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Sports University Bill passed in Assembly

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUNIL THAPLIYAL
Published : Dec 3, 2019, 2:13 am IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2019, 2:13 am IST

The university will come upon a 70-acre plot of land in Mundka. The CM said in the last 70 years, the country has won only 28 medals in the Olympics.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: With an aim to win three gold medals in 2024 Olympics games (Paris) and 10 medals in Los Angeles (2028), the Delhi Assembly on Monday passed a bill to set up a sports university here in the national capital. “This university will not be run by politicians or bureaucrats but by professionals. This sports university will be like the Mecca and Medina for sports aspirants across the country,” said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The CM said this step would help the country to win more Olympic medals than China in the coming years. Participating in a discussion on the Sports University Bill, he said political leaders and bureaucrats will not have a say in the varsity’s functioning and it will be run by professionals.

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who tabled the bill, said the university will open with the resolve to win at least three gold medals in 2024 (Paris Olympics) and 10 medals in the next Olympics Games in 2028.

The university will come upon a 70-acre plot of land in Mundka. The CM said in the last 70 years, the country has won only 28 medals in the Olympics. In the last Olympics in 2016, China won 70 medals, he said, adding that there is no dearth of talent in India.

“This bill will realise the dream of every youth and sportsperson in the country of winning more gold medals than China. “I am sure this dream will be realised in my lifetime. I will not go anywhere unless India wins more gold than China,” CM said.

He said the sports university will help India overtake China in less time than it took the neighbouring country to dominate the global sports arena.

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