Efforts underway to upgrade Rai Sports School into University, Haryana Minister says

Motilal Nehru School of Sports, located in Sonepat district of Haryana renowned to provide excellent education facilities with extra emphasis on sports to deserving students shall soon be given Sports University status. The announcement was made by Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday at the school’s 42nd annual function. This school is one of its kind in the country and the present state government will work towards making it as one of its kind university.

When the school was established by the previous government, it was started as a public institution with the concept of ‘Shiksha Sang Khel’. However, this affected the pupils negatively. Changing the perception, the present state government has changed it to ‘Khel Sang Shiksha’.

Soon the approval to transform the school into a university will be taken from the government. Minister Anil Vij assured the school and students that arrangements would be done for providing better sports facilities along with quality education to students in the school. Even the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel assured every help for the school’s development. The announcement to upgrade the School into Sports University was earlier made by Anil Vij some three months back.

The School is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education for the Secondary (Class X) and Senior Secondary (Class XII) Examinations. The expenditure on academics and sports is heavily subsidized by the state Government.

Spread over about 300 acres of verdant splendor, the magnificent campus is home to athletics stadium, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, equestrian lines, football and hockey fields, cricket field, squash court, school infirmary and miles of boulevards skirted by majestic avenues. The sports and games infrastructure is most modern and perhaps the best in the country.

The coaches are recruited from three sources: their own establishment, Sports Authority of India and Sports Department, Haryana. Each one of them, besides being a good sports person, is a virtual expert in his/her discipline. The coaching they impart in various sports and games is modern and scientific.

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