What is UP One District One Sports Scheme?: “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point, you will.”-Venus Williams. The lines by Venus Williams will work as a motivational tonic for all those capable individuals who want to make their identity but waiting for the perfect platform. Aren’t it the truth, that the Yogi Adityanath government on a timely basis launch various schemes covering all the departments to promote them economically and financially? After receiving such a positive response to the One District One Product (ODOP) programme, the Uttar Pradesh government has launched the One District One Sports (ODOS) scheme.
The state government officials feel that the implementation of the scheme will make a change in the state. It might happen that through proper facilities and training, the state will be able to give the sportspersons just like Haryana. If you are a sports lover and want to know more about the UP One District One Scheme then scroll down the article.
What is UP One District One Sports Scheme?
Launching the One District One Sports scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government followed the motivational line said by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stating “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” Since Uttar Prades is India’s biggest state so to shortlist the best talent among the population was a big deal for the Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs.
Under the ODOS scheme, one sport will be identified in each district of the Uttar Pradesh state and the best sports facilities will be provided to the sportsperson to prepare them. Through those preparations, they will be able to represent themselves at various championships and tournaments. The sportsperson will get a professional coach who will give them the proper training.
Uttar Pradesh ODOS: Overview Table
|Chief Minister||Yogi Adityanath|
|Scheme Name||One District One Sports|
|Scheme Objective||to promote Uttar Pradesh’s sports & sportspersons|
Games under One District One Sport, UP
|Wrestling||Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Chandauli, Baghpat, Deoria, Aajgarh & Maharajganj|
|Athletics||Amethi, Ayodhya, Basti, Ballia, Bhadohi, Chitrakoot, Etah, Firozabad, Ghazipur, Hamirpur, Hapur, Jaunpur, Kasganj, Kaushambi, Mainpuri, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Rampur, Sambhal, Sitapur, Siddharthnagar, Santakbirnagar, Shamli & Unnao.|
|Hockey||Balrampur, Bareilly, Etawah, Farrukhabad, Ghaziabad, Hardoi, Lucknow, Moradabad, Mau, Pratapgarh & Rae Bareli.|
|Table Tennis||Agra & Kanpur|
|Badminton||Aligarh & Gautam Budh Nagar|
|Weightlifting||Bijnor & Mirzapur|
|Boxing||Bulandshahr & Kushinagar|
|Archery||Lalitpur & Sonbhadra|
After getting confirmation from the Central government, the sports of the ten districts got changed and added to the ODOS scheme. The training of all the players at the Khelo India Centres located in each district is on its way. The registration of new students will be done after the implementation of any new policy or changes in the current scheme in near future.
Those ten districts that saw the changes in sports after getting confirmation from the Central government include Mathura (Wrestling instead of Judo), Ballia, Ambedkar Nagar, Kanpur Dehat and Fatehpur (Athletics instead of Badminton), Bahraich (Football instead of Badminton), Shravati (Kabaddi instead of Badminton), Jhansi, Gonda and Lakhimpur Kheri (Hockey instead of Badminton).
As per the sources, the government will create one stadium in each district allowing only players & coaches to practise. Recently, the state cabinet sanctioned the construction of a cricket stadium in Chandausi tehsil of Sambhal district. It will be the responsibility of the District Administration to provide land for the stadium free of cost and make sure that the construction is done properly.
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