The event would be an umbrella programme, focusing on all aspects of sports and would bring the entire sports fraternity to one platform.
     
The first edition would not only serve as a platform for the Indian sports industry to showcase their strength but would also act as a catalyst in promoting sports amongst the youth.
     
The event would include an international exhibition on sports sector at the National Stadium, an international conference on sports sector, reverse buyer-seller meet by sports goods export promotion council, networking dinner and concurrent sports activities and tournaments.
     
At the sports summit, G S G Ayyangar, Joint Secretary, MYA&S, spelt out the details of the 'Scheme for Identifying and Nurturing Sports Talent in the Country'.
     
Under the scheme, which has been taken up on a pilot basis, talents would be scouted and selected from the present Rajeev Gandhi Krida Abhiyan annual competitions. These sportspersons will be called Young Talent (YT) and they will be specially trained by Physical Education Teachers attached to every District Level Sports Center.
     
A District Sports School (DLSS) will be set up in every district in the country in the next ten years. He said that the Sports Ministry will supervise the training in sports and provide the sports scholarships and the recurring expenses.

(Agencies)

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