Rajasthan has produced some of the best athletes like Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Krishna Poonia, Apurvi Chandela and Devendra Jhajharia who have represented India at global meets. However, lack of proper sporting infrastructure and facilities has contributed to lack of more sporting talents and sports in the state. Recently state Sports Ministry has announced many initiatives to overcome these challenges and transform the sports ecosystem. To give further momentum to the government’s initiative and to contribute to making Rajasthan a sporting powerhouse, News18 Rajasthan has launched a special campaign “Khel Se Kholo Kismat”.
News18 Rajasthan will identify four major regions in the state that have abundant talent but lack in sporting facilities across different levels – schools, colleges, Govt. facilities or even traditional sports facilities like akhadas. The channel will do special shows and stories from these regions highlighting the issue as well as interviews with the concerned leaders and other important members of the administration.
The campaign was launched on 8th October at 2 PM on News18 Rajasthan. The launch has been graced by the presence of Ashok Chandana, Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Rajasthan; Krishna Pooniya, Olympics medalist and Congress MLA; Avani Lekhra, Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist; Devendra Jhajhariya, Paralympics double gold medalist; Raju Lal Chaudhary, Asian Games medalist and Krishna Nagar, Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist.