With a vision to host the Olympics in 2048, the Delhi Government has endeavored to develop world-class sports facilities across the city and create a conducive ecosystem for sports to flourish. As part of this vision, the government has also set up a Sports University to train and prepare outstanding sportspersons who will represent the country at the international level.
The culture of sports and fitness has to be cultivated at a young age. Several developmental studies also talk about the importance of sports for the all-around development of children. Traditionally, Government schools have lacked the necessary infrastructure required to train world-class athletes. Delhi Government has for the past several years been investing in upgrading the sports infrastructure. However, many of the schools, despite having adequate space, still do not have well-developed playgrounds. The provision of well-equipped and leveled playgrounds is a basic and immediate necessity to enable athletes from Delhi to win medals at the national and international level.
Khelo Dilli: Development of Playgrounds in Delhi Government Schools
In collaboration with Delhi@2047 the Delhi Government is planning to develop world-class playgrounds across several Delhi Government Schools. Playgrounds so envisioned will be equipped with innovative play areas and interactive units that allow students to engage in group activities and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning.
The development of innovative sports facilities and playgrounds in schools will create a consistent stream of motivated and enthused athletes who will move from Delhi Government schools to Delhi University and then eventually represent the country at the international level.
Project Duration: The project will commence September 2021.