National Sports University Bill Passed in Parliament
The Parliament has passed the National Sports University Bill 2018 with the Rajya Sabha approving it on August 9th. The Lok Sabha had already passed the bill one week before its passage into the Upper House. The Bill seeks to establish a first-of-its-kind National Sports University in Manipur for the promotion of sports. Replying to a debate on the bill, Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, the Chancellor of the University will be from the sports fraternity and the academic council as well as academic activities will have members will also from sports field.
Rathore said, Government has focused on each and every need of a budding sportsperson and has enhanced the stipend as well as food and supplement allowance. He informed that Government is developing a Mobile App which will have information about sports academies and centers.