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Sports enthusiasts to get financial support in schools by Delhi government

Sports enthusiasts to get financial support in schools by Delhi government


Sports enthusiasts can now avail financial aid for their education from the Delhi government. Not only this they will be given specialised training as well.

Financial provision will soon be given by the Delhi government for school going students who hold keen interest in sports. As per the policy proposed they will be entitled to get specialised training also. Talented students who are selected will be given training, medical assistance and insurance under the scheme.

The policy to support school-going students with sports talent was prepared by the department of education. It was presented before CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia too.

As per the report of a leading daily, an annual financial support of Rs 2 lakh per year will be provided to school students up to the age of 14 years. Those above this age will get Rs 3 lakh per annum, the state government policy says. The assistance would be initially provided to each student for two years. A performance review will then be done to take a call on its continuance.

A government statement said, "The policy covers all Delhi school students who are bonafide residents of Delhi for the last three years. A committee of experts (CoE) would be constituted with at least five members of excellent sports background with impeccable integrity and credentials".

 A government official stated that the committee will take a call on which students will be supported. "The quantum of assistance may be enhanced in some cases by the CoE.

The policy will shortly be sent for a cabinet nod after which it will be executed. A large number of sportspersons, coaches, experts, school going sportspersons and senior officials of the department of education were seen at the presentation.

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