Chapter: Changing Trends And Career in Physical Education
The importance of sports and fitness in one’s life is invaluable. Playing sports inculcates team spirit, develops strategic and analytical thinking, leadership skills goal setting and risk taking. A fit and healthy individual leads to an equally healthy society and strong nation.
Sports is an extremely important component for the overall development or our nation. India, in the last five years has made steady progress in the field of sports. This tremendous potential needs to be showcased at a global platform. It’s time we inspire young talent, give them top notch, infrastructure and training of the highest level. We need to inculcate a strong spirit of participation in sports that enables players to demonstrate their true potential. Only then can India realise its dream of becoming a sports super power.
The Khelo India Program has been introduced to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as a great sporting nation. To accomplish the above objectives, Khelo India Program has been divided into 12 verticals, namely-
Khelo India Program Verticals:
(i) Play field development
(ii) Community coaching development
(iii) State level Khelo India centres
(iv) Annual Sports Competitions
(v) Talent search and development program
(vi) Utilization and Creation/Upgradation of Sports Infrastructure
(vii) Support to National/Regional/State Sports Academics
(viii) Physical fitness of school children
(ix) Sports for Women
(x) Promotion of Spoils amongst people with disabilities
(xi) Sports for peace and development
(xii) Promotion of rural and indigenous/tribal games
Talented players identified in priority sports disciplines at various levels by the high powered committee will be provided annual financial assistance of “INR 5 Lakh per annum for 8 years”.
Khelo India school games, which are a part of the Khelo India Program, are First being held from 31st January to 8th February, 2018 in New Delhi. Under-17 athletics have been invited to participate across 16 disciplines, which are as follows:
(i) Archery (ii) Athletics (iii) Badminton
(iv) Basketball (v) Boxing (vi) Football
(vii) Gymnastics (viii) Hockey (ix) Judo
(x) Kabaddi (xi) Kho-Kho (xii) Shooting
(xiii) Swimming (xiv) Volleyball (xv) Weightlifting
Khelo India Program meaning play India youth games, held annually in January or February, are the national level, multidisciplinary grassroot games in India’s held for under-17years school students. Every year best 1000 students will be given an annual scholarship of INR 5,00,000 for 8 years to prepare them for the international sporting events.
First event – 2018
Occur every – Annually
Last event – 2020
Headquarters – New Delhi
Purpose – Grassroot level talent hunt
In First Khelo India games small state of Haryana (102 medals including 38 gold, 26 silver and 38 bronze) which is considered a sports powerhouse was the top team in 2018, followed by Maharashtra (111 medals including 36 gold) and Delhi (94 medals including 25 gold).
On 31st January, 2018 the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated Khelo India school games at the opening ceremony based on Guru-Shishya tradition held at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi.
On February 27, 2019, PM Narendra Modi launched the Khelo India App at the Youth Indian Parliament in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi to promote sports and fitness.
On 22 February 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first edition of the Khelo India University Games in Cuttack to give athletes the exposure of multi-disciplinary events at the university level.
Earlier it was called as Khelo India School Games (KISG) and now renamed as Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG).
Only selected school kids below the age of 17 years are eligible to compete in the individual sports. Top 8 sports person from the school games federation of India’s National School Games. 4 nominations from federation, one from Central Board of Secondary Education, one from the host state and one from the organising committee will be selected. For Archery, Badminton and Shooting, the top 16 from the National School Games, 8 nominations by the federation, one from CBSE, one from host slate, one from organising committee, and 6 from wild cards will be selected.
Aim of the Khelo India Program
To make popular the rural, indigenous and the Tribal sport/Games to disseminate information and pique the curiosity of the present generation about these games and also to encourage children and youth to take up these games in a major way, paving way for their mainstreaming.
Objectiveness of Schemes
To encourage, promote and popularize the indigenous sports and games and those played in the rural and tribal areas ol the country.
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