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Sports puruskar revised

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The News Bureau, Feb 11

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has revised the Scheme of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

The puruskar will be given in identification of young talent, encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility, employment of sportspersons, sports welfare measures and sports for development.

It was introduced in 2009 to encourage and promote involvement of corporates, sports promotion boards to promote and de

elop sports.

Training to promote rural sports, national sports and Olympic sports   had been included in the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013. Companies could promote and develop sports from the funds earmarked for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Sports for Development has been provided for NGOs to recognize their contributions. 

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