Anurag Thakur sends Indian team of 198 special athletes to Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023
The Government has spent 450 crore rupees in the current Olympic cycle on training, equipment, and facilities so far and it will provide more assistance if needed to ensure India makes a new record in the Paris Olympics 2024.
This was stated by Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur while addressing a function organised in New Delhi yesterday, June 8, to send off the Indian contingent of 198 special athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2023 to be held in Berlin this month, June. He said, India has given the best-ever performance at the last Olympics, Paralympics, and Commonwealth Games with improvements in facilities.
Mr.Thakur added that the budget for the Sports sector has increased along with the beginning of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for the players. The Minister also said that the Centre has sanctioned over 220 crore rupees till now for the preparation for Asian Games. He also expressed confidence that the country will have the best-ever performance in the Asian Games to be held in China this year.