Gone are those days when sports had no certain career prospective! With the rise of the names like Virat Kohli, Geeta Phogat, Mithali Raj, P.V Sindhu, Sunil Chettri and Srikanth Kidambi, sports have become a mainstream career option for many.
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What further excites us is the decision that has recently come up that India will have its very first Sports University set up in Imphal, Manipur. On May 23rd, Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to set up the Country’s first National Sports University in Imphal.
“National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 has come into force as the President of India has given his accent the Union Cabinet’s decision to promulgate the said ordinance”
After the Union Cabinet on May 23 approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Imphal, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the ordinance on 1st June, 2018. National Sports University Ordinance, 2018, introduced by Sports Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, is in the same lines of the National Sports University Bill, which was promulgated in 2017.
About the University
The National Sports University will come up on 325.90 acres of land in Manipur. Besides functioning as a national sports training center for selected sports disciples, it will promote sports education in the areas of Sports Science, Sports Technology, Sports Management & Sports Coaching. The Legislation proposes to empower the university to establish Campuses across the country and in abroad.
To make it a world class sports institution, this first of its-kind-of the University will be adopting the best international practices & technologies for training & education purpose. In order to achieve this the Government has entered into an agreement with two Universities in Australia- the Victoria University and the University of Canberra, who will help in developing curriculum, research facilities, laboratories, among others.
India’s first National Sports University- equipped with world class amenities & practices, will open up new hopes & aspirations of many aspiring sport persons. For a country like India with more than 1.25 billion population, it will be interesting to see the positive shift in people’s mindset with respect to Sports as a career. Also, we’re expecting this step will open up the doors to increase the medal tally for India in the international arena in the future.
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