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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has formally announced to drop ‘Authority’ from the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
The Top most sports governing body under the Ministry of Youth Affairs- MYAS will now be Sports India.
It has been decided 6 months after Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had announced to rename Sports Authority of India in July last year
Officials of both SAI and MYAS held a meeting in National Capital yesterday and formalised the New name--Sports India.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore chaired the meeting.
The official stamp to the new name past put at an hour-long meeting at the MYAS, Shastri Bhawan.
Registrar of Soceities will formally be informed for necessary changes in records. The governing body is registered as a society with the Registrar of Societies since January 24, 1984.
The Top national sports body was established by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Government of India for the development of sport in the country.
Sports Authority of India (SAI) has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 SAI Regional Centres, 14 Centre of Excellence, 56 Sports Training Centres and 20 Special Area Games centres.
This administrative body also manages Netaji Subhash High Altitude Training Centre at Shilaroo in Himachal Pradesh as well as five stadiums in Delhi – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which also houses the sports’ body’s headquarters, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and Arena, SPM Swimming Pool Complex (Talkatora Stadium), Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range as well as Siri Fort Badminton and Squash complexes.
The Sports Authority of India had started with the committee formed to host the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.