1 . SAICON 2017
- The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017 was inaugurated on Thursday in New Delhi.
- India has made significant progress in Sports by winning medals in many international events and standing behind each athlete is an expert team of coaches, physiologists, doctors, scientists and technical staff who aided in journey of this success of Indian players.
- Sports Science and Sports medicine has increasingly becoming important as it plays an integral role in improving the performance of the sportspersons and also in facilitating rehabilitation and recovery.
- Sports medicine doctors and scientists contribute significantly to athletes performance as they provide an edge to their talent and skills.
- Contribution of Sports Science will become important under the Khelo India Programme.
- SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.
- Organized by Sports Authority of India, the 3-day conference is being attended by about 1000 national and international delegates.
ABOUT KHELO INDIA PROGRAMME
- ‘Khelo India’ programme has been chalked out to tap talent at the school and college level.
- The Khelo India programme strives to promote “Sports for All” as well as “Sports for Excellence”.
2 . Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC) inaugurated
- The Prime Minister inaugurated the “Dr. Ambedkar International Centre” at 15, Janpath, New Delhi today.
- The Centre would play a key role in the dissemination of Dr. Ambedkar’s teachings and vision.
- The centre would function as a think-tank for inclusive growth, and related socio-economic matters.
- Union Government wants more and more people, and especially the youth, to learn about his vision and ideas.
- That is why, important places related to Dr. Ambedkar’s life have been developed as centres of pilgrimage like Alipur in Delhi; Mhow in Madhya Pradesh; Indu Mill in Mumbai; Deeksha Bhumi in Nagpur; and the house in London have been called as ‘Panchteerth’ which is the today’s generation’s way of paying homage to Dr. Ambedkar.
- BHIM App for digital transactions, is the Union Government’s homage to the economic vision of Dr. Ambedkar.
- Dr. Ambedkar International Centre( DAIC) houses the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre for Socio-Economic Transformation (DAICSET) which is a Centre of Excellence for research in the field of social and economic studies.