New Delhi, October 17th
Almost a year after passing legislation, the Delhi government on Saturday accelerated its work to establish a “world class” Delhi Sports University (DSU) that will offer graduate, postgraduate and graduate students in cricket, football and hockey, among others, other sports.
Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday inspected the proposed site in Mundka, West Delhi, saying that DSU will make India proud in the world of sport.
Sisodia said it was Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s dream and vision to provide our youth with world-class facilities and training for advancement in the field of sports.
“If we do this, our athletic talents will leave no stone unturned to win more medals at international sporting events like the Olympic Games.” Mundkas AAP MLA Dharampal Lakra and Sisodia discussed the details of the project with officials.
The Delhi government passed the Delhi Sports University law in the Delhi Assembly last December.
Sisodia said work for the university had been suspended due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. “But now we want to accelerate the pace of work, because it is our dream to offer our children and young people first-class opportunities in the field of education and sport.” The Deputy CM said it is the Delhi government’s endeavor to ensure that the level of education and facilities at DSU are up to date and advanced enough for the best athletic talent to train in Delhi. IANS