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Government Promote Sports among women But on Papers

Posted on:  | 11 Aug 2015



The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that all Schemes of the Ministry and the Sports Authority of India are gender neutral, inclusive schemes and are equally applicable to women sportspersons. Incentive in the form of cash awards under the scheme of ‘Special Awards to Medal Winners in Sports Events and their Coaches’ is given to medal winners including women medal winners and their coaches including women coaches in international events for the sports disciplines included in Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and chess.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, sports events, both national and international, are organized by the concerned National Sports Federations. Venue of sports events is decided by the concerned National Sports Federations.
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