Chhattisgarh state has been selected for Archery sport under ‘One State, One Game’ initiative. With an aim to enhance the possibilities for India to win medals in Olympic Sports of year 2024, Government of India’s Sports Ministry has launched ‘One State, One Game’ policy.
Under this ‘One State, One Game’ initiative, states will be provided better facilities, better sports training along with enhanced exposure for sportspersons through various sports tournaments. Besides, sportspersons will be provided additional support in terms of sports techniques and sports science.
It is noteworthy that to promote sports in the state, Chhattisgarh Government has constituted Chhattisgarh Sports Development Authority under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mr. Umesh Patel informed that under this initiative, various sports academies are being established. The sports development authority will be running well-equipped sports academies in various parts of the state. This will also prove favourable for the industries based in Chhattisgarh.
Sports and Youth Welfare Department Director Mrs. Shweta Sinha informed that considering the possibility of winning medals in Olympic sports tournaments in year 2024 and year 2028, Government of India has shortlisted 14 sports including archery. Central Government has selected one sport for each state, after proper discussion with the state governments concerned. The state has expertise in the sport selected for it. In these states, all the necessary facilities will be provided for better training of the young talent in the selected sports so as to prepare them for Olympic. In the same sequence, under ‘One State, One Game’ initiative, Archery has been selected for Chhattisgarh state, as archery has been an important part of tribal culture in Chhattisgarh. Youth from tribal regions have won medals in various national sports tournaments.