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KIRTI Programme

KIRTI Programme:

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated the unique Khelo India Rising Talent Identification (KIRTI) programme.

  • KIRTI Programme is aimed at school children between nine and 18 years age group.
  • The scheme will have two main objectives:
    • To hunt talent from every nook and corner of the country and
    • To use sports as a tool to curb addiction towards drugs and other gadgetry distractions.
  • KIRTI aims to conduct 20 lakh assessments across the country throughout the year to identify talent through notified Talent Assessment Centres.
  • KIRTI made a solid launch across 50 centres in India. Fifty thousand applicants are being assessed in the first phase across 10 sports, including athletics, boxing, wrestling, hockey, football and wrestling.
  • KIRTI’s athlete-centric programme is conspicuous by its transparent selection methodology based on Information Technology.
  • Data analytics based on Artificial Intelligence is being used to predict the sporting acumen in an aspiring athlete.