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Haryana govt to accord varsity status to Motilal sports school

Press Trust of India  |  Sonipat 

The government has decided to accord the university status to the School of Sports, in district here, said today.

The made the announcement while laying the foundation stone of Deen Bandhu Chhotu RamKushti academy at Kharkhoda in district.

Khattar, during the event, granted Rs 21 lakh to academy as he praised the government for taking various steps for the development of sports and welfare of players in the region.

He asserted that the state has emerged as a national and international hub of sports, and called it a "leader" in the field.

"As many as 309 Vyayamshalas have been started in villages which would be further expanded," he said, adding that 525 sports nurseries have also been set up for the students between the group of 9 and 14 years in government schools.

Also, in order to develop conventional sports of Kushti (wrestling) and Kabaddi, state level competitions carrying prize money of Rs 1 crore in each discipline have been started, he mentioned.

He also lauded the effort put in by state's sportspersons in the recently held Common Wealth Games, and said that as many as 22 medals -- out of the total tally of 66 -- were won by athletes from

State's Capt Abhimanyu was also present in the event.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 17:10 IST