Delhi Govt. provide Free Sports Coaching Scheme for Students of Government Schools in Delhi

Published Date - 03 February 2018 10:50:33 Updated Date - 03 February 2018 10:51:10

Students of Delhi government schools will get free coaching in their favourite sport by academies and clubs which, in turn, will use the institute playgrounds for private coaching after school hours and during holidays.

The aim is to provide opportunity to government school students in sports coaching and ensure optimum usage of playgrounds.

The government had last year decided to rent out playgrounds of 77 schools run by it to be used by sports associations and clubs to oragnise events after school hours and during holidays.

"The scheme was launched on a pilot basis and now we have decided to take it forward. The academies which will be using the playgrounds will have to give free coaching to the students of the particular school," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters.

  • Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister of Delhi told about this scheme in a press conference in Delhi.
  • From the total number of children who will be trained, the half of the children will be from the government schools who will be given free training/coaching.
  • Other children will be charged fees accordingly.
  • On Friday, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to social media platform with the message of ‘transforming India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation’. As our eating sessions are bigger and sporting sessions are shorter.
  • He emphasised on building a sporting culture in the country, otherwise a young, unfit, unhealthy India will be recipe for disaster.

Manish Sisodia said, “Due to the implementation of this scheme in the schools, children who are interested in sports will be benefited. The sports enthusiasts often visit me to encourage the sports and train the children but, cannot do it due to the lack of space. This scheme will provide a chance to such people. First, there were only 15 sports. But, now there are 31 sports. And the number will be increased as per the requirement.”

Manish Sisodia said that this will encourage children to take up sports and promote sports at the local level.

Games Under Free Sports Coaching Scheme

This scheme in its pilot phase included 15 games which is now extended to 31 games. The names of some of these sports are as follows:-

 

Badminton

Basket Ball

Boxing

Chess

Football

Hockey

Judo

Kabaddi

Volleyball

Wrestling

Baseball

Athletics

Squash

Rugby

Table Tennis

Tae-k-Wondo

Softball

Netball

Skating

Carrom

Gymnastics

Rope Skipping

Wushu

Kho-Kho

Handball

 

Pilot Scheme

Earlier in the previous academic year, state govt. rented playgrounds of 77 schools for event organization by the sports associations and clubs during holidays. Subsequently, Delhi govt. decides to continue this pilot scheme on a larger extent.

As per the notification, the area of these playgrounds is around 1 acre to provide ample space to the students for practice purposes. Moreover, students of govt. schools are not able to purchase equipments for their practice because of their high cost. Accordingly, Delhi govt. will also frame policies to provide free sports gears and other sports equipment to the students to make training affordable.

In addition to this, Delhi govt. will invite applications from sports academies and clubs to provide affordable training. Moreover to encourage sports activities, the state govt. also approves to create International level Sports Complex in Najafgarh. The total outlay of this complex is Rs. 122 crore. This complex will consists of all the advanced facilities for Cricket, Football, Athletics, Tennis, Swimming etc

 


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