National Sports Academy – Sports Authority of India
National Academy for Swimming
The SAI National Academy for Swimming was inaugurated on 14.05.2014 at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, New Delhi. An MoU with the Australian Sports Academy (ASA), VETEA was entered into on 12.08.2014. The MOU has been made operational for skill enhancement of coaches, life-guards, administrators and technical officials. Foundation Stone for the learner’s pool and the squash court was laid on 12.08.2014. Pan- India, national selection has been carried out as per laid down criteria, supported by Sports sciences/ sports medicine. The annual Come and Play Scheme competition, in the discipline of Swimming was successfully conducted on 28th September, 2014.
National Cycling Academy
National Cycling Academy at IG Stadium, New Delhi has been made functional. The UCI (International Federation of Cycling) has agreed to declare SAI National Academy as its satellite training centre for Asia.
National Academy for Athletics
The SAI National Academy for Athletics (Sprints & Jumps) was inaugurated by the MOS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports on 22nd September, 2014 at Thiruvananthapuram.
There is a proposal to set up other National Academies in selected disciplines across India. Work has already been initiated to operationalize:
- i) National Academy for Athletics (Middle and Long Distance for running) at Bhopal
- ii) National Academy for Athletics (Throws) at Rohtak
iii) National Academy for Volleyball at Cochi
- iv) National Academy for Football at Calicut and Kolkata
- v) National Academy for Wrestling at Sonepat
- vi) National Academy for Boxing at Rohtak
vii) National Academy for Shooting, Dr KSSR, New Delhi
National Academy for Golf
National Academy for Golf was inaugurated by the MOS (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports on 22nd September, 2014 at Thiruvanthapuram. This is the first academy of its kind in India.
National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)
NDTL has successfully started facility for dope testing in the field of horse & equestrian sports after acquiring ISO: IEC 17025:2005 for testing of urine and blood in horses in February 2014. NDTL has been analyzing routine samples from race clubs since July 2014. NDTL is one of the 32 WADA accredited laboratories in the world and one amongst six in Asia.
To get expert advice from a range of experts in order to have inter-disciplinary research and a resource that can usefully be tapped to aid the goals of the organization, a high power Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of NDTL having National & International experts has been constituted and its 1st meeting was held on 27th Nov, 2014. The decisions taken in the SAB meeting would further enhance technical capabilities of the lab.
National Anti Doping Agency (NADA)
NADA has initiated a campaign for conducting anti-doping awareness workshops/ programs for the sports community which is called “Program for Education and Awareness on Anti Doping in Sports” (PEADS).
The objective of the Programme are:
- To create anti-doping awareness among competing sportspersons and all other stakeholders.
- To provide information on anti-doping measures to all stakeholders.
- To organize awareness / training workshops through sports institutions/ federations/associations/ universities/ colleges.
- To conduct Continuing Medical Education (CME) on prohibited substance/ methods for medical doctors and supporting personnel.
NADA has implemented the dope testing policy for conducting dope tests across various sports disciplines. In total, 19 sports disciplines have been identified as priority disciplines by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and will be considered as priority games that are medal prospects.
These are as follows:
Archery Canoeing Hockey Shooting Taekwondo
Athletics Kayaking Judo Squash Weightlifting
Badminton Cycling Rowing Swimming Wrestling
Boxing Gymnastics Sailing Table- tennis
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
- A blue-print for converting the LNIPE, Gwalior into a truly sports university has been prepared.
A concept note for skill development in terms of Sports Coaching in different sports disciplines and Physical fitness programs has been prepared.
National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)
In pursuance to the Budget announcement, a new Central Sector Scheme, namely, ‘National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)’ has been formulated a view to develop leadership qualities among the youth to enable them to realise their full potential and in the process, to contribute to the nation-building process. The Scheme has the following 5 components, namely,
- Neighbourhood Youth Parliament: The platform of 2.74 lakh village-based youth clubs of NYKS will be developed in the shape of vibrant ‘neighbourhood youth parliament’ to educate the youth club members about contemporary socio-economic development issues and to involve them in debate/ discussions on such issues.
- Youth for Development Programme: To channelise the immense youth energy towards the nation-building, by involving them in Shramadaan (voluntary labour) on a large-scale all over the country.
- National Young Leaders Awards: To motivate the youth to strive for excellence in their respective fields by recognising and rewarding the outstanding work done by them.
- National Youth Advisory Council: to seek active involvement of the youth leaders as well as other stakeholders in the decision-making process on the youth related issues.
- e) National Youth Development Fund: To mobilise funds for youth development from non-Government sources like CSR funds.
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)
NYKS, with about 8 million youth enrolled through 2.77 lakh youth clubs, has been working all over the Country to develop the personality of the youth and to engage them in nation-building activities. Some significant initiatives/ achievements of NYKS are as follows:
- 62 lakh saplings were planted by NYKS volunteers.
- 66,740 units of blood was donated by NYKS volunteers.
- 3,383 skill upgradation training programmes were organised, involving 57,647 women youth.
- 34,303 youth have been sponsored for various skill development trainings.
- 1,114 training programmes on youth leadership and community development were organised, involving 43,224 youth.
- 1,915 theme-based awareness and education programmes were organised, involving 1,54,565 youth.
- 91 Youth Club Development Programmes organised, involving 8,378 youth.
- 20,407 youth clubs were provided with sports material and 250 Inter Youth Club Sports Meets were organised.
- 48 Programmes organised for promotion of folk arts and culture, involving 19,597 youth.
- 4,316 Programmes held to celebrate days of national and international significance, involving 4,28,388 youth.
- 35 District Youth Conventions and Yuva Kriti Programmes organised, involving 6,319 youth.
- 100 adventure camps were organised, involving 2,600 youth.
- 5 National Integration Camps were organised, with participation of 950 youth.
- 115 Life Skill Education Camps organised with participation of 4,880 youth.
- Under Adolescent Heath and Development Project, 1,856 Teen Clubs formed with 27,840 members and activities started in 1,856 villages.
- Punarjagaran (Rejuvenation) – a year-long awakening movement among youth to involve them in nation-building activities, directly covering 100 Districts, launched 02.10.2014; the Programme to culminate at Mathura, the birth place of Shri Deen Dayal Upadhyay, on his birth anniversary on 25.09.2015, with youth convention involving about 10,000 youth.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
NSS, with about 3.3 million student youth enrolled through 336 Universities, 15,908 Colleges/ Technical Institutions and 11,809 Senior Secondary Schools across the country, has been working for development of personality and character of student youth through voluntary community service. Some significant initiatives/ achievements of NSS during are as follows:
- 20 lakh saplings were planted by NSS volunteers.
- 2,70,570 units of blood was donated by NSS volunteers.
- 3 North East NSS Youth Festivals were organised in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur, involving 950 youth.
- A pan-India Shramadaan Programme has been launched.
- Under Swachh Bharat Mission, more that 120 awareness rallies organised in various parts of the Country, 110 toilets for poor people constructed by NSS volunteers and cleaning of Gomti and Sabarmati rivers and other water bodies taken up.
- 36 Adventure Camps organised, involving 1,070 NSS volunteers.
- An NSS Mega Camp organised in Rajsthan involving 400 NSS volunteers from different parts of the Country.
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)
RGNIYD, located at Sriperimbudur (Tamilnadu), is a premier institution for training, research, extension and outreach initiatives on youth issues. RGNIYD has been declared as an “Institute of National Importance” through enactment of RGNIYD Act, 2012. Some significant initiatives/ achievements of RGNIYD are as follows:
- 33 Training of Trainers Programmes were conducted, involving 1,580 Master Trainers, on various subject including youth employability skills, social entrepreneurship, Gender equity, life skills and livelihood skills, disaster preparedness and risk reduction, entrepreneurship and livelihood issues, youth leadership and personality development, social harmony and national unity.
- 35 Capacity Building/ Orientation Programmes covering 3,478 youth and youth functionaries were conducted.
- 10 National and Regional Workshops on various themes held involving 605 participants.
- A new Youth-led Development Outreach Programme has been launched, to cater to the youth in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, through 250 colleges.
- A new Department of tribal and north east youth development has been set up to focus on development of tribal youth and the youth from North East Regions.
- SAARC Youth Leadership Summit for national and international youth leaders organised at Chandigarh.
International Cooperation in sports
The Department seeks to operate international youth exchange programmes with various countries to develop international perspective among the youth and also to collaborate with various international agencies on youth development. Some significant achivements are as follows:
- 5-member Indian Youth Delegation visited Sydney (Australia) to participate in the Y-20 Summit held during 12-15 July, 2014.
- 20-member Indian Youth Delegation visited South Korea during 07-16 August, 2014. In turn, 20-member South Korean Youth Delegation visited India during 16-25 September, 2014.
- 100-member Chinese Youth Delegation visited India during 11-19 September, 2014. In turn, 100-member Indian Youth Delegation visited China from 25th November, 2014 to 2ndOctober, 2014.
- 100-member Bangladeshi Youth Delegation visited India during 13-20 October, 2014.
- A Project on “Strengthening of NYKS and NSS”, jointly developed with UNDP/ UNV, has been approved by Ministry of Finance for implementation. The Project will be implemented over 4-year period from 2014 to 2017 at a total cost of about Rs.14 crores.