UP’s sports culture changed in 10 years, got 25% of India’s Asiad medals: Yogi Adityanath | More sports News

Feb24,2024



CM lauds Times Group for bringing TOISA to UP
Lucknow: Jaikaar Times Group to bring Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Yogi Adityanath Said on Friday that sports culture and Display There has been a big change in the status of players in the state in the last 10 years.
“I have just returned from Varanasi but when I came to know about TOISA where prominent players are being felicitated, I immediately agreed to come here. People associated with sports will be able to directly participate in this event organized in the state capital. Or participating indirectly. Will stand by to welcome them,” the CM said.

'Earlier the population of UP was more, medals were less. Now this is the other way': CM Adityanath in TOISA

Addressing the program as chief guest Yogi Highlighted the gap in sports culture and performance in UP in the last 10 years and said that asian gamesPlayers from Uttar Pradesh, which has 16% of the country's population, won 25% of the medals for India. “Earlier the population was more, but the medals were less. Now, it is the other way around,” he said.
credit to the prime minister Narendra Modi CM said that with the change in sports culture in the country, Khelo India was started under his guidance. The campaign started.
'Under the new sports policy, the UP government is opening playgrounds in every village.'
Parliament sports competitions are organized in all parliamentary constituencies and Khelo India centers have been set up in all districts. A new sports culture has developed in the state and the state government has created a conducive environment for it to take off. Sports are no longer a time pass but an opportunity to showcase one's skills and the strength of the state and country to the world. He said, “The results of the programs started to promote sports are in front of everyone.”
Enumerating the steps taken by the state government to support the Centre's initiative, the CM said a stadium is being built in cricketer Mohammed's village. Shami And his father was more happy than Shami. Yogi said, “Players play for the country and society and are an inspiration for the youth. When Parul Chaudhary wins gold medal in the Asian Games and speaks about Uttar Pradesh, she inspires the young players.”
“When players are performing for the country, it is important to ask what the government can do for them,” he said.
“When thinking of how to include Olympic winner Lalit Upadhyay in the government, the UP Sports Policy was born. Through the new policy we were able to include our players in the government. In recent times, we Appointed 10 medal winners as gazetted officers and appointed 500 others on various posts,'' the CM said.
Yogi said that under the new policy, the UP government is opening playgrounds in every village, open gyms and mini stadiums in every development block and stadiums in all the districts.
He said, “We are also strengthening sports hotels. In the latest budget, we have made a provision for Khelo India centers in all development centres, where players will be appointed as coaches so that the society can benefit from their experience and skills.” So to receive.” “UP's first sports university is being set up in Meerut and will be named after hockey legend Major Dhyanchand. Meerut will be given the opportunity to promote its traditional sports goods under the 'One District, One Product' (ODOP) scheme. Has also been selected for.
He said, “I assure you that the UP government will make every possible effort for any program related to sports. We will further hone the skills of our youth.”



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