8 city schools to get sports nurseriesMay 30, 2018, Gurgaon
From the first week of December, the city will get eight sports nurseries in government and private schools. The move comes after the sports department was directed to open 20 nurseries in several districts to train students in 10 different sports.
District sports officer Paras Ram said, “With these eight facilities in Gurgaon, the number of sports nurseries in Haryana will reach 16. As these nurseries will come up in government and private schools, budding sportspersons will no longer have to travel far to take admission in schools for quality training.”
Explaining the process of getting enrolled in a nursery of a specific sport, officials said the selection process is through tests. Officials said the eight schools were selected for training in different sports categories — Vivek Bharati School in Ghamroj for archery, Bal Bharati Senior Section School in Sohna road for athletics, SDS Senior Section School in Farrukhnagar for boxing, Shanti Niketan Public School in Farrukhnagar for handball, Government Boys School in Gurgaon village for hockey, MD Senior Section School in Makrola for kabaddi, Government Senior Section School in sector 4-7 for volleyball and Ajanta Public School in Gurgaon for football — and players for each nursery have been selected.
The officials added each trainer will be responsible for 25 players in one centre. He will get Rs 15,000 to train the players for at least 22 days a month. Private and government schools will be given Rs 1.20 lakh per annum for maintenance of the sports nursery. In addition, players will also be entitled to a monthly scholarship — Rs 1,500 (age 8-14) and Rs 2,000 (age 15-19).
City sports enthusiasts have lauded the initiative but pointed out that wrestling and swimming have been ignored. District swimming coach Ravindra said, “On their own, no school has opened a nursery for swimmers. This is a tragedy for Gurgaon swimmers.” Sharing similar views, Shivani Kataria, national-level swimmer from Gurgaon, said, “Most swimmers in Gurgaon train in Delhi’s Talkatora stadium. We don’t have any swimming pool which is temperature controlled. We need better facilities for swimming in the city.”
School: Ajanta Public School