29 February 2020: PIB Summary & Analysis

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1. Samajik Adhikarta Shivir
2. Former Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai
3. National Sports Development Fund

1. Samajik Adhikarta Shivir


PM distributes Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan and Senior Citizens at a mega distribution camp (Samajik Adhikarta Shivir) in Prayagraj.


  • In one of the biggest such camps, the PM distributed Assistive Aids and Devices to nearly 27,000 Senior Citizens & Divyangjan (physically handicapped).
  • The mega distribution was organised for empowering the Senior Citizens under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana-RVY and under ADIP Schemes of the Government of India.

For more on this, check PIB dated Feb 27, 2020.

2. Former Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai


PM pays tributes to the former Prime Minister of India Shri Moraji Desai on his birth anniversary.

To know more about Morarji Desai, check ‘This Day in History’ dated 29th February.

3. National Sports Development Fund


Under CSR initiative, Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL) contributes Rs 1 crore towards the National Sports Development Fund.

About the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF):

  • The Fund was established in 1988 to impart momentum and flexibility to assisting the cause of sports in India.
  • The Fund helps sportspersons excel by providing them opportunities to train under coaches of international repute with technical, scientific and psychological support and giving them exposure to international competitions.
  • It also provides financial assistance for the development of infrastructure and other activities for the promotion of sports.

NSDF Council:

  • The Fund is managed by a Council constituted by the Central Government.
  • The Union Minister in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports is the Chairperson of the Council.
  • Members of the Council include senior Officers of the Department of Sports, Chairman & Managing Directors of Private and Public Sector Companies/Corporations, representatives of Sports Promotion Boards, etc.

NSDF Objectives:

  • To administer the Fund for prescribed purposes.
  • To impart special training and coaching in relevant sports disciplines to sportspersons, coaches and sports specialists.
  • To construct and maintain infrastructure for promotion of sports and games.
  • To supply sports equipment to organizations and individuals for promotion of sports and games.
  • To identify problems and take up research and development studies for providing support to excellence in sports.
  • To promote international cooperation, in particular, exchanges which may promote the development of sports.
  • To provide low-interest or interest-free loans for projects and activities related to any of the aforesaid objects.

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