Khela Hobe, West Bengal

The main objective of the initiative is to encourage the youth to take up sports

West Bengal government has newly come up with ‘Khela Hobe’ programme for the encouraging the youth to take up sports. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is about to start the initiative today. Under this initiative the State Sports and Youth Affairs department will distribute about ore than 1 lakh footballs to various sporting clubs. The clubs registered with IFA will get 10 footballs each. The footballs to be distributed under this initiative will be handmade by refugee handicraft units in the state. These footballs will be made by M/s refugee handicrafts under the brand name JOYEE. This scheme aims at encouraging football as well as overall sporting activities in the state. It will create new job opportunities in the handicraft units as well as encourage sports in the state. CM has also announced to celebrate August 16 every year as ‘Khel Hobe Diwas’ thereby in the memory of 16 people who lost their lives in a stampede in the year 1980 at a match held in Eden Gardens.

Overview:

Initiative:Khela Hobe
Initiative Under: West Bengal Government
Start Date:August 2, 2021
Main Beneficiaries:Football players in the state
Benefit:Free distribution of more than 1,00,000 footballs to various football clubs in the state
Objective:To encourage the youth in the state to take up sports

List of scheme launched by West Bengal Government

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is to encourage the youth to take up sports
  • Under this initiative the sports and youth department will distribute more than 1,00,000 handmade footballs to various football clubs in the state
  • The clubs registered with IFA will get 10 footballs each
  • This aims to provide assistance to the sportsmen in the state belonging to financially weaker background
  • It will help the interested youth to take up football sport and fulfill the dreams irrespective of financial constraints
  • It will also increase the employment opportunities in the handicraft units
  • It aims at eventual sports development in the state

Key Points:

  • Khela Hobe initiative is announced and started by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for encouraging sports in the state
  • Under this initiative the State Sports and Youth department will distribute more than 1,00,000 handmade footballs to various football clubs in the state
  • These footballs will made in the state by M/s refugee handicrafts under its brand JOYEE
  • This programme aims to provide assistance to the sportsmen in the state belonging to financially weaker background
  • It will help the interested youth to take up football sport and fulfill the dreams irrespective of financial constraints
  • It will also increase new employment opportunities in the handicrafts units
  • It will help in betterment of the workers in the units especially women workers
  • CM also announced that August 16 every year will be celebrated as Khela Hobe Diwas in the state
  • This is in the memory of 16 people who lost their lives in a stampede in the year 1980 at a match held in Eden Gardens.
  • The state government is taking various efforts for welfare of the sports-persons in the state thereby ensuring their good future in sports.

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