NOIDA: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has urged the state’s sports department to work out on the requisites to establish a sports university in Patiala. The chief minister also instructed the officials to get approval from the finance department and present the proposal in the next cabinet meeting before the council of ministers.
Amarinder emphasized on that the university should be planned in line with the proposal submitted by the committee chaired by International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Randhir Singh. An official from the CM office stated that Randhir Singh discussed the draft sports university legislation with CM and sports minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, at the PGIMER hospital where CM is admitted after a kidney stone removal surgery.
The official added that once the cabinet approves the proposal, the other formalities will be performed rapidly on fast track for formation of the sports university. The university will be formed with a purpose to produce the opportunities for the development of competence, skills, and wisdom in the field of physical education, sports science & technology with advanced level training facilities for various sports and games.
More to it, the sports university will also house the avant-garde infrastructural set-up, coaching facilities for sports, apart from institutional ecosystem for young athletes to enhance their potential right from an early age, as per the spokesperson.
In order to provide the intense training and supporting environment to athletes in Punjab, Amarinder instructed the sports minister to make arrangements for the assistance of aspiring athletes appearing for various sports events at national and international level.
Chief Minister established the steering committee to invigilate the prevailing national & international models of sports universities and present a draft before the concerned government body.