Govt. to launch school and college sports leagues in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018 respectively: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
17 September, 2017
The government will launch the Khelo India School Games and Khelo India College Games in December 2017 and January 2018 respectively, stated Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The Minister was speaking at ASSOCHAM’s FIFA U – 17 World Cup, India – Industry Discussion and Felicitation Sessions in New Delhi. Elaborating on the initiative, he added that the top 1000 athletes would receive sponsorships worth Rs 5 lakh per annum for 8 years under the programme. The Minister also reiterated the government’s readiness for partnerships for the promotion of Sports.