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Panel of experts set up to groom sports talent

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 21, 2018, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Sep 21, 2018, 2:18 am IST

Sisodia said the problem in sports administration is that the decision-making powers are held by those who have had no link to sports in their lives.

Delhi deputy chief Minister Manish Sisodia
 Delhi deputy chief Minister Manish Sisodia

New Delhi: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday discussed modalities for the implementation of government’s policies to support budding sportspersons. Delhi government has formed a special committee of experts (COE) with sports persons like Karnam Malleswari (first Indian woman to win a medal in Olympics), Gagan Narang and Manisha Malhotra.

Mr Sisodia said the problem in sports administration is that the decision-making powers are held by those who have had no link to sports in their lives.

 

The first policy — ‘Play & Progress Scheme’ — benefits the talent in sports at school level. Under 14 years students can get `2 lakh per annum directly from the Delhi government and students in 14-17 years bracket can get `3 lakh per annum, quantum of assistance may be enhanced by 20 percent, subject to approval from COE.

Any student who has studied in Delhi for the past three years is eligible for financial assistance, and such students will also be eligible for specialised training at designated centers to the kids who are in the under 14 and 14-17 yrs age bracket,” a Delhi Government statement said.

The second policy —  ‘Mission Excellence’ —benefits the already established sportspersons, for their continuous growth. 100 top level sportspersons of Delhi to receive training and coaching on the government’s expense, to prepare themselves to compete in international tournaments and championships.

 

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