Union Sports Ministry grants recognition to Paralympic Committee of India
The Union Sports Ministry has granted recognition to Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) after the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced temporary lifting of suspension on it.
This recognition gives a huge confidence boost to the several para-athletes who have qualified for 2016 Rio Paralympics.
The IPC had suspended PCI in April 2015 due to internal conflicts between different groups and persons, which were undermining the development of Paralympic Movement in India. Due to suspension, Indian para-athletes were not allowed to participate in any IPC-sanctioned competition, including 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
About Paralympic Committee of India (PCI)
- PCI was founded in 1992 as the Physically Handicapped Sports Federation of India.
- It was recognized in November 2011, as National Sports Federation (NSF) for promotion of sports amongst the physically challenged sportspersons in the country.
- It is responsible for selecting athletes to represent India at the Paralympic Games and other international athletic meets.
Khelo India Scheme extended to 2025-26
Sports Ministry has decided to extend “Khelo India Programme” from 2021-22 to 2025-26. Ministry ...
Sports Minister to launch Fit India Freedom Run event
The Ministry of Sports has launched the Fit India Freedom Run Event, a country-wide event that promi...
First General Council meeting of Khelo India Scheme held
The Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju, has chaired the first General Council Meeting of the Khelo India ...
Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE)
The Sports Ministry is all set to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCE) under th...
“Goal Programme” launched for Tribal Youth
The Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda launched “GOAL Programme”. GOAL Programme is ...
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2016
|View All E-Books: Recent Release|