Akhilesh Yadav, an avid sports enthusiast, has gifted the state with multiple sports related developments, since 2012. These can be seen in the upcoming International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow or the very recently launched Football Stadium project. The young CM has been seen indulging in sports very often, sometimes playing against the administrators and sometimes with the underprivileged children at his residence.
Another huge initiative by the Akhilesh-led UP government was digitalizing the Super Sports Society. It is a sports organization which has been promoting budding football talent by giving them free coaching and kits. So far, the society has distributed complimentary footballs to over 20,000 youngsters in the state. Deserving players are given monthly stipend to continue practicing while meeting their basic expenses. At the same time, they also honour significant sports personalities from the state who have made a contribution in the field of sports.
Super Sports Society has been organizing various football tournaments and the most recent one was in January 2016. It was the 10th All India Football Tournament for Indian Oil Super Sports Cup. Akhilesh Yadav graced the event with his presence and spoke encouraging words to young players along with showing them a few ball tricks. Here, the CM also launched their official website making the society more approachable. The Uttar Pradesh government provided Rs. 1 lakh cash to the winners.
This is one super initiative to inculcate love for sports in the youth of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav is not just providing sports development but also encouraging the talent in the state by providing them with every possible facility to enhance and improve sports in the state.