Delhi government to set up 'Sports University': Arvind Kejriwal

The government of Delhi hopes to pass this bill in the winter session.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal officially confirmed on Thursday that the national capital will be getting a 'Sports University'.

Elaborating, Kejriwal stated, "Earlier the sportspersons used to feel insecure about their future but under this university, they will be able to devote all of their time to sports. They will get graduate degrees in different sports like cricket, hockey, football and so on."

"Through their degree, they will be able to apply for any government job which has graduation as the eligibility criteria. They will be able to give exams like civil services," he added.

Kejriwal then went on to explain how the University will also be catering to sportspersons who struggle all their life for employment. 

"This will give dignity to sportspersons," Kejriwal said.

The CM also added how the bill has already been passed by the cabinet and will be now sent to the Lieutenant-Governor for his approval. The government of Delhi hopes to pass this bill in the winter session.

"Today, the anxiety in the mind of all those sportspersons who want to make their name and bring laurels to the country in their respective sports will go away. Now, their sport will be their subject of higher studies," Sisodia said.

Kejriwal and Sisodia also confirmed the news that a sportsperson will be appointed as the vice-chancellor of the university. 

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