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Assistance from other Countries for Sports

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that there is no specific proposal from any foreign country for assistance in the field of Sports Medicine and establishing infrastructure for Winter Sports. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, there have been some preliminary discussions with Foreign Countries regarding collaboration in the field of sports medicine, but this has not led to a formal or specific proposal for cooperation. However, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a number of countries such as Cuba, Turkey, Hungary, Mauritius, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland and Australia for cooperation in the field of sports, which provide for exchange of experts and information in various fields such as Sports Science, Sports Medicine, Sports Education, Sports Management, Sports Infrastructure Development, Physical Education and Fitness Development Programs. Knowledge and expertise emanating from exchange visits are kept in view by the Government while framing and reviewing its policies and schemes for promotion and development of Sports in the country in rural and backward areas.

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