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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur will hold talks with sports ministers of all states and union territories on Monday to prepare a roadmap for the future.
The conversation follows the country’s success at the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.
The flagship programs of the government, Khelo India and Fit India, will continue to be an integral part of the conversation.

During the interaction, Thakur would urge the states to play an important role in organizing sports events for able-bodied and para-athletes in rural and urban areas as well as in identifying talent at the grassroots level.
Promotion of school level sports and support to School Games Federation of India (SGFI) will be another major point of discussion.
States and Union Territories will also be requested to create a pool of cash prizes for athletes where both the central and state governments can pool money.
At present, there are 24 Khelo India State Centers of Excellence (KISCE) in 23 states and union territories, while 360 ​​Khelo India Centers have been opened in different districts of the country.
Thakur will also urge the States and Union Territories to send proposals for opening academies along with KISCE, KIC to further the objective of strengthening the sports ecosystem of the country.

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