PANJIM: The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of India has notified for opening of Khelo India Centres (KICs) in Goa under Khelo India Scheme and the approval of competent authority is conveyed for opening of following two centres in two districts in the State.
In North Goa, the hockey sports discipline will be held at Peddem Sports Complex, Mapusa and football sports discipline will be conducted at Fatorda in South Goa.
According to the Sports Authority of Goa, "Funds will be released to the Sports Authority of Goa by the Sports Authority of India, for the above mentioned Khelo India centres,"
SAG further stated that the Goa State Government/ Sports Authority of Goa will be given authority to engage ex-players as coach/mentors of the respective discipline for the two Khelo centres in Goa,"
Deputy Chief Minister and Sports Minister Manohar Azgaonkar has expressed his happiness on sanction of the two centres and has thanked the Union Minister for Sports Kiran Rijiju