• Maharashtra launches Mission Shakti sports initiative



Film Actor Aamir Khan launched Mission Shakti, aMaharashtragovernment’sinitiative totrainathletesfromtribalareasforinternational sports events such as Olympics. It will help Maharashtra government to hunt for talentedathletesinremoteareasofChandrapur and Gadchiroli. At the launc launch event Aamir Kha  felicitatedateamoftribalmountaineers who had recently scaled Mount Everest as part of ‘MissionShaurya


Mission Shakti 

It aims to groom tribal student for an Olympic medal by 2024. The mission is directed towards 6 sporting disciplines namely- archery shooting, volleyball, swimming, weightlifting and gymnastics. Implementation: For now the programme is being implemented in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts and will be extended to rest of State soon. State government has set aside funds at district level to construct required facilities and a
stadium such as mega sports complex is planned at Ballarpur in Chandrapur with a focus on 6 sports areas.
Significance

It will speed up state governments programme to spot Olympic talent in remote tribal regions of State.
Through Mission Shakti, international-quality facilities will be provided with a view to increase our medal tally in Olympics.
With help od mission youth from Chandrapur and Gadchiroli, will get a chance to bring laurels to India