KIRTI Programme

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Source- The post on KIRTI Programme is based on the article “Khelo India Rising Talent Identification will take sports to the doorstep of aspiring champions: Anurag Singh Thakur” published in “PIB” on 12th March 2024. 

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Recently, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated the unique Khelo India Rising Talent Identification (KIRTI) programme.

About KIRTI programme

Khelo India
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Aspect Details
i) KIRTI is part of the flagship Central Sector Scheme called Khelo India.
ii) It is scouting and training programme to build a culture of sports and also create a cradle of talent that can win India medals at global competitions.
AimScout talent among school-goers between the age of 9 and 18 years
Objectivei) To hunt talent from every nook and corner of the country
ii) To use sports as a tool to curb addiction towards drugs and other gadgetry distractions
Concerned MinistryMinistry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Featuresi) KIRTI aims to conduct 20 lakh assessments across the country throughout the year to identify talent through notified Talent Assessment Centres.
ii) KIRTI is launched across 50 centres in India. Fifty thousand applicants are being assessed in the first phase across 10 sports, including athletics, boxing, wrestling, hockey, football and wrestling.
iii) KIRTI’s athlete-centric programme is conspicuous by its transparent selection methodology based on Information Technology.
iv) Data analytics based on Artificial Intelligence is being used to predict the sporting acumen in an aspiring athlete.

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