The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated on 7th Dec 2017 by the Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore.
Additionally 'Khelo India' programme has been chalked out to tap talent at the school and college level.
Under the Khelo India national school games would be organised from January 31 to February 8 next year for the under 17 age group.
These school games will act as a springboard. He said for the first time a sports broadcaster will broadcast live the national school games.
The ministry is working to create a Bank of Coaches in different disciplines of Sports.
Progress is being made to recognise all the coaches in an athlete's career who wins medal at international level.
A provision has been made so that the amount given to the coaches of national athletes is shared by 20% by the grass root coach and 30% of it would go to the developmental coaches at academies.
SAICON 2017 aims to promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.
Organized by Sports Authority of India, the 3-day conference is being attended by about 1000 national and international delegates.SAI: Know More
- The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Government of India for the development of sport in India.
- SAI has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 "SAI Regional Centres" (SRC), 14 "Centre of Excellence" (COE/COX), 56 "Sports Training Centres" (STC) and 20 "Special Area Games" (SAG).
- In addition, SAI also manages Netaji Subhash High Altitude Training Centre (Shilaroo, Himachal Pradesh)
- It also mans 5 stadiums in the national capital of Delhi, such as Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (also serves as national head office of SAI), Indira Gandhi Arena, Dhyan Chand National Stadium, SPM Swimming Pool Complex and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.