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UNICEF and Sports Ministry to Collaborate for Atmanirbhar Bharat

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India has signed an agreement with the UNICEF in order to mobilize 1 crore youth volunteers at the earliest in order to achieve the goals of Atmanirbhar Bharat. This has been signed by the Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju and the UNICEF officials in India. Highlights The ..

National Sports Development Fund

The Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India recently contributed 1 crore INR to the National Sports Development Fund as part of Corporate Social Responsibility.  About the Fund: The NSDF was established and notified in 1998 under the Charitable Endowments Act of 1890. It was created to mobilise funding for developing sports in the country. ..

AICS reconstituted to 18 Members from the earlier 27

As the Olympic year begins, The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted the advisory body, All India Council of Sports (AICS) and extended the tenure of the body to three years. V. K. Malhotra remains the President of the Council. The number of members of the advisory body was reduced to 18 from ..

National Youth Festival-2020 in Lucknow from 12th January

The 23rd Edition of the National Youth Festival will be organized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports along with the Uttar Pradesh State Government at the Indira Pratishthan located in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow from 12th January to 16th January 2020, as since 1985 every year the day 12th ..

Andhra Pradesh tops in organizing Fit India School Week

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in his radio program Mann Ki Baat on 24th November 2019 announced that schools will be ranked across the country in accordance with fitness under the Fit India Movement. 3 rankings were introduced- First, the highest-ranking, Fit Indian School, followed by Fit India School(5 Star) and Fit India ..

Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman para-athlete to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

On the occasion of National Sports Day (NSD), Bajrang Punia and Deepa Malik have been conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for the year 2019 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the sport of wrestling and para-athletics, respectively at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. With this, Malik (49) became the first Indian woman ..

Dejan Papic appointed as new national coach of Indian table tennis team

Dejan Papic from Canada has been appointed the new national coach of the Indian table tennis team. He accepted the one-year contract that was offered to him by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). He will be paid USD 7000 per month and his contract will be up for renewal after the Tokyo Olympics. The ..

P R Sreejesh nominated for 2019 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Ace India goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by Hockey India. While, Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and forward Akashdeep Singh and women’s team defender Deepika have been nominated for the Arjuna Award. Hockey India has also nominated R.P. Singh and Sandeep Kaur for Dhyan Chand Award for ..