The Sports & Youth Welfare Department was created in the year 1988-89 with the objective of bringing all-round development in the field of Sports & Youth Welfare in the State. Another major objective for creation of the Sports & Youth Welfare Department was to vigorously pursue and implement the scheme of Physical Education, Youth Welfare, Adventure & Sports, Mountaineering. The Department has been wholeheartedly encouraging the activities of NCC, NSS, Bharat Scouts & Guides. Mountaineering and Adventure Sports in the State. The Department has also given emphasis on scouting of talents and imparting coaching programmes, Sports Stadium, Adventure Institute, Skill Development, Youth & Sports Clubs for the budding sportsmen & youth for improvement of their skills.