Khelo India is an initiative of the Indian Government to promote sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in India.
The importance of sports and fitness in one’s life is invaluable. Playing sports inculcates team spirit, develops strategic & analytical thinking, leadership skills, goal setting and risk taking. A fit and healthy individual leads to an equally healthy society and strong nation. Sports is an extremely important component for the overall development of any nation.
India, in the last few years has made steady progress in the field of sports. To showcase this tremendous potential a global platform, the Indian government is endeavoring to inspire young talent by giving them top-notch infrastructure and providing training of the highest level.
By inculcating a strong spirit of participation in sports that enables players to demonstrate their true potential, and by providing the financial assistance (Rs. 5 lakh per year for 8 years) to talented players, India wants to realize its dream of becoming a sports super power.