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Haryana to set up 400 sports nursuries: Viz

August 06, 2016 11:08 AM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, said that with a view to develop Haryana as a leader in sports, more than 400 sports nurseries are being established in the State.

He said that government and private educational institutes have been invited to submit applications for establishing ‘Swaran Jayanti Sports Nurseries’ to Director, Sports and Youth affairs by August 31, 2016.

He said that 10 sports nurseries each would be setup for boys and girls in every district. One sports nursery would be established in each discipline, including archery, athletics, boxing, football, hockey, handball, kabaddi or kho-kho, swimming volleyball and wrestling, he added.

He said that to be eligible for hosting a sports nursery, the educational institute must be up to at least secondary level and should have playground facilities for the game for which application has been submitted. The institutes allotted sports nurseries would have to conduct SPEED test for students under the supervision of District Sports and Youth Affairs Officer. This test would be open to all students aged between eight and 19 years in the district. The selected 25 students would be provided education in the institutions allotted sports nurseries. Such institutions would also adopt the particular game for which the sports nursery has been allotted and impart general training in that particular game to all other willing students in the institutions. However, such students would not be entitled to get scholarship, he added.

He said that the SPEED qualifiers would have to attend coaching sessions in respective sports nurseries for at least 22 days every month to be entitled for scholarship, stipend and diet allowance. The player should also avoid indulging in drugs and anti-social activities. In case of any violation, the Haryana Government would have complete authority to ask the erring student to return the scholarship amount.

He said that the Department would provide Rs 1,500 per month to players aged between eight and 14 years and Rs 2,000 per month to players aged between 15 and 19 years as scholarship and diet allowance. Coaches would be provided contract fee of Rs 15,000 per month. The Government would also provide Rs 1.20 lakh for equipment and consumables. Those interested may download application form and other information from the Department’s website www.haryanasports.gov.in, he added.

 
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