New Delhi: India's lone athletics World Championship medal winner Anju Bobby George and chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand have been drafted as members of Khelo India, a national programme for the development of sports in the country, an initiative by the Government. Khelo India is a seven-member committee, in which Anju and Gopichand are the two sportspersons.The committeewill be headed by Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav. Known for her feats as a long jumper, Anju has recently quit as the president of the Kerala Sports Council along with 13 other members in protest against the "insulting behaviour" of Kerala Sports Minister EP Jayarajan.
Gopichand, a former all-England badminton champion, has been the coach of the Indian national badminton team since 2006 and is responsible for the likes of Sania Nehwal, P V Sindhu, K Srikanth and others doing well at the international level.
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