Mobile app to aid athletes, coaches in Khelo India Youth Games

SAI has prepared a mobile application, where all the facilities and match timings will be updated. Every player, coach and sports lover can download it and know about the latest happening

(From left) Former sprinter, Rachita Mistry, CWG Gold Medalist in 50m Rifle Shooting, Tejaswini Sawant, Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare, Govt of Maharashtra, Vinod Tawde, Deputy Secretary, Sports and Youth Welfare,Govt of Maharashtra, Rajendra Pawar in Mumbai on Monday.   -  Special Arrangement

The Khelo India Youth Games-Maharashtra 2019 begins in Pune from Wednesday and Maharashtra’s sports and youth affairs minister, Vinod Tawde, has said that the state government has taken all the initiatives to address the infrastructural issues.

“Maharashtra being the host, we have focused on two major things. One is to upgrade the infrastructure (all the stadiums and grounds are at par with international level). And also to ensure, things go smooth,” Tawde told Sportstar on Monday.

“There have been cases when athletes have had sleep on staircases or in dormitories, but we have booked proper hotels for them. Food and transport facilities are also taken care of. There will be good arrangement,” he said.

The minister made it clear that to ensure every athlete and coach have proper idea about the schedule and status of the events, a mobile app will be introduced. “The SAI has made a proper planning in terms of a timetable. We have prepared a mobile application, where all the facilities and match timings will be updated. Every player, coach and sports lover can download it and know about the latest happening. It will be accessible to everyone,” Tawde said.

Youth Olympics Gold medalists shooters Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary and weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will be among the cream of India’s young sporting talent competing at the event.