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KJA Task Group to develop Karnataka Sports Policy (TGKSP)

In the 2nd meeting of KJA held on September 22, 2014, the Aayoga has discussed on furthering sports development in the state. Sport, of various types, is important for overall personality development of youth and children and also can immensely improve health of people. A “sports culture” has to be inculcated and developed – both in rural and urban areas of the state. Sports needs to be initiated in schools and immensely encouraged at University and general community/society level for enabling the development of an overall sports culture and building a healthy society. Such a sports-drive would require good sports facilities in schools, university/colleges and community levels all through the state. Apart from state-level (and national-level) sports competitions, de-centralized sporting competitions at community and panchayat/district levels must be encouraged for an allround participation of citizens and also inculcate a competitive spirit amongst youth so that they are enthused for competitive and professional sports. Coaching and sports faculty has to get professional with experts handling coaching at various levels. 

KJA has decided to develop a holistic Sports Policy for Karnataka that will help chart a new course for overall sports development and positioning a pragmatic sports eco-system in the state. The concept of a Sports Policy has also been stressed as part of the State Youth Policy outlined by Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports. KJA, along with Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports, has decided to establish a Task Group that will bring together the best of inputs from sports experts and knowledgeable personalities in sports and help formulate a visionary Sports Policy​.

The Task Group is Co-Chaired by Mr. Prakash Padukone, Mr. Rahul Dravid, KJA Members and Dr. Nagambika Devi, Principal Secretary, Department of Youth and Empowerment, GoK.  

The main objective of the Task Group is to develop a holistic and all–encompassing Sports Policy for Karnataka that not just defines a vision for sports development in Karnataka but also prepares a roadmap for further actions which can set Karnataka apart as a futuristic "Sports Destination". The Task Group will undertake state-wide consultation and will submit the Sports Policy to KJA in 6 months - after which KJA will approve and submit the policy recommendations to Govenment of Karnataka.  Click here for the Office Order​​​​

 The Task Group has the following membership:

01​​Mr. Prakash Padukone, Member, KJA​
-Co-Chair
02Principal Secretary, Dept. of Youth Empowerment and Sports, GoK-Co-Chair
03Mr. Rahul Sharad Dravid, Member, KJA-Co-Chair
04Dr. Mohan Alva, Member, KJA-Member
05Ms. Shukla Bose, Member, KJA-Member
06Mrs. Ashwini Nachappa, International Athletic-Member
07Mr. A B Subbaiah, Renowned Hockey Player-Member
08Mr. Hakimuddin S Habibulla, Renowned Swimmer-Member
09Ms. Reeth Abraham, Joint Convenor, Clean Sports India-Member
10Director, SAI-Southern Region, Bengaluru.-Member
11President, Karnataka Olympic Association, Bengaluru-Member
12Mr. Roshan Gopalakrsihna, Sports Lawyer, Senior Associate The Law Offices of  Nandan Kamath, Bengaluru-Member
13Dr. U.V. Sankar, Director of Sports, Jain University-Member
14Dr. Mukund Rao, Member Secretary, KJA-Member
15Director, Dept. of Youth Empowerment and Sports Authority of Karnataka-Member
16Mr. Nandan Kamath, Managing Trustee, Go Sports Foundation, Bengaluru-Member Secretary
17Dr. Padmavathi B. S, Senior Research Associate, KJA-Convenor
​18​Dr. Anuradha Namashivaya, Senior Research Associate, KJA​-Co-Convenor


​  For further information please contact Member Secretary, KJA at mukund.k.rao@gmail.com​ and/or Member Secretary of the Task Group at nandankamath@gmail.com

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KJA SUBMITS SPORTS POLICY RECOMMENDATION TO GOVERNMENT