Chandigarh, July 23, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has thanked the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh for ensuring the dream project of a State of the Art Sports University at Patiala coming to fruition.
In a press communiqué here today, Rana Sodhi said that this would be the first sports university in Punjab and would prove to be a milestone in ensuring the promotion of sports education throughout the state besides guiding the budding players right from the word go about going for training in accordance with the international norms so as to bag medals for the country at the global events such as Olympics.
It is also noteworthy that the necessary notification has been issued yesterday which came in the wake of the promulgation of ‘The Punjab Sports University ordinance-2019’ by Governor V P Singh Badnore, under clause (I) of article 213 of the Constitution of India, on July 19, 2019.
With this, decks have been cleared for starting admissions from September 2019, as was decided at a high-level meeting of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the university, held last month under Captain Amarinder’s chairmanship.
The university is being set up to promote education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching. It will focus on education, training and research in areas related to sports based on high standard infrastructure, besides offering professional and academic leadership to other institutions in the field of physical education and sports sciences.
The university will serve as a Centre of excellence for the elite and other talented sportspersons of all sports and innovations to carry out, endorse and propagate research. It would also generate capabilities for the development of knowledge skills and competencies at various levels in the field of sports technology and high-performance training for all sports and games.
Notably, the Chief Minister had announced the decision to set up this university in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in his speech on June 19, 2017. Subsequently, a steering committee had been set up under the chairmanship of Olympian and Member International Olympic Committee Randhir Singh to finalise the modalities to establish this sports educational institute of international eminence. The Punjab Cabinet on June 6, 2019 approved the Punjab Sports University Ordinance-2019 paving the way for the establishment of the university.