Young people should consider careers in sport like other professions: PM


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticized previous regimes for failing to encourage the country’s youth in the field of sport, saying he wanted future generations not to hesitate to opt for a sporting career.

“Previous governments did not give importance to this potential of youth in the field of sport. For the development of sport in the country, it is necessary that our youth have confidence in sport and are encouraged to play. sports his profession, ”Prime Minister Modi said after laying the foundation stone for Major Dhyanchand State Sports University in Meerut.

“This is my resolution and my dream too! I want our young people to see a career in sport like other professions,” he added.

Sharing the main priorities of his government, the Prime Minister said: “Resources, modern training facilities, international exposure and transparency of the selection process in the field of sport are the main priorities and these objectives have been met. during the term of this government. “

“Priority has been given to sport in the new national education policy. Sport is now classified in the same category as science, business or other studies. Previously, sport was considered an additional activity, but now the sports school will have a dedicated subject, “PM Modi added.

According to an official statement released by the Prime Minister’s office, the university is established in the villages of Salawa and Kaili in the town of Sardhana in Meerut at an estimated cost of around Rs 700 Crore.

One of the Prime Minister’s main areas of interest is to instill sports culture and establish world-class sports infrastructure in all regions of the country. The establishment of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Meerut will be a major step towards realizing this vision, the PMO said.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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