Continuing its push towards rapid and robust development of Esports in India, the Federation of Electronic Sports Associations of India met with Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Education, Women, Children, Youth & Sports and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, on March 23.
FEAI submitted its knowledge paper and sought the support of Sahasrabuddhe for a well-planned development of esports. Sahasrabuddhe had previously highlighted in parliament the impact of online gaming on the youth and the need for positive regulation.
The policy paper seeks to facilitate a policy-centred esports outlook that aims to address India’s unique definition for esports, which not only welcomes conventional global esports outlook but most importantly promotes India’s indigenous talent and narrative. The report also propounds a strong talent development ecosystem that covers the spectrum of talent, businesses, job creation, education, and revenue generation for India with regional centres of excellence.
Vaibhav Dange, Founding Member, Federation of Electronic Sports Associations India said, “We have been interacting with various key stakeholders and seeking alignment on a policy-centred esports outlook. We would further request for support to establish consultations with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports & Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to develop a wholistic Esports ecosystem that places primacy on Athletes and their development while contributing to an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ through job creation and economic growth.”
FEAI has also met with Rajeev Chandrasekhar Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology and Sushil Modi, Former Deputy CM of Bihar and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha recently to share the policy paper.