He stated that the Ministry is very keen on identifying and nurturing the talent at grassroots level. "Ministry is working on a plan to open sports schools, sports universities and centres off excellence. Also for around 30 centres of excellence, which would be well equipped with all facilities and sports medicine".
He also said that consultations are on, for the reintroduction of National Sports (Development) Bill 2011, drafted by his predecessors Ajay Maken, in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament.
Meanwhile Jitendra Singh had inaugurated the 61st All India Police Championship 2012 at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. There he said "Since I have worked with Police in Ministry of Home Affairs for 15 months it feels like home-coming".
The All India Police Wrestling, Weightlifting, Judo, Gymnastic and Boxing Championship 2012 is being organized by the Central Reserve Police Force and Co-ordinated by IB in which 31 teams are participating with over 1600 participants from various services.
It will be a 4-day event which will be held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.