Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda on Monday inaugurated Khelo India e-Pathshala programme through a webinar. The event was attended by young archers, archery coaches and experts of the discipline, from across the country. “The unique programme will connect athletes from secluded areas of India, who may not always have access to established players and coaches. This programme will motivate more young athletes to take up sport professionally,” he said.
Arjun Munda reiterated the Sports Minister’s thoughts and said, “The programme will help connect even those young archers who are in small villages and tribal areas and will make sure they get access to the best coaches via Khelo India epathshala. It is a unique initiative taken by SAI and gives a level-platform for athletes from all geographical areas and backgrounds.”
Launched by SAI, in association with National Sporting Federations (NSF), the Khelo India e-Pathshala programme is India’s first-ever national-level open online coaching and education programme for grass root level athletes. It aims to improve the technical skill of grassroots-level athletes all across India, through a module that will be taught by eminent athletes and senior coaches.