1 December 2016

India and the Netherlands to co-create a sustainable sports ecosystem

In a bilateral partnership between the Indian Government, the Dutch Government and a Dutch consortium of companies working under the organisation Dutch Sports Infrastructure, India and the Netherlands launched the Colourfield concept at JLN Stadium in New Delhi. 

Colourfield is a multi-functional, sustainable, mini sports arena that combines a social sports education program with a high level innovative multi-sports facility, including a solar lighting centre, rain water harvesting and clean drinking water. The field exemplifies Dutch innovative technology, as well as the best practices that have been customised according to the Indian context. 

The Colourfield concept is jointly inaugurated by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of India, Sports Authority of India, The Netherlands Embassy and Dutch Sports Infrastructure at Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Stadium, New Delhi on 1st December, 2016.

Promoting sports in the country
Owing to India’s ambition of hosting big sporting events in the future, the Indian government endeavours to promote sports in the country, among others, at grassroots level. So with the aim of exchanging knowledge on innovative sports infrastructure, research and coaching, the concept of Colourfield came into fruition with support from the Netherlands Government, Sports Authority of India, Dutch Sports Infrastructure and other stakeholders. This initiative is propelled by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in India. 

Read more about Colourfield in our magazine txtures.

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