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Assam Rifles Public School Becomes 1st Khelo India Sports School From Northeast

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports activities Kiren Rijiju on Monday launched the Assam Rifles Public Faculty (ARPS) in Shillong as a Khelo India Sports activities Faculty.

At current, 9 Sports activities Colleges have been authorized throughout the nation, out of which 5 are managed by Defence and Para-military forces. Within the Northeast area, Assam Rifles Public Faculty is the primary Sports activities Faculty introduced below the Khelo India scheme.

“The Government shall now bear the expenses for Talented Sports Students of the school in terms of lodging, boarding, education expenses, competition exposure, insurance & medical, sports training & support, salary of coaches & support staff, sports equipment, and more,” the sports activities ministry stated in a press release.

The target of a Khelo India Sports activities Faculty is to combine sports activities with schooling and within the course of, develop sports activities within the nation and enhance the general profile and outlook of athletes. This may also assist in the identification and upliftment of expertise from Northeastern, rural or tribal areas.

“It is a historic beginning of a journey for the Assam Rifles Public School and this Khelo India sports centre will be nurturing young boys and girls, who will in the long run bring medals from the Olympics,” Rijiju stated.

The Union Minister additionally lauded the efforts of Lt. Gen. Sukhdeep Sangwan, Director-Basic, Assam Rifles, for making a number of constructive adjustments within the college through the years. “Sport has always been an integral part of this school and they will be producing future champions. I must acknowledge Lt. Gen. Sukhdeep Sangwan for making tremendous changes in this school with the several initiatives taken over the years. The sports school will be an added crown in the achievement of the school and this will be a huge boost to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of making India a sporting powerhouse.”

The Assam Rifles Public Faculty was designated as a Khelo India Sports activities Faculty due to a very good observe report in lecturers & sports activities, satisfactory boarding & lodging (hostel) amenities, adequate house to develop sports activities amenities and inclination to develop Olympic sports activities below an inter-ministerial partnership between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities and the Ministry of Residence Affairs.

The disciplines finalised for the college are Archery, Athletics and Fencing with a complete consumption power of 100 athletes (Boys & Ladies in equal ratio) for the primary yr.

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