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New Delhi : On the occasion of the International Women Day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) on March 8 organized a conference on ‘Women and Sports in India’ to deliberate on various issues for encouraging more and more women to take up sports. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel announced that his ministry will constitute a high level committee to resolve the grievances and complaints of women sportspersons under the chairmanship of Joint secretary, Sports. The committee will comprise athletes, advocate, and senior officer of MYAS and sports journalist (all women).
Goel said his ministry provides equal assistance and incentives to both male and female athletes and there is no gender discrimination in training etc. He said Sports Authority of India, under its Special Area Game Scheme, has provided training to 807 women sportspersons out of 1,862 sportspersonst, according to a PIB release. He said women athletes, if they have any complaint, can approach the committee for their grievance redressal. He said his ministry follows a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment.