Govt to set up National Sports Education Board

Govt to set up National Sports Education Board

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New Delhi, Jul 5 : The Government would set up a National Sports Education Board (NSEB) under the Khelo India programme, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamam announced on Friday.

"To popularise sports at all levels, National Sports Education Board for development of sportspersons will be set up under Khelo India," Sitharaman said while presenting the 2019-20 Budget. "The government is committed to expand Khelo India scheme and to provide all necessary financial support," she added.

The Khelo India scheme was launched in 2017.Sitharaman said the programme had succeeded in creating awareness about sports as an integral part of wellness and the government was committed to expanding the programme and committing the financial resources necessary to promote sports in the country. UNI