On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Khelo India App’, the first mobile application of the Indian Sports Authority (SAI) to create awareness about sports and fitness in the country.
Developed as a part of the SAI play India Scheme, the purpose of this application is to carry forward the vision of the Prime Minister to develop the game ecosystem in India and transform it into a global sports superpower in the coming years.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said, “Today there is a long leap for sports in India. This application will revolutionize every aspect of fitness and sports in the country and help identify and nurture talent.”
#KheloIndia Mobile App Lanched by hon’ble PM @narendramodi
🔹Find out #HowToPlay a sport,#WhereToPlay it & check your fitness levels.
🔸Feed the fitness scores of your child to find out a #champion in the making around you. https://t.co/j4uNxwSAI0 #ChampionsDhundhein @Ra_THORe pic.twitter.com/Wo6pRy5tpN
— Khelo India (@kheloindia) February 27, 2019
There are three unique features in the application which facilitate youth for sports and also help identify potential champions among children across the country.
In the first section, users will get information on the basic rules and regulations of 18 game subjects. This is an introductory guide to what the game is about, the tools needed to play, the rules and parameters to follow when playing the game.
In the second volume, the user can access a wide range of data of sports facilities across the country, where one can pursue a game in his hometown.
The list includes SAI facilities, SAI supported facilities and personal amenities. The application includes details such as address, phone number, location and sports facilities available at the venue.
The last section is the most dynamic feature that helps students going to school in India to mapping the basic fitness level starting from the age of five.
There are eight tests in the fitness section, which can be used not only to determine the level of fitness of a child but also to determine which discipline the child can practice in the game. Data for fitness tests conducted by physical education teachers of schools. The application can be used to feed and identify the possible champion from all over the country.
The application is available in both Hindi and English and can be used even after downloading when the parent or teacher does not have internet connectivity.
This will ensure that even those children who live and study in villages, and who do not have access to the Internet continuously, they can use this app.