Introduction

Sports and games are integral part of human life as well as important for human resources development. They are also effective way of channelising the energy of youth for productive and meaningful purposes.The State Govt. has accorded a high priority to the promotion of sports in the State.

The state of Haryana has a youthful demographic profile. As per 2011 census, about 46% of its population is in the age group of 10-35 years. The people, particularly younger ones, are energetic, aware and amenable to mobilization. The culture is, thus, open and competitive, spirit very much Olympian –Faster, Higher & Stronger.

Sports Act

Econometric models attribute high performance in sports to five factors – population, per capita income, past performance, climate and host-effect. Haryana has distinct advantages on these counts. Besides, the state is among the top performers in the country on almost all developmental indicators. It has achieved and maintained a very high growth rate.

The Haryana Sports and Physical Fitness Policy 2015 aims at consolidating the progress made so far, espousing new initiatives and making adjustments that shall enable the Government to promote sports with a renewed resolve and fresh vigour and to provide excellent opportunities to emerging and promising sportspersons from the state to achieve new heights.

The Government of Haryana recognizes that physical activity and sports are integral parts of Haryana culture and society and translates into the benefits in terms of health, social cohesion, economic activity,cultural enrichment and improved quality of life;

The Government of Haryana aims to increase awareness among Haryana residents regarding significant benefits of physical activity and the practice of sports;

The Government of Haryana wishes to encourage and assist residents in increasing level of physical activity and their participation in sports as a fundamental premise of health and well -being by integrating physical activity and sports into t heir daily lives ;

In furtherance to aforemention goals t he Government of Haryana seeks to encourage cooperation among various institutions of local government, the communities of physical activity and sports and the private sector in the promotion of phys ical activity and sports; The Government of Haryana cherishes and support s the pursuit of excellence in sports ; to enhance capacity in Haryana's sports milieu.

The Government will strive to ensure a scenario where right to fitness and right to play can be reasonably realised .

Government of Haryana takes pride in being the foremost promoter of sports in the country . It reiterates its commitment to promote participation, inclusion and excellence in sports at all levels . Towards this end, it will put in place merit -based instruments and seek convergence with other stakeholders in and out of the government,t hrough collaboration and synergy, it will ensure that there are sufficient facility, opportunity, incentive and awareness for all to play at least one game of their choice .

The Government of Haryana’s policy regarding sports is founded on the highest ethical standards and values , including the dopi ng -free sports, the treatment to all persons with fairness and respect , the full and fair participation of all persons in sports and fair, equitable, transparent and timely res olution of disputes in sports .