Haryana: New Sports University Bill Tabled In Assembly

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Chandigarh: A bill for setting up a state-of-the-art sports university was tabled in the Haryana assembly on Wednesday.

The Sports University of Haryana Bill, 2021, was tabled in the house following the government’s withdrawal of the previous Sports University Bill of Haryana, 2019 after “certain observations from the Centre”, reported PTI.

The fresh bill, which has been taken up for discussion on Thursday, seeks to remove objections raised by the central government.

The Haryana Assembly withdrew the Sports University Bill of Haryana, 2019, under which it had earlier announced to appoint cricket legend Kapil Dev as the chancellor on March 8.

It may be recalled that in September 2019, then Haryana sports minister Anil Vij had declared Kapil Dev’s name as the first chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district.

The bill was withdrawn following Sports Minister Sandeep Singh’s resolution in the House, saying the state government will take a “relook” at it on the Centre’s advice.

“The Search Committee shall consist of five persons, out of whom two shall be nominated by the Executive Council and two by the state government, one by the UGC,” stated the fresh bill introduced in the House.

For the appointment of eminent sports personalities for the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor’s posts, the bill added, “They will be eminent persons in the field of sports who shall either be sports persons of international repute or renowned sports administrators or sports academicians.”

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