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Union Sports Ministry constituted Ashwini Nachappa committee to study status of SAI training centers

Jul 9, 2015 12:01 IST

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 8 July 2015 constituted an eight member committee to study status of Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centers across the country.

The committee will be headed by former athlete Ashwini Nachappa and includes Pullela Gopi Chand as a member among others.

The committee was formed against the backdrop of suicide attempt by four girl inmates at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) SAG Water Sports centre at Alappuzha, Kerala in May 2015 that resulted in death of one girl trainee.

The committee was mandated to recommend measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in future.

Before finalising on its recommendations, the committee will study the issues related to management of athletes stress levels, quality of food served, timely availability of dietary supplements among others.

The committee is mandated to submit its report within 3 months.

About SAI Centres

SAI Training Centre (STC) Scheme was launched in 1995 in order to groom junior level sports persons between 12 and 18 years.

AT present, there are 56 STC Centres spread across the country having a total strength of 5394 trainees.

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