The ‘Khelo India Center of Excellence’ is being started by the Sports and Youth Welfare Department from the next financial year. Under this, boys and girls in the age group of 09 to 17 years will be given free training in hockey, athletics and archery at the sports academies of Bilaspur and Raipur. Apart from this, the facilities of housing, food, educational expenses, sports apparel, accident insurance, sports training will also be provided free of cost by the sports department. To enter the academy of Raipur and Bilaspur, the players of the district, who are less than 17 years of age and who want to take admission in the sports academy of Bilaspur or Raipur, can register by 22 February 2021. It will be mandatory to attach the photocopy of the birth certificate or 10th board mark sheet, Aadhaar card photocopy, residence certificate (Tehsildar or Sarpanch) along with the registration form. The registration form can be obtained from the Sports and Youth Welfare Collectorate Jashpur, or can also be downloaded from the District Office Jashpur website.
Interested candidates of the district will start the selection process for admission to the academy of Raipur and Bilaspur by the District Level Selection Trial Committee on 23 February 2021 for hockey and archery at Ranjita Stadium and 24 February 2021 for athletics from 09 am.