Centre for Disability Sports to come up at Gwalior

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for setting up of a Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. The Centre for Disability Sports, Gwalior will be set up at an estimated cost f Rs 170.99 crore, spread over a period of 5 years.

Centre for Disability Sports

  • The Centre of Disability Sports would be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
  • The centre would create an improved sports infrastructure to ensure effective participation of persons with disabilities in sports activities and also enable them to compete at national and international levels.
  • The centre would aid in developing a sense of belonging in Divyangjan to facilitate their integration in society.
  • A governing body consisting of not exceeding 12 members would be set up for overall superintendence and supervision of the Centre with representation for experts from National Level Sports Federations apart from experts in para games.

The announcement for setting up of Centre for Disability Sports was made in the Budget of 2014-15. The centre would aid in achieving the objective under the Section 30 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 which enjoins the Government to take measures to ensure effective participation of Persons with Disabilities in sports activities which inter-alia, includes a provision of infrastructural facilities for sports activities for them.

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