Government was in process of finalising National Sports Code: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Vastavam web: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said the government was in the process of finalising a National Sports Code to efficiently run sports organisations.”We are preparing the National Sports Code to bring transparency and efficiency in the sports organisations and various federations,” Rathore told reporters here.The minister was here to participate in a sports award function organised by the Madhya Pradesh government.
“Our focus is to ensure that sports can reach to every child. We have started the ‘Khelo India’ programme to achieve this target. Under various schemes so far, the funds have been spent on infrastructure. This (infrastructure) ultimately proved white elephants,” he said, adding funds would now be spent under ‘Khelo India’ to provide a platform to young sportspersons.Rathore also said his ministry has made a provision of Rs 40 Crore for the School Games, which would be telecast live.Rathore said his ministry has recommended the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry to hold three to five sports periods every week in schools.