Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the Khelo India Mobile App in order to create awareness about sports and fitness in the country.
The application is developed by Sports Authority of India (SAI) as part of the Khelo India Scheme and aims to further the PM’s vision to develop the sporting ecosystem in India and turn it into a global sporting superpower in the years to come.
“Today marks the momentous leap forward for sports in India. The application will revolutionize every aspect of fitness and sports in the country and harness technology to help identify and nurture talent from a young age”, sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Wednesday.
The three unique features of the application aid the youngsters to take up sports and also help to identify potential champions among the children across the country. The first part describes the rules and regulations of the 18 sports disciplines. The second section gives the user access to an exhaustive repository of data of sporting facilities across the country.
The most dynamic feature is included in the last section of the application which will help top map the basic fitness levels of children starting as early as five years for all school going students of India.