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- On August 19, 2022, Uttarakhand Sports Minister Rekha Arya told the media that the 'Mukhyamantri Udaiyaman Khiladi Yojana' will be launched to encourage sportspersons in the age group of 8 to 14 years of the state who have excelled in various sports. Children will be provided Rs. 1500 as sports scholarship.
- Sports Minister Rekha Arya said this after a discussion and review meeting with the officials of the Sports Department regarding the preparations for the Upcoming National Sports Day to be held on August 29 at her official residence in Dehradun.
- Minister Rekha Arya told that Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami will launch 'Mukhyamantri Udiyaman Khiladi Yojana' on 29th August, the birthday of great hockey player Major Dhyanchand and on the occasion of National Sports Day.
- About four thousand players from across the state will get the benefit of this scheme. Under this, 150 boys from each district and an equal number of girls will get a scholarship of Rs 1500 per month. Selected beneficiaries will get three months incentive amount checks together.
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