Sports Ministry approves six centres as Khelo India
Centre of Excellence

Sports Ministry approves six centres as Khelo India Centre of Excellence

The Sports Ministry has approved six centres as the Khelo India Centre of Excellence. The Ministry has also sanctioned over 67 crore rupees in the current financial year to upgrade these six centres. The Sports Ministry has said that the financial support will be extended for the next four subsequent years in an effort to identify and groom Olympic level talent in the country. The six centres include States Sports Academy in Assam, JNS Complex in Meghalaya, New Sports Complex in Daman & Diu, MP State Academy in Madhya Pradesh, Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Maharashtra and Paljor Stadium in Sikkim. Speaking about the initiative, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju, said creation of centres of sporting excellence across the country is a step towards government’s vision of making India one of the top 10 countries in Olympics 2028. He asserted that each of these centers will provide world-class training in a specific sporting discipline and become the main facility in the country where elite athletes of that sport will train. The Sports Ministry is upgrading existing sporting infrastructure in each State and Union Territory, with their partnership and is creating Khelo India Centres of Excellence with an aim to create a robust sporting ecosystem in
the country.