AAP Prepares to set up Sports University in the City

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At a meeting organised as part of his three day visit to Goa ahead of the assembly elections in 2017, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor, Arvind Kejriwal, on Monday blamed the dismal condition of infrastructural facilities and lack of opportunities for India’s poor performance at an international event like the Olympics.
AAP volunteers at the event, Kejriwal also hinted at preparations to set up a university entirely dedicated to sports in the national capital. The university, said Kejriwal, would help students commit to various academic courses alongside pursuing their sports careers.
He claimed that after coming to power, his government opened major stadiums and government school playgrounds for the general public. He also spoke about the AAP government’s speedy action in the DDCA scam.
The event was also marked by volunteers lamenting the condition of sports in Goa despite the state having played host to Lusofonia Games in 2014. Kejriwal promised to remove all administrative barriers and obstacles if brought to power in the assembly elections.
In the budget presented this year, the AAP government set aside Rs 10,690 crores for the education sector, the highest among all allocations. Manish Sisodia, the deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, who also holds the education portfolio, said in March that the government was initiating multiple schemes for the promotion of sports in the capital city from opening world class football grounds to having tennis courts in over 55 schools. He also pointed at the government’s plan to start a sports school and a sports university in the city.
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