Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister to fund 500 private academies
Shri. Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports has announced the funding of 500 private academies as a part of new incentive structure. The new structure is going to be organised under the Khelo India Scheme for the next four years.
500 private academies are going to be funded based on the quality of players, training, coaches available, infrastructure, sports science facilities and staff. The selected 500 private academies are going to be graded according to the respective categories.
Gagan Narang, Olympic medallist appreciated the efforts taken by the Minister of Sports and said that this initiative will motivate private academies to ensure infrastructure for the development of athletes. Many sports personalities across the country have congratulated and welcomed this initiative by the Sport Ministry.
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