Name of the Initiative and State
Hum Chhuyenge Aasman, Madhya Pradesh
Initiative in Brief
Women in Madhya Pradesh, particularly those in tribal areas, have tremendous potential to excel in sports. But, lack of adequate opportunities, sophisticated coaching tools and women-friendly environment had limited women participating in sports. This initiative provides socio-psycho-spiritual, educational and economic empowerment of women through excellence in sports. This has been carried out by providing scientific training through expert coaches, improving health through balanced nutritional diet, free formal education to create employment opportunities, attractive prize money and assured government jobs to athletes of eminence.
The project covers the female athletes from the entire state of Madhya Pradesh in all 50 districts, 218 blocks and sports association. The selected women athletes from all over the state are brought to the sports academies for skill development.
As a result, the state is now substantially contributing to the country's medal tally in international competitions and providing safe and secure women-friendly environment.
The initiative has resulted in improving women's participation in sports in addition to achieving qualitative and quantitative results and creating employment opportunities for women athletes. The initiative has inculcated winning mind-set in women athletes.