BSc (Health) and BSc (Sports Coaching) likely in Sports Univ


Imphal, Aug 1 (DIPR) : The Central Government will be establishing the National Sports University at Yaithibi Khunou of Thoubal district. The University will bridge critical gaps that exist in our present system. The University aims to commence with courses in BSc (Health) and BSc (Sports Coaching). In addition, the local presence of highly skilled sports trainers in different fields is expected to unleash an all round positive spiral, said H Deleep Singh, Commissioner Sports during a press conference held here today at DIPR complex organized by DIPR.
The success of the sports movement in the State is largely due to the strong sports movement and support from the localities and the Government. The time is ripe to target for success in international events.
The number of playgrounds has increased in the hill areas while it has seen a decline in the valley areas. The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Manipur has come a long way since its inception in 1980 after segregation from School Education Department and has been comprehensively working for promoting the different facets of sports and youths. Sports, in Manipur, may be considered one of the few exceptions where a genuine bond of partnership between the Government and non-Government stake holders has emerged to be an excellent achievement.
The department has been taking up constructions/development works for providing standard and state of the art sports infrastructures. The department started construction of various sports infrastructure such as construction of district sports complex in most of the districts of the State, under the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes. The up-gradation and rehabilitation of the various facilities in the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex currently is also significant.
One of the most important activities for the department is identification and promotion of young sporting talent for which a non residential coaching programme was started at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex since 2002. Under RCC (Regular Coaching Centre), systematic and scientific coaching is imparted by well qualified and dedicated coaches of the department in 24 different disciplines. About one thousand players are regularly enrolled during each session of the coaching period. MC Mary Kom (Boxing), Saikhom Mirabai (Weightlifting), Kh Kothajit (Hockey) etc. were nurtured under RCC Programme.
The National Sports Academy was established on July 24, 2007. The primary aim and objective of the National Sports Academy is to groom young sports talents of the country through scientific training to nurture them to become world-class sportspersons in the identified sports disciplines.
From the year of establishment of the Academy, 12 students (6 boys and 6 girls) in each 5 sports discipline (Archery, Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo & Wrestling) are enrolled each year considering the physical structure, aptitude and performance of players of the region.
From the fourth year onwards, 12 additional students (6 boys & 6 girls) were admitted in Weightlifting. The intake capacity is thus 72 students per year since 2010 (i.e., 12 students in each sports discipline). Fifty percent of the students in each sports discipline are reserved for the State of Manipur and remaining fifty percent are reserved for other States/UTs. The Academy imparts sports training along with general education. The Academy has Classes VI to XII under 10+2 scheme of education and is affiliated to the CBSE. The students are provided free board and lodging, uniforms, text books, exercise books, clothings, sports materials; sports kits etc.
The schemes of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), Urban Sports Infrastructure (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) have been subsumed into a single “Central Sector Scheme” named as “Khelo India-National Programme for Development of Sports” from the financial year 2016-17 onwards with 100% Central funding. The main objective of the scheme is the mass participation of youth in a


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