Sports Ministry to organise 'Meet the Champion' initiative in 26 schools
The Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry will organise - 'Meet the Champion' initiative in 26 schools across the country on the occasion of National Sports Day 29 August.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Some of the prominent athletes will be a part of this initiative. These are Commonwealth Games and World Championships Gold Medalist Nikhat Zareen, Paralympics and CWG medalist Bhavina Patel, Tokyo Olympics and CWG medalist Manpreet Singh among others.
The Sports Authority of India is also celebrating this year's National Sports Day as part of the Fit India campaign.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Nishith Pramanik will hold a special virtual interaction with some of the country's sports and Fit India fitness icons on the importance of fitness and sports in India.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
What is 'Meet the Champions' Initiative?
It is a unique school visit campaign that was kicked off by Olympic Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra in December 2021.
This campaign has reached different parts of the country in the last few months.
During the school visit, the champion athlete shares her experiences, life lessons and tips on eating right and provides an inspiring boost to school children as a whole.
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