The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports – MYAS

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) – युवा कार्यक्रम और खेल मंत्रालय

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports or MYAS is a branch of the Government of India (Bharat Sarkar) which monitors the Department of Sports and the Department of Youth Affairs in India. It also administered the Commonwealth games of 2010. The Ministry also distributes the yearly National Sports Awards in several categories. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Awards are the perfect examples. The Sports Minister of India takes all important decisions related to the Ministry of Sports.ministry of youth affairs and sports

History of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

The Government of India established the Department of Sports in the year 1982 when it was organizing the Asian Games in New Delhi. During the International Youth Year celebration in 1985, the government of India (GOI) renamed the department as the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports. It became the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 2000, on 27th May. After 8 years, in 2008, the bifurcation of the Ministry took place, and since then it has two separate departments:

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The Department of Sports distributes the sports awards like Special Awards to those sportsmen who win medals in International events on Sports, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, etc. There is no single National Sports of India. Cricket, Kabaddi, and Football are the most popular games in India.

Apex, Autonomous Bodies, and Organisations

  • National Anti-Doping Agency – NADA
  • Sports Authority of India – SAI
  • Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education – LNIPE, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Lakshmibai National University of Physical Education, Gwalior
  • National Dope Testing Laboratory – NDTL
  • National Playing Fields Association of India – NPFAI

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Regional and Field Offices

  • Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports – NSNIS
  • Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education – LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram, Tamil Nadu State

Schemes, Programmes, and Missions

  • Monitoring of Financial Assistance to NSFs and Pension to Meritorious Sportsperson
  • Operation Excellence for London Olympics – OPEX 2012

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Khelo India – National Programme for Development of Sports

Keeping in mind the significance of sports and fitness, the Department of Sports has introduced a programme to revive India’s sports culture, and people recognize it as Khelo India.

Department of Youth Affairs

Several functions of the Department of Youth Affairs are about several other ministries like the Ministry of Education, Employment, and Training, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The primary aim of the Department is to facilitate youth building in our country. The two awards that this Ministry gives are:national service scheme

  • Indira Gandhi NSS Award
  • Tenzing Norgay National Award

The Ministry’s Department of Youth Affairs organized programmes

  • National Youth Corps
  • National Youth Festival
  • International Youth Exchange Program
  • National Service Scheme – NSS
  • Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan
  • Youth Hostels, Mysore, Karnataka
  • Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme or USIS

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  • National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development or NPYAD
  • Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram
  • Promoting ‘Scouts and Guides’ training

Organizations under the Department of Youth

  1. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development – RGNIYD
  2. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan – NYKS

Divisions, Units, and Wings of MYAS

  • State National Service Scheme – NSS Cell, Chandigarh

MYAS Minister: Shri Kiren Rijiju
Year: 2019

MYAS Website: https://yas.nic.in
Contact Number: 011-23384183, 23386520
Email Id: myasoffice@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yasministry
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YASMinistry
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/MYAS
Google+: https://plus.google.com/myas
Address Info:
Room No: 401, C-Wing,
Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001