Tamil Nadu government has launched TN Amma Ilaignar Vilayattu Thittam Scheme on 13 January 2020. This TN Amma Youth Sports Scheme aims to develop leadership skills and promote unity among the youth. The scheme is going to be implemented in 12,524 village panchayats and 528 town panchayats across the state. The state govt. of Tamilnadu will implement the scheme with an outlay of Rs. 76.24 crore.
Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurated the “Amma Ilaignar Vilayattu Thittam” via video conferencing from the Secretariat. The scheme was inaugurated at the Kiloy village panchayat ground in Sriperumbudur. During the event, CM Palaniswami also launched the logo of the Amma Youth Sports Scheme 2020.
CM Palaniswami also inaugurated a hostel in Trichy which was constructed at a cost of Rs 96 lakh.
TN Amma Ilaignar Vilayattu Thittam (Youth Sports Scheme)
TN Amma Ilaignar Vilayattu Thittam would be implemented in 12,524 village panchayats and 528 town panchayats. The total amount for successful implementation of TN Amma Youth Sports Scheme is 76.24 cr rupees. During the inauguration event, CM even handed over cheques worth Rs. 2.36 crore to 36 players who won various medals in recently concluded 13th South Asian games. These games were held from 1 Dec 2019 to 10 December 2019 at Kathmandu in Nepal.
Deputy CM O Panneerselvam, Ministers K A Sengottaiyan and D Jayakumar were also present during the inauguration. CM also said that “Amma Ilaignar Vilayattu Kuzhu” will be formed by the Youth Welfare and Sports Development Department. This will ensure proper training to young boys and girls to perform better at the national and international level sports.
Tamilnadu govt. will take steps to setup ground to play any 3 sports like Kabbadi, Volleyball, cricket and football. The state govt. will give appropriate award and honour to the sports persons from Tamil Nadu who win in senior and junior levels at international tournaments. Moreover, old building of Sports Development Authority located near Chennai Nehru Park will be razed out and new building would be constructed at cost of Rs. 5 crore.
The state govt. will implement scheme in a phase wise manner with 1st priority is to build national level sports club in rural areas. After all the infrastructure development takes place, a committee would be setup to find local talents who are going to be trained at these facilities. Youths would later be made to participated in various tournaments at village, district and state level.