Maharashtra launches Mission Shakti sports initiative

Maharashtra launches Mission Shakti sports initiative

1. Film Actor Aamir Khan launched Mission Shakti, a Maharashtra government’s initiative to train athletes from tribal areas for international sports events such as Olympics.
2. It will help Maharashtra government to hunt for talented athletes in remote areas of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli.
3. At the launch event Aamir Khan felicitated a team of tribal mountaineers who had recently scaled Mount Everest as part of ‘Mission Shaurya’.
4. It aims to groom tribal student for an Olympic medal by 2024.
5. The mission is directed towards 6 sporting disciplines namely- archery, shooting, volleyball, swimming, weightlifting and gymnastics.

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