The first meeting of the Board of Management of Delhi Sports University was held on Friday to realise the vision of making Delhi a factory of Olympic medalists and world champion players. On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia stated that Delhi Sports University will create such an environment regarding sports that every person in the country will consider sports as a field of education. Shri Sisodia said that the vision of the Delhi Government is to organise the Olympic Games in Delhi before the country goes to the 100th year of independence and the Delhi Sports University will play an important role in fulfilling this vision.

Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Our motive for starting this university is to give education status to sports. Our players work very hard in their sports but their hard work done in sports is considered zero in front of studies. No school or university in our country considers playing as education, but this will not happen in Delhi Sports University. The game of the players in DSU will be their education. DSU will create such an environment in the whole of India that every person of the country can say that playing is also a study.”

Shri Sisodia said, “Today the Olympics are dominated by China, America, Russia. Delhi Sports University will be the answer and will prepare players who bring medals for the country. The university will identify the players and work to hone their talent. Our vision is to organize the Olympics in Delhi before India enters its 100th year of independence. Delhi Sports University will create an environment for this. With this Delhi will emerge as a medal factory.”

Shri Sisodia said, “There is a different enthusiasm about sports in the capital of most countries of the world. Delhi Sports University will also work to create an environment for sports in Delhi. Delhi Sports University is being built with the hard-earned money of the taxpayers of Delhi, so the university should do such excellent work in the field of sports so that the taxpayers of Delhi and the whole of Delhi should be proud of this university.”

On this occasion, Vice Chancellor of Delhi Sports University, Karnam Malleshwari said, “There is no dearth of sports talent in the country. A player just needs a little support to make their talent shine and win the medal. There is a lack of sports infrastructure and coaching in the country but Delhi Sports University will overcome these shortcomings and create world class infrastructure of sports. The university will admit sports talent from any corner of India and work to improve their performance so that they can become Olympic medalists and world champions.”

It is noteworthy that the Board of Management has a total of 15 members. These include 7 ex-officio and 8 nominated members.

(EW correspondent)