Sports Authority of India

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, the headquarters of Sports Authority of India

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) (Hindi: भारतीय खेल प्राधिकरण) is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for broad basing and bringing excellence in sports across India. It has 9 Regional Centres which are located at Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh,Kolkata, Imphal, Guwahati ,Bhopal, Lucknow and Sonepat;and two Academic institutions viz. Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports(NS NIS), Patiala and Laxmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE),Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). Through NS NIS Patiala and some of the regional centres at Bengaluru, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram SAI offers a variety of courses in sports coaching and sports medicine and SAI LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram conducts graduate and post-graduate courses in physical education.

SAI ACADEMIES AND REGIONAL CENTRES :

S.No.

Region of India

Academic Institution/Regional Centre

1.

North

Netaji Subhas National institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala (Punjab)

2.

SAI Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, Chandigarh

3.

Ch. Devi Lal Northern Regional Centre, Sonepat (Haryana)

4.

SAI Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, Lucknow (U.P.)

5.

Central

SAI Udhav Das Mehta Central Centre, Bhopal (M.P.)

6.

Eastern

SAI Netaji Subhas Eastern Centre, Kolkata (West Bengal)

7.

North-East

SAI Netaji Subhas North-East Regional Centre, Imphal (Manipur)

8.

SAI Netaji Subhas North-East Regional Centre, Guwahati (Assam)

9.

South

SAI Netaji Subhas Southern Centre, Bengaluru (Karnataka)

10.

Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

11.

West

SAI Netaji Subhas Western Centre, Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

. It has also a High Altitude Training Centre at Shillaroo, Himachal Pradesh.

History[edit]

SAI training centre for kayaking and canoeing, Alappuzha

After independence, on May 7, 1961, the National Institute of Sports (NIS) was set up for the development of sports at the Motibagh Palace grounds in Patiala. On January 23, 1973, it was renamed Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS).

The Sports Authority of India originated with the committee formed to host the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. In 1984 the SAI was established by of the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. On January 25, 1984, Sports Authority of India was established as a registered society. On May 1, 1987, the Society for National Institute of Physical Education and Sports (SNIPES) was merged with it and as a result, the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala and its allied centres at Bhopal, Bangalore, Kolkata and Gandhinagar and the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education at Thiruvananthapuram came under Sports Authority of India. The NSNIS, Patiala and the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram became its academic wings. In 1995, LNCPE Gwalior became a separate “Deemed University[1]

SAI Sports Promotional Schemes[edit]

The Sports Authority of India conducts various activities and schemes to promote sports in India.[2] they include:

SAI participates in 2015-16 Calcutta Premier League with a team named SAI Darjeeling.

SAI SCHEMES AT A GLANCE:

S.No.

Name of Scheme

Age group

1.

National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC)

8–14 years

2.

Army Boys Sports Companies (ABSC)

8–14 years

3.

SAI Training Centre (STC)

12–18 years

4.

Special Area Games (SAG)

12–18 years

5.

Extension Centres of STCs/SAGs

12–18 years

6.

Centre of Excellence (COE)

12–25 years

7.

Come & Play

8–17 years

8.

Community Connect

Open

Academic Programmes[edit]

SAI has two Academic Wings which provide certificate courses in physical education, sports and sports medicine, namely, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala for coaches and the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) at Thiruvananthapuram.[3]

NSNIS, Patiala conducts the following programmes:

  • Diploma Course in Sports Coaching
  • Masters Course in Sports Coaching
  • Certificate Course in Sports Coaching
  • Post-graduate Diploma Course in Sports Medicine
  • Refresher Courses

LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram conducts the following courses :

  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE)
  • Master of Physical Education (MPE)
  • Regular and Part-time Ph.D programmes =

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction". Sports Authority of India, Government of India. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  2. ^ http://sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in/index2.asp?slid=214&sublinkid=122&langid=1
  3. ^ http://sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in/index3.asp?sslid=232&subsublinkid=71&langid=1

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