Assam Rifles Public School launched as Khelo India Sports School

The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju recently launched the Assam Rifles Public School as a Khelo India Sports School.

Where is Assam Rifles Public School located?

Shillong.

Is Assam Rifles Public School a Khelo India Sports School?

Yes.

What are Khelo India Sports School?

  • The main objective of Khelo India Sports school is to integrate sports with education.
  • The Government of India will bear the expenses of the students in Khelo India Sports School. It includes expenses of education, boarding, lodging, competition exposure.
  • The Khelo India Sports school will help in identification and upliftment of talent from the North Eastern regions, tribal areas and rural areas.

Is Assam Rifles Public School the first Khelo India Sports School in the North East?

Yes.

How many Khelo India Sports Schools are there in India?

Currently, there are nine Khelo India Sports Schools in India. Out of these five are managed by Paramilitary and Defence forces.

Why was Assam Rifles Public School designated as the Khelo India Sports School?

The Assam Rifles Public School had a good track record in sports and academics, sufficient space to develop sports facilities, adequate lodging and boarding. Also, it has good inclination to develop Olympic sports under the inter-ministerial partnership between the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. For these reasons, the Assam Rifles was designated as the Khelo India Sports School of India.

What is Khelo India?

The Khelo India was launched in 2018. It aims to improve sports culture in the country. The Khelo India was launched by consolidating the Rajiv Gndhi Khel Abhiyan, National Sports Talent Search System and Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme. The programme promotes “sports for all” and also “sports for excellence”.

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