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Delhi govt to bear all expenses on sportspersons as per new draft policy

Kejriwal said a draft of the policy has been prepared and this programme will benefit the youths of rural areas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arvind Kejriwal

A decision will bring cheer to and international-level in the capital soon.

The has drafted a policy under which their training, travelling and other would be fully borne by it, according to Chief Minister


Speaking at an event, Kejriwal said there was no dearth of youths who can earn medals in sports, but their efforts were strained by facilities and government's assistance.

"If they are provided government's assistance and resources, they can do much more," he said.

"In next one or two months, the will introduce a policy under which if youths earn a medal at or international-level, will bear their expenses, like training, food, travelling," he said.

Kejriwal said a draft of the policy has been prepared and this programme will benefit the youths of rural areas.

"At present, these youths cannot do much more due to the dearth of resources. With this policy, they will be benefited a lot," he said, without elaborating the policy.

The is also planning to set up a Sports University to ensure could simultaneously pursue and complete academic qualifications while pursuing sports careers.

First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 21:44 IST
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