The First International Conference on Sports Medicine and Sports Sciences SAICON 2017, organized by Sports Authority of India was inaugurated in New Delhi by the Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore.
Sports Science and Sports medicine has increasingly becoming important as it plays an integral role in improving the performance of the sportspersons and also in facilitating rehabilitation and recovery.
Sports medicine doctors and scientists contribute significantly to athletes’’ performance as they provide an edge to their talent and skills.
Contribution of Sports Science will become important under the Khelo India Programme launched by his ministry.
Khelo India national school games would be organised from January 31 to February 8 next year for the under 17 age group. These school games will act as a springboard. He said for the first time a sports broadcaster will broadcast live the national school games.
The top 1,000 athletes from this event will be entitled to Rs 5 lakh scholarships for eight years. Every year, his Ministry will keep adding 1,000 more athletes for creating a pool of young talent. School Games will be followed by College Games for under the age group of 21 years.
SAICON 2017 will promote scientific temperament in the country and inspire students, researchers and educationists alike to take up sports science and research to the next level.