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Jul 26, 2021

Centre accredits 236 academies across country under Khelo India Scheme

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The Centre has accredited a total of 236 academies across the country under Khelo India Scheme for the training of the Khelo India Athletes.
In a written reply of question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur informed the initiative of Khelo India envisages support to national, regional and state sports academies. 
He said, under this scheme, 360 Khelo India Centres (KICs) and 24 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence (KISCEs) have been notified. 
The Minister said, under the State Level Khelo India Centre Scheme, his Ministry has decided to establish 1,000 Khelo India Centres across the country.
Replying to another question, Mr. Thakur said, the government is taking care of training and competitive exposure to sportspersons preparing for international sports events including Olympics.
He said, help being provided under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPs) with aim to customized training of medal prospects.

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