The HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has also suggested UGC and CBSE to originate appropriate schemes of financial incentives to support talented sportspersons among students and to reinforce the sports infrastructure in educational institutions in the country.
Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has announced free of cost education for students who are Commonwealth Games 2010 medal winners.
Last Updated: 2010-10-09T01:41:37+05:30
HRD Minister Announces Free Education for Commonwealth Medal Winner Students
New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has announced free of cost education for students who are Commonwealth Games 2010 medal winners. He said that the cost of education of all students, who win medal in Commonwealth Games 2010, would be borne by the government, for the entire duration of their studies. As per sources, the move is a sign of appreciation and a gesture towards encouraging sports talent among students of all categories.
An official press note released on Friday i.e. October 8, 2010, said that while the expenditure for college going/university students, including those in professional colleges, would be borne by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would bear all such expenditure on education of all those currently in schools, irrespective of whether they are in CBSE affiliated schools or not.
Moreover, release added that the support would continue as long as the medal winner student wishes to pursue studies and would include tuition fee as well as the maintenance expenditure (hostel fee). Both CBSE and UGC will soon work out exact modalities in this regard.
- By Raihan Hassan