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Pillars of Sport Development

Mission Statement

  • To spread awareness of sports across different sections of society, resulting in character building and inclusive development.
  • To identify and nurture sporting talent in Gujarat and give them the opportunity to shine in the global sports arena by creating a sports-centric, incentivized eco-system for all stake holders.


  • To create a sporting culture resulting into happy and healthy society
  • Achieving excellence in sports with special emphasis on Olympic sports.
  • All-round development of personality and improved self esteem, especially for women

Employment to Sports persons (Domicile of Gujarat)

  • Class I jobs for Olympic medal winners, Asian games Gold Medal winners.
  • Class II jobs for Silver, Bronze medals winners of Asian Games.
  • 2 % Group C of total recruitment in Government to be reserved for meritorious sports persons.

Benefits to players

  • Scholarships and trainings to top athletes under Shaktidoot Scheme to represent India at International sports events.
  • Assistance in training, sports equipment, travel up to 25 Lakhs annually per player.
  • Annual benefit of 65,000 per player for 1400 players under Swami Vivekanand Centre of Excellence towards sports nutrition, stipend and traveling expenses for sports training.

Cash Awards for Sports persons

Cash awards to winners of National – International championships

Medal Olympic Games Asian Games Common Wealth Games Commonwealth Asian Championship (Seniors) Commonwealth Asian Championship (Juniors) National Games/National Championship
Gold 5 Crore 2 Crore 1 Crore 50 Lakh 25 Lakh 3 Lakh
Silver 3 Crore 1 Crore 50 Lakh 30 Lakh 15 Lakh 2 Lakh
Bronze 2 Crore 50 Lakh 25 Lakh 20 Lakh 10 Lakh 1 Lakh

Motivation to Divyang Players

  • Organizing special Khel Maha Kumbh for Divyang players to give them opportunity to display their talent.
  • Attractive cash awards for Divyang players.

Emphasis of Sports in Schools and Colleges

  • Inclusion of sports as a subject in the curriculum, at par with other optional subjects in a phased manner.
  • Guidelines will be issued for phase wise deployment of qualified physical education (PE) teachers in the schools.
  • Students while competing in state, national, international sporting events will be given flexibility in attendance.
  • 2 % of total seats in colleges, including professional courses to be reserved for meritorious sports persons.
  • Marks for Sports will be given.
Emphasis of Sports in Schools and Colleges

Creation of Sports Infrastructure and Play fields

  • Efforts to provide at least 2000 sq yards of open field at a distance of 2 km play.
  • Land requirements for sports complexes to be earmarked in development plans of Nagarpalika.
  • Village Panchayats to earmark a plot of up to six acres for play fields in villages with a population of greater than 5000.
  • Multipurpose utilization of sports infrastructure for self sustainability.
  • Involving private sector to create new sports infrastructure through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Empowering Local Communities

  • To establish a Sports Development Council at Municipal Corporations, Prants, Taluka and at District level.
  • To create a committee in each village for development of sports & fitness related activities.
Creation of Sports Infrastructure and Play fields

Khel Maha Kumbh and Khele Gujarat - Providing a robust competition structure

  • To conduct Khel Maha Kumbh (a systematic competition structure) to identify the talent from vi II age to state level.
  • To give assistance to organize National! International tournaments and conduct National Games in Gujarat.
  • To train the winners of Khel Maha Kumbh at Khele Gujarat Summer Camp.
  • To organize Sports leagues in schools and colleges at Zonal and State level
Sports University and High Performance Center

Sports University and High Performance Center

  • High performance center with state of the art facilities to be created Swarnim Gujarat Sports University.
  • Development of sports specific fitness techniques using the traditional system of fitness practices such as Yogasan and Meditation.

Talent Identification and Nurturing

DLSS (District Level Sports School) and Excellence Training

  • Creation of District Level Sports Schools (DLSS) in each district of Gujarat.
  • To identify talent under Swami Vivekananda Khel Pratibha Shodh Abhiyan from Khel Mahakumbh and nurture talent in residential sports academies with the help of expert coaches, sports icons and support system.
  • To establish Gujarat Police Sports Unit - centre of excellence as part of Mission Olympic Program in line with Army Sports Institute.
  • Identifying talent and giving specialized training to tribals in select sports.

Other Initiatives

  • Promoting sports tourism by taking advantage of Gujarat's longest coastline, rivers, canals, mountains and lakes.
  • To develop water beach sports and adventure sports in the state.
  • To set up sports goods manufacturing park.
  • To set up, Gujarat Sports Welfare Fund especially for benefit of ex-players.
  • To promote various privately run sports academies by giving performance linked incentives.
  • Development of walking and cycling tracks in the state especially at pilgrim places, tourist centres & forest areas.
  • Technology will be used for advancement of sports persons and enhancing efficiency across all segments.

Through implementation of this policy, Gujarat will contribute significantly in making India a sporting power house of the world.

Through implementation of this policy, Gujarat will contribute significantly in making India a sporting power house of the world
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