After stupendous success of ‘One District One Product’ scheme, now ‘One District One Sport’ scheme
After the success of ‘One District One Product‘ (ODOP) scheme, the Yogi Adityanath government is now planning to start a ‘One District One Sport‘ scheme that will promote sports.
According to official sources, the sports department has been asked to prepare a blueprint for the scheme and identify popular sports for each district.
An official of the sports department said, “The chief minister wants indigenous sports to be promoted through this new scheme. Water sports will be an integral part of the scheme for districts that are situated on the banks of major rivers. The idea is to encourage the youth to take to sports and also hone their skills.”
Sources said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was keen that young players from Uttar Pradesh should make a name for themselves at the national and international levels in sports. He was also keen to revive indigenous sports that were losing their presence in the field of sports.
Earlier, under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme Wrestling became the sport of the Gorakhpur district. under the One District One Sports scheme.
The UP Government’s One District-One Product Programme aims to encourage such indigenous and specialized products and crafts in UP that are found nowhere else – like the ancient and nutritious ‘Kala Namak‘ rice, the rare and intriguing wheat-stalk craft, world-famous chikankari and zari-zardozi work on clothes, and the intricate and stunning horn-bone work that uses the remains of dead animals rather than live ones, a nature-friendly replacement for ivory.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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