State Government has promoted traditional sports alongwith modern sports
aryana Governor, Satyadev Narayan Arya said that the State Government has promoted traditional sports along with modern sports and as a result of this, Haryana has emerged on the world map in the field of sports. The Governor was speaking at the 44th annual function of Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai in district Sonipat. On this occasion, he honoured the winning students of various competitions.
He said that conducive environment has been made available in the state for education as well as sports as a result of which youth have adopted sports as a career option. He said that in the recent Asian Games held at Jakarta, out of the total medals won by the sportspersons from India, 25 per cent have been won by the sportspersons of Haryana.
Arya said that participation in sports activities lead to overall development of a person. Therefore, sports are important for youth.
He urged the students to respect their parents, motherland and mother tongue only then they would be able to face all challenges in their lives. Appreciating the teachers and staff of the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai for development of education and sports, the Governor said that the school has given a number of renowned sportspersons, educationists and senior officers in various departments which has brought the school among the leading schools of the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij said that the State Government had prepared the best Sports Policy of the country as a result of which youth have adopted sports as a career. Under the Sports Policy, the sports persons are not only provided with cash prizes, but jobs are also given to them. The Olympic medallists are being given cash prize of Rs six crore along with jobs up to HCS/HPS level with eight years seniority. The sportspersons have been provided with online application facility so they need not have to fill forms for jobs. As many as 118 sportspersons of different level have so far applied for jobs of which cases of 50 sportspersons are under consideration.
He said that world class facilities are being made available for sports in the state. Ten sports nurseries each for both girls and boys are being established in every district. He said that 437 yoga vyayamshalas have so far been established. Also, multipurpose indoor halls costing Rs 30 crore each are being established in each district, he added. Vij appreciated the Motilal Nehru School of Sports and said that the School has been leading in the development of sports. The school has become a big centre of sports and it has all world class facilities. The State Government has been establishing world class shooting range in the School at a cost of Rs seven crore.