CM to launch Jharkhand Sports Policy 2022, focussed on the concept of creating Healthy Jharkhand, Happy Jharkhand

Ranchi: Priority should be given to sports played in the state and players playing in those games so that their talents are identified and they can be trained and prepared to participate in national and international level by giving better training. With those aims Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren will release on Tuesday, Sports Policy 2022, in which the players and sports of the state will be at the center.

The policy is aimed to provide ample opportunities to all the boys, girls, youth and citizens of all age groups of the state to make sports an integral part of their life and take active part in all activities. It further aims to pave the way for the talented players to reach the national and international level in the selected sports discipline.

Moreover it is aimed identify talent and give it a chance and to work towards their all round development by training and making them champions later. The objective of Sports Policy is capacity building and development of sportspersons in the state, making sports an attractive and viable career option, making sports a catalyst for social change and development from panchayat level to state level, sports and physical activities for citizens of all ages.

To create an environment for sports, to provide resources with international standards by creating a database of players, to promote indigenous and traditional sports, to promote sports tourism and to provide equal opportunities to sportspersons with disabilities. Other important points related to sports policy * Plan to work at Panchayat, Block, District and State level for talent development among players. *Scheme of giving scholarship to the players. * Insurance facility for players. Benefits of pension scheme to former players. *

Development of high quality playgrounds in every block of the state. * To develop day-boarding, sports school center, residential sports development center, Eklavya sports academy for the players of the state in a planned manner.* To create the country’s first sports digital database for all the players of the state. 

* Establishment of Sports University. * Reservation for sportspersons in jobs and educational institutions. * Direct recruitment to the players of Jharkhand in the second, third and fourth grades of the state level. * Honour money for players and coaches. * Provision has also been made in the Sports Policy 2022 regarding rural sports centre, sports academy, sports university, sports science, sports talent search, sports infrastructure development, coach development, physical fitness program, sports branding and transparency. 

Award for Best PHE, PT Teacher and Grassroots Coach, Creating State Talent Pool for PT Teachers and Grassroots Coaches, Attracting related PPPs and Sponsors of Sports Activities and Communication Skills, Jharkhand for Football, Hockey, etc. Organizing premier league, village level sports, promotion of traditional sports, enactment of laws like National Sports Development Code of India in Jharkhand to ensure doping free sports world. 

Sports Department will work to partner those organizations who are interested in sports development of school children in Jharkhand. Special initiative for road map in football, archery and athletics and State Sports Development Fund will be created to promote sports environment in the state.

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