Khelo India Scheme was launched in October 2017 and the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced setting up of a National Sports Education Board in her maiden Budget speech on July 5th. The scheme has already created awareness of sports being an integral part of wellness. Therefore, to popularize sports at all levels, a National Sports Education Board will be set up for the development of sportspersons under the scheme. SAI (sports Authority of India) has also developed a mobile app called Khelo India app to draw attention to sports and fitness. It was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 27th February.
The 3 features of the app will encourage youngsters to take up sports and identify champions. The app will provide the user all the information regarding the basic rules and regulations of 18 sports disciplines like a beginners guide. It will also give access to an exhaustive repository of data of sporting facilities in the country where one can pursue the said sport in their hometown. Finally the app will help map the basic fitness levels of children even as young as 5 year olds.
Source: Money Control