Anju, Gopichand drafted as members of Khelo India
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 which will be headed by Sports Secretary Rajiv Yadav. Anju has recently quit as the president of the Kerala Sports Council in protest against the “insulting behaviour” of Kerala Sports Minister E P Jayarajan. Gopichand has been the coach of the Indian national badminton team since 2006 and has Sania Nehwal, P V Sindhu and others.