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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
03-December-2010 17:19 IST
Free Education for Sportspersons
The Government proposes to provide free education for sports persons who won medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, 2010 for the entire duration of their studies. The expenditure on education for school going students and college going students would be borne by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) respectively.

UGC has already constituted a Committee to frame the guideline and modalities to implement the scheme ‘Free Education for Commonwealth Games Medal Winners’ so that the maximum number of sportspersons who won medals in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, 2010 are benefited.

CBSE is also offering Chacha Nehru Sports awards of Rs.6000/- per student for outstanding sportspersons and for athletes who set new records in 15 different disciplines during the annual National CBSE sports and games competitions.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Smt. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question, in the Rajya Sabha today.

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