Sports and Youth Affairs Department

Kerala Sports and Youth Affairs Department

The Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs was established in the year 1986 for the promotion and development of Sports & Games in the State of Kerala.It has made substantial achievements in organizing sports development programmes and in establishing the basic sports infrastructure facilities throughout the State.The Department concentrates in the promotion and development of sports and games in the State of Kerala and for co-ordination of all sports activities of the state. Its objectives include development of sporting activity at the grass root level itself thereby ensuring mass participation and national and international laurels for sporting excellence.The unique programme of integration of Sports into the educational curriculum will benefit the too pronged strategy of the state in encouraging budding sports persons and having a healthy future generation.The State has five sports training centers operating in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India.Kerala Sports Council was established in 1974 as a grant-in-aid institution for promoting sports in Kerala.

Sports and Youth Affairs Department Organization:

The Governing Body of the National Games Secretariat has the Chief Minister of Kerala as Chairman, Minister for Sports, Law and Parliamentary Affairs as Working Chairman and the other Ministers as Vice Chairmen, the Chief Secretary as Chief Coordinator and Sports Secretary as Special Officer.Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Center (RGSMC) was established in the year 1992 by the Government of Kerala and is functioning under the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs.It is the only Sports Medicine Center serving the medical needs of sports persons of the entire state.Target categories are sports persons including students, trainees, coaches, trainers, veteran sports persons, Disabled and Handicapped sports persons, Public sector and Departmental team members,State and National sports team members and any one who pursues Sports, promotes sports and is actively involved in sports.National Games organizing Committee (NGOC) and various sub committees and local organizing committee have been set up and a consultant has been engaged by the National Games Secretariat who is facilitating in identifying the various areas for which the professional service providers are to be procured.

Notable Function of Sports and Youth Affairs Department

The Directorate provides both direct and indirect services towards the promotion of sports and games in the state.

a) Direct Services Offered by Directorate

  • Sports promotion programmes.
  • Maintenance of Playgrounds and Sports Facilities.
  • Promotion of Sports through SAI centers and new sports disciplines.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Center.
  • Construction of Indoor Stadium .
  • Center for Martial Arts/Rural Arts.
  • Sports for civil servants.
  • Promotion of Traditional Martial Arts.
  • Jimmy George Indoor Stadium,Coaching and Recreation Center.

b) Indirect Services Offered by Directorate

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
  • Sports Fund for Pension to Meritorious Sports Persons.
  • Scheme for the Dhyan Chand Award for Life Time Achievement in Sports & Games.
  • Scheme for the Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games.
  • Scheme for Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games.
  • Scheme of State Sports Academy.

Department Section:

S.NO Department Section Phone No
1 Sports and Youth Affairs Department 0471- 2517135

Kerala Sports and Youth Affairs Department Important Contact Details:

Sri. K.B Ganesh Kumar

Honble Minister for Sports, Forest, and Cinema
Room No: 131, 2nd Floor
North Block, Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram – 1
Tel: 0471-2333254

Kumari. P. K. Jayalekshmi

Honble Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes,
Youth Affairs, Museum & Zoos
Room No: 647, 2nd Floor
South Block, Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram – 1
0471-2333091, 0471-2333775

Sports and Youth Affairs Department

2nd Floor, Annexe Building
Secretariat, Statue

Shri .T.O.Sooraj

Secretary(Additional Charge)

Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs

Jimmy George Indoor Stadium
Kerala, PIN:695033
Official Website:

Related Website of Sports and Youth Affairs Department

Name of Website Link
Ministry of Youth Affairs Sports
Kerala State Youth Welfare Board
National Games kerala
Sports Authority of India (SAI)
Kerala Sports Council

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