New Delhi: The Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday launched NADA India’s cell app which goals to create a bridge between athletes and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
The app supplies easily-accessible data on numerous points of the sport, and most significantly about prohibited substances, the inadvertent use of which can result in the athlete’s profession being hampered.
Rijiju congratulated the company for his or her initiative and mentioned it is a ‘very important’ step towards practicing clean sport.
“I congratulate NADA on this initiative. It is a very important step for Indian sport because we are working towards clean sports and the first step in that direction is to create awareness and provide relevant, accessible information to athletes so that they know which medication or substances are not to be used by them,” Rijiju mentioned in a press release.
“With this app, athletes can check for themselves the list of prohibited substances and don’t have to depend on anyone else for assistance. I am also happy that we have taken yet another step to fulfill our Prime Minister’s dream of a digital India,” the minister added.
The app additionally has exhaustive details about whether or not a particular commonly-prescribed medication accommodates any substance that’s prohibited by NADA, due to this fact serving to athletes and coaches to resolve medicines that athletes can devour in case they’re unwell. To guarantee a smoother, faster means of dope take a look at for athletes, the app permits the doping management officer to document their availability to conduct a take a look at by means of the app.
The launch was attended by Sports Secretary, Ravi Mital and Director General of NADA, Navin Agarwal. (ANI)