Rs. 5 lakh annual scholarship for Athletes under revamped Khelo India programme

Posted on:21 Sep 2017 11:35:43
Rs. 5 lakh annual scholarship for Athletes under revamped Khelo India programme
21 September 2017 Current Affairs: The Narendra Modi government will invest Rs 1,756 crore for a period of three years for the revamping of 'Khelo India' scheme, which has been taken with twin goals: Sports For All and Sports For Excellence.

Each athlete selected under this scheme will receive an annual scholarship worth Rs 5 lakh for 8 consecutive years.

Some features of this programme:

1. A pan India scholarship which will sponsor at least 1000 athletes across India.

2. It will cover around 200 million children in the age group of 10-18 under a massive national physical fitness drive.

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