New Delhi: Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India has granted a financial assistance of up to Indian Rupees Five Crores Only (INR 5,00,00,000/-) (“Grant”) from the National Sports Development Fund to Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) to purchase certain state-of-the-art sports science equipments to establish and operate, a high-performance facility for rehabilitation, fitness-training and sports science (“Facility”) at the Centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, Bengaluru. The Facility will be named as the “Sports Authority of India (SAI)-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre”.
Indian athletes who are selected for training in Indian National Camps (“National Campers”) shall utilise the equipment and services at the centre free of cost. An agreement to this effect was signed here today between SAI and ABFT represented by, DDG SAI Shri Sandip Pradhan and Shri Abhinav Bindra in the presence of the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) and Secretary (Sports) and DG, SAI, Shri Injeti Srinivas.