Budget 2019-20: National Sports Education Board To Be Set Up Under Khelo India Programme

India playing against Argentina (pic via AIFF) 

Presenting the Union Budget 2019-20, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that in order to promote sports in the country, the government will establish the National Sports Education Board under the Khelo India initiative.

This board would work to popularise sports at all levels in Indian society. The Khelo India scheme was launched back in 2017, and Sitharaman said that the programme had succeeded in creating awareness about sports as an integral part of wellness since its inception.

She added that the government was committed to expanding the programme and committing the financial resources necessary to promote sports in the country.

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