Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersShastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001.
Annual budget (US$280 million) (2017-18 est.)[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Smt. Upma Chawdhry, IAS, Youth Affairs Secretary
  • Radhey Shyam Julaniya, IAS, Sports Secretary
Child agency
Websiteyas.nic.in

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is a branch of the Government of India, which administers Department of youth affairs and Department of Sports in India. Kiren Rijiju is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, who is in the capacity of Minister of State (Independent Charge).[2][3]

The ministry also gives the annual National Sports awards in various categories, including the Arjuna Award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards.[4]

History

The Ministry was set up as the Department of Sports at the time of organisation of 1982 Asian Games New Delhi. Its name was changed to the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985. It became a separate Ministry on 27 May 2000. Subsequently, In 2008, the Ministry has been bifurcated into Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports under two separate Secretaries.[5]

Department of Youth Affairs

Unlike the sports department, many of the functions of the department are related to other ministries, like Ministry of Education, Employment & Training, Health and Family Welfare thus it functions largely as a facilitator for youth building.

It gives two awards, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award and Indira Gandhi NSS Award.[6]

Definition of Youth

The United Nations defines "Youth" as 15-24 years[7] and in the Commonwealth, it is 15-29 years. In order to use a definition more in line with these international standards, the Draft NYP 2012 changes the definition from 13-35 years to 16-30 years.[8] The draft NYP 2012 plans to divide the age bracket of 16-30 years into three groups.[9]

Organisations

Programmes

Department of Sports

The department also gives away the National sports awards, including Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy, Dhyanchand Award for Lifetime achievement in Sports and Games, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar.[17][18][19]. They also helped in bringing the FIFA U-17 World cup to India. A huge part of it was played by the advisors to the Sports Ministry - Rahul Rana (Doon School) and Arjun Dewan (The Lawrence School).

Organisations

Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports". Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Portfolio of Modi government ministers: Vijay Goel appointed as the new Sports Minister", The Financial Express, 5 July 2016
  4. ^ "2013 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Introduction". Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Awards". Department of Youth Affairs. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Youth". UNESCO. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Prasad Joshi (13 February 2013). "Draft National Youth Policy 2012 seeks a shift in youth age bracket". Indian Express. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Draft policy redefines 16-30 age group as youth". Deccan Herald. 31 May 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan". National Portal of India. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "About RGNIYD". Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Grants to NGOs". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ a b c d "Promotion of Scouting & Guiding". Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "About Department". Department of Youth Affairs. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ "Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme". Government of India, Press Information Bureau. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  16. ^ "Objectives of PYKKA". Government of India, Press Information Bureau. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Awards". Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "National Sports Awards to be Presented on 31st August, 2013". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  19. ^ "C&W: Cricket News". www.cricketandwicket.com. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports". Retrieved 2014.
  21. ^ "NADA: National Anti Doping Agency". Retrieved 2014.
  22. ^ "LNIPE Gwalior MP". Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  23. ^ "National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)". Retrieved 2014.
  24. ^ "Current Lok Sabha Members Biographical Sketch". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  25. ^ "Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore first sportsperson to become sports minister". India Today. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Coordinates: 28°36?57?N 77°12?57?E / 28.615940°N 77.215747°E / 28.615940; 77.215747


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