57th National School Games begin in Capital

Delhi sports persons have been earning laurels and recognition at various national and international levels, and the country has great expectations from them, said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday while inaugurating the 57th National School Games here.

She assured the Delhi government would continue to encourage budding players. “Sports inculcate discipline and good habits that help in bringing positive attitude in life. The involvement in sports also results in concentration which is key to success.

Providing facilities

The government is providing nutritious diet and scientific training to budding players and would continue to encourage youngsters and budding sports persons by all means,” said Dikshit.

She asserted the government had also made mandatory for every government school student to take part in one of the offered sports.

The Chief Minister said Delhi had rendered pioneering contribution in all fields, including sports. There would be no dearth of money for imparting sports training, she added.

The sports event has been organized by the Directorate of Education at Chhatrasal Stadium, Model Town, and will continue till January 3.

According to Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, more than 7,000 players from various states are participating in 17 different sports categories like Baseball, Netball, Wrestling, Yoga, Kho-kho, and C K Naidu U-14 Cricket Tournament.

“The National Games would be a platform and encourage young players to perform better in forthcoming sport events.

The Delhi government is committed to provide better training and infrastructure and engage coaches of international standard for its player,” said Singh
Local MLA Shri Kanwar Karan Singh, Principal Secretary (Education) Rakesh Mohan, Director (Education) Diwan Chand, Additional Director (Sports) Sat Pal and senior officers of Education Department were also present on the occasion.

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