Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday chaired the first meeting of Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority’s governing body, at his residence office. As per the decisions taken in the meeting, sports academies with ultramodern amenities and advanced training facilities will be established in the state. They will be funded from CSR funds.
All the important stadiums will now be in command of Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority. It was also decided in the meeting that Mukhyamantri Khiladi Protsahan Yojana will be launched to provide financial aid to sportspersons. Traditional games of Chhattisgarh such as gendi, bhaunra, fugdi will also be promoted.
Chief Minister has directed the Executive Committee chaired by Chief Secretary to prepare action plan for the aforementioned works. Baghel has been authorized to nominate two MPs, five MLAs and two excellent sportspersons in the Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority. Decision to open academies for sports such as hockey, archery, athletics, cricket, swimming, indoor games (martial arts), football, basketball, table tennis, kabaddi and kho-kho was also taken in the meeting.
Source: Daily Pioneer