Mission Shakti of Maharashtra Government

  • Category
    Society
  • Published
    13th Aug, 2019

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will be part of Maharashtra Government's Mission Shakti' initiative to groom sportspersons with medal-winning potential for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

Context

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will be part of Maharashtra Government's Mission Shakti' initiative to groom sportspersons with medal-winning potential for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

About

Mission Shakti

  • Under this mission, the government is focusing on six sports– weight lifting, archery, shooting, swimming, athletics, volleyball and gymnastics.
  • The students will be provided training of international level in the related sports type.
  • The required financial help will be sought from the corporate sector.

Significance

Youth from remote and rural areas like Chandrapur and Gadchiroli will get a chance to bring laurels to India in events like the Olympics in future.

Other initiatives by the name of Mission Shakti

  1. On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test. This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The test required an extremely high degree of precision and technical capability.
  2. Mission Shakti of Odisha Government aims to provide interest-free loan up to Rs 3 lakh for the women self-help group members. It will benefit around 70 lakh women associated with six lakh groups.

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