Karnataka Harnessing Youth Energy through Sports Governance
The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES), Government of Karnataka, has the twin objectives of youth empowerment and sports development. Youth in the age group of 15 to 30 years constitute a major segment of Karnataka’s total population. This segment is crucial for the overall development of the state. If properly channelised, this youth energy could be transformed into an asset; else it becomes a liability. Karnataka’s Youth Policy delineates the programmes and schemes essential for youth empowerment. We have adopted a multi-pronged approach to drive the youth empowerment movement.
The Karnataka State Sports Policy proposes interventions to bring about changes in the sports sector, namely, sports governance and institutions, sports ecosystem, hard infrastructure and soft infrastructure. The policy lays emphasis on nurturing sportspersons who can excel at national and international level. The main features of the Sports Policy are governance and institutions, hard infrastructure, and soft infrastructure.