Govt. to launch school and college sports leagues in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018 respectively: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
4 October, 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.