Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced today while the presenting the annual budget government will expand the ‘Khelo India’ scheme to its fullest. The ministry will provide all the necessary financial supports.

During her maiden speech as a finance minister of second-term Modi government, Sithraman said, “Khelo India scheme launched in October, 2017, has created awareness of sports as an integral part of wellness throughout the country. The government is committed to expand Khelo India scheme and provide all necessary financial support. To popularize sports at all levels, a national sports education board for development of sportspersons will be set up under Khelo India scheme.”  The budget has stressed the need to invigorate indigenous sports which are most of time left behind.

According to the official website of the scheme, the Khelo India program has been introduced to revive the culture of sports in India at the grassroots by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country and establish India as great sporting nation.


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