Sports and Youth Affairs

The Directorate is assigned with the responsibility of promotion of games and sports including Physical Education and Youth Affairs related activities.

The goal of plan and programmes

  • To provide scope to the youths to develop with healthy mind and healthy body.

  • To develop standard of sports performance up to National and International levels.

  • To create a positive mentality in the spirit of integrity, unity and brotherhood among the youths.

  • To create necessary sports infrastructure in the State

  • Sports and Physical Education

    Sports Policy:

    In order to give a definite shape to the efforts of the State Department in developing sports, the State Government has adopted the 'Sports and Youth Affairs Policy' in 1977. The policy laid emphasis on the most important twin aspects of sports: (a) medium for mass participation and (b) competition. More importance was given to mass participation in sports & youth affairs related activities especially in rural areas.
    Out of that, one broad perspective action plan has been prepared with a slogan 'Sports for All' which is approved by the Government on 19th February, 2007.

    Physical Education:

    Previously, it was a co-curricular activity. Now-a-days, physical education has been treated as an integral part of the education. The motto of physical education is to build a complete man through the teaching of character building, discipline, patriotism, integrity and brotherhood. Effort is being made to cover physical education in all the schools of the State.

    Regional college of Physical Education

    With the financial assistance of North East Council (NEC) this College started working at Panisagar of North Tripura in the month of July, 1978. This college has been established to meet the necessity of physical education training of seven states of the North East Region.
    At present, the college is operating two training courses. A 60 seated 10 months B.P.Ed. course for graduate teachers and the another is 32 seated 6 months C.P.Ed. Course for under graduate teachers are operating in this institute.

    Organization of school level sports and coaching

    To organize school level sports programme smoothly in State, Districts, Sub-Divisions and Blocks. Thousand of students participated in different games. Not only at the state level, but also teams on different disciplines have been sent at the national level and also the participants hunted medals as indicated below:

    Tripura Sports Council

    Sports council is playing a vital role in organization and expansion of sports arena of the State. The council has been formed with sports loving people, sportsman and administrator. There are 29 state sports organizations affiliated to the Council. These Organizations are devoted to uplift their respective sports. They are getting financial assistance from Sports Council regularly for state level organizations and national level participations.

    Activities of Council

  • Organisation of Rural Sports and sending the team in National level competition.

  • Organisation of women sports festival and sending the team in National level competition

  • Providing financial assistance to the Affiliated Sports Association.

  • Running of play centers.

  • Orgsnisation of coaching camps.

  • Providing Intensive to the Talented Sportsmen.

  • (This indiacate table should be on organisation of school level sports)
    The achievement in North East Sports Festival and other National level meet in 2013-14 is presented in the following Table:

    42 24 34 100

    Smt. Dipa Karmakar achieved 1 bronze medal in vaulting table (gymnastics) for the country from XX-Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, 2014.

    Youth Affairs activities

    Mother scheme of the State Department is related with youth affairs activities. The identified objectives are (i) to develop the total outlook of the youth of the State through youth exchange programmes, (ii) to cultivate and develop the folk culture alongwith the mixed culture of North-East region. (iii) to organize adventure sports to build up strong and desperate youth and (iv) to develop scouts and guide movement towards building up of real workers for society with helping mind. Long distance swimming, cycling, mountaineering, trekking etc. are organized for the youths.

    Youth Festivals:

    The main goal of this festival is to develop the folk culture and the mixed culture of region. Young artists of the state take part in the block to state level festival and the state championship artist are being sent for participation in the National Youth festival every year.

    Various Achievements in the Youth activities:

    Sri Deboraj Das, one youth of the State bagged gold medal in Manipuri dance at National Youth Festival, 2013-14.
    Smt. Mousumi Sarkar, Rewarded Indira Gandhi NSS Award as Best Volunteer of the country.

    Scouts and Guides Movement

    The Scouts & Guides Unit headquarter is located at Arundhuti Nagar, Agartala. The unit of Scouts & Guides conducts its activites based on its approved annual action plan. The Hon'ble Minister, YAS is the president of Tripura Bharat Scouts & Guides Association. The Association has governed all over the State. The movement now has 1540 guides and 3443 scouts youth members.

    Sports Stipend

    In order to encourage the talented sports players of the State, the Department has provided stipend to 832 successful players @ Rs.1,200/- during the financial year 2013-14.

    Rajib Gandhi Khel Abhijan (RGKA)

    The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India has started a scheme as Rijib Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) in place of Panchayayat Yuba Krida Khel Abhiyan ( PYKKA) from April, 2014 in the state.


    The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) aims at achieving these objectives by providing basic sports infrastructure and equipment at the Panchayat Level and encouraging sports and games in rural areas through annual competitions at the Block and District levels. RGKA will help States in promoting sports at the grassroots level, which they have not been able to achieve on their own so far due to sever resource constraints. It will also deepen and widen the seedbed of sporting talent, leading to better performances by our sportspersons in National and International events.

    Funding Pattern:

    The existing pattern of share for construction of infrastructure between central and state with the ratio of 75:25 in respect of normal States and 90:10 in respect of special category State like Tripura. The construction of outdoor and indoor sports complex at a cost of Rs.80 lakh each under the RGKA.  There is also provision of Rs.15 lakh for sports equipments  and Rs.1.50 lakh for furniture to be provided by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.

    Sports Competition:

    Organizing annual sports competitions is one of the major objective under RGKA .The rural youths below the age of the 16 years will take part in the competitions. The Government  of India will provide 100 percent grants to the State and other designated organisation to conduct the following competition at the Block, District , State and National:

    i. Rural Competition.

    ii. North East Games.

    iii. Women Competition &

    iv. Special Areas (LWE).

    State NSS Cell

    The NSS unit has been merged with the Directorate of Youth Affairs & Sports from 2008-09 as social service activities is the motto of the NSS unit. It is functioning to motivate the youth in building the national harmony as well as for national integration. There is about 295-NSS units in the State during 2013-14.
    The achievement and performance NSS during 2013-14 is presented in the following Table.

    13340 11560 24900 3050 3050