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Sports : A Way of Life NGO has been running a campaign to increase sports literacy in India for the last several years and now it is advising IMT Ghaziabad on implementing the country’s first Model Sports Village (Adarsh Khel Gaon). Institute of Management Technology (IMT) has selected Bahadarpur and Khedi Viran village of District Muzaffarnagar for Adarsh Khel Gaon. IMT has a mega sports plan for these two villages, which almost a joined village, where it has been now trying to evolve sports culture and establish these two villages on the country's sporting map.





Formal launching of first Model Sports Village was held on 16th January, 2020 at India Habitat Centre, Kasurina Hall, New Delhi in the presence of dozens of Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees. Highlighting the plan Dr. Kanishka Pandey, Head, Sports Research Centre, IMT Ghaziabad said that the two villages of Bahadurpur and Khedi Viran are about 09 KM. from Muzaffarnagar city and these have been selected as the country’s first Model Sports Village with a goal to change the face of sports in India.


Following works to promote sports will be carried out:

  1. An appeal will be issued to the parents to motivate the children to play.
  2. All children from these villages will be distributed free booklets like Khel Praveshika and Know Sports and the Sports Calendar both in Hindi and English, so that sports literature reaches every home here.
  3. IMT will develop every courtyard and varamadah of every house as Primary Sports Ground.
  4. Olympic related sports equipment will be provided to every house and to every child.
  5. Discussion on games will be mandatory agenda for Chaupal discussion
  6. Sports Magazines, Newspapers and TV will be made available.
  7. Only sports channels will be shown on the TV here and Olympic and National level sports will be shown. Besides, people can also watch films from time to time.
  8. To increase rural sports, a Rural Sports Magazine will be published every month by compiling sports activities of this village.
  9. To promote sports in these villages, the village‘s garden, courtyard, verandah and enclosure will be developed as a nursery for outdoor sports.
  10. The scheduled game time will be from 04.00 PM to 05.00 PM and at this time Books, TV, Mobiles in all houses will remain shutdown. Wherever the children or the people of this village will be, they will be playing at this time.
  11. From time to time, Arjuna Awardees would meet them and give lectures about various nuances of the games and motivate them to participate in the games.
  12. In addition, a doctor will be provided in the village to cure sports injuries during the game.
  13. Grounds will be developed by constantly following up with the government officials. The thrust will be for construction of large sports grounds. Talent hunting will be carried through organizing various sports events such as inter and intra-village competition. Talented players will be selected and will be given special training so that they win medals at the State and National level.