Sports and Youth Affairs
The Directorate is assigned with the responsibility of promotion of games
and sports including Physical Education and Youth Affairs related
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
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
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
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
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
(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:
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The achievement and performance NSS during 2013-14 is presented in the