Youth are the pillar of strength of any nation. To facilitate the welfare and all round development of the youth, department of Youth Welfare and Sports Development has been given a big thrust by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
The mission of the department is to make Tamil Nadu a leading state in the sports arena by creating high quality infrastructure, promoting a sports culture and harnessing talent at the grass root level. Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, as the apex body for sports development in Tamil Nadu, is implementing all the policy decisions on sports activities of the Government.
The Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU) was established in 2005, first sports University by any State Government, to engage in the promotion and development of physical education and sports through innovative programmes in teaching, coaching, research and outreach activities.
Tamil Nadu has the distinction of having the maximum number of volunteers in the Country under National Service Scheme with 3, 70,018 members. Similarly Tamil Nadu has a cadet strength of 98790 under National Cadet Corps which is one of the highest in the country.
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