RAS Mains Exam Paper-3 Study Notes-Sports and Yoga
1. Sports Policies of India.
2. Rajasthan State Sports Council.
3. National Awards of Sports. (Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Maharana Pratap Award etc.)
4. Yoga – Positive way of Life.
5. Eminent Players of India.
6. First Aid in Sports.
7. Participation of Indian Atheletes in Olympics and Para-Olympic Games.
National Sports Policy 2001
Following points are the highlights of the policy:
- Upgradation and development of infrastructure,
- Support to the national sports federations and appropriate bodies,
- Strengthening of scientific and coaching support to sports,
- Incentives to sportspersons,
- Enhanced participation of women, tribals and rural youth,
- Involvement of the corporate sector in sports promotion,
- Creation of greater awareness among the public
Khelo India School Games was held recently which is going to have a pan India impact. The school children will get the exposure required. It is going to have a lasting impact especially with the scholarship being introduced which is a remarkable initiative by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The children will receive an annual scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh for 8 consecutive years. Since parents complain about lack of financial support, the initiative is a step in the right direction. This will make education and sports find a right balance. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports launched the PLEDGE for Khelo India at the Khelo India School Games Carnival. The pledge is a promise to participate and encourage sportsmanship spirit and it is aimed at inspiring youngsters to build mass participation and excellence in sports.
Features of khelo India
- Focussed on building an inclusive and comprehensive sports ecosystem in the country, Khelo India will lay emphasis on inculcating sports into the day to day lives of youngsters early in their lives.
- Khelo India School Games concentrates on creating a platform to showcase hidden talent, creating awareness and cognizance about physical fitness as well as good health amongst youngsters.
- 2000 children will be receiving Rs 2000 as prize money if they win in the competitions at the block, district and national levels. This can give a big boost to the children at pan India level.
- The Khelo India is not limited to only children; it goes beyond 35 to 50 years age group. It looks changing the lifestyle of people both in rural and urban India.
- The coaches have stagnated in terms of upgrading their knowledge and attention is given for upgrading coach’s knowledge and development. The focus is moved away from constructing large stadiums into developing neighbourhood playing areas. If people of India start playing an hour a day we not only become a better sporting nation, we will also be a healthier nation.