Hum Chhuyenge Aasman, Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Initiative and State
Hum Chhuyenge Aasman, Madhya Pradesh

 

Initiative Champions

  1. Shri Vikas Khararkar, Distt. Sports &  Youth Welfare Officer
  2. Shri lameel Ahmad, Asstt., Administrator,States Sports Academy, Gwalior

 

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.

 

Highlights

  • Massive talent search all over the state and intensively in tribal areas
  • Wide publicity of prospects and possibilities in sports
  • Linked sports training with education and employment.
  • Doubled prize money for the winners of state awards, national and international games and championships. Created "Khiladi Kalyan Kosh" for any exigencies. All boarding athletes are provided free formal education and athletes with outstanding eminence in sports are provided government job
  • Provided software support for talent search and coaching
  • Provided balanced nutritional diets to athletes based on expert recommendations, regular medical check-up and medical insurance
  • Upgraded existing academies to world-class standards and created new to tap natural tribal potential
  • Provided world-class equipment and playing kits
  • Provided rigorous and intensive world-class coaching
  • Provided exposure to national and international tournaments
  • Inculcated winning skills through motivational and psychological training
  • Created women-friendly environment
  • Collection, compilation, analysis and synthesis of reports for individuals/ groups

 

Impact

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.

 

Knowledge Resources

Presentation on "Hum Chhuyenge Aasman" Initiative




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