The Chief Minister e-launched various projects of sports, youth
and cultural department through video conference from Gandhinagar. These development works includes Mobile to Sports platform, Employment Guidance Centers for Athletes and project to develop sports ground in 500 villages.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani has expressed the commitment of the state government to provide intensive training to the enthusiastic and talented sportspersons of the state at the national and international level and to ensure their employment.
In this regard, he said that the youth of the state should show their skills in sports and brighten the name of Gujarat. He also launched the Facebook page of this new initiative in presence of Minister of State for Sports Shri Ishwarsinh Patel.
Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai clearly stated that just like Gujarat is number one in startup rankings, in innovation, in establishment of various universities, now we have to become a leader in sports activities in the future. To this end, the government has taken an innovative initiative to develop sports fields in 500 villages in an effort to develop sports at the rural level in order to motivate the youth towards sports and equip them to meet the challenges facing the youth of the world.
A budget of Rs. 500 crore has been allocated for the development of sports
activities.. Khel Mahakumbh and Kala Mahakumbh are a platform for youth to show their skills and passion and encouragement.
The Chief Minister welcomed the initiative of Mobile to Sports to provide training to the youth and sports lovers at home in this era of Corona pandemic which enable them to become proficient in their favorite sport
On this occasion, Sangeet Natya Akademi President Shri Pankaj Bhatt, Additional Chief Secretary of the Department Shri C.V.Som, Secretary, Sports Authority of Gujarat Ms.Anjanaben and officials joined from Gandhinagar. District Sports Officers, eminent players participated through video conferencing from district headquarters.