Financial assistance to Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust from NSDF

The Department of Sports has granted a financial assistance of up to Rs. 5 crore as grant from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) to Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) to purchase certain state-of-the-art sports science equipment to establish and operate a high-performance facility for rehabilitation, fitness-training and sports science facility at the Centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, Bengaluru.
The facility will be named as the “Sports Authority of India (SAI)-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre.”
Indian athletes who are selected for training in Indian National Camps will utilise the equipment and services at the centre free of cost.
An agreement to this effect was signed here yesterday between SAI and ABFT represented by, DDG SAI Sandip Pradhan and renowned shooter Abhinav Bindra in the presence of the Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) and Secretary (Sports) and DG, SAI, Injeti Srinivas.
Bindra had won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to become the first Indian to win gold in an individual event.


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