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Delhi’s Budding Sporting Talents To Get Aid Upto Rs.3 Lakh

New Delhi: Delhi government’s education department has drafted a policy to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 3 lakh per annum and specialized training to young sporting talents from the national capital.

The policy was presented before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday.

“The policy covers all school students who are bonafide residents of Delhi for the past three years. A Committee of Experts (CoE) would be constituted including at least five members of excellent sports background with impeccable integrity and credentials,” an official statement said.

According to the policy draft, which will be soon sent to the Cabinet for its approval, an annual financial support of Rs 2 lakh per annum will be provided to school students up to the age of 14 years, while those above this age would get Rs 3 lakh per annum as support.

“The quantum of assistance may be enhanced in some cases by the committee. The financial assistance would be provided directly to the sporting talents. The committee will take call on the talents to be nurtured and supported under the policy,” the statement said.

Apart from the financial assistance, specialized assistance will also be provided to the sporting talents.

Training assistance, medical assistance and insurance assistance would be provided under the scheme.

The financial assistance would be provided to each talent initially for two years and then a performance review would be taken to take a call on the continuance of the assistance.

The policy also covers the creation of centers of excellence throughout Delhi for specialized assistance to the budding talent with best facilities like coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists.

(Source: PTI)

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