The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will launch on Monday “Khelo India e-Pathshala” with an aim to educate young athletes, who have not been able to train in their academies due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. SAI will launch the programme in association with the National Sports Federations.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda will inaugurate the programme through a webinar at 9 am, a session that will be attended by archers, archery coaches and experts of the discipline. The programme is India’s first-ever national-level open online coaching and education programme for grassroots-level athletes. In its second phase, scheduled to start soon, the programme will reach out to development-level athletes as well.
The programme will cover 21 sporting disciplines, including, Athletics, Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Kayaking and Canoeing, Kabaddi, Para Games, Rowing, Shooting and Taekwondo.