurture talent,” Rathore added.

“We want to hold these Games in a big way. From these Games, 1000 children will be selected and given Rs 5 lakh for eight years for their training and each year 1000 more children will be added.

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