Sports Authority of India

Rijiju added that the SOP has already been created so the training will start immediately and all other SAI academies will also be given permission to start training with their sports complex.

The six-member committee consists of Rohit Bhardwaj, Secretary, SAI - Chairperson; Rajesh Rajagopalan, CEO, TOPS - Member; S. S. Roy, ED (OPS) - Member; S.R Sarla - Member; Col. B.K Nayak - Member and Sachin K. AD, TOPS - Member Secretary.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 24 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure to control the spread of COVID-19.

The Fit India and Khelo India initiatives have also been lapped up by the entire country and it seems like everyone in the nation is trying to get themselves fitter by each passing day.

To choose the athletes, a meeting was held, chaired by DG, SAI, Sandip Pradhan. There were five parameters on which the athletes were chosen.

Rameshwar, who comes from a farming background, has studied up to Class 10 and could not go to the college because of his family's weak financial condition. He is now happy with Rijiju's assurance, saying that if given a chance, he can make his state and nation proud.

Earlier, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand's nomination for Arjuna award and cricketer Harbhajan's nomination for Khel Ratna award were rejected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

New Delhi: A total of 734 youngsters were shortlisted for scholarship under the Khelo India Talent Development Scheme. The scheme...